Barking up the Right Tree 2016

Barking up the Right Tree 2016

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BARKING UP THE RIGHT TREE 2016
by Paul Kavanagh

Pages: 172
ISBN: 978-1-908251-72-5
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
Publication: 31 October 2016
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Beneath the wit and linguistic trickery of Paul Kavanagh in the company of his trusted Wee Ginger Dug, you’ll find an encyclopaedic knowledge of Scottish politics. Here is political satire in the best tradition. No punches are pulled, and strangely the humour is both brutal and subtle.

This second instalment in the Barking Up the Right Tree series (the first was Barking up the Right Tree (2015)) offers a selection of Kavanagh's articles that were published exclusively in The National between 15 October 2015 and 10 September 2016. Topics covered range from indyref2 and Brexit to Donald Trump and teacakes. Kavanagh is always ready with a smart phrase that encapsulates both the absurdities we live through and the real hopes for change that have caught Scotland’s imagination.

"Thirteen months have passed since the referendum. Thirteen months of faster, safer constitutional change. But despite the promises of the No campaign, Scotland still has not received a single one of the extra super-duper superpowers that were going to be delivered to Holyrood faster than the Flash with an amphetamine habit."