Speaking Date Availability 581


I am available again for Yes meetings on 15, 16 and 17 September. Invitations welcome through the contact button above. Happy to go anywhere I can do good. My St Andrews speech a week ago has now had 75,000 views on Youtube.

It is symptomatic of the way this campaign has gone that I can find nothing online from the No camp which has had one fifth as many views, with the solitary exception of the PatronisngBTWoman video, which has massive views from people making fun of it.

Miliband was in Blantyre yesterday where his every bodily function was breathlessly reported by Severin Carrell in the Guardian – but even the Guardian could not pretend his audience in the “Labour stronghold” amounted to more than “dozens”. I am told it was under fifty. Better Together support on the ground has simply evaporated. What they rely on is that the massive output of mainstream media and the authority of the Westminster parties will have sufficient impact on their key demographics – pensioners, and housewives in a 1950’s sense – to shore up a residual no vote of the easily scared. My challenge to people to identify any Better Together gathering of more than 300 has been met with resounding silence.

Television has been wall to wall Miliband lately, and the BBC in Scotland seem to have simply abandoned their obligation to give equal broadcast time and treatment to both sides. Presumably many of the New Labour hacks who control Pacific Quay realise that their behaviour has made a Yes win a career threatening situation for them, so at this stage they see nothing to lose.

If independence is achieved it will be down to a popular movement and not to any politician. Indeed, if one person has to be singled out, I would say the Rev Stuart Campbell has made the most decisive individual contribution in the campaign. If Social media has beaten the mainstream media, the central rock around which millions of flowers have bloomed has been the Wings over Scotland website. This has a significantly larger daily readership than any newspaper in Scotland. The Wee Blue Book I found everywhere, including copies already available in pretty well every pub I entered, as I toured the East Coast. Over 400,000 downloads of the PDF have been made and 250,000 copies centrally printed, as well as a number of private initiatives which had already obtained professional printings from the PDF. Conservatively, there are over half a million hard copies out there, as well as all the reads online. In a population of 5.2 million, that is a major impact.

When we close down BBC Scotland and create a new citizen based, cheaper and more arts-oriented organisation in its place, let’s put Stuart Campbell in charge. Some state-funded drama and arts output seems to me commendable. State funding of pap entertainment is not needed – the private sector can do that perfectly well. State funding of “journalism” which investigates nothing and never challenges the establishment must be stopped.


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  • Dreoilin

    “and what do we get as a cogent and thoughtful rebuttal?”

    asks the guy who couldn’t produce a cogent and thoughtful rebuttal to save his life. LOL

  • lysias

    The Plantagenets never ruled Scotland (except for the tyrannical regime briefly imposed by Edward I and his son).

  • Republicofscotland

    FEDUP.

    No worries it will more than a couple of, egotistical mouthpieces on this blog to shut me up, I revel in their angst.

  • technicolour

    “degenerates” – now who would use that kind of language?

    Otherwise, what a surprise, lies, lies, and more lies.

  • Republicofscotland

    The Plantagenets never ruled Scotland (except for the tyrannical regime briefly imposed by Edward I and his son).
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    Sorry to say this but I think Habb was being sarcastic,a known trait of his.

  • Dreoilin

    Fedup to Technicolour:

    “You are the hypocritical liar, who has been caught out time and again and shamelessly you come back for more.”

    You say these things, but without a shred of evidence, or a reference to a blog comment, you’re just wasting your breath. Flinging mud off the top of your head. Shame on you.

  • technicolour

    “I revel in their angst”

    Think you forgot to add a ‘mwah ha ha’ there – on the other hand, perhaps it’s clear from the context. Murder, torture, bigotry and genocide just a bit of light relief for you? All in a day’s work? But it’s not working here.

  • Republicofscotland

    Think you forgot to add a ‘mwah ha ha’ there – on the other hand, perhaps it’s clear from the context. Murder, torture, bigotry and genocide just a bit of light relief for you? All in a day’s work? But it’s not working here.
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    Not at all I’m just pointing out that every story has at least two sides, though to some in here, its a one-sided affair.

  • lysias

    Well, anyone who suggests considering restoring the Plantagenets (are there any heirs?) obviously knows nothing about Scottish history. I wanted to make that clear.

    The Stuarts no doubt had their faults, but how do those faults stack up, compared to what the Hanoverian/Windsor dynasty has done? (Being Irish, I no doubt am peculiarly inclined to be favorable to the Stuarts.) And the Stuarts were legitimate, and ousted by usurpers. The 1707 Act if Union was just another step in the same direction already indicated by the Glorious Revolution. All leading to unbridled capitalism and globalism.

