Vicious, visceral? Yes, but is it visible?

Brian Taylor said he hoped to play a new role in charting Scotland’s future
TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP

Brains Taylor, on a free transfer to the Herald, writes as he spoke, with affected ostentatious flatulence.

He opens with:

SOME conversations stand out. It may be a significant disclosure – or a remark which subsequently acquires importance. It may be a single, startling phrase, recollected in tranquillity. To be frank, most chats are not of that nature. Rather, they are ephemeral, transient. All week, however, one past conversation has come, unbidden, to my mind. This dialogue took place after Alex Salmond was charged with a range of sexual offences, but before he was cleared in court. Before, indeed, his trial had opened. My interlocutor said calmly: “Alex is entirely confident he will be acquitted. And then watch out.” The consequence, according to my contact, was that there would be significant repercussions for those who had instigated the accusations. The talk, even then, was of conspiracy.

I can just hear him enunciate, sh-free, ‘significant repercussions for those who had instigated the accusations.

Like many others today, he’s feasting on what he supposes is the decaying corpse of the SNP, but it’s pure wish fulfilment.

Ipsos MORI told us yesterday, from their survey of 1036, only 5, less than half of 1% thought the Alex Salmond enquiry was an issue which will be very important to them in helping them to decide which party to vote for.

https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/support-scottish-independence-falls-back

And, a range of sexual offences? He makes it sound like a shop display.

Must go. Something has come, unbidden, to my mind.

17 thoughts on “Vicious, visceral? Yes, but is it visible?

  1. John
    The key word you deploy here indeed is
    Transient
    Buddhism states Nothing is permanent whatsoever nor can ever be
    The present becomes transient as soon at it arises

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  2. Good article John. The shop display being a good metaphor for the whole damn BritNat English government stitch up.
    Have a good Saturday all.
    I too must go, ‘something has come, unbidden, my mind’.
    How very poetic. 😀

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  3. Scotland’s electorate may not be particularly concerned with the practical functioning of ethical government, but then most Scots have been socially conditioned to place irrational ideology above equality and the rule-of-law (see British nationalism). Your man Taylor simply isn’t an impartial observer, and his opinion is generally a good example of ideological-bound cognition, and self-harming parochialism.

    Click to access Good-conduct-and-administrative-practice-guidelines-for-state-and-local-government.pdf

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  4. Taylor is a chump , he is from that generation of journalists in Scotland who curtsy to an English accent , man or woman .
    Taylor has such a low opinion of Scotland that he always starts from a point where anything Scottish even people , is inferior and he has to explain why in strange vocabulary , the same sort of thing that Archie Macpherson used to do in his commentary on football matches.
    Both men when trying desperately to sound exceedingly clever just sound idiotic.

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  5. I’m surprised that even “less than half of 1% thought the Alex Salmond enquiry [sic] was an issue”. Because there is no “Alex Salmond enquiry [sic]”. There is one inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon’s behaviour and another supposedly looking at the behaviour of the administration led by Nicola Sturgeon. What people should have been asked about is the Nicola Sturgeon inquiry. The only ones who refer to it as the Alex Salmond inquiry are those intent on continuing the hounding of an innocent citizen of this country and a man who has contributed more to Scotland’s cause than Nicola Sturgeon ever will, even if she were to start immediately.

    While it may well be the case that the First Minister’s behaviour is a matter of little importance to the general public at the moment one would think that those focused on the restoration of Scotland’s independence would wish to keep it that way. They would not be at all complacent about the potential impact of a ‘guilty’ verdict from either of the current Nicola Sturgeon inquiries or from a further investigation arising from her shocking conduct at a Covid briefing.

    I don’t suppose any First Minister might survive three simultaneous investigations into their conduct regardless of what are the outcomes of those inquiries.

    All of this ordure is destined to collide with the air conditioning equipment at some point. The British would, for obvious reasons, be best pleased if it coincided with coming election. In fact, one might expect that they’d be doing whatever they could to play down the latent scandal for the time being. Or to drag it out until mid-April. Why people in the Yes movement would wish to cooperate with this effort is a mystery. One I prefer to attempt to explain by stupidity rather than malice.

    Our best option by far is to lance this boil now – while there is still time to put things right before the election. Pretending that it’s not happening or that it is not important or even that it is not about Nicola Sturgeon is utter folly.

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    1. I’m surprised that even “less than half of 1% thought the Alex Salmond enquiry [sic] was an issue”.

      While I agree with you it shouldn’t be, didn’t you think the blanket coverage might have pushed it a bit higher than 7 out of 1 036? I’m delighted.

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  6. Nicola Sturgeon is the best leader the SNP/Scotland has ever had. To try to get rid of the best leader the SNP has ever had. With an election campaign getting into full swing (in a pandemic)
    It would be an act of mass incompetence and stupidity. Totally self harming beyond belief. Unthinkable. The SNP members would never countenance such an action. Ever. The campaign would be rudderless.

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  7. The accusers names were kept secret. How can there be repercussions. They will be held accountable at the Court of public opinion. That is why the names are being kept secret. Alex Salmond wa found not guilty. The outcome was in his favour.

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  8. If your looking for effective leadership, you should really try to avoid choosing those who are hostile towards Natural law reasoning. As such an approach to politics ensures they are incapable of respecting the Common law (see Brexit). So those trying to force Scots law to accommodate gender-ideology, should be kept as far away as possible from the levers of power.

    Care Ethics and Natural Law Theory: Toward an
    Institutional Political Theory of Caring

    Click to access Care-Theory-and-Moral-Law.pdf

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  9. So called, “TransGenders,” are killed at a lower rate than any other section of the population.
    Not one single trannyfanny has been killed in Scotland. NONE!
    You are far more likely to be murdered by a trannyfanny than be killed as one.
    Trannyfannies kill, rape and are exposed as paedophiles at a massively higher rate than the general population.

    Some academic you are when you can’t even accept basic facts.

    PS. Murrell is guilty and will hopefully be sharing a cell in Cornton Vale with one of her TWAW rapists very soon.

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  10. 500 people are murdered in the UK a year. + 200 people are killed in London (knife crime) since austerity begun. 100 women a year. Approx average.

    No one has been killed by a transgender person. On average, Transgender are the most gentle of persons. Often trouble and more likely to harm themselves than others.

    The perpetrators are usually male, under the influence of drink/drug. Known to the victim. Family members or ‘friends’. Murder is extremely rare. The chances of being murdered in Britain are almost non existent for the average person. The UK is extremely safe for most people. Crime is a gender issue. Males commit most (violent) crime. Men externalise become angry. Women internalise and become anxious. Nurture or nature?

    Given more support for mental issues and drink/drug consultation. Murder could be reduced or eradicated. More men % commit suicide.

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