AS OF NOW, WITH ONLY A COUPLE OF DOZEN COVID PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS ACROSS THE ENTIRE HIGHLANDS, WHY WOULD WE EVEN THINK OF ‘CANCELLING CHRISTMAS’, FAR LESS PLUNGING INTO A NEW LOCKDOWN?

by Colin Campbell I HAVE no special plans for Christmas but may decide to make some so that if Nicola Sturgeon tells me I have to cancel them I can go with by gut reaction and tell her get stuffed. With not a turkey in sight. This is a Yuletide rather than a political point of view. She has struck as reasonable a tone as … Continue reading AS OF NOW, WITH ONLY A COUPLE OF DOZEN COVID PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS ACROSS THE ENTIRE HIGHLANDS, WHY WOULD WE EVEN THINK OF ‘CANCELLING CHRISTMAS’, FAR LESS PLUNGING INTO A NEW LOCKDOWN?

Silly old goat released from jail. Now he should tell feuding nationalists what ‘freedom’ really means, and then disappear without trace

by Colin Campbell CRAIG Murray (63) has been released from jail. The nation rejoices. He was freed halfway through an eight month sentence. Now let’s hope the silly old goat has learned his lesson from his prison ordeal. Who is Craig Murray? I didn’t know that myself until a few months ago when he gained some prominence as a result of the Alex Salmond trial. … Continue reading Silly old goat released from jail. Now he should tell feuding nationalists what ‘freedom’ really means, and then disappear without trace

The new ‘free’ Republic of Barbados, definitely one for Drew Hendry’s bucket and spade list

by Colin Campbell THE new “Republic of Barbados” emerged on the world stage yesterday, after officially removing Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. The Prince of Wales and Barbadian singer Rhianna attended the event. In a speech, Prince Charles acknowledged the “appalling atrocity of slavery” the Caribbean island suffered. The new era for Barbados ends Britain’s centuries of influence, including more than 200 … Continue reading The new ‘free’ Republic of Barbados, definitely one for Drew Hendry’s bucket and spade list

THE MISSING MILLION: NATIONALISTS CLAIMED SCOTLAND WOULD BE SWAMPED BY PROPAGANDA SHEET GOING TO HOUSEHOLDS EVERYWHERE. HOW MANY HAVE EVEN SEEN IT?

by Colin Campbell QUEEN Nicola’s popularity has dropped like a stone by 40 points compared with this time last year and, following a consistent trend, support for independence continues to slide, according to the latest poll. This suggests that the selfie inspired limelight she tried to seize at the recent COP26 jamboree didn’t exactly bathe her in glory when it came to impressing people. Precocious … Continue reading THE MISSING MILLION: NATIONALISTS CLAIMED SCOTLAND WOULD BE SWAMPED BY PROPAGANDA SHEET GOING TO HOUSEHOLDS EVERYWHERE. HOW MANY HAVE EVEN SEEN IT?

In delivering really bad news, what better messenger than a simple 10 acres crofter

by Colin Campbell When Nicola Sturgeon cannot quite bear the prospect of bringing bad tidings to her supporters, who better to delegate the task to than Mr Ian Blackford, one of her closest acolytes who exudes legendary charm and appeal, and who can speak directly to the faithful with the down to earth honesty of a simple 10 acres crofter. Ms Sturgeon’s promise to the … Continue reading In delivering really bad news, what better messenger than a simple 10 acres crofter

Malky Mackay was never going to trip up over the ‘Rainbow Laces’ malarkey

by Colin Campbell When Ross County manager Malky Mackay was asked by the local media what he thought of the “Rainbow Laces” campaign in football his response was predictable. He was all in favour of it, enthusiastically so. In case you are unaware what this is about, it is an initiative to promote LBQTI+ (we mustn’t forget the +) involvement in our national sport. The … Continue reading Malky Mackay was never going to trip up over the ‘Rainbow Laces’ malarkey

Triple vaccinated and going back to the way we were? There’s not the remotest chance

by Colin Campbell FEAR is spreading rapidly over the new Omnicron variant, one of the most relentless gloom and doom mongering papers declared yesterday. This was reported with what seemed a tone of relish. For some reason, it seems they never want this to end. I saw it on their free website. I wouldn’t buy one of the actual papers. I’d rather give my money … Continue reading Triple vaccinated and going back to the way we were? There’s not the remotest chance

First challenge for the ‘visionaries’: redecorate the Upper Bridge Street eyesore

by Colin Campbell DISCUSSION about the spate of “visions for the future” for Inverness from Highland Council and MP Drew Hendry’s “Inverness Futures” group (Nirvana by 2035! ) has predictably resulted in much vague discussion about everything and nothing. How many of these visions will see the light of day remains to be seen, at least by those still alive long enough to see it … Continue reading First challenge for the ‘visionaries’: redecorate the Upper Bridge Street eyesore

BORIS JOHNSON MIGHT MAKE A PIG’S EAR OF BEING PM ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, BUT IT’S STILL THE NATIONALISTS WHO’LL BE STUCK DEEP IN THE MIRE

by Colin Campbell ANYONE who saw Boris Johnson’s speech to business leaders yesterday would have to concede it wasn’t his finest hour. He lost the place as he shuffled through his prepared papers, he mumbled “forgive me, forgive me” several times, he went off at a bit of a tangent with references to cartoon character Peppa the Pig, and at the end he was asked … Continue reading BORIS JOHNSON MIGHT MAKE A PIG’S EAR OF BEING PM ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, BUT IT’S STILL THE NATIONALISTS WHO’LL BE STUCK DEEP IN THE MIRE

People who question council ‘visions’ are NOT ‘infected by negativity’

by Colin Campbell DURING a council debate on the 101 (literally) pages of the council’s latest “visions” for Inverness, convener Margaret Davidson made a standout declaration. “I refuse to be infected by negativity,” she said. This was in response to the views of another councillor who had mild doubts about the council’s ability to transform the Highland capital into their “vision” of a “healthier, greener, … Continue reading People who question council ‘visions’ are NOT ‘infected by negativity’