Let’s end the reign of the Little Tin Gods

I cannot stand local politics, there, I’ve said it out loud.  I need the council to empty my bins and keep the street clean and well lit and free of potholes.  I also need the council for the education facilities that my Daughter uses. But I really don’t think I need an extra layer of…

The Labour and BBC Scotland Conspiracy

At one time, I believed everything that the BBC put out.  A bigger fan of the good old auntie beeb you’d be hard pressed to find.  When I worked on contracts abroad, I’d get into my hotel room and proudly switch on the BBC international service and turn it up loud as if letting light…

Our New World Order: The Rise of Equality

Any society is based on confidence.  Confidence that those in charge will forge a path that’s good for the biggest bulk of the population and creates wealth and security for all that live in that society.  For that confidence to work there has to be trust in the system and those in charge need to…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 50,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many…

The next battle for Scotland

Don’t be fooled by the noise that’s been coming from Westminster. They talk about the Smith Commission as if it’s the way to get the Scots back in their box.  This “throw them a bone” politics is as far as Westminster is prepared to go without being pushed. What you are in fact seeing is…

The “Scotlandaires”

I’ve been thinking recently about what independence will actually mean for the individual people in Scotland. Apart from the “fairer and more equal” bit, what does the average person actually gain? The answer is, as is the case with all questions like that, very complex. Here, I’ll try to un-complex it for you.  It’s all…