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  • Saturday Seven Up February 25, 2017
    This week 204,520 visitors visited 654,004 times viewing 1,080,257 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were: Telegraph Vaz Bercow Story Disappears 12 Things You Won’t Read About Milo Elsewhere By-Election Scenarios and Permutations Diane Abbott: Case for Parliamentary Inquiry into Racist & Sexist Abuse Shami Was “Delighted” at Release of Guantanamo Detainee Turned […]
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  • Cat Smith’s Comical Ali Moment February 24, 2017
    ICYMI: this was @CatSmithMP telling my colleague @DanielHewittITV saying what an “incredible achievement” losing #copeland was for Labour pic.twitter.com/1dYCeVCeKN — Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) February 24, 2017 Top Corbynista Cat Smith tells ITV why Labour’s performance in Copeland was still an “incredible achievement”. Of all the things said by Labour politicians today, surely the most ridiculous… The […]
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  • Trump to CPAC February 24, 2017
    President Trump starts his CPAC speech attacking media for “fake news” "It's fake, phony, fake…They are the enemy of the people." pic.twitter.com/2supMCpyJB — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 24, 2017 “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me.” pic.twitter.com/Hxq6KD8fzJ — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 24, 2017 The post Trump to CPAC appeared first […]
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  • Politically Weaponised NHS Has Been Disarmed February 24, 2017
    Ed Miliband wanted to weaponise the NHS to defeat the Tories. For half-a-century Labour has used the natural Tory reluctance to pour unlimited amounts of money into the NHS as a means of scaring voters into their camp. David Cameron decided in opposition that it was time for the Tories to embrace the NHS as […]
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  • Dimbleby Calls Copeland Wrong February 24, 2017
    11:12pm last night: “Copeland has been held by Labour. The Tories haven’t taken Copeland.” David Dimbleby’s sources on the ground let him down… The post Dimbleby Calls Copeland Wrong appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • Now Hancock Gets Copeland Tory’s Name Wrong Too! February 24, 2017
    Last night Matt Hancock was unable to name Stoke Tory candidate Jack Brereton when asked by Andrew Neil. His excuse was that he had been up in Copeland… This afternoon Hancock did the double, getting new Copeland Tory MP Trudy Harrison’s name wrong on Radio 2, repeatedly calling her Judy Harrison. When challenged and corrected by Jeremy Vine, Hancock shamelessly tried to […]
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  • Friday Caption Contest: Hide Jez Edition February 24, 2017
    Entries in the comments… The post Friday Caption Contest: Hide Jez Edition appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • Thornberry: Corbyn Opposing Nuclear is “Fake News” February 24, 2017
    Emily Thornberry reaches for the Trump playbook and tells Sky that saying Corbyn opposes nuclear power is “fake news”. Anyway, here is a video of Corbyn saying “No nuclear power. Decommission the stations we’ve got”. Emily needs to consult Guido’s guide… The post Thornberry: Corbyn Opposing Nuclear is “Fake News” appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • Corbyn: I’m Not the Problem February 24, 2017
    Stalinists never resign. Ever.pic.twitter.com/XgddaUPuLn — Old Holborn✘ (@Holbornlolz) February 24, 2017 ITV’s Chris Ship asks Jez “Have you at any point this morning looked in the mirror and asked yourself, could the problem actually be me?” Corbyn’s reply: “No. Thank you for your question.” The post Corbyn: I’m Not the Problem appeared first on Guido […]
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  • Momentum: ‘We Proved Them Wrong… This Shows We Can Win Across the Country’ February 24, 2017
    Hilarious email sent by Momentum to their supporters this morning under the subject line: “We proved them wrong”. “The sceptics wrote us off in Stoke but we proved them wrong. We beat them with our energy, passion and determination. The Tories may have taken Copeland, but I’ve seen everything we need to win across the country […]
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  • Mason: Labour Needs Younger Leadership Team By 2020 February 24, 2017
    Paul Mason, who last year was recorded admitting “Corbyn doesn’t appeal to the mainstream working class vote”, is at pains to say he doesn’t think Corbyn should resign. Immediately… “by 2020 we need a younger leadership team that unites the left and centre-left around a clear and radical socialist programme… On the left in Britain we […]
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  • McDonnell Blames Blair and Mandelson for Copeland Loss February 24, 2017
    .@johnmcdonnellMP dismisses claims @jeremycorbyn cost Labour its Copeland seat after it was won by the Tories https://t.co/hsAzR3YEot — Sky News (@SkyNews) 24 February 2017 McDonnell did the Corbynista media round this morning, the leader’s office is blaming Blair as Guido reported they would. Some other notable quotes from McDonnell: “They weren’t convinced that the party supported the nuclear […]
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  • Electoral Commission Investigating Everybody February 24, 2017
    The Electoral Commission has announced investigations into the spending returns submitted by not just both the lead campaigners – The IN Campaign Limited (‘Britain Stronger in Europe’) and Vote Leave Limited. In addition the Lib Dems, Grassroots Out Limited, the European Movement, Labour Leave and UKIP have issues under investigation. Somebody called Peter Harris is […]
