Journey to Yes #23

Jenny says Yes. Jenny Constable is a freelance journalist from Glasgow and a very British family with members from Scotland, England and Ireland. As part of the ‘Scottish Devolution Generation’, Jenny grew up in a Scotland with devolved powers and that valued its place in Europe. Jenny supported Better Together in 2014 believing it would secure more powers and Scotland’s place in the EU. As the Tory UK Govt drags us out of Europe and centralises powers to Westminster, Scotland’s devolved settlement and its place in the EU face a very real and imminent threat. Jenny feels the past two years have revealed England and Scotland as very different countries with distinct cultures and ambitions. Any worries Jenny has about Scotland going its own way are very much outweighed by the dangers of staying in Britain. Independence offers a brighter future for all.

I’d like to apologise to anyone who goes along to the Yes Edinburgh South event organised this evening at the Eric Lidell Centre hoping to see me and the dug. I’m afraid I’ve had to cancel as I have a very bad case of the flu and am really not well enough to drive through to Edinburgh and then speak in public for a couple of hours.  My throat feels like it’s on fire, every joint in my body is aching, I have a temperature, and I have a dreadful cough and my voice is hoarse. The flu is also why there haven’t been any updates to the blog this week, as I’ve been staying in bed feeling sorry for myself.

38 comments on “Journey to Yes #23

  1. Jim Coll says:

    Concentrate on getting well. you’re needed to help counteract the sunami of lies that will come our way!

  2. Get well soon! Meanwhile that video was a great share. What a great girl.

  3. heathermclean19 says:

    Best Wishes – get well soon – wishing you a speedy recovery, you’re far too valuable a voice to lose at this crucial time! Xx

  4. Judy Rankin says:

    Hope you feel better very soon. Keep up the fluids & paracetamol/aspirin/Ibuprofen. Take care.

    • Alasdair Macdonald says:

      Having had the same bug myself over the past ten days, I know exactly how you feel. A notoriously unsympathetic female friend said to me that she could see that the term ‘man flu’ might have some validity! I must have been bad – she makes Rosa Klebb look like Florence Nightingale!

      Take it easy. It needs to work itself out. All the best

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  6. Best wishes. Get well quickly. We need you fighting fit, both of you! Xxx

  7. Lou Nisbet says:

    Just don’t go kissing the dug and pass it onto him. We know who’s important in this partnership. Otherwise please get well soon as Indyref2 needs you.

  8. Evelyn Boyes says:

    Get well soon – we all need you and the dug!

  9. Anne Gorman says:

    Get well soon Paul. Xx

  10. Pauline Gage says:

    You’re doing the right thing & with this flu you have every right to feel sorry for yourself.
    Get well soon, we need you !!! xx

  11. CapnAndy. says:

    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather Tris. Get well soon and start taking Zinc every day. It works.

  12. Bibbit says:

    Get well soon, Paul. Sorry to hear ye’re ANW. (Affy Nae Weel).

    Hope ye’re better in time for the Wee Ginger Dugcast on Friday. Fair makes ma day.

  13. Phil says:

    Best wishes Paul; for you, the Dug, and for Scotland.

  14. JGedd says:

    Staying in bed and coddling yourself is the best way to get rid of flu according to the best medical advice. Soldiering on can make it harder for the immune system to cope and risks spreading it to other people. So cuddle up under the duvet – with the dug no doubt enjoying the extra radiant heat from the high temperature. ( Cats love when you’re ill for that reason, selfish little feckers. )

  15. Marion Scott says:

    Hope you feel better soon. Have a good rest and try not to smit the dug. We need both of you fighting fit for the coming fray.

  16. Daisy Walker says:

    Please take good care of yourself and get well soon.

    Re the sore throat… if you have a good quality salt in the house, try putting a 1/4 teaspoon under your tongue until you have enough saliva built up to gargle with it, then spit out.

    This will sooth the sore tonsils straight away. Salt is a natural anti-bacteria. I didn’t believe this until I tried it. Really works.

    Table salt might work, but its got too many additives.

  17. Molly McC says:

    Copious amounts of liquids Paul. Ginger tea with honey…a hot water bottle and away tae yer bed!

  18. Get well soon Paul. That’s the reason, I nipped into my local clinic back in December for my flu Jag. I was literally in and out inside a minute, proving again just how efficient our NHS is., With this rotten weather, the flu can strike at any time.

  19. I’ve just realised that my comment might make me look like an insensitive numptie. Didn’t mean to be. The flu Jag isn’t 100% guaranteed anyway.

  20. izzie says:

    Take care Paul this is when you should have your husband to take care of you. Bloody Tories (sorry rude language)

  21. Marconatrix says:

    Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery and hoping you don’t suffer too much in the meantime.

  22. sandy thomson says:

    get well soon

  23. Ibus says:

    Get well soon Paul xox

  24. Get well soon!

    Sent from my iPad

  25. A. Bruce says:

    I was missing you Paul. Orrabest and get well soon.

  26. Iona says:

    Sounds awful 😕 Get well soon, Paul.

  27. mumsyhugs says:

    Mumsyhugs to you Paul! Take care xxx

  28. Stan Wilson says:

    Get well soon Paul and best wishes to the dug.

  29. mogabee says:

    I do hope you have someone looking after you, if only for hot drinks etc as having to do normal stuff while ill is pretty crap! Take care.

  30. benmadigan says:

    have just been through the same myself Paul – sky high temperature ,chills, pains,no appetite,cough, sneezing, runny nose, felt totally wretched etc. Took me a good 2 weeks to get over it. Hang in there and don’t attempt to get back to work before you’re really up to it

  31. Millsy says:

    Hope it is just the ‘flu , Paul .

    You haven’t been anywhere near Salisbury lately , have you ? The British Secret State has only just managed to clean up the ‘mess’ after a YEAR !
    Thank god that lethal ‘poison ‘ was only on a door knob – imagine if it had been distributed by trained agents of an aggressor state !

    But I would advise that we all keep a Hazmat suit handy – they* really want to stop Indyref 2

    *what next – parcel bombs at Glasgow Uni ? Oops , that was earlier .

  32. susan says:

    Get well soon Paul xx

  33. Get well soon, Paul.
    I had that nasty bugger last month as well.
    As previously stated. Plenty of rest, fluids and paracetamol.
    We need you back on form soon; things are picking up!

    All the best.


  34. diabloandco says:

    Sorry to hear you are unwell , hope you take great care and are up and firing on all cylinders soon!

    It has reminded me that I have been remiss in my sanity saving contribution which I will rectify forthwith!

  35. Mari Gray says:

    Hope you’re recovering Paul.

  36. Macart says:

    Ayup! Had a fair old dose myself recently. Utter misery.

    Another great vid by Phantom Power and as I’ve posted elsewhere, Jenny is more than welcome. 🙂

  37. Welsh Sion says:

    Cofion gorau am wellhad buan / Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Paul.

    And welcome to the family, Jenny.

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