Another brief musical interlude

Dedicated to Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and (Anni)Frida and all ABBA fans

by Panda Paws

It’s Party conference season and the third largest party by membership in the UK has just finished theirs.

Many, if not most of us, are still traumatised by the sight of the Prime Minister sashaying on to the stage to the tune of “Dancing Queen”.

Don’t know about you but I certainly thought “Mamma Mia”!!!

No doubt designed to divert our attention away from the continuing clusterfu, sorry omnishambles, of Brexit where Westminster wants to have all the benefits of membership without being a member. Well, the EU isn’t for budging and it looks like the Tories are about to face their “Waterloo”.

And what is Ruth Davidson doing to help a Scotland that voted to stay in the EU by a higher % than to stay in the UK?


I might not have liked her politics, but Annabel Goldie was a far better leader than the celebrity politician will ever be. Ruth – things were so much better “The Day Before You Came”.

She has no policies other than no referendum; which is probably why she goes “On And On And On” about it.  Opposing Scotland’s right to self-determination is the “Name Of The Game”.

Scotland needs to get out and get out soon. Devolution is “Under Attack”. We should send an “SOS” to the world – help. And the EU seems to be more supportive than in 2014. Partly because the UK will no longer be a member that they will feel obliged to rally behind but also because they’ve now seen what we’ve had to put up with for years.  There have been warm words so we “Thank You For the (mood) Music”.

But Westminster won’t let us go easily; they need our “Money, Money, Money”.

The SNP need to get proactive and “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” a date for an independence referendum sometime in 2019. Then it really would be a “Happy New Year”. But we the Yes folk need to play our part in persuading people to our side – it will need us to be dedicated and give of ourselves. Each of us will need to be a “Supertrouper” (did you know that Glasgow is immortalised in its lyrics?) Otherwise we risk it “Slipping Through My Fingers”.

An independent Scotland has the chance to soar like an “Eagle”. “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, that’s what we all want. But we cannot lose because in the fight for our nationhood, the “Winner Takes It All”.

Do you want an independent Scotland, because “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”? It’s time to end this union and say “So Long”.

Note from Munguin: I am grateful to Panda Paws for this piece… for which she will, of course, be adequately recompensed. The Czech, as ever, is on its way. Although Tris tells me that its an Italian this time.

In summary, I think what we are all saying to Mrs May is that we don’t want to “take a chance on” her. Even if we all think she’s the biggest chancer ever.


19 thoughts on “Another brief musical interlude”

  1. An Italian you say? Can it be that nice Andrea Bocelli with the brilliant voice? Merci beaucoup for putting the song titles into quotes – I should have done that. But actually you missed two (hey I missed them all)

    On And On And On
    Under Attack.

    Abba – simply the best pop group ever.

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    1. Oh, sorry about that. I’ll correct it. They were songs I hadn’t hear of.

      If I see Andrea tomorrow in the capital, I’ll send him over. All those looks and talent… a bit like myself really! 🙂

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  2. For volume Two
    Should I laugh or cry,
    The name of the game,
    Under Attack,
    Crazy World,
    Watch out,
    I have a dream,
    The king has lost his crown,
    So long,
    That’s me,
    When all is said and done,
    People need love,
    Voulez vous,
    Hole in your sole,
    Like an angel,
    She’s my kind of girl.

    Great stuff, love your take on AbbA.

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    1. I was just thinking rather gleefully of how the trolls you get in the comments of other, less exclusive blogs than this one, with a much less select readership, and in the National on line, are going to scweam and scweam and scweam until they’re sick because of that video. Sicker than usual, anyway.

      Seriously, though – it’s very good. It’s social pressure that keeps hate crimes down; you can see that in the contrast between Scotland and England / rUK – we did not see the spike in xenophobic / islamophobic / racist hate crimes that occurred down South after the Brexit vote, and the conclusion to be drawn from that is clear.

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      1. It’s such a relief that only exclusive people are tolerated by Munguin, who is, as I speak/write preparing himself for the flight from Dundee to Edinburgh, whilst I am getting ready for the bus journey.

        Exclusivity has always been a Munguin thing!

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        1. Ah yes – executive travel. Very exclusive. Very select. As so befits Munguin – he just needs to wave his platinum credit card about and it all happens for him, I’m sure.

          (I always thought they were made of plastic, but hey, what do I know.)

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  3. Ach, I forgot to say thank you to PP for that great bit of humour – so welcome in these troublous time, &c.! So thanks, PP, you gave this grumpy old sod here a good chortle – as well as a terrific blast from the past. Remember “Muriel’s Wedding”? I enjoyed that film, immensely. I seem to remember that “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” came out at about the same time. I laughed out loud, often, at that one.

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