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Grouse Beater +GrouseBeater
Writer, filmmaker, troublemaker. Embra-born. Polemic essay site on Scottish independence, car and movie politics.
 Joined January 2017
823 Posts   221 Followers
Yousaf, Wee Harvie and Ms Bottlebank pose for photographs Humza Yousaf is the equivalent of using a breakfast waffle as a stone skiffer tossed across the surface of a pond to see how far it will hop, skip and jump. … Continue reading →
The new, wholly uninspiring first minister, is continuity candidate Humza Yousaf, who is Sturgeon but without the schoolmistress hectoring. After eight years of Nicola Sturgeon, what did Scots get from her successive administrations that can be truly attributed to her … Continue reading →
Alex Salmond MP and leader of the ALBA Party They tried to have him jailed but failed and now face the judgement of public anger and history. How gratifying to see the cheats and sinners gone, diminished in stature, reviled … Continue reading →
This is a brief look – call it reportage – at what is happening to Scotland’s backyard. It is owned by rich men. The SNP has done very little to progress the pressing need of radical change to land ownership, … Continue reading →
This is Number 12 in our Climage Change series of scientific papers and articles. It is depressing reading. We are making the planet inhospitable fo our children’s children, and wiping out hundreds of species in the food chain. [Words in … Continue reading →
The happy couple frolic by the sea – and in it Composed in honour of Rupert murdoch’s engagement at 92, to Ann Lesley Smith, his fourth marriage, He was very old, and she, Was sixty-two or sixty-three. She gave him … Continue reading →
Douglas Chapman MP, one of the good guys. He resigned as the SNP National Treasurer denied access to the party’s accounts – an outrageous act – but he and other NEC colleagues who resigned failed to take any action against … Continue reading →
The majority government of the sNP that ignored the people’s mandate Criticism of the SNP by this site has been reserved to their flawed policies, but in the last two years to the regressive actions of Nicola Sturgeon and her … Continue reading →
This 1 hour 30 minutes ALBA discussion from various experts on our transport sectors, truck, sea and air – including a large viewer Q&A section – is well worth a watch if you can spare the time. It may sound … Continue reading →
Cast, writers and directors with Academy statues. (Jamie Lee Curtis blends in too much) Everything Everywhere All At Once arrives garlanded in Oscars. And there’s no commas between the title’s words. What film fan can resist the lure of a … Continue reading →
Neill at home and vineyard, Two Paddocks in Alexandra, New Zealand. Photo: Fiona Goodall Like a few other natural low-key actors, Sam Elliot, Martin Sheen, and Tom Berenger I enjoyed the company of them all, but I barely got to know … Continue reading →
The 17th of March, this is St Patrick’s Day. (My grandfather was Irish.) This is an article from Irish-domiciled Rory Carroll. One day someone will pen similar about an independent Scotland. The quintessential Irish name is famous often for the … Continue reading →
Steve Norris There is a truism relevant to all mass movements for greater democracy, in particular those demanding independence of their country to protect their language, heritage, culture, land and economy – sovereignty lies in the hands of the people. … Continue reading →
Nicola Sturgeon, former first minister and charlatan For all her triumphant big rally promises of ‘independence around the corner’, how she was ‘utterly dedicated to the ideal of self-governance’, and ‘despised’ the Tories, the first victory of Tory oppression over … Continue reading →
After the SNP’s junk politicians decided to come over all truthy today, Sunday, to tell us Scotland’s liberty is a decade away, minimum – ha! ha! ha! ha! – I thought readers would need something to make them laugh and … Continue reading →
For readers asking about candidate Ash Regan’s policies – here is her latest press release. There is growing domestic and international attention on my plan to use the ballot box to decide whether Scotland becomes an independent country. I have … Continue reading →
Vultures scavenge among rubbish, Costa del Este, Panama City. Photo: Luis Acosta More worrying statistics about how we are polluting our seas, the very thing that gave life to this planet. This is Number 11 in the Climate Change environmental articles. … Continue reading →
The SNP candidates for leadership and first minister: Forbes, Regan and Yousaf Unless a member of the SNP, election of a new leader is out of your hands and that’s the way it should be. Election of Scotland’s first minister … Continue reading →
This is a recording of the Right Honourable Alex Salmond MP. (Yes, that is his title as a member of the Privy Council!) He is in debate at the Oxford Union. I leave it to readers to judge how well … Continue reading →
Activists from Greenpeace display a banner before the United Nations headquarters during ongoing negotiations at the UN on a treaty to protect the high seas in New York  Photo: Ed Jones This is No 11 in our climate change environmental … Continue reading →
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