Firstly, it's clear by my political party membership that I endorse the general theme of promoting self-determination and independence for Scotland.
Secondly, marches, demonstrations, and meetings are the life blood of political movements and a part of open democracy, even if the participants are in your view a collection of.... (add your own epithets).
But, some observations.
Whilst the anticipated attendance may be considerable, it is unlikely that the marchers will constitute in themselves any challenge to the authorities other than traffic management and the monitoring of those undemocratic few who vehemently oppose these marches. If previous city marches are anything to go by, it will be the content of the banners at the front of the parade that will upset some and I get it. Calling Tories 'scum' is almost as bad as Ian Lavery calling for all 'Nationalists' to be killed off. It does nothing to further your...
During a debate about the Polis hierarchy on Twitter, the High Priestess of the controversial SIU came out with a blinder, which I took a screen-shot of.
Not long afterwards, the originator of this debate tweeted this equally befuddling 'update'. But then his job description is just print/tweet anything #snpbad. Better Together my posterior. That 'precious Union' seems to be an inconvenient state of affairs to this pair. They wish only subjugation.
BTW - Trident renewal is an anachronistic and abhorrent aberration.
I can think of 100,000 reasons not to watch the Beeb's distorted Britnat news. The problem is there's no real alternative in Scotland's media churniverse. Or is there? You could give this start up a try - TSTV. BTW - Trident renewal is an anachronistic and abhorrent aberration.
It would appear that material changes have occurred. I mean why else would we have another General Election after just two years?
I take it Ruth Davidson's bunch will be asking themselves, "How's that day job going?" I also take it the 'walk out' is cancelled.
If I was cynical, I might suggest the dawning true consequences of an inevitable 'hard' Brexit might have destroyed any potential for a Conservative & Unionist Party General Election win in 2020. "Now is not the time."
Over on Twitter the low oxygen level up yon munros has clearly got to Muriel Gray. I like Muriel Gray. I bought her books. Can I refer all involved in the resultant furore to this evidential work. Back in the very early eighties, following Varsity, I worked as a Field Researcher and Analyst for a very similar and indeed the first National Opinion Survey on Scots Gaelic under the auspices of An Comunn Gaidhealach. I can only say read the research and findings there. I also found this article to sum up what needs saying. Am I a native Gaelic speaker? Chan eil. Do I speak Gaelic? Tha, beagan. But back to the hyperventilation over at Twitter. Some observations:
Many countries have bilingual road signs where there is a significant linguistic rationale for doing so. Off the top of my head I recall Magyar script on Eastern Austrian road/village signs. This pleases me because my family name is Hungarian, although admittedly our lot emigrated back circa early 18th century and well before UKIP!
Gaelic was, and indeed is, spoken well past (i.e. south) Inbhir Nis agus An Gearasdan for...