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AuldAcquaintance +auldacquintance
Supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own.
 Joined February 2017
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Boris Johnson cannot deny Scots the right to vote for an Independence Referendum, nor deny Scotland the right to be Independent If the majority of Scots choose to do so. Oh sure, Westminster can huff and puff for all it … Continue reading →
It is not the first time that the Both votes SNP has been questioned, and no doubt the argument for and against will rage on indefinitely until such times as either the voting system changes or we get Independence.Personally In … Continue reading →
Guest Post by Debbie Oliver When I joined the SNP it was a membership lead party. Policy ideas came from ordinary members who brought their ideas to their branch. If the branch saw merit in it, they circulated it between … Continue reading →
Thus far, a mere 13 days since Alba appeared on the scene we have had 5 polls with conflicting results. These polls have been by Survation for the Courier, Panelbase for the Sunday Times,IpsosMori for STV, Savanta ComRes for the … Continue reading →
Prior to the last minute announcement of Alex Salmond and the appearance of the Alba party on the scene I was so downhearted that I was seriously considering not voting at all in the upcoming Scottish Parliament Election. I didn’t … Continue reading →
One way or another Friday 26th of March 2021 may turn out to be a very significant day in Scotlands history. I woke up to the news that Alex Salmond was about to make an announcement at 2pm that day … Continue reading →
2020 is a year which will historically be remembered as the year of Covid, and as we enter on through 2021, we will still be impacted with its repercussions. 2020 was also the year that Brexit got done, or that … Continue reading →
Anyone watching the daily reports on the pandemic would almost be forgiven that  politics had been suspended, journalists and politicians are almost bending over each other to appear to all be supporting each other and everyone is pulling together to … Continue reading →
A regular description used by those in power has been to describe this pandemic as a War, with the NHS as our front line against the virus enemy. The expression of the Tory government on Boris Johnson and his stay … Continue reading →
When you are not looking as your attention is fixed elsewhere, that is exactly the time that you need to be looking at what is being done and slipped through behind your back and out of your sight! An article … Continue reading →
In recent times there have been some references by journalists alluding to a civil war taking place among some in authority in the SNP. As I don’t necessarily take what journalists say verbatim, and often look at their pronouncements with … Continue reading →
I am quite sure that many journalists and media reporters were absolutely salivating at the prospect of the Alex Salmond trial.They would have been rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of placing him in the worst possible … Continue reading →
The news really is a load of balls these days. The news is absolutely full of it,cricket ball tampering that is. It is almost as if it were a matter of extreme importance which has to be given precedence over … Continue reading →
It is almost like Theresa May has become flushed with her minority government achieving total domination over the Westminster parliament and the modern dictatorship of Spains right wing government using extreme measures in denying the Catalan people a say over … Continue reading →
From the Nightmares of Summer to the Winter of our discontent. How short a time it seems since early summer, and how much has happened since. To begin with we had the vote and the announcement in the Scottish Parliament … Continue reading →
One might have thought that with all the relative positivity about Scotland recently in the face of the dire news coming from all across the Unionists camp that Scottish voters in 2 council wards in Glasgow Cardonald and Fortissat North … Continue reading →
The plan for government introduced by the First Minister yesterday caught everybody by surprise, both her detractors and her supporters. Nobody but nobody was expecting it,and it caught everyone on the hop with its vision, its breadth of intent, its … Continue reading →
cartoon strip by Neil Slorance in the National Uncle Jezza here…  ” Now children which one of you wants the job of branch milk monitor? Don’t all shout at once now” Anas excitedly jumping up and down at the front… … Continue reading →
Do you not know your place? Do you somehow think that your views count in the Grand scheme of things? Whatever might have been said, you are most certainly not a valued partner. After all that has been said these … Continue reading →
The Evening News   And here is the News where you are.   The Image changes, the News remains the same   Good Evening…. This is Reporting North Britain     It doesn’t matter what’s the headline The news remains … Continue reading →
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