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The president and the poodle

5 Jan

Wee Ginger Dug

Has anyone seen Boris Johnson? If you have put the news on on the telly, you may have noticed that the world is teetering on the brink of catastrophe because Donald Trump has decided that his best route to victory in this year’s US presidential election is to start a war in the Middle East. This is, not so funnily enough, exactly what he warned that Obama would do when he was seeking a second term in office. Back then Trump said such a move would be a disaster and a sign that the president was unable to negotiate, and that the president would start a war for purely selfish reasons. So at least we know that he’s not wrong all the time.

Back in the UK, that supposedly leading player on the world stage, the state that prides itself on punching above its weight and being too big and…

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The year the thistle’s bud will flower

5 Jan

Wee Ginger Dug

Maybe it’s just me, but over the past few weeks there seems to have been an increasing sense of anger, angst, and desperation amongst British nationalists in Scotland. Their online cohorts scream with fury at the ‘seps’ and the ‘nats’ who they blame for the divisions within Scotland, without the slightest apparent awareness that howling in rage at half the population of the country and insulting them causes and deepens divisions instead of healing them. Perhaps our British nationalist friends ought to look up the definition of self-fulfilling prophecy.

Australia is burning, Trump ignites the Middle East and brings the world teetering to the edge of war, the climate emergency grows ever more serious, and the UK is about to leave the EU and seek to strike trade deals with the rest of a world that’s on fire. Meanwhile Boris Johnson is still off on a private island in the…

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