Ruth, Kezia, where’s that recession? I can’t see it anywhere.


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I’ve expressed my doubts about Kevin McKenna before but I had to agree when he wrote:

‘Labour and the Tories still revel in trashing Scotland’

In his Guardian piece, he mentioned many of the good news stories about Scotland, I’ve written about myself including economic growth, falling unemployment, a superior NHS and even the recent evidence that stillbirths are lower in Scotland. Like him I could barely hide my disgust at the evident disappointment that their own country had not gone into recession.

Now, the Press & Journal (who else?) have added to the list of reasons to be cheerful with:

‘North and north-east companies are the toast of the stock exchange’

Here’s an extract:

‘London Stock Exchange (LSE)’s new 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report celebrates the achievements of 25 Scottish firms and more than half of them are in the north and north-east. Eight of the firms being hailed as “the lifeblood of the economy” are based in Aberdeen – and this at a time the north-east is still reeling from a sharp slump in oil prices since 2014.’

You can access the full article if you want to see the names. The url is below.

I’ve already written twice to debunk the whole recession thing.

Scotland in recession? No, the economy is growing. Are the Fraser of Allander Institute and its media followers talking through holes in their bahookies?

Why Scotland’s looming recession is a figment of the imagination and propagandising

Someone tell Ruth, Kezia and Willie to show some faith in their own people or fuck off leave and live somewhere else.



7 thoughts on “Ruth, Kezia, where’s that recession? I can’t see it anywhere.

  1. Clydebuilt July 12, 2017 / 9:44 am

    A good test for Kev McKenna to demonstrate his Indy credentials, would be for him to produce a positive article as per above for his Herald column. Then there’s always the Heralds editorial stance.


    • johnrobertson834 July 12, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      Yes good point about the difference between Guardian Kev and Herald Kev.


      • Clydebuilt July 12, 2017 / 1:14 pm

        Aye and then there’s National Kev. Three different papers ……. Three different Kev’s. And that’s just in the papers. There’s STV Kev and BBC telly and Radio Kev.

        Too good to be in typing….. Off out for a bit of Sun.

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  2. Contrary July 12, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Good that Kevin McKenna highlighted this – will any other journalist, now it has been voiced (within MSM)? Kez and Ruth have had such a free run of it, surely they could start to get some criticism for actually wanting all ills to befall us. That our own politicians openly voice their desire for scotland to fail, surely should put them on the scrap-heap of politics? Maybe only in a rational world. Mr McKenna didn’t go as far as to say they talk with forked tongues in order to give the ‘failing economy’ impression, but maybe that is sailing too close to criticising the media – for blankly promoting all forked-tongue pronouncements?

    I wasn’t too sure about this sentence in the article (it is about half-way down):
    “The country is thrumming with barely concealed hostility and suspicion, having been divided from top to bottom by the nasty politics of independence.”
    Is that his opinion, or his interpretation of the opinion of the tory/labour parties (party?)? I think it might be the former, but it is hard to tell. I just don’t get the ‘nasty’ part that everyone is trying to push, and hostility and suspicion? Of what? Aye, hostility towards outright lying and misinformation, we don’t need to be suspicious about it. And the SNP are never nasty to anyone, so those labour-tory politicians are doing it to themselves. (and then the media does it to us). Anyway, I almost groaned thinking, oh here we go on to the aye but,,, But, in fact, he carried on talking about labour-tory denigration of our beautiful land, amazing people, and against-the-odds good governance. Maybe I misunderstood the relevance of that sentence?

    Don’t forget how tolerant we are John, and however much of a bampot, anyone gets to stay in Scotland if they want – the question is WHY do they want, when they hate it so much? They are not short of funds, so can go somewhere where they like the people, and can revel in the capitalist ideals (not sure where that is, right enough, capitalism doesn’t work) etc. I guess it is the same as throughout history, when you are sent… what is the word? not saboteurs, em, plants? you know, infiltrators to agitate and act as informants? Bit heavy-handed recruiting our own politicians, there.


  3. Contrary July 12, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    That’s it that’s it! What a relief, thank you John, yes, agent provocateurs is the one.

    Provoking? Thoughts? I think you give me too much credit! A bit of lateral thinking always helps freshen things up, I find.

    I meant to post this earlier (*pro-EU stuff warning*), a twitter feed that clearly articulates how much the reasoning behind Leave campaigns & Brexit is a total sham [bolic mess]:


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