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Scottish political commentary, analysis, media monitoring.
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Right, as promised, one last piece of admin. (This post will be removed in due time.) We left yesterday’s piece and the associated poll up for two full days to make sure the people who don’t read Wings at weekends saw it and had the chance to vote in it too. But in truth it […]
When the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died last month, the first of their songs that popped into my head, for no particular reason, was “Under My Thumb”, a mildly controversial 1966 album track the band never released as a single in the West. Its most infamous place in history, though, is this. Until Watts’ death […]
This week in 2014, I drew a picture of a light going out. Seven years on, I’ve just done the same thing. Back then it was the union snuffing out Scotland’s candle of hope. This time around, it’s about our very own caped crusader hanging up his black rubber pants… at least for the foreseeable. […]
For many years now, whenever I’ve done one of those “Which Political Party Should You Be In?” online quiz things, it tells me that I’m a Green, which is weird because I really hate cyclists. Nevertheless, it was still the result when I did one most recently, just last month. So I decided that for the […]
The full palatial environment (complete with damaged door frame due to failed previous security measures).
…appear to be absolutely raging tonight about this: Folk used to accuse Wings of being divisive. But look who we’ve united! SNP, Greens, Labour, Tories, desperately-failed would-be intellectual commentators, all screaming from the same charge sheet. It’s a heartwarming sight to see. Although our favourite of all was probably this Lib Dem blogger: Which would have been an...
Alex Salmond announces a new initiative at the Alba Party conference, 12 September 2021.
Craig Murray’s speech to the Alba conference yesterday, delivered by his wife Nadira.
Her Majesty’s Prisoner No. 157095, or Craig Murray as we still prefer to call him, is a fascinating piece of living evidence of the Kafkaesque country Scotland has become under the despotic rule of Nicola Sturgeon. Craig has a number of serious medical conditions, one of which causes him frequent dizziness and fainting spells. To […]
The exception to this site’s retirement is for news regarding the scandalous imprisonment of journalist and former UK ambassador Craig Murray, the only human in the history of the planet Earth ever to be jailed for the barely-defined pseudo-crime of “jigsaw identification”. We had another phone call from Craig in HMP Edinburgh yesterday, and he […]
Our cartoonist is still on holiday, but he’d never have beaten this for a joke anyway. Even if it’s an old one.
Slacky The Holiday Boy is once again on his monthly two-week break, so it falls to us to try to amuse you on a Saturday morning with an image of some sort. Unfortunately very little funny is happening in Scottish politics, so all we’ve got is this. Yes, the two most popular politics websites in Scotland at […]
We had a phonecall this morning from HMP Edinburgh, asking us to briefly relapse our retirement again to put out a request on behalf of Prisoner 157095 – better known to you and us as our friend Craig Murray, the only person on the planet to now or ever have been imprisoned for the undefined […]
Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, handed himself over to the Scottish police last Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of “jigsaw identification”. Murray […]
We accidentally de-retired for a week last week because the outrage of Craig Murray’s imprisonment couldn’t be allowed to go unremarked. But we’re shutting back down again now, so here’s a challenge to occupy yourselves with over what’s left of what’s passed for the summer. Because the feat described in that picture isn’t an easy […]
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