JUDGING by the response on social media across the Yes movement and in the pages and online comments of The National, the news that Paul Kavanagh, author of the Wee Ginger Dug blog, had suffered a stroke caused colossal shock among independence supporters.
National columnist and tireless campaigner for independence, Kavanagh’s writings and his speeches at Yes gatherings across the country have been inspirational, with his biting humour gaining him a large following among Yessers.
A stroke was the last thing he and the movement needed at this crucial time.
The news is mixed. Talking to The National yesterday from his bed in the stroke rehab ward of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow – “I’m still calling it the Southern General” – his slower speech and the fact that he is paralysed down his left side are evidence that the stroke was severe.
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But the very good news is that he…
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