Sunday, 28 September 2014

Novel, Silhouettes, now published.

Finally got around to publishing Silhouettes on ebook. At the moment it is available at Smashwords here, but soon will be available at all major ebook stores. It is available in all popular ebook formats. A brief description below for anyone who hasn't been following the serialisation in the blog.

There is a CIA Agent, undercover in Scotland, A disturbed individual, who regards the Agent as an alien. A few Cybernats, A couple of CID police officers, and the novel takes place over a short period of time during the current political situation in Scotland, in the run up to the referendum for independence.

The book opens with Dave Stuart, an undercover CIA Agent in Scotland, sent to investigate Cybernats; who they are, and what bearing they may have regarding US interests, especially if Scotland becomes an independent country. Simon Parker is a disturbed young man who has started off by murdering a young female student, and as the novel progresses, his madness becomes more apparent. He sees the poet Tennyson in periods of stress, and interprets pieces of verse as instructions. He is also convinced Dave Stuart is an alien on earth. He commits more murders as the book progresses.

It is not all horror and political intrigue; there is some humour in there also!
Silhouettes Cover

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Friday, 19 September 2014

The Song Remains the Same, or does it?

The Song Remains the Same, or does it?

Scotland had the chance yesterday to take control of its own destiny, and despite over 1.6 million voters choosing the YES option on the ballot paper for independence, 2.0 million Scots opted to remain in the union with the UK. Did those 2.0 million vote for more austerity, budget cuts, benefit cuts, a privatised NHS and tuition fees in Scotland. I think most did not...

So, where do we go from here? Well, we all have to accept the result of the referendum and life goes on. We can all bask in the glory of a democratic vote that had an average of 85% of the electorate making the trip to the voting booth, and be proud of the youth of Scotland getting and using the vote for the first time. Despite the fact that Better Together prevailed and London rule remains, they got their result with promises of substantial more powers for the Scottish parliament. We can only now wait and see if these powers are delivered, in the timetable promised, and if they are worth having, for it was not only the 1.6 million that wanted change, the 2.0 million who voted to trust in Westminster will also be expecting promised change, and a change that will improve their lives in Scotland.


Much can be said and analysed about how each campaign was run, and that will no doubt be argued over when the dust settles. The main focus in this day, and in the days ahead, will be for everyone to come together, no matter what way they voted, and put Scotland, and the people of Scotland, first.

Change will be coming, 3.6 million people who voted in Scotland expect it, and will be watching and waiting for it coming down the line. Westminster politics will also be changing. It has to change. 20th century politics are out of date in the 21st. The pro-unionists parties should note this well. The people of Scotland will be watching, and waiting.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

It is time for a YES vote.

One more day till the vote for hope over fear, to take the fate of Scotland and the Scottish people and place it in our hands, for only in our hands can the future of Scotland and future generations be best served. Time for a YES vote.

One more day till the beginning of the end of austerity and unfair taxes and benefits cuts to the low paid, the poor, and the disabled. Time for a YES vote. One more day to save free education and the Scottish NHS forever.

One more day and then be proud of the day you put the X in the box that meant that Scotland will become an independent country and begin looking after the people of Scotland before lining the pockets of the rich. Time for a YES vote.

It is Time for a YES vote. Let's have a new bright dawn on Friday the 19th knowing that we all put Scotland and the people of Scotland first by voting YES.

Are you YES yet? Well you should be. It is time for a YES vote.



For more information on Scottish referendum, go the yesscotland.net


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Are you YES yet?

Are you YES yet? You will be after watching this. Time for a YES vote.



With only a few days left till the referendum vote for an independent Scotland, speak to anyone you know who is still undecided, show them this video, and their commonsense will decide, it is time for a YES vote.

For more information have a look at www.yesscotland.net/

Friday, 12 September 2014

YES, YES, Time for a YES vote...


Follow the link to Bellacaledonia to view the top 20 shortlisted indy posters. One of such above.

From creative art, to unique and hilarious satire below. The Westminster Red Tory Labour leader, Miliband, described as useful as a 'boil on the scrotum', brought his band of shadow cabinet acolytes up to Glasgow from London to a fine musical accompaniment.




Time for a YES vote. If you want a Labour party in Scotland, vote YES, then vote for an independent Scottish Labour party at the first elections in Scotland, rather than stick with 'Boil on the Scrotum' Miliband. The Westminster Labour party just don't get it. Red Tories the lot of them.

Six days and counting. Are you YES yet? For more information click here.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

OUR TIME, YES, YES, YES...

"The decision that we make in three weeks time [10 days now], will define us, this generation, and also the future of the nation. Few societies, anywhere on Earth, have secured this opportunity, to vote themselves into independence. This is an opportunity peacefully at the ballot box, in a process that has been agreed and consented. It's an opportunity that may not come our way again.

"So when we post that ballot in the next few days or go into the polling station, we'll be taking the future of our country into our hands.

"We'll have opportunities as an independent country and the means of taking advantage of them. We'll have challenges as an independent country and we've got to rise to these challenges to solve them. 

"In contrast, all of the No campaign has nothing, absolutely nothing, positive to say about the future of this country. 

"In reality there is only one thing we can guarantee, and this is what a YES vote can guarantee, that in each and every election in an independent Scotland we will get the government that we vote for. The choices that the people of Scotland make will be reflected in policy, and that means that policies and the position of Scotland will be placed in Scottish hands. 

"This referendum is not about me, or Alistair [Darling], or the political parties or the newspapers, or anything. This referendum is about the future of Scotland, and the future of Scotland should be in the hands of the people of Scotland. It's about believing that we can govern ourselves better than anyone else can. We don't need to rise and be a nation again, we only have to vote to believe in ourselves. This is our time, our moment, let's seize it with both hands." (Alex Salmond)





With ten days to go, I'm more positive now than I've been over the past two years that Scotland will do it. Scotland will become an independent country, the people of Scotland will vote to take their destiny in their own hands and vote YES. The people of Scotland will believe in themselves, believe it is their time, their moment, and seize it with both hands. 

YES, YES, YES... 

If there is any doubt in your mind about how corrupt the Westminister government is, and you need another reason why we need independence, then watch this video of Craig Murray, a former Ambassador, and a diplomat for 20 years.