It appears that despite there being 3 nuclear subs on the Clyde, the Russians were, at the time that Angus was speaking, sailing up the same river in one of their submarines, and moreover, there were tankers going over the top of Scotland from the same place.
So, what is Mr Donohoe saying? Maybe we need 12 or 20 nuclear submarines. Now let's see. if 4 cost around £100 billion, 12 would cost £300 billion, and 20 around £500 billion. Still when you have a debt of some £1.5 trillion, what's a few hundred billion here or there?
There's always food banks, and we can always get Esther and Iain to kill off a few more thousand pensioners and sick people.
I think Stuart Campbell made a good point (again) on Twitter today.
He said, if you are one of the independentists who are calling people traitors and Quislings, you're not helping.
We have seen the unionists throwing insults at Nicola (that wee lassie wi' a tin helmet). We've seen the slurs originating in UK government departments, with reference to the FM's meetings with foreign diplomats. We are aware of the bully boy tactics of the unionist press (the way, for example, they used the story of the SNP defector who was nothing of the kind) and we saw the way that the middle class millionaire men tried to shout down the three working class women in the tv debates.
People really do seem to be looking for a better more decent kind of politics, less aggressive and less macho. We should be aware of this. SNP membership rose by around 2000 following the debates. I'm prepared to bet that the Labour, Tory and Liberals had no such boost!
I think it's perfectly legitimate to point out when someone has said something despicable or has been uncovered as a cheat (Fallon in the last post) or has said something so monumentally stupid and self defeating (Donohoe in this post) that it leaves you saying... Whit?
It's perfectly reasonable to dismiss what you believe to be utter lies, and to be scathing of the people who tell them... on any side of the argument. And a dig at our opponents' weaknesses is worth a laugh. Politics is a hard game. If you can't take the heat...etc.
But calling people Quislings because they feel British first and want to be and stay British, and owe their loyalty to the British state or the British queen, doesn't help any more that calling someone like Stuart, who sounds very much like a social democrat to me, Hitler.
Just my opinion, but I'd welcome your take on it...
And I warn you, I'll probably get angry at some point and fall foul of my own principles!
It must be very handy to have a mother who can get you excused from facing sex charges. I hope this judge knows that even if she makes him a knight, he won't be able to use the title. Still, knowing he has it may be of comfort to him.
The whole thing is unfortunate. If Airmiles had been treated like an ordinary mortal, he would have been able to plead his case and we would have heard the evidence for and against and been able to make up our minds whether he was guilty or not.
As it is all we know is that there were allegations and that he has denied them.
So we are left to make up our own minds based on that slim amount of information. Not satisfactory.