Sales figures would be fascinating for Sturgeon’s book of dross

by Colin Campbell HAVING begun to doubt the existence of the much vaunted “Book of Speeches” by Nicola Sturgeon, having never seen a copy in any bookstore, I finally came across one in Waterstones in Inverness. This laid to rest one of my doubts, the other relating to the supposed “million copies” of an independence sheet by the SNP and the National and that we … Continue reading Sales figures would be fascinating for Sturgeon’s book of dross

FAT’S RICH: Outrage over PM’s mockery of bulging Blackford

by Colin Campbell BORIS Johnson was accused yesterday of “body shaming” Ian Blackford at Prime Minister’s Questions. He could have shamed him in any number of ways, the first and foremost being that Blackford claims to be a “simple 10 acres crofter” who rakes in up to £250,000 in expenses from a Westminster system he claims to loathe. But on this occasion he caught him … Continue reading FAT’S RICH: Outrage over PM’s mockery of bulging Blackford

As the indyref2 racket starts up all over again, is there any way to quell the nationalist noise?

by Colin Campbell THE creator of the highly successful pro-independence Wings Over Scotland website packed it in in disgust after last May’s Holyrood elections. Stuart Campbell backed Alex Salmond’s Alba Party and was disappointed by the fact that they secured only a tiny fraction of the vote. But more so, as he stated in his explanation to his many followers for quitting, he’d had enough. … Continue reading As the indyref2 racket starts up all over again, is there any way to quell the nationalist noise?

Hendry interviews Grievance Girl, in a pile of verbiage, false claims and fantasy

by Colin Campbell KATE Forbes, the former trainee accountant who is now the SNP Government’s “Finance Secretary” was interviewed by Inverness MP Drew Hendry on his latest “podcast”. Grievance Girl Kate was given the job in a hurry when her predecessor was caught sending dubious texts to a young teenage boy, there was a budget to deliver and she was considered in a panic to … Continue reading Hendry interviews Grievance Girl, in a pile of verbiage, false claims and fantasy

Boris enraging Blackford is pure Comedy Gold

by Colin Campbell BORIS Johnson doesn’t have his problems to seek, although all the partygate “outrage” seems to be subsiding and it’s likely he’ll be around for quite a while yet. At the start of it an ex-neighbour of mine who professes to taking no interest in politics at all slightly surprised me by launching into a tirade of condemnation when we were chatting after bumping … Continue reading Boris enraging Blackford is pure Comedy Gold

Imagine one of the council clowns who brought city the Giant Penis Place becoming ‘Lord Provost’

by Colin Campbell THE outcome of a bid for Inverness to have its very own Lord Provost as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee should be known in a few weeks. At any time this would have been a puffed up attempt at conferring a grand, pompous sounding title on some councillor elected with a few hundred votes. Inverness does not need a Lord Provost, … Continue reading Imagine one of the council clowns who brought city the Giant Penis Place becoming ‘Lord Provost’

Cancer screening delayed nine months, as Sturgeon and co throw all they’ve got at independence

by Colin Campbell A BOWEL cancer test kit is not an item of mail that anyone I imagine looks forward to receiving, necessary though it is. We don’t need to go too much into the why’s and even less so the how’s of how it is personally carried out, other than to say it is not a particularly pleasant process, before being returned to the … Continue reading Cancer screening delayed nine months, as Sturgeon and co throw all they’ve got at independence

Is pariah prince still Earl of Inverness? City scribe’s savage attack on odious Andrew

by Colin Campbell LAST night we received an email to the effect that the obscene graffiti of a giant male sex organ we highlighted on the Gathering Place which has been an appalling blight on the riverside has now been cleaned up. And not before time. This depiction has been left there untouched for over a month. The council said the work could not be … Continue reading Is pariah prince still Earl of Inverness? City scribe’s savage attack on odious Andrew

They’re back on the march again, stoked up by those cashing in to the full, with no end in sight

by Colin Campbell THE Yes/Leave footsoldiers are back on the march again. An “Emergency March” will be held in Glasgow on Saturday to denounce “partygate” and demand independence NOW! But the organisers are determinedly playing down the number of people they expect to take part. A turnout of 5,000 they say would be “fantastic” in the time of covid. But “in the time of covid” … Continue reading They’re back on the march again, stoked up by those cashing in to the full, with no end in sight

Council relationship with public at lowest ebb in years

by a correspondent WATCHING Prime Minister’s Question Time today I could not help but wonder if the citizens of Inverness will ever get the opportunity to question the Highland Council’s senior officials and councillors? Not in the point-scoring, insult-hurling, truth-concealing way that makes PMQ’s sometimes seem so pointless and annoying but in a calm adult sensible sort of way. The thought process of everybody involved … Continue reading Council relationship with public at lowest ebb in years