Sunday, 24 April 2016

Halcyon days!



Photo 01 - Most of our anglers yesterday!

Halcyon days!

Well yesterday saw our annual wild Trout competition take place on what was a bitterly cold and at times very windy day. As if that was not enough there were periods when we were shot blasted by hail making for a thoroughly trying day! The words fishing trip gave way to endurance test rather quickly! Mitigating this however were small bursts of sunshine passing on small quantities of much needed heat.

Thankfully Cath, Lisa and staff at the Glen Cafe served up filling bacon rolls and most welcome piping hot coffee! We are always assured of a great welcome at this establishment and we are most grateful to all of the staff for putting up with a group of ravenous anglers. So thank you Cath, Lisa et al we very much appreciate all you do for us!
Photo 02 - Worthy winner, Alan Ramsay receives the cup from our own Pete Young!

Come ten o clock all the competitors were at their respective areas giving their flies a good drooking! Sunk lines, floating lines and intermediates were all in action as the anglers searched for the elusive Trout. I heard on the grapevine that fish had been contacted but were just as quick throwing the hooks and swimming away. Due to the conditions no rising Trout were spotted and sub surface fishing was the order of the day.

News arrived that Trout hunter extraordinaire Stevie Nimmo had landed a decent fish and that the ever young elder statesman Pete Young had caught a fish but had returned it because he felt it was a tad thin, what a sportsman!  I headed over to the roadside on the trusty Zephyr and it soon became apparent that another fish had been caught this time by Fraser Patterson a very adept fly fisherman.

Photo 03 - Pete presents Stevie with a 2nd prize a box of loch flies.

So a contest was on the cards and I headed to the boathouse to pick up the scales and made for the Tibbie for the weigh in and post mortem barbeque. Slowly the competitors assembled all pummelled by the weather with weary casting arms and blue fingers and toes! Courtesy of Alastair, a roaring fire in the barbeque keg provided some much needed warmth as the reviving aroma of cooked burgers wafted around!

Two of our regular competitors Mark and Alan  appeared and I heard Mark say that he had one but it got free which is always a disappointment. Alan however was holding a carrier bag and within were two Brown Trout, time for the scales methinks! At the weigh in three anglers had Trout Stevie Nimmo who weighed in one Trout for thirteen and three quarter ounces, Fraser Patterson who weighed in one Trout for ten and three eights of an ounce and Alan Ramsay who weighed two Trout for one pound six and seven eights of an ounce!

Photo 04 - Fraser receive the heavy Pike cup and £20.00 from Pete.

A clear winner then, Alan Ramsay takes the Westbrook cup and we will welcome him and a nominated companion to the Upper Pavilion in the autumn to see if we can tempt a Salmon. He will also receive a year's complimentary membership of the club for the year. We were all delighted for Alan as he has been a most keen competitor for a number of years and it really does lend weight to the saying that “perseverance pays”!

So an excellent day despite the atrocious weather, a group of committed real anglers not a Muppet or angling bully in sight! It really doesn’t get better than this! Alastair rounded off the day with a tasty al fresco barbeque with burgers, cheese, all sorts of veg and a massive pot of freshly cooked chips! Of course we very much appreciate Alastair’s efforts and without the Tibbie and the Glen Cafe our day would be a much lesser event!

Now over the last few years we haven’t fared too well on the Upper Pavilion but Alan is an accomplished Salmon angler and accrued a tally of 22 Salmon off the Tweed last year so all eyes will be focussed on him to get a few tips. Twenty two Salmon is an incredible feat given the poor fishing on the Tweed last year! It was a great day out in the company of these lads; this is what real angling is about! Another great memory indelibly printed on our minds, Halcyon days indeed!



Photo 05 - Fraser receives 3rd prize a bottle of spirits from Pete.

The wider world in my view!

What will you do?

It has often been said that we are a progressing society improving our lives leading to a greater sense of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Of course it’s a load of tosh! We are all expendable foot soldiers moved by those who control the wealth in our society. Thats it in a nutshell, mere pawns at the beck and call of the wealthy!
Certain factors make the situation worse like Tory governments who dismiss concepts such as society, welfare and compassion! They believe only in market forces, devotees of Adam Smith they foster concepts such as the workshy poor, the disruptive union members and above all encourage excessive greed at every opportunity!

