AFTER YET ANOTHER WEEK OF SNP SEX, SCANDAL AND SLEAZE, BLACKFORD ESCAPES TO A BIG COUNTRY GIG TO GROSSLY SWEAT IT ALL OFF

by Colin Campbell IAN Blackford announced in advance that he’d be in Glasgow on Friday night making the most of a Big Country concert. That’ll be a treat for those around him. The little fatman squeezed into a souvenir T shirt cavorting in the aisles to “Fields of Fire” and spraying sweat all around. Blackford doesn’t usually publicise his personal entertainment schedule. But after the … Continue reading AFTER YET ANOTHER WEEK OF SNP SEX, SCANDAL AND SLEAZE, BLACKFORD ESCAPES TO A BIG COUNTRY GIG TO GROSSLY SWEAT IT ALL OFF

After more than two years of writing about covid, when it finally struck, it came on like an express train

by Colin Campbell RECOVERING from covid and distinctly low on energy, I cast my eyes over the latest blizzard of headlines to erupt in my brain fog absence. This time, rail strikes, which are said to be the precursor to “the worst public sector crisis in 50 years”. Not another supposed crisis. Every week seems to bring on a new one. Sometimes it might be … Continue reading After more than two years of writing about covid, when it finally struck, it came on like an express train

Anyone who thinks ‘campaign launch’ was a good one for Sturgeon must be on drugs in the land of milk and honey

by Colin Campbell AT the end of a less than tumultuous week it certainly doesn’t feel as if we’re at the beginning of  “a new independence campaign” as some would have us believe. The contrast between now and March, 2017 when Nicola Sturgeon most memorably announced her plans for another referendum could not be more marked. In advance of a General Election that year Sturgeon … Continue reading Anyone who thinks ‘campaign launch’ was a good one for Sturgeon must be on drugs in the land of milk and honey

AMID THE HORRORS OF UKRAINE, PUTIN’S PRAVDA EAGERLY HIGHLIGHTS BID TO RIP THE UK APART

by Colin Campbell WE might have thought Vladimir Putin’s Pravda news organisation would be sufficiently preoccupied for now with the war in Ukraine. Not that the Russian state propaganda machine is providing a full account of what’s going on in that horror-stricken country. The mass graves of civilians being uncovered, the widespread mass rape of women and children, entire cities being razed to the ground, … Continue reading AMID THE HORRORS OF UKRAINE, PUTIN’S PRAVDA EAGERLY HIGHLIGHTS BID TO RIP THE UK APART

‘Scene setter’ bombs for Sturgeon and the little Green goblin

by Colin Campbell I’M no fan of the vile National but occasionally it has its uses. Last night on its website it had half a dozen stories on Nicola Sturgeon’s big independence televised “scene setter” yesterday. I wasn’t interested in the stories and I can’t access them behind the rag’s paywall anyway. But I did look at the comments underneath from subscribers. Or rather, the … Continue reading ‘Scene setter’ bombs for Sturgeon and the little Green goblin

Mhairi Black ties the knot. Hopefully marriage will calm the foul mouthed harridan down

by Colin Campbell CONTROVERSIAL SNP MP Mhairi Black yesterday married her partner, Katie. As is customary when a couple tie the knot, we wish them joy unconfined, and a long and happy life together. Hopefully marriage will calm Black down. Amid the bucks fizz and confetti celebration, it may or may not be appropriate to point out that Mhairi Black has earned her prominence in … Continue reading Mhairi Black ties the knot. Hopefully marriage will calm the foul mouthed harridan down

FUEL COSTS CRISIS: Drew Hendry rides to the rescue with pathetic ‘online survey’

by Colin Campbell FOR people worried about their rising fuel bills, there burns a bright light of reassurance. Inverness MP Drew Hendry is worried about them on your behalf too. So worried, in fact, that he is “urging people to share their views on rising energy bills”. A problem shared is a problem solved, is it not? Not in sharing it with Drew Hendry, it isn’t. … Continue reading FUEL COSTS CRISIS: Drew Hendry rides to the rescue with pathetic ‘online survey’

Puce faced little fatman is best recruiting sergeant Tories could have

by Colin Campbell IAN Blackford tried to inject a flash of wit into his usual diatribe of bluster at PMQs. He told Boris Johnson: ” “When I’ve called on this Prime Minister to resign, I’ve always been met by a wall of noise from the Tory benches. I always thought they were trying to shout me down. But, all this time, it turns out that … Continue reading Puce faced little fatman is best recruiting sergeant Tories could have

Hotels fully booked, staffing problems ease, as city prepares for a lucrative tourist season ahead

by Colin Campbell I’VE been keeping track of destinations and holidays enjoyed by people I know which currently extends  to California and Mauritius and now includes the Greek Islands and a Norwegian cruise, as well as countries across the continent. And the folk I’ve spoken to thoroughly enjoyed their long awaited, much anticipated breaks, especially after the past two and a half years of enforced … Continue reading Hotels fully booked, staffing problems ease, as city prepares for a lucrative tourist season ahead

Sturgeon was never going to get his permission for another referendum. Now she’s never going to get it even more

by Colin Campbell THE odds against another independence referendum being held next year were 5 to 1 on Monday. The bookies last night hadn’t had time to change them. But what would they be today? Maybe 10 to 1 and rising? Boris Johnson was undoubtedly “badly wounded” by the number of Tory MPs who voted against him in last night’s confidence vote. And he may … Continue reading Sturgeon was never going to get his permission for another referendum. Now she’s never going to get it even more