Category Archives: Politics

More than an oaf

Watching the 2017 edition of the British Labour in Scotland (BLiS) leadership contest I, like most who aspire to the restoration of Scotland’s independence, was rooting for Anas Sarwar. The other contender, Richard Leonard, was something of an unknown quantity. … Continue reading

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A dark web

It’s delightful that, even when dealing with an obviously very serious matter, The Sunday Herald can find space for a little bit of humour. That line about how “the Scotland Office is meant to act as the country’s voice in … Continue reading

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The Ben Bradley inside

While the call for Ben Bradley to be sacked is entirely justified by the obnoxiousness of the views he has expressed, it does nothing to alter those views. It does not address a mindset that finds police brutality justifiable. It … Continue reading

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Busy going nowhere

Guy Verhofstadt points out that the UK can’t have “a better position, a better status outside the EU than inside“. Something which has always been obvious to those wise enough to add even the smallest pinch of salt to the … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

This article first appeared in the January 2018 issue of iScot Magazine. Please subscribe to support Scotland’s independent media. We are all the products of small changes. That’s the way evolution works. All life is a testament to the power … Continue reading

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An abusive relationship

We already know all we need to know about Brexit. Scotland voted against it. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ which negates that vote. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ which is not an insult to Scotland. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ … Continue reading

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Putting things right

The situation in which those in the agriculture and fisheries sectors find themselves is, of course, very largely a bind of their own making. Satisfying as the schadenfreude may be, it is hardly constructive. By all means, enjoy a bit … Continue reading

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