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What?…

I want to bring your attention to this Tweet from Ms Dugsdale: What now for Labour in Scotland? pic.twitter.com/sujZF8txs5 — Kezia Dugdale (@kezdugdale) 27 June 2016 This British Nationalism seems very strange to me.  Apparently, if she is to be … Continue reading

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Hold your nose and vote Remain

Ruth Davidson is undoubtedly fully justified in accusing the Leave campaign of “selling a lie”. The dishonesty of the Brexiteer’s claims about the cost of membership and promises about the potential of quitting the EU is plain to see. But … Continue reading

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Look away now if easily offended…

The reaction on Twitter last night to Nicola Sturgeon’s appearance on the ITV EU debate was quite telling.  It seems that there are some, actually quite a lot of people in the UK who don’t like to see lying politicans … Continue reading

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The blinkered Brit

What David Mundell needs to learn is that his inability to comprehend something doesn’t necessarily make it “odd”. The problem may well not be with the concept that is perplexing him, but with his own intellectual capacities. Mundell’s comments suggest … Continue reading

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EU referendum is not Scotland’s fight

It should hardly be necessary to advise people not to be influenced by anything David Cameron says. Many people in Scotland may be tempted to vote Out because they believe what Cameron says about this making independence more likely. Those … Continue reading

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No negativity

Having read the headline over Iain Macwhirter’s article in the Herald, I scoured what followed looking for some statement from Nicola Sturgeon quoted as evidence that the SNP is backing a “negative pro-EU campaign”. I wasn’t disappointed. But only because … Continue reading

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Just Jim

Jim Sillars is very popular. He is, with some justification, regarded as a stalwart of the independence movement. For this reason, there is a tendency in certain quarters for his pronouncements to be received rather more uncritically than is, perhaps, … Continue reading

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A tale of two unions

The planet-sized fallacy underlying the whole of Iain Macwhirter’s article is the tendency to casually equate the EU and the UK, as if they were in any way comparable apart from the fact of both being political unions. But I … Continue reading

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Scotland and the EU

As the recent policy paper from Friends of Europe clearly illustrates, the anti-independence campaign’s position on Scotland and the EU was (is?) totally nonsensical. It denied two things that we know about the EU – that it is expansionist, and … Continue reading

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The EU comes back to haunt the Tory Party…

Well, it didn’t take long for the in-fighting to begin – one whole month to be exact. I have to admit though, I think it’s a very bold move by David Cameron to declare to his ministers to either toe the … Continue reading

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