Tag Archives: Nicola Sturgeon

Let’s stop the victimisation

In an otherwise excellent article, Iain Macwhirter gets himself a little bit tied in knots with his assertion that “eventually Nicola Sturgeon is going to have to decide whether she gives priority to compensating rape victims with children”. In the … Continue reading

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Turning the tables on the Tories

I fully appreciate what Mhairi Black is saying here. I totally understand her reasons for urging us not to use our votes in the council elections as a plebiscite on a new independence referendum. There’s only one problem with this. … Continue reading

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The most dangerous woman?

The alternatively worded referendum is, of course, one of several options open to Nicola Sturgeon should Theresa May persist in her anti-democratic defiance of the Scottish Parliament’s will. As the First Minister considers these options she will naturally have to … Continue reading

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Ignorance and disrespect

The evident inability of Unionists to comprehend the fundamental principles of democracy is something that is frequently remarked upon. Few things demonstrate this dumb incomprehension more than their campaign to deny Scotland’s right of self-determination. A campaign which, in defiance … Continue reading

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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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