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A wondrous epiphany

As both my regular readers will be aware, I have previously castigated – as gently as I might – both Tommy Sheppard and Pete Wishart for their ideas about the timing of a new independence referendum. The notion that the … Continue reading

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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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Let’s consider

“These articles never consider that perhaps, if there really is a popular desire for smaller states, it might be good to respect it.” – Craig Murray This is an interesting observation. The media “never consider” anything outside the box of … 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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For Scotland. Against the Union.

I have now booked a ticket for the SIC Conference. I did so somewhat belatedly and a bit reluctantly after initially having decided to give it a miss. I have serious reservations about SIC. Reading Elaine C Smith’s promo piece … 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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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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An unsettled issue

Yet again, some dreadful nonsense from Iain Macwhirter. There’s the woefully naive and deluded idea that the British state does not resort to violent coercion as an instrument of policy. Jealous Britannia’s imperial robes are stained with the blood of … 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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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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