Scotland’s government studying possibility of new independence referendum: Daily Bullshit, September 5, 2016

Scottish Independence

The headline on Rowena Lindsay’s article is, in my mind, a bit misleading. The government is studying the possibility of a new referendum on independence.[1] It seems to me that that falls short of reviving it. Still, it’s been several weeks now since the Brexit referendum, it’s clear there’s a lot of unhappiness—at least among Scottish politicians—about a ‘democratic deficit’ where Scotland voted handily to remain in the European Union but an English vote to leave apparently prevails,[2] and it’s almost certainly a mistake to write this off too hastily, even if polls apparently don’t yet support such a move.[3]

Rowena Lindsay, “Scotland revives independence bid in wake of Brexit vote,” Christian Science Monitor, September 2, 2016, http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2016/0902/Scotland-revives-independence-bid-in-wake-of-Brexit-vote


Roger Ailes

I guess the way I read this is that if even Ann Coulter, whom I would hardly imagine to be hostile to Fox News, understands that “every woman who has ever been employed by Fox” has been sexually harassed, apparently by Roger Ailes,[4] then it’s really hard to imagine New York magazine quaking in their boots over Roger Ailes’ threats.

Kelsey Sutton, “Roger Ailes threatens lawsuit against New York magazine,” Politico, September 5, 2016, http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/09/roger-ailes-threatens-suit-against-new-york-magazine-004741


  1. [1]Rowena Lindsay, “Scotland revives independence bid in wake of Brexit vote,” Christian Science Monitor, September 2, 2016, http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2016/0902/Scotland-revives-independence-bid-in-wake-of-Brexit-vote
  2. [2]Elisabeth O’Leary, “RBS says main office would move if Scotland were independent: BBC,” Reuters, August 15, 2016, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-scotland-rbs-idUSKCN10Q0QT; Alexandra Sims, “Scottish independence ‘fast approaching’ after Trident vote, SNP’s Angus Robertson claims,” Independent, July 19, 2016, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scottish-independence-fast-approaching-after-trident-vote-snps-angus-robertson-warns-a7143861.html; Lawrence Wakefield, “Nicola Sturgeon takes steps to keep Scotland in EU,” Politico, June 25, 2016, http://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-eu-referendum-sturgeon-sets-out-path-for-second-independence-referendum/
  3. [3]Rowena Lindsay, “Scotland revives independence bid in wake of Brexit vote,” Christian Science Monitor, September 2, 2016, http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2016/0902/Scotland-revives-independence-bid-in-wake-of-Brexit-vote
  4. [4]Ryan Grim and Michael Calderone, “Ann Coulter Says ‘Every Woman Who Has Ever Been Employed By Fox’ Has Stories About Roger Ailes,” Huffington Post, July 19, 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ann-coulter-roger-ailes_us_578e5fb2e4b07c722ebc5efd

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