Greed is in fact the driving force of capitalism the goal seems to be its good to get some, but much better to acquire more no matter the cost to others! Butcher Thatcher really started the ball rolling with the appalling sale of council homes for absolute peanuts! Oh indeed there was minimal return in financial terms for selling councils it could not be any other way! Here we had people who had not the wherewithal to get on the housing ladder receive a golden gift and from a Tory government!

Greed is now firmly entrenched in our society and it can be seen on any street in the land! Some trade their cars in when the toffee nosed lot across the street do, other go for more than one vehicle or a conservatory. Now I’m not saying it’s wrong to have nice things because it’s not, a few material possessions makes life so much sweeter! If it had stopped here then it would have been bearable but alas it has gotten much worse in fact completely out of hand!

We have become oblivious to human characteristics such as care and compassion replacing them with the pursuit of wealth and the more the better! Sportsmen earn colossal sums of money for doing what is likely their hobby. Company directors exploit their staff paying as little as they can get away with to increase the pot for their own use. Companies all over the globe use every trick available to avoid paying taxes to increase their pot of gold.

Large companies, banks and financial houses pay their senior staff huge amounts of money even giving them massive bonuses when they mess up! It seems for some there is no limit to the amount of capital than can be accrued! Just look at the recent scandals in the motor industry with Volkswagen and Mitsubishi deliberately falsifying emissions data in order to increase sales of their vehicles and with that their profit!

These people will stop at nothing to increase profits, where is the sense of fair play or gentlemanly conduct or downright honest business? These companies behaved like feral cats in getting what they want irrespective of the cost to others. This tier of capitalism sees no holds barred and anything goes. Unfortunately this is only the tip of the iceberg there will be many more such scandals!

This rampant greed must be curtailed before it destroys our society completely! What is beyond comprehension is why does everyone try and ignore what is going on! Do we really just live for this generation for if we continue on this path marked out by Butcher Thatcher there will be precious little left for the next!

We cannot sit back and leave it to Lord Snooty and his ace band of bunglers for they are part of the problem! There must be another way where everyone can share in the wealth created. The stumbling block of course is inherent greed! It may be that the only way to stop this is an apocalyptic event such as wiped out the dinosaurs! It would of course be better if we could acknowledge our misguided ways and get back to treating people as people and cast aside the values introduced by industry wrecker Butcher Thatcher!


The only political parties offering any kind of change along these lines are firstly the Greens and secondly and to a much lesser extent the SNP. We are at a crossroads here and everyone has an important decision to make, I know which road I will be taking!     

Sunday, 17 April 2016

The ultimate battle!


Photo 01 - Stevie's plump one and a half pounder!

The ultimate battle!

Next Saturday will see our wild Trout competition being held on the loch for the sixth year in a row. The competition is open to all so if you think you can outwit our head of wild Brown Trout come along and have a cast. The day begins from 09.15 onwards with registration at the Glen Cafe where Cath and Lisa will serve up tasty bacon rolls along with piping hot coffee.

After registration competitors may move to their preferred spot to commence fishing and when 10.00 comes round the fishing may begin. You may fish all around the loch with the exception of Rodono House which is next to our boat launching area, if you are unsure of where this is please ask!

Fishing will cease at 16.00hrs and anglers should then make their way round to the Tibbie Shiels Inn where the weigh in will take place. Please note any angler arriving after 16.30hrs will not be allowed to weigh in any fish unless there is a very good reason for this lateness!

Following the weigh in there will be the presentation of prizes and the club will stand every competitor a drink of their choice to wash down what always turns out to be a most splendid barbeque cooked up by Alastair The weeks leading up to the competition have shown the resident Trout up for a bit of sport readily taking anglers offerings!

So if you want to come and take part simply come to the Glen cafe around 09.15hrs and we will get you sorted for the day ahead! Entry is £16.00, unchanged since the inception and entitles you to your fishing, pre fishing breakfast at the cafe and barbeque at the Tibbie. As always the first prize is a day’s autumn Salmon fishing on the Upper Pavilion on Tweed with access to all the pools!

 In addition the winner will receive membership of the club for a year worth £55.00! Second prize is a bottle of spirits and third prize is a box of flies suitable for fishing on St Mary’s! We would like to wish all competitors in what is the ultimate battle tight lines!

