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The day it all changed

The fate of the Scottish Parliament was decided on Wednesday 16 May 2007. On that date, the first SNP administration was sworn in. On that date, the British establishment realised the measures to keep Holyrood firmly and permanently under the … Continue reading

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Cuckoo in the nest

Scotland has a Parliament – democratically elected by means of an electoral system which, for all its faults, works fairly well to ensure proportional representation. Scotland has a Government – democratically elected by the people of Scotland and trusted enough … Continue reading

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Motivate and mobilise

Together with other results from the latest Wings Over Scotland/Panelbase survey, the widespread and significant agreement that the decision on whether and when Scotland will vote on independence again should be a matter for Holyrood and not Westminster for things … Continue reading

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The ‘grand coalition’ of doom

It really comes as no surprise that this “grand coalition” of British Nationalists is being proposed. It is a threat that has been looming over Scotland ever since the No vote in 2014. If the British establishment cannot crush political … Continue reading

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Malicious flouncing

Exactly what does Ruth Davidson hope to achieve by her threatened boycott of Holyrood? There is no quorum for proceedings in the Scottish Parliament. So it’s hard to see how the Tories would be missed. It’s not as if they … Continue reading

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Ignorance and disrespect

The evident inability of Unionists to comprehend the fundamental principles of democracy is something that is frequently remarked upon. Few things demonstrate this dumb incomprehension more than their campaign to deny Scotland’s right of self-determination. A campaign which, in defiance … Continue reading

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Here we go…

Well she did it. ┬áStealing thunder from Theresa Mayhem’s expected announcement on triggering Article 50, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will be seeking Holyrood’s permission to hold a second referendum for Scottish independence. So what now? The first thing … Continue reading

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