Wee Ginger Dugcast – 14 June 2019

In this week’s edition of the dugcast, Callum Baird and I discuss the latest developments in the Tory leadership contest, Ruth Davidson’s gobsmacking hypocrisy, David Mundell’s squirming, the Tory attempt to undermine devolution, and Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to Brussels.


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6 comments on “Wee Ginger Dugcast – 14 June 2019

  1. […] Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – 14 June 2019 In this week’s edition of the dugcast, Callum Baird and I discuss the latest […]

  2. Bob Lamont says:

    Irony indeed. What legal threat arose from the McCokeGove contest I’m none the wiser due to legal interdiction of course but it does not expunge Gove, if anything it amplifies his previous;y accepted guilt and it can only presumed his admission removes the opportunity to support Trump and inflict Britain’s Mr Potato on a an suspecting US public. Ah well, progress…

  3. I enjoyed this week’s broadcast. I see Paul had his raspy throat Treeza May moment during the recording.

    Take a hot whisky, or rather ‘whiskey’, ‘cos it’s an Irish recipe, of Bush, cloves, a slice of lemon, hot water and a spoonful of sugar, Paul.

    I can’t vouch for the efficacy of this mix, but after two or three, you tend to feel a lot better anyway.

    Paul, you struggled to attribute the saying:

    ‘Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.’

    Irony of ironies; in a week that the Silver Back Alpha Male Boris Johnson is the ONLY news on the BBC, it was his namesake, Samuel Johnson,who is attributed with this timeless aphorism, in reference to his pal, the Reverend William Dodd who was hanged at Tyburn, for, wait for it, forgery.

    How many MPs would have gone to the gallows during the expenses scandal?

    Dr James Boswell, Sam Johnson’s Scottish biographer, immortalises many of Johnson’s thoughts on Scotland and the Scots.

    I have no doubt that his ancestor Boris read Boswell at Eton or Oxford.

    Some pithy throwaways about Scotland from the Great Man. (sic)

    “Knowledge was divided among the Scots, like bread in a besieged town, to every man a mouthful, to no man a bellyful.”

    “The impudence of an Irishman is the impudence of a fly, that buzzes about you, and you put it away, but it returns again, and flutters and teazes you. The impudence of a Scotsman is the impudence of a leech, that fixes and sucks your blood.”

    Boswell, a Scot, seems to be of the ProudScotBut Brit Nat persuasion.

    Here are some of his to wee too poor ramblings on his country and fellow Scots.

    “What enemy would invade Scotland, where there is nothing to be got?”
    Too poor?

    “Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young.”
    Too stupid?

    So the Better Together Project Cringe has been running since the second half of the 18th Century.

    Boris Johnson will be PM by July. It is difficult to type this statement without instinctively reaching for my passport, emptying the bank account and heading for a neutral country.

    Then the House of Cards that is the Westminster Bedlam will collapse.

    I cannot for the life of me understand why we would sit about until 2020 to announce Indyref2.

    We will crash out of the EU in the autumn under No Deal driven by a Blue Tory/ Nigel Farage Brexit Party Coalition ‘War’ Cabinet.

    Why would we wait another year, or even more alarmingly, hang about until 2021, to fight another SGE in the hope that the Pro independence vote holds up?

    The SG has a mandate Now.
    WM upheld Scotland’s Claim of Right.
    I refuse to go gently into that dark Free Trade WTO night of the Blue Meanies, and Corbyn’s lot.

    Davidson has retired to her Bunker, plotting her ascension to the HoL.

    Mundell’s Scotland Office will be England’s Embassy soon.

  4. Charles McGregor says:

    Hopefully these are the right size, Apologies again for screwing up the last thread, I’m used to posting on a comics forum where the forum automatically resizes to suit.




  5. “This week, for the first time since my election, three years ago, I have started to question what on Earth the point of is of being a MSP.”

    Professor Adam Two Jobs WATP Tomkins never wrote a truer word.
    ‘Since my election’, or rather since I got picked by an Unseen Blue Tory Elite to appear on their List, and get on the Gravy Train despite Jack’s constituency voting me into a distant fourth?

    I struggle to imagine what this man does for a living at Holyrood.
    He wasn’t elected, and never will be.
    He was given the Golden Ticket, £1200 a week to be forever in Opposition, with no need to get too complicated about it, like producing a manifesto, or doing anything than carping from the sidelines, and tweeting SNP Bad every now and again.
    Oh, Chistos, we need to clean this garbage out of politics.
    The Blue Tories are destroying his ‘precious Union’ FFS.

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