Update – Three fine Brown Trout fell to three of our regular Trout hunters, Alasdair White caught a fine 13in Trout on a Blae&Black at the bottom of the loch whilst our ever young Pete Young managed a half pounder on a wee glodhead and Stevie Nimmo landed and returned a super 1.5lbs Trout (photo above) in what would be best described as Baltic conditions with a biting cold wind and frequent hail showers! Hopefully the weather will improve for next week but the pointers are showing our head of Trout are up for a battle irrespective of the weather!

Photo 02 - Pete's half pounder!

Rumours!

It seems some rumours are circulating regarding the hiring of our boats and engines. Specifically the rumours relate to our club engines and the spectrum for their hire in that the engines are only for the use of club members! I don’t know where this rumour came from but a rumour is exactly what it is. At no time has it ever been suggested that we do this and we will not be implementing this!

Engines are for the use of members and visitors alike and we will continue with this open policy so if you want an engine provided it is not already booked you will be able to hire one. The second rumour circulating is that the lochs will be closed to all visitors and only be open to club members! This has been on the agenda in the past during a period of excessive fishing but at this time it is not up for discussion. So if you want to know if something is an unfounded rumour just ask our loch keeper or a committee member and you will get the real story!

The wider world in my view!

Nothing more than a bad joke!

It was with much amusement that I watched the Borg Queen Ruth Davidson introduce her policies for the forthcoming election. Of note was the fact that she is not in the race for government but wants to be the official opposition. Now there’s a first a “politician” campaigning to be a poor second! She and her misguided band of lost sheep seem as yet not to have found enlightenment and are still running around chanting no to a second referendum!

Interestingly whilst it should be the SNP banging on about another referendum it’s the Tories who seem obsessed by it! I used the word policies above because it is the spine of any political party prior to an election. Astonishingly the Tories do not have any policies just a collection of negative random headlines that since they will never get anywhere near government they won’t be required to explain further!

Any slight hint towards policy seems to be simply passing on the machinations of Westminster and look at the almighty mess they are creating! Yes the person who crowned her the Borg Queen got it spot on, the Borg a star trek creation are creatures incapable of thinking they simply carry out the wishes of their master!

They seek to be the main party of opposition and hold the SNP to account. Did you ever hear such nonsense! The woman who could not even get her tax return correct (she underpaid by £3.80) seeking to challenge thought out policy! She is incapable of holding any party to account or any politician for tat matter! It’s a joke albeit a very bad one. The reality is that these buffoons even if they did end up as the largest party of opposition (highly unlikely) would end up pushing floor polish around as the SNP wipe the floor with them.

A bunch of lost and ineffectual fools unfit to be tolerated by the people of Scotland! Tories in Scotland are alien species! Honestly they are just there to make up the numbers. They have no vision, no aspiration and no gumption whatsoever. They will be wholeheartedly and rightly rejected by the people of Scotland. The mistake they made and have consistently made is to treat the people of Scotland as fools thinking they will happily swallow a double dose of Lord Snooty’s cure all potions.

The bottom line is that Scots can see through them and they are destined to be sideline jesters to provide mild amusement. Already the gaffes are coming thick and fast! The Borg Queen and her followers are not serious politicians worthy of consideration why even a vote for a Puppet (Lib-Dem) would return more in the way of benefit!


They do have some support though, wealthy farmers, big landowners, the elite of Morningside and other such affluent areas but for the general population they have no attraction whatsoever. If you would like to reward the rich and punish the poor then vote for them! 

If you want an independent fairer Scotland with money being wrested from the super rich then vote SNP and if you are looking for a home for your second vote then vote Green!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Competition Rules and tips!

Photo 01 - Snow on the hills!

Competition rules and tips!

Our wild Trout competition held on the loch will take place on the 23rd of this month (April) with the hours of fishing being 10.00 – 16.00. Competitors should assemble at the Glen Cafe before 10.00, most usually arrive around 09.20. As always Cath and Lisa play mine host and serve up delicious bacon rolls and piping hot coffee! Our weigh in will be held at the Tibbie Shiels Inn as usual. Although the inn is closed Alastair has agreed to set up the traditional barbeque following our weigh in and presentation of prizes. Just to recap the prizes will be as follows

1st prize – A days Salmon fishing in the autumn on the upper Pavilion on Tweed kindly donated by the family of the late Major Sir Neil Westbrook and the Westbrook cup to keep for a year and honorary membership of the club for one year.

2nd prize – A bottle of spirits of your choosing.

3rd prize a box of flies suitable for St Mary’s loch.

