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Repeating mistakes

This started so well*. But by the third paragraph it began to descend into pompous, woolly-minded nonsense. And it was all downhill from there. Fallacy number one. Nobody has ever claimed that the independence movement starts and ends with the … Continue reading

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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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Still marching!

Now that I’ve had some sleep I feel a little less down about the outcome of that utterly pointless election. Even though the SNP were expecting substantial losses in terms of seats, it’s hard to take when it comes to … Continue reading

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The incredible rebel

My attention was caught the other day by an item in The Courier in which current Tory MEP and candidate in the coming election, Ian Duncan, makes a claim which is both extraordinary and dubious. Campaigning alongside Ruth “Rape Clause” … Continue reading

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The Corbyn delusion

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp is almost certainly correct when he says that Corbyn won’t win. The danger is that the goodies he’s dangling before voters will persuade the more credulous on the left to return to the British Labour fold – where … Continue reading

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Scotland is not a ‘failed state’

As you watch the anti-SNP propaganda being pumped out by the British media, bear one thing in mind. It’s always possible to selectively quote statistics in order to further a political agenda. It is relatively easy to portray all change … Continue reading

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