The Man Who Knew Too Much

Is Jappy informed by GERS or some other means of establishing Scotland’s economic input into the UK’s overall tax take?

It would seem that those who advocate for an Indy Scotland can’t have it both ways. The SG accepts GERS as do most others. The only exceptions fall into the outliers community who continually criticise GERS as being a faulty mechanism, yet fail to propose a realistic alternative.

Grouse Beater

John Jappy, whistle blower and civil servant

This article comes from the blog of the late John Jappy. He is one of Scotland’s unsung heroes, or he would be had we an honours system of our own and the shared belief in our country as an homogenous society. He ought to be up there among Scotland’s ten best champions of open democracy.There is no Wikipedia page on Jappy and you will be hard pressed to find a decent obituary.And here we are in 2021 still answering the same inane questions thrown at us by defenders of a crooked, failed Union.For all the truth he told, Jappy might as well have been a sandwich board man walking up and down the High Street, his message reading, ‘Destiny is at hand’.

It takes generosity of spirit and a lot of guts to thank those who make the ultimate…

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Very informative essay on self-ID and its effects on social policy. The construction of public policy is heavily influenced by small but outspoken lobby groups but they can undermine both existing legal and regulatory framework.

The `neurodiversity` movement, which includes people who are the most highly functioning people with ASD and also those who self-ID as autistic, has championed a view of ASD as `a difference, not a disability, but still expects to speak on behalf of people whose social interaction and communication is severely impaired. This behaviour blurs the differences between perceived as opposed to actually identifiable illness.

The reward for those claiming to be ‘different’ is tangible, and this reinforces the self-held belief that their difference is real as opposed to imagined.


A guest post from Fiona Sinclair.


To all those who are aghast at the SNP’s decision to reserve the top spots on theHolyroodregional list for candidates who `self-id` as disabled, I sympathise, but have to tell you that this shoddymanifestationof identity politics has beenevolving over some years. It may well be the case that you or your family members have had to jump through hoops to get diagnoses; sweat blood to prove to the DWP that you are not a fraudster; have struggled to persuade your local authority to provide an education appropriate to the needs of your child, but you will just have to thole the fact that it is now acceptable for an aspiring politician to self-identify as neurodiverse, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, or whatever disability or fictional disability takes their fancy, in order to give them a head start in landing a candidature.

This kind of pauchling…

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