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The clock is ticking

With all due respect to Dr Kirsty Hughes, there are a couple of rather significant flaws in her analysis. Most obviously, there’s the notion that the UK will not leave the EU until 2021. This is just plain wrong. One … Continue reading

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Seen it all before

I take you back to 13 February 2014. That was the day British Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, ventured north from his London fastness to tell those uppity Jocks that if they dared to vote Yes in the … Continue reading

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Independence! Nothing less!

We do not yet know whether there actually is a ‘special deal’ for Northern Ireland. But that really doesn’t matter. By even discussing an arrangement which allows NI to retain access to the EU’s single market the British government has … Continue reading

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Democracy is not for sale

I wasn’t aware that the question of Scottish independence had ever been off the table. I’m know that British politicians and the British media variously, and often simultaneously, assert that the SNP is obsessed with the constitutional issue to the … Continue reading

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The clock is ticking

There are three problems with this cunning plan to make the 2021 Holyrood election a referendum on independence. The first is list MSPs. The British parties are quite happy to have this device to ensure there’s almost always a place … Continue reading

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It’s the law!

It’s going to be hard for many (most?) people in Scotland to hear, but Tusk and Juncker are correct. There really is “no room, no space for any kind of mediation or international initiative or action”. The EU has no … Continue reading

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British Labour will never support independence!

Les Huckfield really must understand that there is no option for ‘Scottish Labour’ to back independence, for the simple and glaringly obvious reason that there is no ‘Scottish Labour’. Not in the sense that he appears to imagine. Not in … Continue reading

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