Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Sprinkle of Stardust

For over three years and 630 blogs, I have been happy in this far vineyard, toiling to bring such readers as I have gathered insight into life in my beloved East Lothian and pragmatic perspective on independence for my country … Continue reading

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Making the Law an Ass

This blog has been critical of recent ‘developments’ in Scotland’s justice system in general and the role played in such changes by the Justice Minister, Kenny Macaskill MSP. And this criticism is not personal, having nothing to do with wur … Continue reading

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Nothing to Bash

After a mild spring, North Berwick has so far been blessed by two days of sky-splitting sunshine over the weekend and the place is going like a fair—boat trips out round the islands well loaded and not a pavement cafe … Continue reading

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Provocation? Not Gonna Work

The indy debate is heating up. In the course of my three-plus years of blogging and tweeting so far, I’d like to think my point of view contributed as objectively as my conviction would allow. Nonetheless, I have been classified … Continue reading

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By Their Fruits Shall Ye Know Them

This blog has been consistently critical of the UK Ministry of Defence and all who sail in her, right up to the Cabinet Minister for Defence, currently Philip Hammond. Apologists for the Union as diverse as Murdo Fraser, Alan Cruickshank … Continue reading

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‘Britain’ Is a Geographic Term

Pace the great Austrian statesman Metternich who used a similar phrase in his famous put-down of Italy’s ambitions to become a united state, it seems long past time to broaden the discussion that so far has fixated on Scottish independence … Continue reading

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Everyone Out of Step but John Bull

Perhaps it was always there, submerged in the jingoism that ran through British society in Edwardian times like a resort name through a stick of its rock. And when faced with the second half of WW1 (played 1939-45) in which … Continue reading

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