Nicola Sturgeon won’t be Meeting Trump

15 Jul

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By Jason Michael

THERE WAS A TIME when meeting the President of the United States was a photo-op not to be missed by the leaders and politicians of small European countries. Posing next to the “leader of the free world” has always been a sure-fire way of upping one’s political profile and increasing one’s credibility at home. This was certainly what Theresa May had in mind when she welcomed Donald Trump with a fanfare of redcoated toy soldiers at Blenheim Palace like an ancient client-king offering homage to his overlord. But no such snivelling obsequiousness will be happening when he comes to Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon will be ignoring the presence of Trump. She will be walking at the head of the Pride parade.

Alan Cochrane, writing for The Telegraph, was delighted to report that if he was given the opportunity to shake hands with the “diminutive head of…

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The imodium to Trump’s logorrhea

14 Jul

Wee Ginger Dug

I had planned to attend the anti-Trump rally in Edinburgh today, but the dug has eaten something that disagreed with him and is shiting everywhere. Rather like Donald Trump, although to be fair there are some significant differences. Whereas the dug is confining his crapfest to the local area, and it can cleaned up with a doggy bag or two, Trump’s ordure is polluting an entire planet and our government has shown not the slightest inclination to get out a Trump bag and bin the mess. And the mess that the dug is producing comes out of his arse. Donald’s come out of his gob. I’m sure that the dug will be fully recovered by tomorrow, which is a lot more than can be said for Donald Trump, whose condition is incurable. He has terminal logorrhea.

The protests in Scotland, and the rest of the UK, are nothing to do…

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Not Quite a State Visit

13 Jul

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By Jason Michael

NOTHING SHOWS HOW OUT OF STEP the British government is with the will of the people of Britain quite as much as this state visit from President Donald Trump does. No President of the United States, not even George Washington, has been as unpopular with the public of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as is the present incumbent of the White House. Even before Air-force One touched down tens of thousands of ordinary people all over the United Kingdom came out to protest their displeasure at their government for allowing Mr Trump to set foot in their country. Demonstrations, estimated to be in the tens and hundreds of thousands, have been organised in cities the length and breadth of the UK, and still the red carpet.

What cannot be more obvious in this state visit is the glaringly different priorities of those who govern and…

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Not Welcome Here!

13 Jul

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MUCH OF THE CENTRE OF DUBLIN was closed off today on account of a visit to the city by members of the Royal family – namely, Prince Harry and his new wife Princess Harry of Wales (formerly Meaghan), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There is only one tiny detail in this royal visitation which upsets a great many people in Ireland – myself included: Ireland doesn’t have a royal family. As an independent republic, this country is more than willing, as it has shown, to welcome the Queen of England as a visiting head of state from a neighbouring country – but Harry and Meaghan are not heads of state. They are the grandson and his wife of the British head of state, and that gives them no special privileges when visiting Ireland or any other former British colony.

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Wee Ginger fundraiser

12 Jul

Helping the Dug by giving him a wedding present! Go on, you know you want to!

Wee Ginger Dug

It’s that time of year again. It’s been a year since I last did a fundraiser. This year is going to be a particularly expensive one for me personally. There’s a wedding to pay for, and I need to ensure that my earnings are sufficient to prove to the Home Office that I am able to import my American spouse into Scotland to live here permanently. As well as the need to demonstrate a minimum level of annual income, £18,600, there are also hefty legal and visa fees to pay.

I really don’t like doing fundraisers, and I really don’t like to blow my own trumpet, but I work my wee socks off for the independence movement. I publish this blog, and I do talks to local indy groups all over Scotland without asking for a fee. Don’t get me wrong, I greatly enjoy it. It’s a huge privilege to…

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The baby has landed

12 Jul

Wee Ginger Dug

You have to feel really sorry for people in London. There they were, depressed and hungover, out of the World Cup, home to what’s quite possibly the world’s most dysfunctional government, heading out of the EU despite voting heavily to remain and without even the prospect of an independence referendum to offer a modicum of hope. You wouldn’t think that it could possibly get any worse, and then the very next day Donald Trump comes to visit.

