I am always surprised and a little disappointed, that none of our whisky brands has either alone, or in concert, taken ownership of St Andrews day, in the way that Guinness has with St Patrick's day. Surely, they are missing a trick there- or is it better, that St Andrew's Day, is not just another hellish 'Hallmark Holiday'?
Now, I have no issue with my fellow Scots, who say (and often shout) that Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, do not speak for them. But, I am left wondering , who in fact does? If they are under the illusion that Ragin' Ruth, Kez Dogdoo or Wet Willie speak for them, then they are sadly mistaken. All three have demonstrated repeatedly, that they will put the preservation of the Union, and the needs of the UK, before Scotland, every time. Does anyone even pretend, that May or Corbyn or the other one, has what is best for Scotland at the top of their agenda? So, if not Sturgeon and the SNP, who is it, that they think speaks for Scotland?
A poll for the Herald, has found that two-thirds of Scots want to retain the pound. Do people know why they hold this view? Has anyone asked them? Why do we pander to it? The pound sterling is not the be all and end all. More folk might realise this, if we stop entertaining a counterproductive currency union, and have our brightest and best come up with a credible alternative.
It seems that Mrs Doubtfire, the Secretary of State for Scotland, has been conversing with Larry the cat again. The woolly glove puppet thinks, that Brexit is an opportunity to offer Scotland some more sweeties, to ensure she remains servile. Great stuff Euphegenia, take away the single market, and offer up sherbet, in it’s place.
Recently, I have been giving some thought, as to when might be the right time, to hold a second independence referendum. It is an issue that Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP and the wider Yes movement have been grappling with, ever since the English and Welsh inflicted Brexit upon Britain. In reality, there will probably never be, 'the right time'. Perhaps then, it would be better to throw caution to the wind, and strike when the Westminster establishment are distracted. Brexit, I believe, presents an unprecedented opportunity, to divide and conquer. It is hard to imagine May, Corbyn and Farron trying to invoke the spirit of the CamCleggiband triumvirate. Nor should it be too difficult, to expose Ragin' Ruth, Kez Dogdoo and Wet Willie's willingness, to sell Scotland short, in order to preserve the Union.
Whilst it is good that the OBR predicts that oil and gas revenues will rise, over the next four years, a second independence referendum must NOT rely on oil to make the case for a Yes vote.
Brexit Britain, is run largely by buffoons and balloons, who are living in a bubble, oblivious to the fact, that it is about to burst.
It seems the the President-elect is offended by our 'awful' wind farms. Well, Scotland (most of us, at least, I hope) is offended by his climate change denial, and his bloody 'awful' hairdo. Such is life.
For all Theresa May's reassuring words, on entering Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister, a great many of us suspected, she was probably all mouth and no trousers.
Addressing the CBI's annual conference, the Prime Minister said nothing to dispel our cynicism. Business can look forward, to the "lowest corporate tax rate in the G20", in post-Brexit Britain.
As for having workers on boards, she'll leave business to work out, what works best for them. Britain, after all, is pro-business. Come what may. Business as usual then.