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Boxing clever

Few speeches in recent times have been more eagerly anticipated than Nicola Sturgeon’s address to the SNP Spring Conference in Aberdeen this afternoon. One doesn’t often get the opportunity to use the phrase ‘fate of nations’ without being accused of … Continue reading

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Here we go…

Well she did it. ┬áStealing thunder from Theresa Mayhem’s expected announcement on triggering Article 50, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will be seeking Holyrood’s permission to hold a second referendum for Scottish independence. So what now? The first thing … Continue reading

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Embarrassing the Brits

With its proposed amendments to the Tories’ Article 50 Bill, the SNP is trying to polish a turd. I don’t think anybody seriously imagines there to be any possibility of meaningfully reducing the negative impact of Brexit. But they have … Continue reading

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Under pressure?

I wonder if our First Minister actually feels this “increasing pressure” that she’s supposedly under, or if it is no more than a conceit of the media to suppose they might have the power to put her under such pressure. … Continue reading

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No news is… no news!

So, nothing has changed. Thousands of words have been written. Hours of air-time have been filled. And nothing has changed. The situation now is precisely as it was before the First Minister gave that interview. Other than the fact that … Continue reading

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No going back!

Full credit to Steven Purcell for his efforts to get past the bitter, corrosive, intellect-crippling resentment of the SNP that has come to define British Labour in Scotland (BLiS) over the past few years every bit as much as their … Continue reading

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Unjust and offensive!

While offering nothing in the way of fresh insights, Daniel Kenealy provides a reasonable assessment of Nicola Sturgeon’s’s Brexit proposals. But he loses the plot altogether with the suggestion that these proposals are “dishonest”. This necessarily implies that it is … Continue reading

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