Now Swinney, who always looks like he’s just returned from a funeral, joins his dictator boss in serial scaremongering

by Colin Campbell NOW John Swinney, who always looks like he’s just returned from a funeral, has joined in with his boss in telling Scots how they should not celebrate Hogmanay. The SNP deputy leader warned people against heading south of the border, where clubs and other venues will be open as normal, as those going there would be contravening “the spirit of the Scottish … Continue reading Now Swinney, who always looks like he’s just returned from a funeral, joins his dictator boss in serial scaremongering

STURGEON THE DODGY DICTATOR: Her ‘good virus’ days are well and truly over

by Colin Campbell A YEAR ago Nicola Sturgeon was riding high on her daily BBC TV show podium and was deemed by many to be having a “good virus”. She’s not having such a good one now. Thousands of revellers are set to head across the border to celebrate Hogmanay in England, where no restrictions apply, after Sturgeon’s New Year blackout diktat. Good luck to … Continue reading STURGEON THE DODGY DICTATOR: Her ‘good virus’ days are well and truly over

Drew Hendry and Leonardo: no connection immediately springs to mind

by Colin Campbell INVERNESS MP Drew Hendry has produced a series of podcasts of which he is inordinately proud. I’ve listened to two or three of them. They involve Hendry and other SNP talking heads agreeing with each other on everything that’s good about the case for independence. They might be more interesting if they occasionally included someone who takes even a mildly opposing view. … Continue reading Drew Hendry and Leonardo: no connection immediately springs to mind

As winter glaur descended on Inverness, where’s the way out of this? All that we saw was more scaremongering and fog

by Colin Campbell A THICK cold fog descended on my surrounds in Scorguie after a brief spell of welcome sunshine brightened up the early afternoon. By the time I got down town the fog was so dense you couldn’t see the water below from the Ness Bridge. It was almost a metaphor for how difficult it is to see a way out of this blanket … Continue reading As winter glaur descended on Inverness, where’s the way out of this? All that we saw was more scaremongering and fog

Joanna Cherry lays bare the ‘lies, vitriol and poison’ running through the SNP

by Colin Campbell GOVERNMENT departments are often accused of sliding out reports which are controversial or shed a bad light on them at times of maximum distraction, when people are too busy with other things to notice or pay any attention. If you want something unnoticed or unread, put it out on December 24. I can’t help wondering if there was at least some element … Continue reading Joanna Cherry lays bare the ‘lies, vitriol and poison’ running through the SNP

Unless Sturgeon budges, how long before vital services grind to a halt?

by Colin Campbell I SPENT a few minutes of Christmas Day chatting from outdoors through the frost to the family I was going to have a festive meal with. The husband, who works in the upper echelon of the care service, caught the virus nine days ago. His 10 day self isolation period will now be over. But early last week his wife, who works … Continue reading Unless Sturgeon budges, how long before vital services grind to a halt?

The SNP’s plumpest turkey’s perfect Christmas Day on his simple, 10 acres croft

Many people will rush around at the last minute as they prepare for Christmas Day, writes Colin Campbell. But Ross MP and SNP Westminster leader, and simple 10 acres Skye crofter Ian Blackford, has his plans all in place. 8am: A Buck’s Fizz breakfast in the four poster with a silver platter of heated mince pies for Ian. 9am: The annual exchange of Christmas presents. … Continue reading The SNP’s plumpest turkey’s perfect Christmas Day on his simple, 10 acres croft

Locked up for days, or weeks, by excessive ‘self isolation’ rules, what a jolly festive season many people are not going to have

by Colin Campbell WHAT a jolly Christmas so many people are not going to have. Self-isolating for days if not weeks of boredom and lassitude as decreed by the hysterical virus scaremonger Nicola Sturgeon, locked up as if they were in jail. On the way home from the superb new Inverness leisure centre gym yesterday (eerily quiet, partly no doubt because of pre-Christmas activity and … Continue reading Locked up for days, or weeks, by excessive ‘self isolation’ rules, what a jolly festive season many people are not going to have

As Sturgeon goes on cancellation spree, virus patients in Highland hospitals fall to HALF the number of a month ago

by Colin Campbell NICOLA Sturgeon yesterday ordered the cancellation of all Hogmanay events, amid the omicron hysteria. This was headline news elsewhere but scarcely made a ripple around here. As far as Inverness goes Sturgeon was far behind the curve. Councillor Ian Brown and the the council entertainments sub-committee cancelled the Northern Meeting Park Red Hot Highland Fling back in mid September. We criticised them … Continue reading As Sturgeon goes on cancellation spree, virus patients in Highland hospitals fall to HALF the number of a month ago

Excessive, nonsensical rules on self isolation will ruin Christmas for many

by Colin Campbell CHRISTMAS Day won’t be “cancelled” and there won’t be a lockdown affecting it, Nicola Sturgeon has magnanimously announced. At least that makes some clear sense. But it’s been cancelled for me anyway because the relatives I planned to spend it with are all self isolating. The interior of their house in Inverness is off limits and will be until Boxing Day. With … Continue reading Excessive, nonsensical rules on self isolation will ruin Christmas for many