Wednesday 7 December 2022

The Taig Team Now

It is always good to see a reduction in that ludicrous thing, the authority of Nicola Sturgeon, so a warm welcome should be extended to Stephen Flynn even by those of us who were opposed to Scottish separatism with every fibre of our being.

Defined as an ethnic group, the influx of Irish Catholics into the SNP is a recent and dramatic change. It used to hate them pretty openly, and they used to fear it very openly. They took the same "British Unity, Irish Unity" line as the Labour Left and all points left of that.

On both grounds, only George Galloway still does so with any prominence, and he has only recently moved back to Scotland after decades living in London even while he was a Glasgow MP. In one generation, the change among people who have lived there continuously has been almost unbelievable. 

The SNP's Leader in the House of Commons is called Flynn? Oh, well, he was not born until 1988, so that he was not quite 22 at the death of the 86-year-old Billy Wolfe.


  1. He's doing better than Conor McGinn.

    1. The de facto Whip for the anti-Corbynites, he is the son of a Sinn Féin Councillor whom it is said that Jeremy once got to call him and tell him off.