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Scottish political commentary, analysis, media monitoring.
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I just remembered that I meant to leave this pinned to the front page when I shut Wings down as a blog, so I may as well do it now. It’s just a short one. I am willing to bet anyone in the UK any amount of money of their choosing that there will NOT be […]
Craig Murray is due to be released from HMP Edinburgh a week tomorrow, having served half of an eight-month sentence for contempt of court via “jigsaw identification”. Our latest poll data from Panelbase, surveying 2000 Scottish voters last week, reveals that just a quarter of Scots think that such an offence merits imprisonment. Readers may […]
So, then, in accordance with the wishes of the readership this is a polling site now, and we have our first polling data for you. In association with Panelbase once again, this month we surveyed 2000 Scottish voters (double the normal sample size) on a couple of subjects. The first question was this: “Barring unforeseen events, […]
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 […]
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