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  • Nuttall Getaway: “Where the F**k’s the Car?” February 24, 2017
    “Where’s the car?” Nuttall searching for his getaway car after disappointing Stoke by-election result pic.twitter.com/9s7VxnVb6K — Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) February 24, 2017 Exasperated ‘Kipper Lisa Duffy cried: “Where the hell’s the car? Where the f**k’s the car?” as Nuttall made a hasty getaway last night. Taxi… The post Nuttall Getaway: “Where the F**k’s the Car?” appeared […]
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  • Tories Win Copeland February 24, 2017
    The next MP for #copeland will be Conservative candidate Trudy Harrison who has taken the seat from Labour #bbctw pic.twitter.com/otMgR0cJbu — BBC This Week (@bbcthisweek) February 24, 2017 Trudy Harrison, Tory: 13,748 (44%) Gillian Troughton, Labour: 11,601 (37%) Rebecca Hanson, LibDems: 2,252 (7.2%) Fiona Mills, UKIP: 2,025 (6.5%) Tory majority of 2,147. First government by-election gain since 1982. Best result […]
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  • Labour Hold Stoke February 24, 2017
    “I am very happy with the result we have had this evening” @gareth_snell tells @afneil about the #StokeCentral by-election result #bbctw pic.twitter.com/5Br2y4RQox — BBC This Week (@bbcthisweek) February 24, 2017 Gareth Snell, Labour: 7,853 (37%) Paul Nuttall, UKIP: 5,233 (25%) Jack Brereton, Tory: 5,154 (24%) Zulfiqar Ali, LibDem: 2,083 (10%) Labour hold Stoke with a 2,620 majority. Nuttall beat 25 […]
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  • Hancock Can’t Name Tory Stoke Candidate February 24, 2017
    “What’s the name of your candidate in Stoke?” asks @afneil “He’s a…” @MattHancockMP “I did not meet him because I did not go” #bbctw pic.twitter.com/hwzvXMyyNb — BBC This Week (@bbcthisweek) February 24, 2017 Poor old Jack Brereton… The post Hancock Can’t Name Tory Stoke Candidate appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • Fox He Talking About? Mad Corbynista’s Midnight Meltdown February 24, 2017
    As we await the results in Stoke and Copeland, former Labour MP Chris Williamson – who still claims to be an MP on Twitter – is keeping everyone entertained with this quite mad meltdown. For some reason Williamson appears to be trolling the much-loved veteran broadcaster Alastair Stewart about the death of his chickens: Tonight […]
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  • Carswell: Likely Labour Have Won Stoke February 23, 2017
    Douglas Carswell all but concedes Stoke: “I think the most likely outcome is that Labour will win… Stoke is not even in our top 50 target seats.” Kippers on the ground do not sound particularly confident. Result by 3am… The post Carswell: Likely Labour Have Won Stoke appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
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  • By-Election Scenarios and Permutations February 23, 2017
    It is wet and windy up in Stoke and Copeland and by 4 a.m. on Friday morning one of several possible scenarios will be playing out. Guido takes you through your by-election scenarios… Stoke-on-Trent Central Labour win, UKIP second, Tories third If Gareth Snell holds Stoke for Labour then the man who once called Jeremy Corbyn an […]
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  • Scottish Twitter, Scottish Protest February 24, 2017
    Scotland is sending out memes like they’re midges, and they’re sinking their teeth into the most powerful man in the world, argues Laura-Claire Wilson. When a pro-windpower, anti-nuclear protest sign that personally insults Donald Trump in Scots is on the front page of a national (in fact The National) newspaper, it constitutes a distinctively Caledonian […]
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  • Beyond Logie Durno February 24, 2017
    In the face of ongoing crisis of planning and community democracy, such as the recent farce of  a local council planting trees on a football pitch at Logie Durno, near Inverurie, Graeme Purves asks, Can we return to a Geddesian view of planning? People, Places and Planning, the Scottish Government’s consultation paper on the future […]
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  • Loki and James Kelman in conversation February 24, 2017
    Darren McGarvey and Jim Kelman in conversation, a podcast brought to you by Phantom Power from Milton Arts Project. Likes(4)Dislikes(3)
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  • Only the Dopest February 24, 2017
    The fourth of our new weekly Mixtape series to bring you some music for your weekend. Every Friday a guest selects a playlist for you [listen to previous here]. O N L Y T H E D O P E S T is a playlist series for new experimental and underground music, curated by Bram […]
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  • Aye’s right! February 22, 2017
    Stuart A. Paterson’s recent pamphlet, Aye, for Tapsalteerie signals a return to his native Scots, following the success of his last English-language collection, Border Lines, for Indigo dreams. The return is much lauded in the foreword by Chapman’s Joy Hendry, clearly thrilled to read the real deal, noting that Scots writing has, rightly made a […]
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  • BBC Scotland is a Showstopper February 22, 2017
    There’s much to be celebrated in todays announcement from the BBC about a dedicated channel BBC Scotland: “Compared to 2015/16, this means we will be spending around £20m extra, per year, over the three years to March 2019.” The statement announces the ‘Biggest BBC investment in Scotland in twenty years’ adding ‘From Autumn 2018, the BBC […]
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  • Degrowth, Steam Trains and K-Punk February 21, 2017