It’s still cold but there has been the odd warm day and Trout have been rising when flies hatch so if it does become warmer floating lines may be the order of the day. Fish are often found in the margins so you don’t need to be wading out a great distance. The consensus is usually floating line with two or three flies one of which should be of an attractor pattern with the others traditional patterns in size around 14.

If no fish are encountered then you need to get depth and a slow sinker or intermediate will be the shot. If you get to this stage with no joy then imagination is your best tool. Push the boat out and fish something you would consider ridiculous in normal circumstances. My fall back is a Rainbow Trout lure fished deep. It may produce nothing but it just might get you a bite that could see you to the Tweed!

Whatever you do engage with the surroundings envelope yourself in nature and be receptive to all that is offered up to you. Enjoy the patter, rekindle old friendships and make new ones – it’s simply what real anglers do!

Competition Rules

         (1) There is to be a bag limit of 4 Trout then catch and release.

         (2) No Trout under 8 inches may be taken.

          (3) Fishing shall be fly only using rod (one) and line.

           (4) No Trout shall be passed to another angler (Bag sharing).

           (5) Pike and Perch to be returned to the loch unharmed.

           (6) The organisers may inspect all tackle and fish caught.

            Boats will be available for disabled anglers and those with limited mobility in the first instance any remaining boats will be given to other anglers as required. If the need for boats is greater than boats available a straw poll will be the arbiter.

            (7) Parking in designated areas only, please avoid blocking farm gates and entrances.

            (8) Any angler found to be in breach of competition rules shall be disqualified.

            (9) Fishing shall commence at 10.00am and finish at 16.00hrs with all catches to be weighed in by 16.30hrs at the Tibbie Shiels Inn.

(10) Fishing to be confined to St Mary's Loch only.

You are advised to carry a mobile phone with you in case of difficulty. 

Tight lines!


Photo 02 - level down a tad!

The wider world in my view!

Game over!

No prizes for guessing just what the heading relates to, it is of course the latest and current mess that sees Lord Snooty exposed as a liar and a fool! Thousands of protesters were outside Downing Street demanding he abdicates! Ordinary hardworking people have had their fill of this fool! Looking back to the start of the week when the gaffe was uncovered Lord Snooty remained silent except that to state his father’s financial matters were a private affair! More digging through the “Panama” papers showed that not only Lord Snooty’s father had been involved but Lord Snooty himself was also involved!

Each day inched closer to the truth until he finally admitted that up until the time he became Prime Minister (a black day) he had around £30,000 invested in this overseas racket! Why did Snooty continue to deny this, it must have been clear the truth would out!  We can only assume that Lord Snooty held on in the forlorn hope that he could get away without his involvement being detected! He only admitted his involvement after 5 days worth of outright lies!

So here we have another proven liar just like the two Tories mentioned last week! A man who still maintains we are all in this together when quite clearly we are not! How many working people on the minimum wage have thirty grand to invest overseas, very few I would warrant! Yes here we have a classic case of the differences in the lives of the rich and the poor!

So what will become of Lord Snooty now that he has been exposed as a fool and a liar? I cannot see him falling on his sword at this stage he will try and ride out the storm. The latest is that he will publish his tax return but a tax return is wholly based on what you declare, with his record of deceit god only knows what misdeeds he has committed! Corbyn and a few others are demanding he resign but they are weak individuals and will only succeed in embarrassing themselves. The criticism from the Tory benches reaches its height with “he handled the affair badly”. No mention of the fact that for four days Lord Snooty tried to deny, deflect and deceive the public making his position untenable!

He has been reported to the sleaze watchdog and we will have to wait for the outcome. The problem for Lord Snooty is that like many other Tories such as the Borg Queen and Sajit Javid he has lost the trust of the people of Britain! How would it be possible to trust a fool who has now been outed as a conniving outright liar! There is also the question of the £200,000 gifted him by his mother in two instalments to avoid around £80,000 of inheritance tax!

Expect the campaign for the UK to remain in the EU to take a further tumble as people dismiss the words of Snooty as lies spouted by self interest! A second rate liar as Prime Minister, the situation is unthinkable. Lord Snooty has been found guilty of putting personal wealth in front of serving the public. I think the British public will judge him as they did Puppet Clegg in the last election. 

