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I’ve already reported on an increase in dolphin numbers under the SNP. Now we hear that the red squirrel population is thriving in the North-east and stabilising throughout Scotland.
Could there be some subconscious effect of greater autonomy in Scotland transmitting itself to the wildlife populations? I feel sure even the dogs in my local area are a bit friendlier these days. One of the cuddliest is a wee Westie. Weren’t they vicious wee buggers back in the PS (Pre-Salmond) era? See our ‘Mac’ above, home on leave from insurgent-biting duties in Aden. He used to attack Alsatians in the 1960s, remembering well that they were undercover Germans.
SNP responsible for massive increase in dolphins! More help for small businesses from RBS but can we trust them? And now we have more devolution so now more responsibility to end child poverty in Scotland. Let’s do it
I couldn’t find any scientific correlation between the SNP and red squirrel populations though I had done so, for dolphins in February 2017. Suspecting, naturally, that SNP marine policies might be responsible, I did a quick ‘SNP dolphins’ search and found what looked like confirmation in:
I still haven’t had time to read the article, but the title seemed clear. I supposed another explanation might have been a softening of the ‘Wee Free’ kirk’s disapproval of having fun in recent years? Or, could Donald Trump’s policies have been driving them away from Florida to a country with a more positive attitude to migrants?
Since writing this, some commentators have offered an alternative reading of the acronym SNP, but I remain convinced the SNP (Scotland Needs Porpoises?) government is not just good for humans but has a subtle effect on the well-being of our flora and fauna too.
Make up your own mind, but Blairite Labour was clearly not red enough for our squirrels.
I see they’ve taught Orcas to speak recently. Perhaps we could get their opinions on this?