Hi Peter, this is XXXXXX (they/them), I am the Equalities Officer for Our Republic. As a new member of Our Republic, I am sure you are aware that you are bound to follow the Code of Conduct, particularly section 3.2, which asks that members of Our Republic behave in a way that fosters an environment … Continue reading Be careful what you think
Apparently, I’m mad
I am deemed mad because I have this crazy notion that if you want something done, you go to those with the power to do it. Seemingly, to be judged sane one should assiduously avoid those who have the power to do the thing you want done, and go instead to whoever has neither power … Continue reading Apparently, I’m mad
The fascist threat
This honest and heartfelt essay by Richard Murphy is all the more powerful for being totally accurate. His final point in particular is a welcome contribution to the constitutional debate. One of the most frustrating things about that debate at present is the large number of people who apparently remain stubbornly oblivious to the nature … Continue reading The fascist threat
What a plan looks like
We don't need a constitutional convention to "break the “constitutional logjam” following the decision of the Supreme Court that Holyrood does not have powers to hold a referendum". We need only ask the very obvious question our politicians and the biggest part of the Yes movement is dancing around. How does the Scottish Parliament acquire … Continue reading What a plan looks like
The lion squeaks
Scotland's cause is being betrayed by our entire political class. The SNP has been letting us down for years. Alba Party's only selling point is that they are not the SNP.
Is this how it is to be with the Independence Convention? The party members can choose any approach to the constitutional issue they want so long as it is the one Humza Yousaf has decided on? There's 57 varieties, but only Cream of Tomato is being served?
The SNP cannot be decoupled from the fight to restore Scotland's independence. That must be understood from the outset. The independence movement needs a source of effective political power if its objective is to be achieved. For better or worse, the SNP is the political arm of the independence movement. It is so because we, … Continue reading Couplings
Evasion, distraction and silly games
When politicians demand something, it tends to be the demand that is significant rather than the thing being demanded.
Feline vacates receptacle
As we were wont to say during the 2014 referendum campaign, were the Union being offered to the people of Scotland now that we have a form of democracy, nobody in Scotland would vote for it.
Viewer discretion is advised!
This is a warning to those who may be prone to despair. If you are intending to read the Sunday National piece headlined Alex Salmond writes to FM and Scottish Greens outlining vision for independence, you should at all costs avoid so much as glancing through the below-the-line (BTL) comments lest you find yourself plunged … Continue reading Viewer discretion is advised!