Tag Archives: Nicola Sturgeon

In a good place

So, filtering out all the diplomatic fluff, what is the substance? No change! After the meeting that was never supposed to happen, all we know is that Theresa May continues to be locked into a ‘One Nation’ British Nationalist project … Continue reading

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Hands off Scotland’s Parliament!

I’m not sure why Dr Kirsty Hughes imagines that Nicola Sturgeon’s hand would have to be “forced” over a new Scottish independence referendum. The SNP Conference earlier this month surely left no room for doubt that the SNP is gearing … Continue reading

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SNP Conference 2017: Being Scotland’s voice

Day three of #SNP17 and the walk down from Garnethill to the SECC is taking longer each time. My right hip is making it known that there bloody well better not be a day four. It’s growing noticeably colder too. … Continue reading

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SNP Conference 2017: Managing expectations

That’s me arrived and installed at SECC after what I shall choose to call a bracing walk down from Garnethill on a fine, fresh autumnal morning; although I suspect that, could they but speak, my worn out knees and hips … Continue reading

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Options are better than plans

“The Scottish First Minister shelved plans for a second independence referendum…” What plans for a second independence referendum? Describe those plans. What was the planned date? What was the planned question? What were any details of this plan? If I … Continue reading

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Three battles

To succeed, any political campaign ultimately requires effective political power. All the happy-clappy talk of ‘diversity’ and a ‘broad spectrum of views’ is great. But that describes the movement, not the campaign. The campaign, especially as it nears its end-point, … Continue reading

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Useful myths and dreadful fallacies

James Kelly offers a fair summary of the First Minister’s statement on #ScotRef and #Brexit. But there was this – “Although she acknowledged that the Tories losing their majority reopened the possibility of a soft Brexit (which presumably would remove … Continue reading

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