Sunday 2 June 2013


How's that again ...

* Growth stifled

* Power drained away

* Inequalities widen

* Manufacturing plummets

This will be interesting...maybe even worth £1.30


  1. Are you sure it's not Conan weaving his magic?

    1. I'd put money on Conan being behind it, John.

      It's the only possible explanation.

      Either that or someone just got sick of lying through their teeth for ungrateful swines like Cameron....or the end of the world is nigh.

  2. Don't understand this... today aye, tomorrow nay!

    It's your comment stream I'm talking about Tris. My words of wisdom normally disappear into the ether and all the carefully scripted vitriol aimed at your pet numpty fail to make the page.

    1. Boorach:

      I don't know what's happening. I've looked at the spam comments but there's nothing there from you, so they genuinely have disappeared into the ether.

      I put in the "captcha" codes because people were complaining about the number of spam messages we had, but when I realised that it was causing you a problem I took them off again.

      I'm puzzling over what to try next.

      The fact that some of your comment are coming through suggests it is not the method of posting that is the problem.

      Suggestion (if it's possible on your screen), use the name Boorach rather than 'anonymous'. Although as I said, I've looked through the spam posts for today and they are all genuinely spam. (Unless, of course, you were trying to sell me something in the last post!!)


  3. I am amazed at the Herald running this on their FRONT page.

    When I got up this morning I found a copy of the Sunday Herald lying on the sofa. Something REALLY weird is happening at the Herald I reckon. How on earth did they know I might be interested in reading this article and more importantly how on earth did they manage to place a copy of the paper on my sofa without me knowing? :-)

    Last night on Twitter THIS was about the only story I saw folks talking about. I think the Sunday Herald will get one hell of a shock when they look at their sales figures for the 2nd June 2014! Wonder how the Hootsman is doing oh that's right imitating the Titanic I forgot! :-)

    Like other folks I'm beginning to wonder if there is a small band of Herald journalists who have had enough of the put Scotland Down type of journalism and have decided to actually work together to tell the TRUTH! If this is the case then I'm sure the sales figures at the Herald newspaper will start to show a slow but steady INCREASE!

  4. Yes Arbroath. I'm off to buy a copy myself. Something I've not done in the last 4 years.

    I reckon I may have a problem getting a copy.

    Must have been the Herald Fairy that left it for you!!!!

  5. We have been stating that for years but the MSM mostly based in London have been protecting their own pomposity just like the Labour party MPs self interest.

  6. I'm reading the article now, CH, and you're dead right. We have been saying most of this stuff for years.

    All policies are London centric; a low wage, low skill economy is bad, because it cannot compete with the far low wage economies of the East for making second rate good, and it has no capacity to make the high quality goods that Germany, Austria, Italy produce...

    Dragged down by a small part of the kingdom, left with poor (and getting poorer) communications, electronic as well as physical, and to be left out of the benefits of the HS2 rail link, when France had all these things 20 years ago to every corner of the country... (because President Mitterrand had some vision, unlike mrs Thatcher who saw nothing except her husband's friends' profits).

    I'm really interested in the currency question, though...

    1. Modern currency is based on TRUST with that "Promise to pay" (farce) is how we trade, lose that trust then it falls back on its actual value which is nowt.

      It's A "0.6%" World: Who Owns What Of The $223 Trillion In Global Wealth

      The bottom line: 29 million, or 0.6% of those with any actual assets under their name, own $87.4 trillion, or 39.3% of all global assets.

      We are all in it together which is why we are better together, dangerous jokers.

    2. I note that the conclusion is that the rich keep getting richer and the poor poorer...

      Nice for the rich...

  7. Tris

    I agree with the above, we have all known this for a very long time but the problem has been not enough of us have known this. Maybe this is a start and the Herald I suppose deserve a wee pat on the back, still a shit paper though.


    1. They certainly deserve a pat on the back, Bruce, because they have tried to provide a little more balance over the last year, with people like Macwhirter and Bell writing pieces that are at least open to independence.

      This is a piece of academic work commissioned by the Jimmy Reid Foundation. They covered it well enough in the paper, which I bought for the first time in maybe 5 years. It would be hard to draw conclusions other than the UK is a basket case and to be with it means that we will be a basket case too. (See my next article.)

      The Herald has now replaced this story with tomorrow's headline which shows in a poll of 16 year olds that 60% will vote for the UK.

      There's a good article on James's blog about it.