Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by danny la rouge, Nov 14, 2014.
starting up the provisional wing of the SNP?
Ooh, "plotting" is it? Nice way to make someone sound sinister and criminal.
Still, that article isn't as bad as the headline. Not keen on this bit, though:
Dangerous place? What, is he going to attack with a claymore? Ooh, the scariness! If Alex Salmond had anything against English people, he's hardly have survived doing his degree at St. Andrews, or being an M.P. at Westminster, and there probably wouldn't be English members of the SNP.
That sort of thing tends to suggest that the writer doesn't quite get it.
Edited to add Or perhaps the "stares" suggest Paddington Bear. But I do not know Alex Salmond's policy on marmalade sandwiches. Or, indeed, Nicola's Sturgeon's.
With a ballot box in one hand and a ballot box in the other.
Fun! Did you make that?
Mind you, I can't quite see Alex Salmond going round the country on a motorbike.
A Trump golf cart, maybe.
That would be silly: Trump would probably have set the golf cart to explode to get revenge for the wind farms.
This is probably where this should go.
Some context for this seemingly inexplicable thing:
Not that it helps much in the explicability stakes.
Revolutionary Corporation Tax reductions.
What? Hasn't everyone appeared as a ghost in a Pakistani soap?
Have we all seen this marvellous bit of Mail wailing?
Nicola Sturgeon, red in tooth and claw
As a friend of a friend elsewhere put it,
That article is amazing. Thank you.
Cheered me up too.
"Next year's General Election in England"? Why haven't I heard about this?
[/I]Or perhaps the "stares" suggest Paddington Bear. But I do not know Alex Salmond's policy on marmalade sandwiches. Or, indeed, Nicola's Sturgeon's.
QUOTE FROM CELYN ABOVE FRIVOLOUS COMMENT FROM ME BELOW
If the SNP go into coalition at Westminster breakfast preservative policy will clearly favour Dundee marmalade at the expense of Oxford Cut.
Tthere will no doubt also be pressure for the creature in question to change his name to Waverly Bear
Max Hastings seems a tiny bit upset.
(I suppose I must always be getting him mixed up with someone else, 'cos any time I see something by Max Hastings, I am usually thinking "oh, is he still around? Thought he was dead. Oh well".
tim, could I ask you to edit that post so as to split up the bit I said from the bit you said? No big problem - just a bit confusing. (On the other hand, as I'm trying to talk myself into going out to shops and making a list, this mention of marmalade is quite useful).
Hastings Banda, perhaps, Edinburgh educated physician and dictator
Very confusing I agree. I wish I could work out how to do it easily from my phone. I shall do my best.
Nah, it's okay - those smartphone things are damn confusing. Forget I mentioned it, and Happy Saturday.)
No, not him. Just some other standard-issue frothing-mouthed "commentator", I think.
Just started Salmond's referendum memoir/campaign diary, "The Dream Shall Never Die: 100 Days that Changed Scotland Forever".
Was interested to see if it offered any insights into the referendum, its successes and failures, and what he was thinking about the SNP poll surge and where next.
Not far in, but after the introductory section, once you get onto the campaign diary proper, it's a lot more lightweight than I was expecting. So far I'm not really learning anything I didn't already know, and I'm getting the sense that it's a highly edited version of what his real thoughts at the time might have been.
He turns out, from the introductory section, to be far more of a romantic nationalist than I'd realised, and his understanding of class seems limited to cultural aspects.
I'm hoping it picks up.
New Statesman interview with Salmond.
Separate names with a comma.