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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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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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The whole story

With a new referendum looming, I continue to hear independence supporters insist that we must fight a ‘positive’ campaign. There is a problem with this; apart from the fact that we fought a compulsively positive campaign last time – and … Continue reading

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Spare us your Brexit baubles

Some clarification is required. Unintentionally, I’m sure, the impression is being given that the UK Government might negotiate a deal with the EU which would be satisfactory as a substitute for independence. I know that this is not what the … Continue reading

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Shrinking the numbers

There is a reason for British nationalists’ desperate and dishonest efforts to minimise public demand for a new independence referendum – apart from the rather obvious fact that they regard that referendum as a threat to the Union, which must … Continue reading

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