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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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Bad moon rising

Discourse around the constitutional issue has changed quite markedly in the past year. It has almost entirely moved away from debate about the scheduling of a new independence referendum to discussion of how a Yes vote might best be secured … Continue reading

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A daft proposal

I have the utmost respect for Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp. His ability to make the business and economic case, not only for independence, but for a more progressive and ethical economic model is unparalleled and invaluable. But this stuff about the SNP … Continue reading

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The future of the Scotland Office

As we prepare for a new independence referendum – almost certainly in September of this year – we would do well to reflect on how the campaign prior to that vote might differ from that leading up to the poll … Continue reading

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The people decide!

In fact, it is the people of Scotland who decide if there is to be a new independence referendum. The right of self-determination is vested wholly in the people of Scotland, to be exercised entirely at their discretion. The people … Continue reading

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