Football didn’t come home, but Donald Trump did, and incredibly the British government managed to find someone who hadn’t resigned to go and greet him. It was Liam Fox who turned up to greet the Giant Orange Baby Balloon when it came down to earth at Stansted airport, which is a bit like Dracula’s coffin arriving in Whitby and being greeted by Nick Cotton from Eastenders wearing a set of plastic fangs. Or…

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Wee Ginger T-shirts

10 Jul

We can all have a Dug! Woo hoo!

Wee Ginger Dug

GINGER2croppedYou wanted t-shirts, you’ve got t-shirts.  For the best part of the past two years I’ve had readers of this blog asking me for Wee Ginger t-shirts and now, finally, I’ve got some organised.  The long awaited Wee Ginger t-shirts are now on sale. Only they’re not ginger, they’re white, but you get the drift.  On the centre front each has the logo pictured above, designed by the very talented Chris Cairns and tarted up a wee bit by the equally talented Greg Moodie, who was never averse to a spot of tarting.

t-shirtThe t-shirts are currently being manufactured in a super secret cybernat underground lair, and will be ready for posting out by the end of next week, but you can order yours now to avoid the rush.  Cos I have a wedding to pay for.  Not that I’m attempting emotional blackmail or anything, but you know, if it…

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A string of aubergine emojis

9 Jul

Wee Ginger Dug

Well that didn’t last long did it. There was Nick Robinson of the BBC and OOooooh Thattalicsammin doesn’t answer questions fame telling us all how the Chequers agreement meant that there would be no more excuses for the EU in the Brexit negotiations, and now we find that the only excuse is the British government itself. And a pretty sorry one at that. Not 48 hours after peace broke out in the warring Conservative cabinet, David Davis went and resigned in a Brexitty huff. David Davis is ex-SAS. He’s been trained to take people out. Mostly, it seems, himself. Not so much Brexit as Dickshit. He is the UK government minister for exiting, but he was only able to exit himself. It’s like a really crap episode of Love Island.

It is wrong to remark on people’s appearances, but you can help but look at David and wonder if he’s…

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Coming next door to home

9 Jul

Wee Ginger Dug

So apparently there’s a fitba competition on. It’s not like it’s important or anything. It’s hardly RuPaul’s Drag Race, but it’s being foisted upon us all. English fitba commentators on the telly keep saying “we”, which comes as something of a surprise to those of us of a Caledonian, Cymric, or Hibernian persuasion, who were not aware that “we” were playing. Now because Engurland have got through to the semifinals, the telly is full of English sports pundits telling everyone that “we” are bringing fitba home.

There is a common misconception that those of us in Scotland don’t want England to win at the fitba because we hate the English. This is not true. The real reason that so many people in Scotland don’t want England to win at the fitba is because when England does win the British media, which people in Scotland also pay for, is, to use…

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JK Rowling’s ‘Blame on Both Sides’ Argument

7 Jul

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By Jason Michael

LATE TO THE PARTY ON THIS ONE. Storms on social media never last too long, but Joanne Rowling OBE’s recent brain fart on Twitter – a warning of the dangers of Scottish nationalism – deserves at least some discussion. In a week where her fellow unionist celeb Katie Hopkins – while “reporting” for the Canadian alt-right “news” channel Rebel Media from Israel; where she actually said the “Muslims are in control” – tweeted a link, “without comment,” insinuating Syrian refugees were behind the murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, Rowling decided to have a pop at the other side – the evil Scottish nationalists.

In fairness to her, Joanne has been known to take the odd swipe at the far-right in Trump’s United States, but that’s easy – it keeps her comfortable middle-class fan base in the States happy. But she is never critical of the…

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