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Watching the defectives

Regardless of the facts of the matter, the hectoring tone of Pamela Nash’s remarks to Bob Posner, the Electoral Commission’s director of political finance and regulation and legal counsel, surely says something about the nature of Scotland in Union (SiU) … Continue reading

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Under the microscope

Like observing the random twitching and squirming of pond-life under a microscope, watching the antics of the British parties in Scotland can be strangely hypnotic. It’s easy to imagine that, if you just keep looking a little longer and concentrate … Continue reading

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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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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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Bad moon rising

Discourse around the constitutional issue has changed quite markedly in the past year. It has almost entirely moved away from debate about the scheduling of a new independence referendum to discussion of how a Yes vote might best be secured … Continue reading

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Standing up! Speaking out!

I suspect I am far from alone in welcoming Mike Russell‘s explicit acknowledgement of the threat posed to Scotland by the pernicious ‘One Nation’ British Nationalist ideology which has gripped the ruling elites of the British state. Like myself, many … Continue reading

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Maybe not so daft

It is important to understand what is going on here. And it really doesn’t have anything to do with zero-hours contracts. Richard Leonard is no more embarrassed by his rank hypocrisy on this matter than by his previous gaffes on … Continue reading

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Not sentimental

We need to fight to protect Brand Scotland for precisely the same reasons we must fight to defend every aspect of Scotland’s distinctiveness. It’s all connected. Dismiss any part as too trivial to ‘make a fuss’ about, and you necessarily … Continue reading

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M&S – Manipulative and Scheming

So, Marks and Spencer promoted ‘English’ or ‘British’ whisky on their website but declined to use ‘Scottish’. They have tried to pass this off as a mistake. But is it something more? Are we really supposed to believe that such … Continue reading

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An obvious solution

So one million fewer bottles of whisky are sold in the UK. And this is detrimental to Scotland’s economy. “So what?”, say the British Nationalists with a dismissive shrug and a contemptuous sneer, “The British Chancellor of the British Exchequer … Continue reading

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