Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Readers from the West of Scotland may recognise the railway station whose new sign is shown above . It serves the Glasgow East End community of Bridgeton , formerly a town in its own right , which has existed in the area since the late 18th Century . A hot-bed of Orangeism and Loyalism , containing the HQ of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland , it is very much a product of Lowland Scotland and the Industrial Revolution .
Scotrail , however , have decided that it is , in fact , Grannie's Heilan Hame , former seat of the High Kings of Teuchterdom , founded by Aoanghas of the Angry Red Beard in 426 (before the arrival of the Gaelic Irish invaders , like Scotland as a whole , it had no inhabitants) . It has merely been squatted in by the evil Sassenach incomers these past few years , the evil colonists who must be driven from this pure stronghold of Gaeldom .
At least , that would seem to be the only fantasy world in which it could possibly justify translating the name of a Lanarkshire town into Gaelic . It has never been written in Scots , where it would be "Brigton".
Here's mair of their p**h
I've already seen another one at Rutherglen , but can't find a photo .
Why not have them written in Urdu or Polish ? That would fit the demographic a lot more snugly .
Or could it be that Anti-Scottish professional Gaels wish to impose their language upon we natives as part of an opportunistic cultural power-grab ?
Ochone ! Ochone !
Scots is the language of Lowland Scotland , augmented by Scottish Standard English for formal occasions . Gaelic has been nowhere in sight since the early Middle Ages (unless you were hanging about in certain isolated villages in Galloway , of course).
They're getting me angry , these people . And I used to sympathise with their efforts to hang onto their own culture . They should let us hang on to ours .
Monday, 18 July 2011
Gordon Brown savages Rupert Murdoch and News International for invading his privacy and employing " known members of the criminal underworld" to spy upon him .
Gordon Brown showing his disgust at the time of the alleged incidents , when he was only Prime Minister and had no power to deal with them .
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Oh , dear !
My mate the Unison official won't be very proud .
On Thursday, Ed Miliband gave an interview to ITV about the public sector strikes. To say that it wasn’t a success is an understatement. Not since George Brown used to go on television smashed out of his wits has a Labour politician made such a hash of things.
Miliband was asked six different questions about the strikes. He replied: “These strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are under way. The Government has acted in a reckless and provocative manner. It is time for both sides to set aside the rhetoric.”
Fair enough, you may think – but he gave the same answer six times, irrespective of the question. His voice was robotic, his eyes glazed; even his interviewer, Damon Green, was freaked out, as he later confessed. At any moment, you expected a hypnotist to step forward, snap his fingers, and say: “You’re back in the room now, Ed.”
For the Tories, truly this is the gift that keeps on giving. Treat him gently, Dave.
So says The Telegraph's own Torquemada .