    There is a case to be made for monarchy, as opposed to the so-called “democracy” that has increasingly revealed itself to be disguised plutocracy. It was made by Hans-Hermann Hoppe in Democracy–The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order.

  • Republicofscotland

    What a very ‘Ben’ remark. From RoS.
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    Are you still here I thought you’d taken your jaded flaccid butt out of here, oh well you must be a glutton for punishment.

  • Fedup

    You see. It’s all about the differences. Humans don’t change.

    Ben have you read Gulliver’s travels?

    It is not the nature of the humans, don’t go all misanthropic on me. The need for uniformity is only a recent advent. This is due to the tenuous grip of those cold dead hands of the degenerates hanging to the levers of power despite their deaths.

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    The Palestinian firing of rockets into Israel is wrong but nothing even remotely as wrong, nor can it ever justify, the Israeli bombing of Gaza.

    Fred are you going weird on me?

    Pathetic was directed at the tech col and her inane drivel (“I support”).

    However, have you forgotten who is the invader and occupier Fred? By any stretch of imagination and taking account of any number of treaties, an occupied nation has every right to defend herself against the occupiers, and no UN does not adjudicate on who is the occupied. It is a natural law.

    To condemn Palestinians resisting occupation is siding with bullies and invaders.

    Zionist scum will say anything to carry on their murderfest, and land theft, zionist scum have made an industry out of murder and theft.

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    Otherwise, ‘adolescent angst?’ – gibberish, now, I see. Try the lies again.

    What are you jabbering on, lies, lies, lies, what lies? Support, what did you do? Tick a ballot paper? Oh the sacrifices.

    You are incoherent and make less and less sense, not that you ever made any sense. Are you not the same entity along with villager were ganging up on me, with tacit approval of Jon the mod?

    So what is this batman and robin nonsense you are plastering around the place?

    against torture and bigotry and racism in any form

  • Republicofscotland

    Well, anyone who suggests considering restoring the Plantagenets (are there any heirs?) obviously knows nothing about Scottish history. I wanted to make that clear.

    The Stuarts no doubt had their faults, but how do those faults stack up, compared to what the Hanoverian/Windsor dynasty has done? (Being Irish, I no doubt am peculiarly inclined to be favorable to the Stuarts.) And the Stuarts were legitimate, and ousted by usurpers. The 1707 Act if Union was just another step in the same direction already indicated by the Glorious Revolution. All leading to unbridled capitalism and globalism.
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    Very good point Lysais.
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    The Black and Tans made some mess at Croak Park.

  • technicolour

    ‘every story has two sides’ – oh, I’ve spoken to many Nazis and their supporters. I know the other side you mean.

    Which side flings repulsive, personal insults around like squid ink; tries to deny genocide; and simultaneously rationalises it by saying that the victims deserved it because after all, they’d been chucked out of everywhere else? The decent ones, or the ones with skulls on their helmets, mmmm.

  • Dreoilin

    Fedup, if you could stop blathering for five minutes:

    “these degenerates currently bent on shutting up ROS have used the same tactic on many other occasions to suppress and silence others.”

    Names please. Of those who have been “suppressed and silenced”. A blog reference would be good, but if not, please tell us who these people were.

  • Fart of Midlothian

    This is the stupidest thread ever.

    It’s also evocative of the FBI dickhead game plan for netralizing Occupy, just yell random shit to get everybody all mad.

    Eyes on the prize, remember the objective here: rip that kilt off Prince Charles and cornhole his sovereign honour with Albannach autonomy till he thinks he’s back at Cheam.

  • Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    Trolls 10, rest 0.
    Thread completely disrupted and reduced to pointless bickering. One word:
    Habbabreak

  • Republicofscotland

    Which side flings repulsive, personal insults around like squid ink; tries to deny genocide; and simultaneously rationalises it by saying that the victims deserved it because after all, they’d been chucked out of everywhere else? The decent ones, or the ones with skulls on their helmets, mmmm.
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    Your above comment matches perfectly as to what Israeli’s are doing to Palestinians today, yet I don’t see one comment of yours berating them, you Palestinian genocide denier.

  • Fedup

    Now the tag team and the gang of degenerates are out of the shadows, operating in the light, their predatory instincts getting the better of their judgements.

    Shred of evidence?

    What are you doing in this thread?

    Who sent the sos for the Irish Harridan to arrive with her blunderbuss attacks on anything that moved around this blog? Followed by the appearance of the tech col. (not a familiar pattern at all).

