Thursday 22nd August 2019

Former No voters speak to German TV about changing their minds on Scottish independence.

Excellent initiative

Dr Craig Dalzell’s analysis of Gers

Plans for ferries to run from Fife to Holland in ‘advanced stage’

One of the huge flaws in the annual #GERS figures is that spending is “allocated” to Scotland for “National Infrastructure Projects”. These include the London sewer upgrade and HS2 Rail, neither of which benefit Scotland in any way. Don’t even get me started on energy… 1/

Perth and Kinross is now a minority LibDem Tory coalition council…and Jo Swinson wants your votes?

Boris Johnson receives boos and shouts of ‘liar’ & ‘stop #Brexit‘ as he meets Angela Merkel in Berlin.

Merkel sets 30-day deadline for backstop alternative

Just watched the Merkel & Johnson press conference in German. Let me assure you that UK press reports presenting this as some kind of turning point are completely overblown. There is no reason to hope for a breakthrough, but equally there is no reason to give up entirely.Thread1

Brexit: fantasy politics

Britain and Italy are now the terrible twins of Europe

Doctors’ letter warns PM over medicine supplies and flu after Brexit

How Brexit will force Scots-born German mayor from office

Liberal Democrat and Labour MEPs have taken up committee jobs in ‘huge vote of confidence’

France’s Macron says no-deal Brexit would be Britain’s fault

The politician’s pension pot keeps going up!

Supermarket considers rationing small business buyers

Elmer Brok (Merkel Ally) says

Brexit: Simon Coveney rules out bilateral no-deal talks with the UK

Trump: ‘I am the chosen one’ to take on China over trade



8 thoughts on “Thursday 22nd August 2019

  • 22nd August 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Hi, Nana.

    Busy boy today so just checking in. That snippet about the Scottish Burgermeister who will have to stand down if there is Brexit typifies something that has really annoyed me about the apparent rise in Scots wanting independence, namely that Bojo’s Brexit plans as Prime Minister has supposedly pushed them into that position. What happened to the hundreds of good and positive reasons for regaining our political freedom which apparently don’t register?

    Even Herr Macnab, who proudly flies his saltire, says, “”It’s (Brexit) making me do something that I never ever wanted to do” he said. “It makes me begin to look at Scottish independence. I would never have considered it before this nonsense started.”

    I know we shouldn’t look gift horses in the mouth when people come over to Yes but why can’t people see the bleedin’ obvious? Is Bojo’s Fool (geddit?) English Brexit the best reason they can come up with?

    *Chews carpet*

    • 22nd August 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Chewing carpets is it Tinto? I’m about to start on the floorboards!

  • 22nd August 2019 at 5:09 pm

    @ Tinto
    I understand your frustration. or is it rage, anyhow enough of the empathy.

    I have built up a nice pile of carpet off-cuts over the past few weeks. I think I’ll cut them up into chewable strips like a curlywurly, 1970s size.

    You’ll need to be in on the ground floor for this special, check the middl of LidL Next Thursday.

    • 22nd August 2019 at 6:34 pm

      Evening, hacka.

      Wow! 1970 vintage Curlywurlies! Groovy! Or you could use your off-cuts to make Tread Velvet or Underlayer Cake.

      I’ll get my Crombie…..

  • 22nd August 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Nana, these GERS figures are the biggest load of rubbish, wish folk would stop taking them seriously. As Richard Murphy says CRAP- a completely rubbish approximation of the truth, I wish folk would pay attention.

    Hi Tinto, just seen the comments for yesterday and hi to Harvey. When you disappeared into the ether for a while, I was beginning to wonder if Harvey had done you a mischief. Sorry Harvey, dinnae get upset. Nana did tell me that you were having a rest from the argy bargy, aye it gets very wearying at times. Some weird and wonderful posters appearing on wing just now, the 77th brigade must be doing overtime now that the polls seem to be shifting in our favour.

    • 22nd August 2019 at 8:07 pm

      Hi Marie,
      I quite agree the GERS is a load of mince!

    • 23rd August 2019 at 7:36 am

      Harvey is fine, thanks, Marie and is enjoying his beefy diet of Nana’s New Improved Links (next batch expected in a few hours) and I myself may struggle to get into my aubergine loon pants this autumn at this rate of consumption.


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