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Sleekit innuendo

Pressure mounts for an ‘open and inclusive’ SNP depute race and not a coronation I saw the pejorative and, frankly, offensive headline and thought I’d stumbled onto the website of one of the British establishment rags rather than a newspaper … Continue reading

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That’s not funny

I occasionally come to Michael Fry’s column for the entertainment value of his deft special-pleading on behalf of unfettered capitalism. But what gave me the greatest amusement on this occasion was his outrage at the SNP’s 2016 election manifesto containing … Continue reading

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A daft proposal

I have the utmost respect for Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp. His ability to make the business and economic case, not only for independence, but for a more progressive and ethical economic model is unparalleled and invaluable. But this stuff about the SNP … Continue reading

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Onwards and upwards…

Well, overall I thought 2017 gave us quite a few insights. The Scottish office of the Westminster Party’s all offer nothing to Scotland.  Ruth is as vacuous as ever (and still has a face for everyone).  Labour elected another new … Continue reading

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The heart of the matter

It is heartening to find in Ian Blackford’s remarks some suggestion that the SNP may be intending to be more forthright, not to say aggressive, in condemning UK Government policy and challenging British nationalist ideology. It would certainly be gratifying … Continue reading

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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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