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McKenna and the myth

Foolishly, but not uncharacteristically, Kevin McKenna contrives to perpetuate the “once-in-a-generation” myth even as he condemns it. Outside of this myth, the reality is that the SNP never “declared the referendum would occur only once in a generation”. When asked, … Continue reading

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Long Time Getting Here…

Well…it’s been a week since the elections for the Scottish Parliament took place and it’s taken me a week to allow events to sink in properly before I make any comment on them. First of all, I think it was … Continue reading

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And lo! there was a great wailing and a gnashing of gums!

Cue more tedious bleating from anti-democratic British nationalist fanatics who have always been vehemently opposed to the people of Scotland exercising their inalienable right of self-determination. Despite the fact that Sturgeon is doing no more than confirming her administration’s intention … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about independence

Hands up everyone among the 115,000 SNP members who is grateful to Poor Old Cockers for explaining to them why they signed up. Nobody? That’s what I thought. After all who would place any value on the conclusions of someone … Continue reading

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Wrong narrative

All of this from Pete Wishart, Tommy Sheppard and others might make some kind of sense if anybody was actually pressing for an immediate second referendum. Or if the Scottish Government’s ability to call another referendum was critically dependent on … Continue reading

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Nae problem!

I understand the urge to dramatise the situation, but the issue of a second referendum really isn’t as problematic for the SNP as The National makes out. For a start, the fact that RISE has committed to another vote is … Continue reading

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Pertinent questions

I have already seen some of the response on social media to the Sunday Herald article claiming that the issue of a second independence referendum will not be addressed in the SNP’s manifesto for the coming Holyrood elections. Sad to … Continue reading

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