The People’s Front of Judea


by Christian Wright

commonspace delusions of granduer

CommonSpace’s delusions of grandeur.

Angela Haggerty, Editor of CommonSpace, in a Herald article

“But almost 18 months after the vote, that online movement is in grave danger of eating itself”


“Take some of the increasingly bizarre attitudes towards CommonSpace, the online news website I edit. “

Reality check, Angela, few outside the bubble you inhabit have ever heard of CommonSpace, and even fewer care about its fate. You’re really not that important.

“And CommonSpace has done phenomenally well for a team of one editor and just three reporters. We’ve had exclusive stories picked up by national newspapers and our coverage has led to difficult questions for those wielding power in both the UK and Scottish Parliaments.”

In truth you’ve had no substantive effect on political outcomes that affect the lives of ordinary punters whose votes matter.

“It’s peculiar, then, that CommonSpace – along with well-established pro-indy websites like Bella Caledonia – has become the enemy for a fringe of the independence movement best summed up by the wonderful Twitter hashtag #wheeshtforindy.”

An intervention here – you’re a fringe.peoples front of judea splitter

This article is redolent of the hubris of the People’s Front of Judea.

Piece of advice, Angela: get over yourself. Now I understand that folk like Iain MacWhirter may hold you dear, but in terms of the wider political dynamic, you are and will likely remain, an irrelevance.

It is rare to encounter this degree of delusion outside a clinical setting.



by christian wright

thompson hutcheon

That thoroughly disreputable marginal wordsmith and Herald hack, Paul Hutcheon, laughingly titled the the Herald’s “Investigations Editor”  has launched yet another fact-free gratuitous assault on the person of Michelle Thomson in Sunday’s Herald.

Let’s have a look at Mr Hutcheon’s narrative:

SHE is the controversial MP whose curious property deals have provided the SNP with a never-ending run of bad headlines.


Note the language, steering well clear of any possible legal trouble yet injecting enough innuendo to traduce. No mention from Hutcheon that along with the BBC’s Gary Robertson, he has been a major source of those headlines, long on accusation but noticeably short on fact. Like Robertson, Hutcheon is not one to allow the process of official investigation to take its course before pillorying a lady.

Thomson had been ready to appear at the glitzy Scottish Business Awards this month – at which George Clooney is the A-list speaker – but she has now been uninvited over fears her attendance would tarnish the event.

One SNP source joked: “Not even Clooney in ER could resuscitate Michelle Thomson’s political career.”

Ha, ha, ha! A real knee-slapper. “One SNP source joked …”. Here we see the cognitive reach of this dolt. Who was that source Paul? Your granny? A wee ginger dug? You’re not even a competent bullshitter, are you?

However, she was soon caught up in a scandal over her involvement in a series of “back-to-back” property deals involving multiple sales of the same home being pushed through on one day.

Really? And your evidence of her wrongdoing, where is it Paul? Or do you mean there were charges against another and you sought to blacken Thomson’s name . . . just because you could? All Hutcheon has done in article after article is recruit baseless innuendo and invective in the service of character assassination.

Truth is, If you were to place Paul next to a waste of space, I wouldn’t be able to tell one from the other.

This is taking SNP ass-kissing of Unionist jihadi journos to a whole new level


by Christian Wright
In an article in The National George Kerevan, the SNP MP for East Lothian writes:
“… I don’t mean its hardworking Scottish team of Severin Carrell or uber-blogger Libby Brooks”
How much hard work can Severin’s patented cut ‘n’ paste articles of Unionist party press releases be, George?
“They included some of the paper’s grandees, such as Martin Kettle and Jonathan Freedland… was it perhaps the case that the post-referendum political revolution in Scotland had finally persuaded the Guardian that it was actually time its intellectual superstars travelled north of Hadrian’s Wall to find out what was going on?”
Seriously George? Your Yoda-like sagacity leads you to opine that that brace of marginal wordsmiths, Kettle and Freedland are “intellectual superstars”? Doesn’t the evidence of their wares on matters constitutional and Scottish confirm their cognitive reach is more akin to that of lobotomised fruit flies?
This is taking Unionist jihadi journalist ass-kissing to a whole new level.
. . . Or maybe you were just being ironic. For the sake of the Nation and your immortal soul, I hope so.