Author: michaelgreenwell

Platitudes are not my business

Insult Royalty Day/Strange Women Lying In Ponds

vvvvThis morning Christina McKelvie MSP retweeted someone saying that a Catalan Rapper called Valtónyc has been jailed for 3 years because of the content of one of his songs.

The content that the Spanish govt is said to have taken offence to was something “insulting the crown”.

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Feel free to add your own on there. Here are a few for starters in both English and Catalan.

“One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”

Thomas Paine

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Just Passing It On

I have no comment to make on this but I think I should just leave it here for those of you who didn’t see it on Twitter.

I am sure the organisation involved probably does a lot of good work. However, you will have to make up your own mind about whether you think something nefarious is going on or not in this particular case.

Yesterday Mr Malky tweeted that the organisation Age Scotland seems to be hunting around for individuals who have had less than ideal service on the NHS.


After that, a few people did some digging.

Southern Uplander noticed that the Policy and Communications Manager of Age Scotland is in fact Richard Baker, who was on the Better Together board of directors and is an ex-labour MSP.



Following that up, ItsaGoinWrang had a look and found out that George Foulkes is on the board of directors of Age Scotland…


I’m not going to add any further comment to this, just passing it on.

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