Corruption is probably rife in Westminster particularly in the Tory party where it seems to be their trademark, but when the man who tells us “we are all in this together” is exposed as a charlatan the situation is indeed grave! Lord Snooty had had his shot at running the country and has been found seriously wanting. Tory MPs are now increasingly beginning to think of what comes after Lord Snooty, they are finally realising that Snooty is a liability! It’s now time for him to develop a spine and stand up like a man, and do the decent thing!

Education!

I had to laugh this week when Borg Queen Ruth Davidson tried to explain her proposal for the hidden tuition fees she would introduce if elected First Minister which thankfully is something that will never come to pass! Her prediction that it will return 100 million pounds per year was systematically ripped to shreds.


In fact analysis by financial experts reveals it would realise nothing until 2021 and even then the amount raised would be in single figures. Yes another windbag lets rip with a load of tosh! Did Ms Davidson attend school, and if so which one, so details could be made available so that parents seeking an education for their child to avoid that particular school! How many people would vote for a dummy? We need at the very least to have people representing us to have a basic education clearly voting for a Tory will not realise that aim!

Sunday, 3 April 2016

English raiders!



Photo 01 - One of Paul's four Trout! note damage near tail fin

English raiders!

Easter Monday saw two of our English members cross the border and arrive at the loch for a session looking to entice some Brown Trout. Yes long time members Paul Kelly and Alan Wilson who hail from the Newcastle area came to the loch and showed us how it is done. Paul tempted 4 super Brownies during a short session and as is their way returned every one of them unharmed to fight another day!

They did not have weigh scales with them but you can see from the photos they are very fine specimens. Paul estimates the biggest as being close to the 1.5lbs mark and I wouldn’t disagree with him, have a close look at photo 01 it has sustained damage near the tail fin probably a predatory bird! In the time of the Border Reivers we used to dread English raiders coming across the border but in these peaceful times we applaud such raids especially when they are carried out by such committed anglers. Well done lads!


Photo 02 Number two for Paul!


Not welcome!

I cannot remember a year gone by in which there was not a littering incident and this year it has started early! On Saturday morning we were met by a line of litter strewn across the road opposite our boat house and much more down the banks. The evidence left clearly points to Pike anglers as bait packets, actual bait and syringes red pop up balls were all left, included also was evidence of serious drinking.

Photo 03 - It, a trio!

It looks like they were ill equipped to deal with the weather as two general purpose tarpaulins were formed into a rudimentary tent. There were bottles everywhere including 8 unopened bottles of Budweiser which we gave to Keith but make no mistake, leaving a few bottles of beer does not allow any angler to behave in such a fashion!

What I find difficult to fathom is how an angler full of alcohol can deal with a hooked up Pike efficiently. I suppose the answer is very poorly indeed! These people no doubt had invested in all the bells and whistles to register a bite yet probably had difficulty in walking! It just does not make any sense! Unfortunately we have no idea who these people are but undoubtedly they arrived on Friday night after Keith had done his rounds and cleared off early morning.

Photo 04 - Number four for Paul!

I would be very surprised if they had obtained a permit as neither the cafe or Keith had issued any. It’s beyond a joke, these people are not anglers, simply desecrators of the countryside with a drink problem! We will be looking out for anglers under the influence of drink or drugs and if you are deemed to be incapable of fishing in a professional manner you will be asked to leave. It is worth noting that a local police officer has extended his support to the club and will help rid us of this scourge. 
Drink if you like, but if you like to drink yourself senseless go somewhere else,++++++ you are not welcome here!

Photo 05 - Some of the rubbish left by Pike "anglers"!

The Muppet season!

Keith phoned midweek to say that two panes on our boathouse windows had been smashed overnight. There was no evidence of a break in but nevertheless he informed the police which is exactly the correct thing to do! He was given an incident number and that is as far as it went. Keith kindly gave up some of his free time to rectify this damage. It’s disappointing but it signals the start of the Muppet season, earlier than usual but here we are again. If it’s not angling bullies its Muppets, that it seems is our spectrum!

The twilight zone!

I went round to the Tibbie yesterday to try and catch Alastair to speak about the arrangements for our competition. Arriving I noticed the 5 bar gate was closed yet the car park was packed out with cars. I ventured in and it was absolutely heaving with people drinking. Looking around I did not recognise anyone which I thougt was a trifle odd as I know many of the people living locally.

