On the state of affairs in two of the most disunited countries in the world right now.


First published in November 2020.


There was no landslide against Trump, which was disappointing. There may not be a final result for a week or two. Although, at least, Biden seems to be ahead, so all is not lost. Despite four years during which the mango Mussolini, the Dumpster fire dictator has provided abundant evidence of his selfish stupidity, his compulsive lying, his whining petulance, his reckless disregard for anyone other than himself, his racism, his corruption and lawbreaking, the hard-on he has for dictators, and his utter unsuitability for public office yet, millions of people are prepared to put their mark next to his name on the ballot and say, β€œYes! I’ll have me four more years of that.”

Not that things are much better on this side of the Atlantic. In fact, for Scotland they are, in many ways, worse.

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the corruption, incompetence, and venality of the Conservatives, they still enjoy a lead over Labour in UK wide opinion polls and if there were a General Election tomorrow they would still be returned to power.

Voting Intentions – 26 October 2020. | YouGov

We are expected to share a polity with people who have seen for themselves the vile, evil, xenophobic, racist, corrupt, lying, conniving multicoloured chaotic and shambolic dipshittery that is the Conservative party presided over by an entitled clown and yet are still saying, β€œI’ll have me some more of that, and Scotland, you’re going to have some more of that too.”

This is now the argument for the Union. A vote against independence is a vote to have your government chosen for you by people who don’t care about truth, who are happy to condone corruption and croneyism, and who don’t even care about basic competence. Who think that compassion and humanity in government is a sign of weakness. All that they seem to care about is two World Wars and one world cup, poppies, bunting, and β€˜up yours Delors!’

In the space of six short years we’ve gone from, β€œWe love you Scotland, stay with us as a beloved partner so together we can punch above our weight on the world stage” to an international pariah, estranged from Europe, which is effectively a banana republic – only, without the republic – and after a no-deal Brexit probably without any bananas as well.πŸ”·



Wee Ginger Dug, also known as Paul Kavanagh. Blogger.


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[This piece was originally published in Wee Ginger Dug’s and re-published in PMP Magazine on 6 November 2020, with the author’s consent. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]

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