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Straw man wars

How many more times must we be subjected to some posturing intellectual ponderously informing us that “the movement is not the party” as if they were revealing some great truth rather than flogging the arse off a straw man that … Continue reading

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Three battles

To succeed, any political campaign ultimately requires effective political power. All the happy-clappy talk of ‘diversity’ and a ‘broad spectrum of views’ is great. But that describes the movement, not the campaign. The campaign, especially as it nears its end-point, … Continue reading

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Useful myths and dreadful fallacies

James Kelly offers a fair summary of the First Minister’s statement on #ScotRef and #Brexit. But there was this – “Although she acknowledged that the Tories losing their majority reopened the possibility of a soft Brexit (which presumably would remove … Continue reading

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Everybody thinks they know better

Er, when did it become likely that the Brexit negotiations would drag on beyond 2021? When did this even become possible, never mind probable? Has the Lisbon Treaty been renegotiated? Because, barring that, Article 50 of that treat continues to … Continue reading

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The time to speak is now!

As the process which will see Scotland ripped from its favoured place within the family of European nations gathers pace, it has never been more important that we assert and defend our democratic right of self-determination. That process, already a … Continue reading

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Wielding doubt

That last sentence in this article is very important. The SNP said it already had a mandate for a second referendum. Indeed it does. However hard the British parties try to undermine the legitimacy of Scotland’s democratic institutions and processes, … Continue reading

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Democracy or economic dictatorship?

While it is of some academic interest to know that the first independence referendum “does not appear to have been a major driver of [economic] volatility“, and while it is always gratifying to see yet another piece of British nationalist … Continue reading

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