Thursday, September 19, 2013

Up next...

In the highly unlikely event that things have gone according to plan, I should be off on my travels by now. When I get back, I hope to write a post about Arthur Donaldson's brief internment without trial during the Second World War. With the very kind help of Marcia and her friend Tom, I've been looking through the relevant material from the National Archives. You probably won't faint with amazement to learn that the totality of the picture is rather different from the one you may have seen portrayed in certain anti-independence publications a few years back. The "evidence" against Donaldson was almost laughably thin, and many of the documents themselves openly concede that.

In the meantime, don't rush off, because - thrillingly - I may just have the odd prescheduled post for you during my absence.


  1. The PB Neo-Nazi's won't be happy to see their favourite lie exposed.


  2. I take it you won't be in Edinburgh on Saturday?

    Bon voyage, alors.

    1. Merci, Tris (or given my current location perhaps I should say "hvala"!). Alas, no, I won't be at the rally. It's ironic, because I feel like I've spent half my life in Edinburgh recently, but I'll be missing the big day. I hope you have a great time, and let's hope for a bumper turnout!

  3. Hvala. Veselim se, da na fotografijah. :)

    And we will catch up soon.

  4. Have a great holiday James and I look forward to the post.

    I hope you don't mind me mentioning on here that the biased tory coward TSE has just banned me from PoliticalBetting for the 89th time. My 'crime' this time appears to have been to make a mild joke about the spin doctor Damian McBride at his expense.

    He obviously has no coherent or reasonable justification for his petulant cowardice but then he never has done the 88 times previously either.

    I'm more than content to know that quite a few posters on PB check in to ScotGoesPop frequently and will know the truth. That TSE and his fellow bigots on PB are quite obviously still trying to bully left wing posters off PoliticalBetting while hoping that nobody notices their pathetic behaviour.

  5. No problem, Mick. I've barely even bothered visiting PB since my own Kafkaesque banning, but it sounds like nothing much has changed. Of course TSE was one of the PB Tories who peddled the Donaldson story as if it was indisputable fact. "How do we know it's true? Because a very sound chap told another very sound chap!"