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  • Abe Rene

    If the poll proves wrong:
    We’ve had “infallible” predictions about elections in Scotland before, remember?

    If the poll proves right:
    Told the silly chaps to build 1 million Y cubes, why wouldn’t they listen?

    Either way, LOL 🙂

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Believe nothing until the election results are published. Not trying to downplay successes, just that a week is a long time in politics, and there’s three months to go. Anything can happen in the meantime. These poll results must be maintained, and improved further, and due note MUST be taken of contradictory polls. No relaxing this time, eh?

    @Abe – have you got shares in Y-cubes, perhaps? Not that I disagree…

  • John Goss

    There was a report this morning on Russia Today about how Scottish voters no longer believe the UK will stick to its promises, and if a referendum was to be held today Scots would vote to exit. I don’t seem to be able to find a link. Did anyone else see it?

  • Donnie

    Inverness voted Yes, 4 years is a long time in politics and Danny Alexander is a fraud-so not too surprised about that on;, but would be chuffed to see that little talking head Douglas Alexander disappear.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    ^“We are changing, dramatically changing. New management, a new approach, patriotic and proudly Scottish.”, says Jim.

    New apparatchiks, new underpants, patronising and – you what, Jim? A Damascene conversion in the offing?

  • johnstone

    Politicians have no shame!!

    Chris Smith who attended John Muir Trust (Scotland’s premier wild land protection campaigning NGO) reception in November is to chair the new so called independent task force (funded by industry interests) on Shale gas extraction. This guy was formerly chair of the Environment Agency (EA) that recently issued Cuadrilla’s fracking permit.

    Sad to say that the EA has had all its teeth and claws extracted and does nothing more than the oversee voluntary codes of practice and rubber stamp dubious planning applications. Gone are the days when water and local authorities wielded their statutory power for the benefit of the public.

  • Abe Rene

    @ Baal Zevul “Abe – have you got shares in Y-cubes”
    Don’t I wish! I enquired about buying or renting one, and was told that they were only experimental, being built in certain areas for people being helped by YMCA. So the rest of us have-nots (non-householders) will have to wait.

  • Herbie

    I’d be very happy to see neo Lab consigned to the dustbin, but I’d be happier to see them replaced with a leftist party who could deal with the absurd austerity agenda.

    It’d be unfortunate if Scots were to dump one renegade outfit, only to end up in bed with another.

  • Republicofscotland

    Yes Craig its looking very favourable for the SNP, Ashcroft’s poll shows the SNP is in line to take 15 of the 16 constituency seats in Glasgow.

    Labour and Lib/Dem possible casualties, that will put a smile on my face, are, Danny Alexander, Margaret Curran, and Douglas Alexander, Jim Murphy’s East Renfrewshire (if he stands) would be the icing on the cake.

    To add to this, the National newspaper no link I’m afraid ran an article saying that a YouGov poll, asking what would be your voting intention towards independence now.

    The result was very encouraging with 52% voting for independence, and 48% voting against.

    As Bob Dylan sang “The time they are a changin”

    I particularly like these ttwo verses.

    Don’t speak too soon
    For the wheel’s still in spin
    And there’s no tellin’ who
    That it’s namin’

    For the loser now
    Will be later to win
    For the times they, they are a-changin’

  • Republicofscotland

    2Inverness voted Yes, 4 years is a long time in politics and Danny Alexander is a fraud-so not too surprised about that on;, but would be chuffed to see that little talking head Douglas Alexander disappear.2


    Beaker form the Muppets, aka Danny Alexander, accepted £50.000 quid from a convicted tax dodger, after promising to crack down on tax dodgers.

    Alexander said he’d use the, dirty money to fight his Inverness seat, in the 2015 GE, he’s a scumbag.

  • Republicofscotland

    No doubt Gordon Brown, a powerless absentee backbench politician, will make another unaccountable promise to the people of Scotland in order to thwart the SNP surge.

    Even Judas only betrayed his people once.

  • nevermind

    Many union members and other ‘affiliated ‘ organisations have already voted, cllr.s are already downloading postal votes by the bucket load and hawking them around, enabling the feeble, lazy and downright gullible.

    As Ba’al has it, until the elections are counted, some twice, nothing will make sense.
    All we can be assured of is that the main party politicians will move heaven and hell, try every dirty trick in the book to chage the odds in their favour.

  • Vronsky

    As I suspect you know, the SNP filter has been hard at work and most of the candidates elected on this swell will be kept men – predictable and controllable (or they’d have failed vetting). A zombie army.

  • Dreoilin

    “Even Judas only betrayed his people once.”

    Not surprising really. Didn’t he hang himself afterwards?

  • Peacewisher

    If this is the case… and it seems to be consistent with other polls… how will the propagandists spin the voting habits of Englanders in the UK election to neutralise SNP influence and deliver a healthy majority of 60 or so for either conservative or labour on 7th May? Is it even possible any more, or has politics in the UK changed forever?

  • craig Post author


    Happy to say I think the UK is on its last legs.


    It’s a mixed bag. There are some excellent candidates – Chris Law, Tommy Sheppard, Philippa Whitford, Mhairi Black.

  • Bab

    Double decimation of the Labor apparatchiks in Scotland is wonderful news, and I dearly hope that the UK is on its last legs. But I can’t envision the path from Labour’s rout to Scottish independence. How do you get there without a British Gorbachev?

    The US response to popular repudiation of the nominal left will be covert “party revitalization” of the Tories to enforce reaction in its British satellite. That worked well for them in Canada, and Québécois independence has been effectively suppressed. Even without revitalized British parties, unless the British state actually collapses it will stop at nothing to hold onto Scotland.

    I want to be cheerful too. What am I missing?

  • Peacewisher

    British Gorbachev… interesting concept! How about Charles Kennedy 🙂 … or is that more Yeltsin?

  • Bab

    I gather from all the government statements insisting that the independence question is settled once and for all that there is no formal bar to another referendum. So the question becomes, How can the British state impede it? Or who is in a position to impede it? That’s where I would look for Britain’s perestroika.

  • Clark

    Miss Castello, 2:08 pm; I’m pretty sure that’s Venus setting. It pulsates a bit because it’s low in the sky and is therefore seen through a lot of atmosphere, and because the man zooms and refocuses the camera. At 5:20 you hear the woman remark “that’s the same place the [something something] was before”, and Venus will indeed appear in roughly the same place each evening for a while.

    Yeah, wish we could send the Labour Louts to Venus. They’d love the atmosphere; plenty of hot, thick carbon dioxide with a perpetual overcast of sulphuric acid, much like their plans for Earth.

  • Abe Rene

    @Craig Happy to say I think the UK is on its last legs.

    I’m happy you made a wrong prediction about the Scottish election, and so are not infallible about this either. 🙂

  • John Goss

    Mark, I seriously worry about Zero Edge articles after the one where they claimed Russia had cut off the gas to Ukraine. It cost me a lot of time I don’t have going through Russian news outlets before finding that the Daily Mail article to which they linked was 6 years old. It might have been a genuine mistake but they should have checked. The link said ‘updated’ but did not have any date which first aroused my suspicion. They lost credibility after that.

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