Getting to the bar I noted three girls having a little difficulty in pouring beer from the taps and I managed to get the attention of one of them and asked if she knew where Alastair was. I was taken aback when she replied she did not know anyone called Alastair neither did the other two! I began to think I was in some kind of twilight zone until a big chap noted my puzzled look and asked what I was doing in the pub!

Again I said I was looking for the owner and I was somewhat relieved when he said he knew Alastair but did not know where he was. He explained that all the people were in the pub for a private party including the people behind the bar which explains the blank looks my query elicited. They had in fact hired the whole hotel! As we trekked through various bits of the hotel people were everywhere but no Alastair could be found! 
I'm glad it finally made sense, but perhaps a wee sign on the gate/front door saying private party would have helped! I wonder how many other people were caught out? Looking at the hotels website it seems the Inn Caravan and apartment is up for holiday lets and the pub is closed - very sad!


 Photo 06 - More rubbish left at their base camp, note new window pane!


The wider world in my view!

Caught out AGAIN!

It takes a bit of believing but another cock up by Lord Snooty and his band of bunglers brings the world crashing down on at least 50,000 workers affected by the termination of steel production in the UK! Of course after the horse has bolted they awoke from their slumber and promised to do all that they can which believe me is absolutely nothing!

Yes whilst the crisis unfolded the posh boys were nowhere to be seen. The so called business secretary Butcher Thatcher clone Sajit Javid decided to jet off to Australia knowing there was a steel storm brewing. A few days later he returns saying that everything possible would be done to save the industry! A few hours later the excuses were made, no nationalisation and only limited intervention. The fate of the steel industry has been decided, it is now history, with all the deprivation and hardship that brings! In case you have any doubts remember Ravenscraig, The Coal industry or the Shipbuilding industry all subject to the Tory hatchet!

This crowd of inexperienced buffoons have done for the industry good and proper! Javid went out of his way to stress that the Tories had been lobbying the EU to increase tariffs on Chinese steel for a long time. How strange when other EU officials are coming out and saying the UK had persistently been opposing such moves in fact bumbling Javid himself voted against the move. Just like the Borg queen Ruth Davidson it seems for Tories truth is a concept that completely eludes them!

The truth of the matter is that they have been caught napping again! This crisis has been developing for months and the simple facts are that they could not care less! The last Labour administration showed the value of nationalisation when they intervened to save the banks, it seems however steel jobs do not command the same attention!
We have in this government a bunch of useless, directionless fools where the right hand knows not what the left hand is doing! Loudmouth Tory Anna Soubry stated a few dats ago that anything was possible when it came to saving steel jobs now Lord Snooty and Javid have both said that nationalisation is not an option!

It is so very sad that when we have what is the last of our heavy industries floundering, the inept Tories do not have a clue as to what action to take! Trades unions opposition MPs and other pressure groups are all working hard for a solution but at best all they will achieve is saving fragments of the industry. Wales does not need this devastation and the UK does not need the Tories, if we ever needed a strong government we need it now! What we have however is a bunch of incompetent and directionless fools!

The second debate!

Hot on the heels of the first debate on Tuesday the second took place. It was a more engaging event with the candidates being allowed to grill the others as well as the audience having a pop. What has become crystal clear is that Nicola Sturgeon has no equal in Scottish politics! She was by far the superior politician giving clear and more importantly sensible answers to the many questions directed at her.

Patrick Harvie and Kezia Dugdale performed well being supported by good politics and it is clear that both will provide improved performances for their respective parties! As usual the league table was propped up by Puppet Willie Rennie and Borg queen Ruth Davidson. Puppet Rennie does try but fails spectacularly in trying to convince people that the puppets can be trusted! Hence most questions were set around their betrayal of the electorate in 2010!

Borg queen Ruth Davidson was again caught out as a rank liar when she said the Tories are the party of low taxes! Rather they are the party of hidden taxes demonstrated precisely as she was exposed as a fool over tuition fees and prescription charges! It looks like the Tory revival in Scotland which never really started is already sunk! There are always choices in an election but you would need to be a fool of the first order to even consider the puppets or the Tories! Scotland looks set to be on track to return the correct choice!

Brexit!

Rather disappointingly but predictably the Brexit campaign took a four point lead in the latest EU polls. It's a huge subject which I won't go into today but people intent on staying in the EU need to ditch Lord Snooty rapidly! This diddy has done more for Brexit than the remain side he is meant to be leading. Remain campaigners need to get ultra active with immediate effect!