Being something of a hard-headed political realist, I recognise that the British state must inevitably use the SNP's commitment to the Section 30 process against the independence movement.
A recent piece on the excellent Lallands Peat Worrier blog contained the following less than flattering assessment of mainstream political journalism,Understanding the politics of devolution increasingly demands that we understand the law of devolution. Regrettably, most of our key commentators and opinion formers still haven't the nearest, foggiest clue about how the powers and reservations … Continue reading The immaculate innocence of journalists?
An editorial appeared in The Independent yesterday (Tuesday 5 May) under the title In defence of liberal democracy which nicely encapsulates the attitude of the British establishment to Scotland and our elected representatives, albeit in in terms somewhat less hysterical and vitriolic than we are accustomed to from the British media. I would like to respond.It is a fragile … Continue reading Vote SNP, get democracy!