Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Just a very quick note to wish you all a happy new year - a year which for superstitious reasons I will exclusively be referring to as "this year", rather than using some arbitrary number that even the Pope recognises has no basis whatever in historical fact. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Furthermore, please note that it's still 2005 in Ethiopia.

Although the referendum is still the best part of two years away, we'll also have to get used to calling it "next year's independence referendum"!

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Best tweet of the year so far, from Mark Graham -

"Fear & doubt! What about Eastenders? You hate England! Predict the future now! Couldnae, wouldnae, shouldnae! #TweetLikeAUnionist #indyref"


  1. Happy New Year James.

    Feel free to delete. I had a wee giggle at the somewhat po faced Newsnet Scotland announcement

    We appreciate the messages saying 'Happy New Year', however we have removed such 'singular' posts in order to ensure the messages beneath the article continue to be informative and thought provoking.

    love Newsnet of course but way to engage with your readers!

  2. Happy New Year James!

    All the best for the new year.

    Are you sure that tweet's a spoof BTW? Sounds precisely like the template that SLAB and No campaign use. ;)

  3. Happy New Year, James. I thought it was amazing that Shanghai put on such a display of fireworks for a new year that they don't recognise as the new year... But whatever year we are going to call it, I hope it brings you health, wealth, and most of all, happiness.

    My favourite comment of the year so far (Donnywho on the Scotsman's article by Ewan Crawford):

    "You can lead a Unionist to water but you can't make it think!"


  4. Belated Happy New Year James - i'm on hols and without internet most of the time - you do miss it after a while.