Now SNP must answer vital new question: what’s the cost of creating an army, navy and airforce, and who’ll defend us?

by Colin Campbell THE long list of unanswered questions over what an independent Scotland would look like has now been inverted. So far Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP have got away with merely being unable to tell us what currency would be used or who would pay our pensions. Now, rising to the top of the priority list is one they have barely even thought … Continue reading Now SNP must answer vital new question: what’s the cost of creating an army, navy and airforce, and who’ll defend us?

Council caves in to parents after furious backlash over primary school ‘unisex toilets’ madness

by Colin Campbell I MAY be wrong, but when speculating on the views of Margaret Davidson, Helen Carmichael, Janet Cambell, or Roddy Balfour, Jimmy Gray and Alex Graham to name but a few councillors at random , I do not see them as being ardent advocates of “unisex toilets”. When going to powder their noses or take a leak, I suspect the women have always … Continue reading Council caves in to parents after furious backlash over primary school ‘unisex toilets’ madness

Sick remarks about the Queen with covid are nationalist poison at its very worst

by Colin Campbell WHY I should lower myself to commenting on something that appears in the vile National, I do not know. But how many decent people can fail to be utterly infuriated by snide and nasty comments about the Queen, when she has covid? A  “columnist” called Shona Craven this week mocked widespread concern and respect for the 95-year-old monarch as she rests before … Continue reading Sick remarks about the Queen with covid are nationalist poison at its very worst

On mental health, the pension thieves have a callous, heartless mindset

by Colin Campbell DOWN from Scorguie through the snow on the bike on a very wintry Friday morning to my medical practice for an annual health check. The weather was so uninviting that I might have called it off. But such events are important to those over 65, or at least they should be, and I had no intention of missing it. It included a … Continue reading On mental health, the pension thieves have a callous, heartless mindset

Council vandals responsible for £360,000 riverside monstrosity raise concerns about city ‘eyesore’

by Colin Campbell INVERNESS councillors are looking at ways to cover up an “eyesore” wall in Crown Road, just off the city centre. They’re concerned about an eyesore? AN EYESORE? The civic vandals who have just spent £360,000 on adorning the riverside with the biggest eyesore in living memory are looking to cover up an eyesore? Their lack of self-awareness beggars belief. The supposed eyesore … Continue reading Council vandals responsible for £360,000 riverside monstrosity raise concerns about city ‘eyesore’

Stuck in the rancid mire of division maybe for the rest of our natural lives

by Colin Campbell THE departure of Sarah Smith as BBC Scottish political editor has led to a brief flurry of laboured self examination about the rancid division polluting Scotland. Smith said she was glad to escape the bile and bitterness of her home country for a rather more attractive posting to Washington. Her parting words predictably resulted in a further torrent of bile and abuse … Continue reading Stuck in the rancid mire of division maybe for the rest of our natural lives

AS ‘FREEDOM’ HOPES HEAD INTO OBLIVION, WILL NATS TRY AND TURN COUNCIL ELECTIONS INTO A ‘PLEBISCITE FOR INDEPENDENCE’? NO, THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN EITHER

by Colin Campbell WHERE do they go from here? Maybe nationalists will try and turn the May council elections into a “plebiscite on independence”. If the SNP has the largest number of local worthies elected with the support of their families and friends in their neighbourhoods that will be the edge-tipping mandate which will see us plunge towards independence. Desperate times, and no, it’s just … Continue reading AS ‘FREEDOM’ HOPES HEAD INTO OBLIVION, WILL NATS TRY AND TURN COUNCIL ELECTIONS INTO A ‘PLEBISCITE FOR INDEPENDENCE’? NO, THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN EITHER

National produces feeblest ever front page. As indy fervour fades, is life draining away from ailing organ?

by Colin Campbell ANYONE seeking evidence of life draining away from the independence movement needed to look no further than the front page of yesterday’s National. This rabble rousing Nicola Surgeon/SNP fanzine has been generous in its copious use of fantasy and distortion to support their often outlandish claims about life in the land of milk and honey. But what was the best it could … Continue reading National produces feeblest ever front page. As indy fervour fades, is life draining away from ailing organ?

As masks come off the sooner they become a matter of choice the better

by Colin Campbell ON  a bus trip to Morayshire this week I noticed that in both directions at least half of those on board were not wearing masks. Until quite recently this could have caused friction and possibly even argument among some passengers but there was none. Not even a passing glare or black look. At the weekend a friend sent me a photo from … Continue reading As masks come off the sooner they become a matter of choice the better

The stalwarts of OpenNess speak for many. Council vandals responsible for riverside debacle deserve to pay the price

by Colin Campbell A CONFIRMATION of address letter arrived for the next set of elections on the way, the council poll in early May. Inevitably, as the day nears this will turned by the SNP into a mini-referendum on independence. There’s no escaping that these days. The vote for membership of a community council would be scrutinised for evidence of the way the wind was … Continue reading The stalwarts of OpenNess speak for many. Council vandals responsible for riverside debacle deserve to pay the price