2022 in Review

Here are our highlights for 2022. It’s been a good year for the site, we more than doubled our visitors and increased the number of articles and analysis.Β 

January

Most Scots started the new year blocked; and I was no different! I wonder what criticism it was that was too much so I made it onto the SPAD naughty list?

My most read article in Jan, Feb, Aug, Sep and Oct (and top overall for 3rd year in a row) was “The Copenhagen Concealment” – My primary evidence based look at an independent Scotland’s EU membership prospects. 

February 

The SNP got themselves in a contradictory muddle over pensions policy, coming from high profile politicians …but not *either* of their actual pension spokespeople, who were hiding waiting for which line to take. 

March

Our top tweet in March was an analysis of Putin’s foreign policy, and why that’s relevant to Scotland. He has a long track record of funding and supporting separatist groups in countries that he wants to weaken. 

Our top performing article in March, April and May was : “A lack of common census” – A look at how the way the state chooses to measure us effects real world policies, and this flawed census could bias policy making for decades. 

April

In April we had local elections in Scotland, and SNP voters kidded themselves that this time promises would be kept… maybe they just like being disappointed? 😬

May

In May once again the SNP were lying to remain voters; in my top Tweet I outlined why Scottish remain voters should ca’canny before believing them: it’s a damning list.

June

In June the nationalists, including some very unsavoury examples of their kind, marched on Bannockburn. This is when Evelyn Tweed held up a fascist flag at a nationalist rally with other SNP politicians and various armed pensioners in fancy dress…

The Populists Playbook’s top article in June – “Neverending Story” – 12 logical, legal and democratically legitimate arguments against a second independence referendum.

July

Honourable July mention for this analysis picking apart the arguments alba were making:

This analysis later became the article ‘politics of parchment‘.

August

Jerry Sadowitz got cancelled; this tweet is in the context of Nicola Sturgeon deliberately conflating her person, her party, her government and the state. A dangerous game. 

September 

September 

Calling out Scottish Nationalists for not knowing Scottish History is like shooting fish in a barrell πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ The Bruce is such a bad poster boy for Scottish Nationalists it’s funny: he was born in Essex and switched sides several times during the wars of independence – initially he invaded Scotland from his lands in Carlisle.

October 

Top Tweet was calling out the Scottish Government for thia infographic video that was all graphic and no info… πŸ“‰πŸ“ŠπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

November 

Our top tweet – was simply calling on the Scottish government to deliver on devolved services. Ya know; the day job we pay them for…

While the top site article in November was one that may (or may not!) come back to bite me… predicting the future with some Scottish Soothsaying! 

December 

Top Tweet for the last month of the year:  linking to our article asking #ChatGPT artificial intelligence to write the case for, and against, Scottish independence. 

But I’d like finish off 2022 with an honourable mention for this article, which wasn’t top of any month but I found the most interesting to write; using some game theory to see what Nicola Sturgeon’s game plan might be. I think it explains a lot. 

Thank you to all readers for your support this year, and look forward to more analysis in 2023. Please be sure to subscribe and not miss out on any articles!

Published by Bingo Demagogue

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One thought on “2022 in Review

  1. Excellent set of articles concisely dissecting relevant issues and laying the Nationalist playbook bare

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