IF MOCKERY’S SWIRLING AROUND ABOUT A RETURN TO USING POUNDS AND OUNCES, NICOLA STURGEON DESERVES TO BE HIT BY AN IMPERIAL TON OF IT

by Colin Campbell THE SNP inform us: “Nicola Sturgeon leads mockery against plans to return to imperial units”. She said of the UK Government proposal announced at the weekend: “Those whom the Gods seek to destroy they first make look utterly ridiculous.” The First Minister has been lying low for the past week or so because of covid. She would appear to be well on … Continue reading IF MOCKERY’S SWIRLING AROUND ABOUT A RETURN TO USING POUNDS AND OUNCES, NICOLA STURGEON DESERVES TO BE HIT BY AN IMPERIAL TON OF IT

SUNAK THE SADIST: EVIL TORY CHANCELLOR DISHES OUT BILLIONS MORE IN FREE MONEY AS THE ‘FREEZING OR STARVING TO DEATH’ CLAIMS SURGE. AMID TOUGH TIMES, AT LEAST WE’VE GOT AMBER AND JOHNNY TO HELP KEEP US SANE

by Colin Campbell CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak doled out billions more from the magic money tree yesterday. But if Sunak or Boris or the evil Tories think this is going to be enough to damp down the warnings of Armageddon ahead they are sadly mistaken. The SNP warned that it was nowhere near enough. The BBC and the Guardian more or less said the same. And … Continue reading SUNAK THE SADIST: EVIL TORY CHANCELLOR DISHES OUT BILLIONS MORE IN FREE MONEY AS THE ‘FREEZING OR STARVING TO DEATH’ CLAIMS SURGE. AMID TOUGH TIMES, AT LEAST WE’VE GOT AMBER AND JOHNNY TO HELP KEEP US SANE

Kate Forbes ramps up the hysteria over ‘unimaginably horrendous’ times ahead

by Colin Campbell THE rise in gas and electricity bills has been described as “unimaginably horrendous” by Scottish finance minister and Highland MSP Kate Forbes. Not just horrendous but unimaginably horrendous. I think this kind of overblown language is just silly. There is an excess of “outrage” flying around in all directions at the moment, some of it genuine, much of it manufactured, and it’s … Continue reading Kate Forbes ramps up the hysteria over ‘unimaginably horrendous’ times ahead

Never mind the rail crisis, Hendry and SNP are fixated on a little Ruskie plane that took off from Dalcross three months ago

by Colin Campbell NO-ONE can say the SNP don’t always have their fingers on the pulse, or the joystick. Transport spokesman Gavin Newlands and Inverness MP Drew Hendy have written to the UK Government demanding answers on why a private plane flew from Inverness Airport to Moscow on February 26, two days after Russia invaded Ukraine. One minute the plane was on the runway. And … Continue reading Never mind the rail crisis, Hendry and SNP are fixated on a little Ruskie plane that took off from Dalcross three months ago

Nadine Dorries puts these over promoted numpties to shame

by Colin Campbell DREW Hendry, the best MP on Twitter Inverness has ever had, features on his site a video clip of UK Government minister Nadine Dorries misspeaking at a committee meeting in parliament. Underneath the question is posed: “Is there anyone in any walk of life who has been so irresponsibly promoted beyond their ability?” Well there have been a few. Nicola Sturgeon, former … Continue reading Nadine Dorries puts these over promoted numpties to shame

Holiday coaches return to city as travel world opens up again

by Colin Campbell ONE evening last week I saw four holiday coaches parked along the riverside beside the Palace and Columba hotels. Three years ago this would have been a familiar sight. Then, recalling a time we almost want to blank out now, covid struck, hotels and everywhere else closed down, and we were plunged into fear, uncertainty, boredom and misery. The tourists who regularly … Continue reading Holiday coaches return to city as travel world opens up again

After fouling up the ferries, the SNP now turn to the trains

by Colin Campbell NICOLA Sturgeon said on her return from her grandstanding jaunt to America that the much delayed prospectus for independence being drawn up by Holyrood civil servants would be delivered “in the fullness of time”. Before long that could be the response you’ll get at Inverness railway station when you inquire on the departure time for a train service. “The next train for … Continue reading After fouling up the ferries, the SNP now turn to the trains

THE SOBER SEARCH FOR POSITIVES AFTER THE NUMBING DISAPPOINTMENT OF SEVILLE

by Colin Campbell SOBERLY searching for positives not long after a numbingly disappointing conclusion to the Europa League final, where to begin? Well, first and foremost we’re not going to break down in tears. And personally I do very much like Germans. Back in 1966 when England played West Germany in the World Cup final at Wembley, the first football match I vividly remember, the … Continue reading THE SOBER SEARCH FOR POSITIVES AFTER THE NUMBING DISAPPOINTMENT OF SEVILLE

The smart money’s on RANGERS: City pubs will be packed, and night of joyous celebration lies ahead if Ibrox club win their first European trophy in 50 years

by Colin Campbell NOT everyone will be fascinated, nay, entranced by the prospect of tonight’s Rangers match in Seville. Some will say, “what Rangers match?”, as I would in diverse circumstances if I was in conversation with a fervent fan of English cricket. Others, supporters of rival clubs, will feign unawareness, although they will still watch the game avidly. And some supporters of Caley Thistle … Continue reading The smart money’s on RANGERS: City pubs will be packed, and night of joyous celebration lies ahead if Ibrox club win their first European trophy in 50 years

Footballer comes out as gay. Media goes into raptures, fans couldn’t care less

by Colin Campbell AN English league footballer announced he’s gay and yesterday it was deemed to merit three separate stories on the Guardian website. If he’d announced he was transgender they’d have probably devoted the entire sports section to it. By contrast the historic Rangers match was written up and signed off in one article. Such are the sporting priorities in sections of the media … Continue reading Footballer comes out as gay. Media goes into raptures, fans couldn’t care less