    The nerve of asking for “evidence” whilst engaged in a gang attack.

    Degenerates is used advisedly, I have been around this blog for a while too, remember, seen it all too.

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    ROS and others don’t let these pissants to get away with their antics. Give them better than they dish out. The only way to stop the bullies is to kick them harder than they can kick.

  • Dreoilin

    “Degenerates is used advisedly, I have been around this blog for a while too, remember, seen it all too.”

    Well if you have, then provide us with the names/handles of those who have been “suppressed and silenced”. A blog reference would be good, but if not, please tell us who these people were.

  • Dreoilin

    “ROS and others don’t let these pissants to get away with their antics. Give them better than they dish out. The only way to stop the bullies is to kick them harder than they can kick.”

    You calling Craig a pissant? It was he who deleted two threads in order to get rid of Holocaust-denial comments.
    Get a grip.

  • Vronsky

    “Trolls 10, rest 0.
    Thread completely disrupted and reduced to pointless bickering”

    Could I please be a mod? I’m a former constituency chair of a political party (you know which one) and the only skill required is the temerity to remind folk to be quiet when they have nothing to say. The foregoing posts look like the proceedings of a very poorly chaired meeting. The mods here must have wonderously tumescent thumbs, to be able to keep them so far up their arses for so long.

  • Fedup

    Ba’al Zevul

    The self inflicted has lost hands down, he cannot operate within an environment where his raison d’etre is discounted and ineffective.

    Hence the site spetsnaz coming out of the woodwork to do the voodoo they do the best.

    Just read the mills and boon bilge passed as comment in tech col “contributions”, that is followed by the erratic pronouncements of the demented harridan.

    Reading these has me in stitches, I don’t know about you, but if not, you have lost your funny bone mate.

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    Names please. Of those who have been “suppressed and silenced”

    Cryptonym et al and on goes the roll call of the real contributors, that have left, and the likes of you are here to masquerade as commenter denouncing me as an Imam, that is a drunkard Imam, and ROS as a none European, as well as attacking Mary, then there is Doug, although you have attacked Craig too, sort of a an Irish version of a dangerous pit bull type.

    Has Mr. dreo had you been pinned and chipped?

  • guano

    Boring war of words about the holocaust.

    The Roman Catholic Church was a Jewish construct to deviate the followers of the Oneness of God taught by Jesus pbuh to worshipping a special type of human.

    The Catholic Church still demands unquestioning loyalty to its falsehood today. Thomas Luther was anti Christ-murderers, and trinitarian, but most Protestants found themselves sharing the injustices of Roman Catholic persecution alongside the Jews. As a result Protestantism became much closer to the concept of the Oneness of God than the official Anglican Church allowed.

    Hence Judaism became the instrument of breaking the heresy of Trinity which Jewish Political Islam had started, worming its way into power in ancient Rome by collaboration.

    The spectacle of every branch of Islam today grovelling to Zionism and rushing to false jihad to murder, rape and steal from innocent Muslims for the benefit of Israel is leading to another equally authoritarian regime as the Roman Catholic Church has always been. Call it new World Order or call it US Catholic Islam, it is an innovation worse than the worshipping of saints or statues. A religion that worships power instead of justice.

    One thousand years passed between Constantine’s establishment of the sect of Trinity, and the Reformation. It was rightly called the Dark Ages. The establishment of a false Zionistic Caliphah is the start of a new Dark Age. Innocent practising Muslims are being slaughtered by the slaves of USUKIS, chemically rendered crazy jihadists, in their millions and you lot are still wittering on about the Jewish holocaust.

    The point is that when madmen start murdering people in their millions they take care to destroy the evidence. Nuf said.

  • Dreoilin

    “Has Mr. dreo had you been pinned and chipped?”

    Mr Dreo reads here. And he thinks that many current contributors are scum.

    And you’ve produced *one* name, Cryptonym. I can’t remember exactly why he left, but it had nothing to do with Technicolour or me. I’d remember if it did.

  • Fedup

    Vronsky

    This is a familiar pattern, just go through the comments and see the degrees of nonsense that dreo has been filling the thread with today.

    All too often any kind of a new and fresh thought is akin to garlic to the ghouls and vampires of this blog whom become alive, only to attack and drive away the new comer who is seen as a perceived threat.

    If we can put up with the infernal rantings of the self inflicted prophet then as a bonus other thought references ought to be left free to interact with this blog too.

    Fact is there is no agenda set and the remit of the debate cannot be too restrictive, however to find aggression and bullying time and again on display unleashed on differing users by he same pack of degenerates is wearing and annoying.

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