Up the GERS

Not the football team but the Treasury account of Scotland’s wealth, Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0041/00415871.pdf

Wee Ginger Dug

We do strange things in this independence debate. My Rangers loving nephew has no interest in politics and never votes. He tends to sigh heavily when his uncle rants about the need for Scotland to govern itself. He’d rather talk about just about anything else. But he told me that he’d vote yes, since he believed what I was saying, and it got me to shut up and talk about something else. Of late he’s taken to calling me Sheldon, because the lead character in The Big Bang Theory also has an obession with trains. I don’t think it’s meant as a compliment.

However there was one condition before his yes vote was secured. He’ll only vote if I promise to stop slagging off his favourite team. So for the past few months not a single smart arsed remark about the travails of a certain blue team has passed my…

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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