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Our flag defiled

Just over four years ago, as Scotland prepared to vote in the first independence referendum, I wrote an article about flags. It was a rather long-winded piece. Necessarily so, as I was exploring our complicated relationship with flags. I had … Continue reading

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Transition to what?

Just to clarify, what Philip Hammond is talking about is an extra “transitional period”. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty allows for a two year transitional period. We are in that transitional period now. It expires at the end of … Continue reading

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Repeating mistakes

This started so well*. But by the third paragraph it began to descend into pompous, woolly-minded nonsense. And it was all downhill from there. Fallacy number one. Nobody has ever claimed that the independence movement starts and ends with the … Continue reading

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Know your opponents

Let us be absolutely clear about this. Voting for or promoting any British nationalist party is, by definition, incompatible with the aims and principles of Scotland’s independence movement. Let us also be in no doubt whatever that the British Labour … Continue reading

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Better is not good enough

The below-the-line comments on this article from some of British nationalism’s more tedious amateur propagandists nicely underlines the point that economic discussion desperately needs to move away from the threadbare “Too wee! Too poor! Too stupid!” arguments that are the … Continue reading

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Straw man wars

How many more times must we be subjected to some posturing intellectual ponderously informing us that “the movement is not the party” as if they were revealing some great truth rather than flogging the arse off a straw man that … Continue reading

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The time to speak is now!

As the process which will see Scotland ripped from its favoured place within the family of European nations gathers pace, it has never been more important that we assert and defend our democratic right of self-determination. That process, already a … Continue reading

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