Tag Archives: Elections in Scotland

Being irrelevant

I find it intriguing that we should be expected to take such a close interest in the views of the Scottish Tories’ leaderette. How things have changed! Only a few weeks ago, the Tories were generally regarded as a toxic … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about independence

Hands up everyone among the 115,000 SNP members who is grateful to Poor Old Cockers for explaining to them why they signed up. Nobody? That’s what I thought. After all who would place any value on the conclusions of someone … Continue reading

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Rousing the beast of British nationalism

The very fact that the questions are being asked about Ruth Davidson’s future as leaderette of David Cameron’s North British operation tells us that here future is not as secure as she likes to pretend. It also suggests that she … Continue reading

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The art of politics

The SNP’s rivals – by which I mean both the British parties and the other pro-independence parties (OPIP) – are obviously massively disappointed that the SNP has not obliged them by providing ammunition to be used against them. In a … Continue reading

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The voter’s dilemma

“I get why people who are passionate about independence have mostly thrown their energy into the SNP.” “The SNP is not the only way to reinforce support for independence.” In those two short sentences Carolyn Leckie neatly summarises the curious … Continue reading

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Wrong narrative

All of this from Pete Wishart, Tommy Sheppard and others might make some kind of sense if anybody was actually pressing for an immediate second referendum. Or if the Scottish Government’s ability to call another referendum was critically dependent on … Continue reading

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The ugliness to come

I’m not sure if anybody is at all impressed by the rather imaginative tributes to Ruth Davidson with which we have been regaled of late. To my admittedly not entirely impartial ear, they ooze the breathlessly over-anxious, oleaginoulsy sycophantic tone … Continue reading

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