…scotland, from scorned to serenaded?…

…the hypocrisy is breathtaking…

ht mc on this John Oliver. But first a digression. The British Parliament, like most parliaments, is renowned for quips and repartees in their debates, an activity alien to the rehearsed behaviour in the US. However, its PM David Cameron has performed there as the quintessential Etonian, with Scotland and the Scots on the receiving end of his barbs, even condescension. As evidenced here, a SNP member, Angus MacNeil, poses a question at question time,

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…joe sample…

…from jazz crusaders to crusaders, excellence undiminished…

…a noble crusader has left the stage…


…as night falls, two voices…

…reminisce on the joys and sorrows in the living of life…

…and such, as they say, are the vicissitudes of life…

 

 


…scotland, a ‘yes’ vote and the loch ness monster returns…

…indeed, nessie would be just a slight headache, compared with the end of the world…

Alistair Darling had outperformed Alex Salmond in the first debate, and the handwriting was on the wall  – the ‘No’ votes had it, easy, and the union would be intact. But in real life things do not happen that way, as life began to show with a wry sense of humour. The cocky politicians of Westminister are now in a total panic, near despair as 18th September draws nearer – extravagant life styles and privilege in jeopardy as the Scots seem upset that the officials they elect to the British Parliament turn out to be hardly different from those they had voted against. And the utter panic is also reflected in the behaviour of their allies in the media and high finance.

Where to start? Why not the ‘Beeb’? Its Nick Robinson, having asked a question of and received a response, a detailed one, from Alex Salmond, would dishonestly fail to point out that inconvenient truth in his report. RT helps out, BBC accused of anti-independence bias after editing out Salmond’s reply to ‘bank exodus’ question. And the video evidence more than speaks for itself. For those long familiar with the ‘Beeb’, nothing surprising. Read the rest of this entry »


…the brew done, and soon the outdoors…

…and from the melody we know when the stroll becomes the stride, and brisk at that…


…glasgow, not ferguson? nor washington, dc?…

…democracy and ‘democracy’, compare and contrast…

The panicked lot, a veritable who’s-who, of the British Labour party pay a visit their restive subjects in Glasgow to cajole them to not vote for independence on 18 September. Amusingly, that plan went somewhat awry even before the Parliamentarians could  reach for a White Label or the statue of Dewar – a Glaswegian and colleagues would serve as benevolent red carpet welcoming committee and town crier. Read the rest of this entry »


…scotch that idea of a ‘no’ vote…

…the scots discover no substance to promises, especially those ever unfulfilled…

The cockiness seems to have gone out of the UK political establishment? The political parties are in a panic as the fateful 18th September approaches. The assumed victory of the ‘no’ vote in Scotland seems increasingly less so as the Scots question how and when do those ‘captured’ special interest politicians in the British Parliament down there truly represent their own interests. Challenges such as currency, economic union and defence all seem manageable enough to explain the strong change in mood favouring independence, and with added insight coming from the Danes and Norwegians over leisurely rounds of Scotch, after some golf?

David Cameron, trusty point man for any US military adventure, and his cohorts of the Conservative party are feverishly beside themselves with promises of brighter tomorrows for the ignored Scots, and just in case of a ‘yes’ vote, the UK government may well ban them from use of the British pound as their currency. Read the rest of this entry »