Tag Archives: Scottish independence

A failure to learn

Some would say it hardly matters now, but I still get annoyed by the intellectually vapid assertion that the Scottish Government’s position on currency during the first independence referendum campaign was “a flaw in the Yes argument“. It wasn’t. The … Continue reading

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Scottish! Not British!

Nicola Sturgeon has, as we might expect, gone to the very nub of the issue for voters in the coming election. When she refers to the “social contract with the people of Scotland” she is talking about the things which … Continue reading

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The blinkered Brit

What David Mundell needs to learn is that his inability to comprehend something doesn’t necessarily make it “odd”. The problem may well not be with the concept that is perplexing him, but with his own intellectual capacities. Mundell’s comments suggest … Continue reading

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Relics and rejects

The fact that a British Tory Prime Minister can venture out of his London lair to seriously suggest that the Scottish branch of his party might become the opposition at Holyrood is a measure of the abject failure of British … Continue reading

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EU referendum is not Scotland’s fight

It should hardly be necessary to advise people not to be influenced by anything David Cameron says. Many people in Scotland may be tempted to vote Out because they believe what Cameron says about this making independence more likely. Those … Continue reading

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No negativity

Having read the headline over Iain Macwhirter’s article in the Herald, I scoured what followed looking for some statement from Nicola Sturgeon quoted as evidence that the SNP is backing a “negative pro-EU campaign”. I wasn’t disappointed. But only because … Continue reading

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Where’s the alternative?

If I want to see sarcastic references to “Saint Nicola Sturgeon” I can choose from pretty much the whole of the mainstream British media. I go to alternative media precisely because I’m seeking something more than the vacuous anti-SNP sniping … Continue reading

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