Catchy tune, but not available, sadly, on Amazon. Hit teh play button on the page
Anyone involved in professional football is now banned from betting on games. So why is Harry Redknapp advertising an on-line bookie?
A crazy question popped into my mind yesterday and won’t go away. Is it coincidence that The Lone Ranger rides a white horse?
I see another Tory MP has jumped ship and joined UKIP. Name of Reckless. Also by nature, I guess.
However, it is now time to be taking seriously the prospect of Scotland being dragged out of Europe against its will by right-wing Little Englanders. Another major issue for May 2015, for the 45 to consider.
Big news from Waterstone. Mathew’s Tale, my new stand-alone historical novel, has been selected as the chain’s Scottish Book of the Month for October.
To tie in with this, the publication date has been brought forward from October 23 to Wednesday, October 1. Look out for it in all bookshops from that date on, in hard back and trade paperback. Signed copies will be available as always, from http://www.campbellreadbooks.com and ebooks will be available also through the usual outlets.
Still they won’t let it go. A week after the referendum, Facebook and other social media are still stuffed with triumphal posts by ‘No’ voters.
But are they triumphal? Might they not be indicative of the fear which drove Better Together’s campaign? if that is so, it is not misplaced.
‘Yes’ scored 45%, rounded up, of the votes cast; that is not in dispute, for all the furore stirred in the Scottish press by Ruth Davidson’s apparent ignorance of electoral law. In a single question referendum, that equals defeat. However, in the General Election next May, 45% of the votes cast could well lead to an absolute majority of Scottish seats.
With SNP membership soaring, to the point that it is now the third biggest party in Britain, it is not fanciful to imagine that happening.
Right now, the referendum result has been accepted . . . if not respected, because of the way it was secured . . . and we move on to hear what the Three Stooges’ Daily Record ‘Vow’ actually means in practice. There are no demands for a re-run, nor will there be.
That said, should May 2015 lead to a clear Scottish majority for the SNP, that will be a completely new situation and all bets will be off.