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Why Jaggy? Well, it’s a guid Scots adjective that not only describes our national emblem but signals the prickly perspectives on Scottish affairs I aim to provide in this blog.
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Why I’m bidding an unfond farewell to the Scottish blogosphere As alert followers of this site might have noticed, Jaggy is jiggered and disillusioned. Which sane person isn’t by the present state of Scottish politics and the media? For the past four months, I’ve attempted single-handedly to provide an alternative to the fourth rate Fourth … Continue reading This Gig is Over...
Independence won’t bring any instant financial gains for most folk .
Exploring the gender fluid aspects of Nicola Sturgeon’s favourite novel
Just when you were starting to think Jaggy might have been banjaxed by one of the stupid cults he has offended, here he is stinging in cyberspace again. Apologies for the slight delay in delivering my latest post. I’ve been busy constructing a paywall. But don’t panic. It’s not a very big one. Any of … Continue reading Stump Up a Fiver for Free Media →
Sillars lambasts devotion to Salmond and Sturgeon in blistering autobiography Anyone who thinks Jaggy is alone in considering the present SNP and Alba chieftains both culpable for the current, sad condition of Scottish nationalism should read a blistering new book by a true stalwart of the independence struggle. In it Jim Sillars warns that the … Continue reading Indy Damaged by a Pair...
Even without full statehood, Scottish state power is already excessive No philosopher has been so grossly misrepresented as Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Far from being Hitler’s spiritual godfather, as he was hailed by Nazi “storm troopers of the pen” – including his sister Elisabeth, who meddled with his unpublished manuscripts – there were few Gentiles in … Continue...
‘Separatists’ would get shafted by whoever’s in the White House Before departing from her post the other day, the principal officer of the American consulate in Edinburgh fired a slightly disturbing warning shot at any restless natives still seriously plotting the break-up of Britain. “I’m not going to speak on behalf of President Biden,” said … Continue reading Biden Would...
How the Alba monarch is preparing for his proud coronation As regular followers of this site will know, Jaggy sincerely regrets his recent savage attacks on the leader of Alexba. Contrary to what some folk appear to suspect, I have absolutely no desire to see the saviour of our nation suffer anymore after all he’s … Continue reading Dining Like a King →
The prerogative of the political harlots in St Andrew’s House In 1931, the then prime minister Stanley Baldwin hit back with some ferocity at the mighty press barons who appeared determined to bring him down. “The newspapers attacking me are not newspapers in the ordinary sense,” he stated in a public address to voters. “What … Continue reading Power Without Responsibility →
Ennui could kill the moribund Scottish indy cause stone dead A latterday Brahan seer is not something I have ever claimed to be (not even in my most manic episodes before I started taking my wonder pill). But there is one nightmare vision of the future that is beginning to haunt me. I feel I … Continue reading A Warning from Quebec →
My slight remorse at savaging Alex Salmond and Alba acolytes A few posts back I described Alex Salmond as a battered freedom fighter who needed to hang up his boxing gloves and make way for a fresh contender. Alba, I suggested, must be led by someone who can land some heavy rhetorical blows on Boris … Continue reading A (Partial) Media Culpa →
You too could become a government minister with 36 votes Andy Wightman has always come across an exceptionally earnest MSP. But he had Jaggy jiggling with laughter this week when he blogged about SNP members becoming increasingly nervous about their chieftains climbing into bed with their Green counterparts. The source of their anxiety, he imagines, … Continue reading Want to Earn £110k+...
The noble sentiments that could strangle Alba at its birth Some obscure blogger called Bawheid Boy (or something like that) had a wee dig at me on WhatsApp last night about my “crusade against Alex Salmond”. He’s absolutely correct. I am indeed on a crusade – to ensure from the outset that Alba is run … Continue reading Alex Salmond Sympathy Society →
Challenge to King Alexander’s coronation gets sabotaged by his courtiers You know you’re in an undemocratic party when, even before nominations close for internal elections, its spin doctors brief the media against a challenger to its unelected (and nationally unelectable) chieftain. But this scandal isn’t going unnoticed by every media watchdog in the land. There’s … Continue...
Taking Alba’s general secretary to task over “Alex Salmond’s Party” If you have followed Jaggy’s most recent previous posts, you will know that I have decided to seek 50 nominations to challenge Alex Salmond and ensure that who becomes the leader of the Alba Party is determined by a fairly conducted leadership contest and not … Continue reading Exchange with Chris McEleny...
Just after having the audacity to call for an Alba leadership contest, rather than a coronation of King Alexander in the grand setting of Greenock Town Hall, I suddenly had my Twitter account suspended. It may take several days before my appeal against this unexplained silencing gets considered – long enough to stop me drumming … Continue reading Alexba Cult Closes Down Debate...
Only possible if there’s a leadership contest not a coronation Alex Salmond’s biggest achievement since establishing Alexba has been to persuade 6,000 fellow Scots that that “the dream will never die”, as he famously declared in the melancholic aftermath of the 2014 referendum defeat. He’s absolutely correct about that: the dream of independence will always … Continue reading A...
Crucial choice facing members of the new nationalist breakaway party Six thousand Scots have now signed up as members of the Alba Party. Such is the fast growing popularity of this fledgling pro-indy political force, it is frantically seeking extra capacity for its forthcoming inaugural conference in Greenock Town Hall. But the man who secured … Continue reading Alba or Alexba? →
The SNP’s President risks Sturgeon’s wrath by denouncing jail sentence As the rebel blogger Craig Murray prepared to hand himself in to an Edinburgh police station to begin his prison sentence this morning, even one of the First Minister’s most favoured courtiers was flinching at the harshness of his punishment. The SNP’s president Mike Russell … Continue reading Even Mike Russell...
However much the rebel blogger revels in his political martyrdom Just over six years ago, the phrase ‘Je Suis Charlie!’ (I am Charlie) ricocheted around the world in solidarity with the staff of the French satirical magazine mowed down in their Paris office by Jihadist maniacs. Even my exasperatingly docile journalism students down in Cornwall … Continue reading Je Suis Murray! →
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