How times change. The SNP is now officially the raving loony
party. When the Nats took over from old corrupt Labour there was a general sigh
of relief coupled with the optimistic thought that they couldn’t be worse.
Well, sadly, they could and they are.
They have failed the country in their
handling of the economy, failed the children with their handling of education
and failed the population as a whole with their handling of the National Health
It was driven home to me that they deserved the epithet
'stupid' when I read about a minor Nat MSP called John Mason who claimed that
“youngsters coming out of school today are more rounded than in the past”.
Looking back over the past weeks and gathering my thoughts about the
referendum campaign, I try to marshal some of the feelings, reactions and
thoughts that have created in me such a profound depression.
I guess the second “debate” was the principal catalyst for depression.
Oh, what a fifth rate war we had - two shouty men - and an audience
with a cumulative IQ of 90. That really summed up everything for me.
Who won? Who cares?
On second thoughts, perhaps those of us who still are capable of
impartial thought could salvage something from the aftermath of this public
Land Reform: the
briefing paper produced for the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee
It is possible to read thebriefing paper on Land Reform* produced for the House of
Commons Scottish Affairs Committee and think at first glance that they may have
Had the reader recently landed
from Mars he might consider it reflects a kind of optimistic naivety whose
authors believe their own prejudices to be sacrosanct and that numbers can be
used to prove almost anything.
However should the same visitor
meet up with a rational human neither politician, left wing, or exclusively
urban, he might start to question the rationale of the committee’s approach to