I'm a medically retired grumpy Scotsman with a good sense of the ridiculous. I write some political satire and some more serious pieces. I'm here to wake people up!
On twitter I'm @mmjblair and email me at [email protected]
EU In or UK Out?
On the 29th of March 2019, the UK will leave the EU. Now, this is very easy to say, but it's being made almost impossible to implemented by a wide range of people and political groups who have a vested interest in keeping the UK exactly where it is at the moment.
Brexit and Bad Manners
One could not make this up. Seriously. I have never witnessed such political stupidity from so many politicians at the same time. They seem to be on some kind of crusade of destruction, or under the influence of some prohibited substances.
Nothing Is Black and White with the SNP
First there was the visit to Poland, and the day trip to Auschwitz. One of the most important historic sites in the world. A place where unspeakable horrors were carried out. Not exactly the place for cheap publicity stunts by a politician. But Scotland's First Minister decided to hitch herself to a school trip to the infamous Nazi death camp.
Mother Sturgeon, Cult? Discuss
I know I have written several pieces on the subject of the SNP and its effect on the life of Scotland and its political and people. So I decided to take a break from Scottish politics for a wee while. Unfortunately, I have no option but to write a little bit more about the present status of the SNP attempts to push for a second independence referendum and sundry other matters. Deep breath and here goes.....
Men Without Armies
The music I'm about to describe is not for the faint of heart. This is muscular rock music, original and raw, but it can also be melodic and thoughtful. A fusion of high energy rock, electronic, jazz, classical, tinged with, what I hear as almost Celtic music. Confused? Wait and I will try to explain why I come to this conclusion.