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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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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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Rejoicing and resentment

While John Swinney deserves all the plaudits he’s getting  from those who appreciate his achievement in defending Scotland against  the predatory efforts of the British Treasury, we should be a little  cautious. There is no question that he did a … 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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Who decides?

If the “federalisation” proposals advanced by the Constitution Reform Group (CRG) are a game of spot the fallacy then it will be a very short game indeed. Listen to the language. Does not talk of a “bottom up” process necessarily … Continue reading

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It’s the constitution, stupid!

However repugnant one finds the House of Lords; however much Their Lordships may represent the undemocratic power, unearned privilege, and corrupt patronage that makes the British state so abhorrent to thinking persons of good conscience, you have to allow that, … Continue reading

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