Arts & Media
- Monologues of Demagogues September 9, 2017 Demagogues, there are so many overflowing with racial resentment you can pluck them out of the air – or any BBC chat show – pull the pin in their back and hear them cackle pre-recorded racist tosh. If you broke them in half you’ll find neo-fascist in hard sugary letters all the way through them.
There is Nigel Farage, running around Europe glad-handing far-right extremist parties while denouncing European unity – most nations would have confiscated his passport by now; Theresa May telling Scotland to keep its nose out of the United Kingdom’s business as if Scotland has no part to play in the United Kingdom; Boris Johnson, his mouth full of crotch-rubbed cricket balls, telling Europe to keep its nose out of ... Read More
- BBC censors quotes: UK manufacturing “eliminated” and car production “run down” after hard-Brexit August 20, 2017 What’s happening with the business hacks at the BBC?
They seem to have come over all right-wing tabloidy.
A bizarre report by the BBC today claims the UK economy will be given a ‘£135bn annual boost’ by a hard Brexit.
In its article, the BBC extensively quotes infamous Thatcherite economist Patrick Minford, who is the lead author of a report urging the hardest of hard Brexits from pro-Brexit campaign group Economists for Free Trade.
So far so UKIP. Although it’s a bit weird to see a rogue economist normally quoted in the pages of the Express or the Sun being so prominently and uncritically quoted by the BBC in its business section.
But bizarrely, the BBC report also apes those gutter rags by completely censoring failing to mention ... Read More
- Ask Bob About Brexit August 10, 2017 The World Turns on its Head
BREXIT HERO Viscount St Davids leaves court to thunderous applause and wild cheering from his supporters (The so-called Gina “Miller” inset).
Dear Bob, I think it’s an absolute bloody disgrace that Mrs May’s most-trusted advisor and the behind-the-scenes leader of Britain’s negotiating team in Brussels should be dragged through the courts for simply saying it “like it is”. Let me explain…Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids (above), is standing trial charged with three counts of making malicious communications on Twitter for the messages he sent after Chief ReMoaner Gina “Miller” (who he rightly calls “a bloody troublesome jumped up first generation immigrant”) won a BREXIT legal challenge against the Government last November. This woman ... Read More
- Reporting Scotland – Scotlands National Disgrace! August 9, 2017 So Jackie…what are you up too?
Reporting Scotland reported on the exam results last night, Jackie started off by saying that there was a record number of Scottish children being able to obtain a place at university because of their exam results and that this included an increase in the number of children from deprived areas but critics say this is despite SNP policy….
Link to short Video
Wait – hang on!
Let’s rewind a bit…
So this year’s exam results mean that a RECORD number of children got good enough results to get into university, and part of that number shows an increase in children from poorer areas also managed to get accepted into university but this is despite SNP policies?
My brain hurts just ... Read More
- Dripping in Sarcasm August 8, 2017
I saw this article in the Guardian Online and thought, at last they are getting the message, they are catching on.
The gist of the article is mainly the Grenfell disaster in London and the response to the media but there is some mention of Scotland and experiences during the referendum, from the press point of view.
However the article just drips in sarcasm in that for me it scoffs at the new media and tries to blame the new media for the mainstream media’s failures, in my opinion anyway .
From the outset Andrew Harrison sets up the usual that we have come to expect. He tells us that The Canary and Evolve Politics are conspiracy news outlets, way to go, he ... Read More
- The National August 6, 2017
I remember the excitement of the first issue of The National when it came out:
It was thin but it was a start. I put aside my knowledge that it was owned by the same people who owned The Herald, a paper that along with the Dundee Courier, and the BBC, broke me of my paper buying habit during the referendum due to their bias coverage and outright lies. WoS had shown me the light and my days of buying a paper had stopped, but along came The National.
I bought it everyday and was delighted when it got through its first so many weeks to demonstrate it had a future. It was a breath of fresh air, it represented something more ... Read More
- Missing Cats, The Real Story August 3, 2017 We have all seen the posters and appeals on both Facebook and Twitter, families missing their beloved cats. They never give up looking for them, but what if they don’t want to be found?
I met up with Tom to discuss why he made his decision to leave home. “I was always on edge living at home. Too scared my owner might find me in her underwear drawer, I needed to be free to explore my feminine side, the feeling of lace on your fur is just purrrrrrrfect.”
Bert, pictured below said “Tights can be manly, Sometimes you wanna hang loose in your Cat boots, ya know?” Humans just don’t understand this.
WillIam and Paloma left home as they hated their owners obsession ... Read More
- Finding comfort with powerful – Young Fathers & Art August 2, 2017
Anti-white propaganda. Every time a BME artist asserts a critique on a piece of art, an interpretation of history or a political decision, the underbelly of reaction is exposed spouting the dreaded phrase. The fascist web underground would have us believe that “white civilisation” is under siege. “Our women breed without care to bloodline” – “our children are being perverted by Marxist trans propaganda” and Salahuddin is at the gates spreading extremist Islam in our chippies.
The latest incarnation of this paranoia was the response by some to the collaboration between the National Galleries in Scotland and the hiphop group Young Fathers. Young Fathers are an representation of a youthful, multifaceted Scotland comfortable in its own skin and at its creative ... Read More
- Letting Scotland Down August 2, 2017 So last week we all had a wee bit of a rammy, and the unionists were beside themselves with glee. That was last week. This is this week. Let’s at least see in it that we still feel passionately about what we are doing.
It hasn’t been an easy week for independentista bloggers in Scotland, and it most certainly hasn’t been easy for our readers. I have been as much a part of that difficulty as anyone else and for that I am deeply sorry. We are part of a movement that has grown up through real stress and adversity. People the length and breadth of the country have given the project of independence their hearts and souls; their all. Watching ... Read More
- Delusions. How becoming a comedian got me the correct diagnosis for my mental health condition. August 1, 2017
Below is a link to a short ten minute interview I did recently with the BBC regarding my new Fringe comedy show. And below that is an excerpt from the same show. It’s all pretty much how about I was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 24 and how by becoming a comedian, mental health services arrived at the correct diagnosis of me being Bipolar One. The show runs in Edinburgh from the 4th -29th. You can get more details from the image above.
BBC interview on mental health.
HOW BECOMING A COMEDIAN GOT ME THE CORRECT DIAGNOSIS FOR MY MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION.
Hello, my name is John and for the past thirteen years I’ve been a professional Stand Up comedian. Also during those ... Read More