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Tools can also be weapons

Even if the accuracy of these reports can be questioned, the credibility can’t. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ) account of the dinner meeting involving the Prime Minister and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is damaging because it is believable. It … Continue reading

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Spare us your Brexit baubles

Some clarification is required. Unintentionally, I’m sure, the impression is being given that the UK Government might negotiate a deal with the EU which would be satisfactory as a substitute for independence. I know that this is not what the … Continue reading

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Hail to the leeches!

I feel somewhat vindicated by their Lordships’ having passed an amendment to the Article 50 Bill which would guarantee the right of EU nationals to remain in the UK regardless of what other EU nations decide about the residency status … Continue reading

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A union by any other name…

The recent debates in Parliament over Article 50 were disgraceful and yet, left me feeling much happier about the SNP MP’s sitting in Westminster. When I heard Mr Hoyle stating that he had been generous by ‘allowing’ the SNP to … Continue reading

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Not the day, and not the hour

Having read and reread Cat Boyd’s article in The National, I’m no closer to seeing the point of it. In fact, it seems to me that she’s taking innumerable stabs at making various points – not a few of which … Continue reading

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Embarrassing the Brits

With its proposed amendments to the Tories’ Article 50 Bill, the SNP is trying to polish a turd. I don’t think anybody seriously imagines there to be any possibility of meaningfully reducing the negative impact of Brexit. But they have … Continue reading

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Unconditional stupidity

I still see British nationalist fanatics insisting that Alex Salmond “lied” about the price of oil in┬áScotland’s Future. Now, it’s more than three years since that document was published by the Scottish Government, and nearly two and a half years … Continue reading

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