Browsing All posts tagged under »Scotland«

I’m voting Yes to leave the union – I’ll always wish we had the power to improve it instead

September 16, 2014


I am a Yes voter, I decided so last month. As a reporter, and further, as a concerned voter, I needed time to weigh up the facts, which I naively assumed would appear in the final weeks of the campaign. The Scottish people were completely undeserving of the shit-flinging competition they received instead. Instead, we […]

Big Issue vendors vs the charity “chuggers”

February 25, 2012


Do you ever feel like people are always asking for money and that more often than not they rely upon emotional blackmail and “guilt tripping” to secure your funds, especially by charity muggers “chuggers” (more on them later). I was walking down Argyle street just the other day. On this particular occasion I didn’t bring my […]

Scotland vs Spain: Qualification battle

October 11, 2011


Scotland face Spain tonight, with a place in Euro 2012, the reward for victory, if certain conditions are applied. Spain, the world and European champions have already won Group I, their place in the Poland and Ukraine finals secured. In Alicante tonight, Scotland will try to win the runners-up spot, which would see them claim […]

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review

October 6, 2011


Operation “Faux-pas Review” has commenced, control, “roger”. *Bzzt*. I am travelling parallel to the target, weaving through streets, with my standard issue peep-hole newspaper obscuring my face from Russian sleeper agents. If they catch me my cover is blown. I am tailing the tailor. That’s why we call me the tail. I am the tailor’s tail. If […]

Hurricane Katia Approaches

September 11, 2011


Nail down your children, bubble-wrap your pets, don your metal anoraks. Hurricane Katia is coming to town with a vengeance. As a citizen with a hole in the roof directly above my bedroom, I can personally say I hope this storm subsides before it hits us. Otherwise I will have to hit the hay with my […]