The Great Sturgeon

BY EFFIE DEANS And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Sturgeon’s wonder when she first picked out the green light at the end of Covid’s dock. Her popularity was rising as the disease spread throughout Scotland. But we at least had a deliverer who could save us all from this sickness. We could be comforted by her daily … Continue reading The Great Sturgeon

Time is Running Out for Sturgeon

BY EFFIE DEANS Nicola Sturgeon thinks time is on her side. Every year the SNP’s control of education pumps out mini nationalists who have grown up since primary school with tartan theme days and the impression that the First World War was fought only by Scottish regiments. Meanwhile the Nat reaper sweeps through the care homes cleansing Scotland of its No voters. Every day Nicola … Continue reading Time is Running Out for Sturgeon

Tis Seven Years Since

BY EFFIE DEANS I used to write something on the anniversary of the independence referendum as a sort of parody of Scott’s “Waverley; or, ‘tis sixty years since”. Indyref; or, ‘tis seven years since. The idea was to compare grieving Jacobites toasting their lost cause and their king oer the water with the Scottish nationalists celebrating the fact that they got 45 (actually 44.7) and … Continue reading Tis Seven Years Since

Doth Protest Too Much

BY EFFIE DEANS A Conservative MSP got into trouble this week for suggesting that Nicola Sturgeon might be anti-English. Sturgeon was pointing out that everyone who lived in Scotland was at home here, to which Tess White replied “except the English”. For this White was forced to apologise or else be suspended from Holyrood. Woe betide anyone who suggests Popes are Catholic or that bears … Continue reading Doth Protest Too Much

Deer Managers Protest At Forest Cull

FROM THE SGA Scotland’s professional deer managers are considering withdrawing from Wild Deer Best Practice, sickened by a controversial female cull in the nation’s forests. The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) was highly instrumental in developing the nation’s codes for humane deer control. Described as the ‘highway code’ for Scottish deer managers it still guides new entrants into the rural education sector and is in the … Continue reading Deer Managers Protest At Forest Cull

Sickly Shade of Yellow

BY EFFIE DEANS The Scottish Greens will not save the world, though if given the chance they might wreck Scotland. The deal they have made with the SNP changes nothing whatsoever. It was unnecessary for Sturgeon to form a coalition with the Greens, because she knows that they always vote with the SNP anyway. We are no closer to a second independence referendum because Sturgeon … Continue reading Sickly Shade of Yellow

The Worst Thing the SNP Can Do to You

BY EFFIE DEANS What’s the worst thing the SNP could do to you personally? Many Pro UK people would assume that it would be if Sturgeon achieved her goal of Scottish independence. But this is not true. Whatever we might think about the economic consequences of the breakup of the UK these would not necessarily affect us personally. We would still have choices. We could … Continue reading The Worst Thing the SNP Can Do to You

Pick Your Pronouns Wisely

BY EFFIE DEANS They joy of being a civil servant in Scotland has just increased. The Scottish Government is backing proposals to encourage eight thousand of them to take a pronoun pledge. Fortunately, this will not involve abstaining from alcohol as previous pledges once did, nor will it involve polishing wooden furniture. Rather it will merely involve adding a few lines to the end of … Continue reading Pick Your Pronouns Wisely

South Africa & Tribalism

BY IAN MITCHELL Democracy, as the mad moaner Malcom Muggeridge once remarked, can work only in societies that are essentially unified. He was thinking at the time of communist regimes, but the point is still valid. We are beginning to understand that Scotland, which was tolerably unified before Nicola Sturgeon started to foment social division for political advantage, is no longer in that category. Neither … Continue reading South Africa & Tribalism

Anti-English Hatred not Racism?

BY EFFIE DEANS The racist abuse suffered by the English football players who missed penalties was peculiarly stupid. The English football team is picked on merit. It so happens that a large number of those players are black. The manager’s judgement must be that these players deserve to be in the squad. If they underperformed other players would be picked in their place. It follows … Continue reading Anti-English Hatred not Racism?

Holyrood’s Anti English Hate

BY JON STEWART An investigation conducted by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland has apparently included a recommendation for a special department to be set up, within Police Scotland, devoted entirely to combating hate crime. However, as the SNP administration’s new ‘Justice Secretary for Scotland’ Keith Brown may discover this will be a lot harder to set up than he thinks. As all are aware, … Continue reading Holyrood’s Anti English Hate

Scots’ Anglophobia Stirred by SNP

BY EFFIE DEANS An acquaintance of mine called John Bull moved to Scotland as a student from Bulford in Wiltshire. He loved Scotland so much he decided to stay. He met a Scottish woman and because she was an SNP supporter, he began to move in Scottish nationalist circles. He campaigned for Scottish independence in 2014 and has voted SNP since. Like many English people … Continue reading Scots’ Anglophobia Stirred by SNP

Brits, Move to Scotland

BY EFFIE DEANS An organisation called The Social Justice and Fairness Commission recently published a report dated March 2021. We didn’t see it in March however, but rather it was only revealed after the Scottish Parliament Election. Of course, the organisation is another of the SNP’s front organisations. The authors of the report are SNP politicians and supporters. Like every other SNP report, it concludes that independence kills … Continue reading Brits, Move to Scotland