    Bella Postcard: our weekly series of micro blogs, a (very) random ‘best of the web’. Like a bit of heavyweight “degrowth” analysis? Eleanor Finley from the Entitle Collective has it all for you: “For me, what the degrowth movement has been arguing for is politically the same thing that Marxist political ecologists, like Bellamy Foster and others, argue […]
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  • Remembering Paddy Bort 1954-2017 February 21, 2017
    “So shocked and grieved to hear this. A grand European, a kindliest counsellor, a wise and merry man in so many countries. We all came to him. Those blue eyes and snowy beard peeping out benevolently between the stacks of paper – he was like an Edward Lear man, with the birds of the earth nesting […]
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  • Looking for Peace in Jerusalem February 21, 2017
    So in a week I’m sixty five, my God how did that happen? And I’m here a bald OAP living in a hostel in a Jerusalem souk looking for women. Jings it wasn’t like this in the plan. I’m looking for three women, one young, one a nurse and one a millionaire with an obsession in […]
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  • I Still Believe in Miracles February 20, 2017
    On Sunday 100 protestors gathered at Inverleith House in Edinburgh to challenge what has been described as a work of cultural and civic vandalism – the closure of the space as a full-time contemporary art gallery. The protest organises under the banner ‘I Still Believe’, the title of the protest comes from a text work created by […]
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RSS Wings Over Scotland.

  • More questions than answers February 24, 2017
    We were very pleased to hear Gary Robertson challenge Kezia Dugdale on the curious matter of Scottish Labour’s membership and income figures on today’s Good Morning Scotland. Dugdale flapped and dodged and waffled for as long as she could before diverting the topic onto federalism, and eventually managed to wriggle away from the subject without any sort […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • News values depreciate further February 23, 2017
    Almost a year ago we ran a short piece mocking a Scotsman headline which claimed that “THOUSANDS” of people had signed a Tory anti-referendum petition, when the actual number was a strictly-accurate-but-pathetic TWO thousand. We didn’t think that could ever be beaten for technically-true hyperbolic exaggeration, but we’d reckoned without the bold boundary-pushing ingenuity of the Daily Express. Hundreds […]
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  • The best news ever February 23, 2017
    We don’t normally run rumours on Wings, but this one was too good to pass up. We offer it to you on the clear basis that it IS just gossip, but it’s from a source we trust. Our source says that “he’s selling himself – to any influential figures who’ll listen – as a PR […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The views from where you are February 23, 2017
    Today seems a good day to bring up the latest snippet of data from our poll. Less than a third of Scots of all parties and persuasions think BBC Scotland provides “balanced” political coverage. Even among Unionists, twice as many feel it’s biased in their favour as the frankly unhinged group who think it’s pro-independence. Remarkably, […]
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  • Kezia Dugdale Fact Check, Part 678 February 22, 2017
    There’s an interesting story in the Herald today about Scottish Labour’s finances. It reveals that the party’s income from donations plunged from £600,000 in 2015 to £100,000 last year, which in the article is blamed on Jeremy Corbyn’s UK leadership (even though Dugdale opposed him in the leadership election). But there were a few comments […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • In their back yard February 22, 2017
    We thought you’d like a wee cross-tabbed update on yesterday’s Trident poll news: Of all the people who wanted to retain the UK’s nuclear weapons, just over HALF of them (56%) were prepared to have them kept in Scotland. 15% did a total U-turn when confronted with the thought of having them in the same place […]
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  • The tyranny of majorities February 21, 2017
    The reliably-wise Stephen Bush of The New Statesman said something perceptive yesterday on the subject of an EU referendum, although it applies much more widely. It’s a view we’ve held for many years, most often in relation to UK governments ruling with huge majorities won on pretty tiddly pluralities of the vote (often in the mid-30%s), where the […]
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  • An auld familiar song February 20, 2017
    The Scottish media has today leapt all over the front-page lead story from yesterday’s Sunday Times, in which “top economist” Douglas McWilliams of right-wing thinktank the Centre for Economics and Business Research made an apocalyptic prediction of a huge deficit turning an independent Scotland into “a Third World country”. The Express’ customarily restrained coverage is pretty […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • In concrete boots February 18, 2017
    From today’s Herald: It seems a good time to bring up another piece of our poll data. The “Yes” column, of course, won’t come as much of a surprise. But the fact that 44% of No voters believe most (29%) or all (15%) of the No campaign’s promises to have been broken is perhaps rather […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • Before you vote February 18, 2017
    No.3 in the series: Caroline, originally from Hastings in Sussex, now Edinburgh. Previously: (All clips via the always-excellent Phantom Power Films.)
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