Tag Archives: #Referendum2018

No more Mr Nice Jock!

Why did nobody think of it before? How could it not have occurred to anybody that it would be a good idea to have “an honest assessment of why we lost so many SNP MPs last year”? It seems so … Continue reading

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Definitive power

It all comes down to the issue of ultimate power. So long as Scotland remains in the Union, ultimate power will always rest with the British political elite. That power extends to the apparently trivial as well as the obviously … Continue reading

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Ramping up the rhetoric

Scottish Government tells UK: ‘We’ve had enough of secret documents’ I’m sure I’m not alone in being delighted to see the SNP administration playing hard-ball at last. Nobody can sensibly deny that Scottish ministers have behaved with almost saintly patience … Continue reading

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A change of tone

Sometimes, things have to get worse before they can get better. While some of us were warning of the British state’s malign intentions for the Scottish Parliament even before the calamitous No vote in September 2014, it was hardly politic … Continue reading

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An abusive relationship

We already know all we need to know about Brexit. Scotland voted against it. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ which negates that vote. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ which is not an insult to Scotland. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ … Continue reading

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From a whisper to a roar

Language is important. Especially, perhaps, in politics. And certainly when politicians are dealing with sensitive matters. Bumbling gaffe-monger, Boris Johnson, nicely and frequently illustrates the importance of choosing words carefully. Nicola Sturgeon is NOT Boris Johnson. She is a particularly … Continue reading

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Many voices!

It’s difficult to comment meaningfully on any of this without transgressing against at least one of Ms Leckie’s prescriptions and proscriptions. Risking her approbation, I am moved to express once again my snorting dismissal of the patently facile notion that … Continue reading

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