By now you will all be familiar with Pete Wishart's vacuous and fantastical take on the way to restore Scotland's independence and Alyn Smith's pompous and self-aggrandising opinions on what the SNP is and should be - whether the majority of members agree or not. If not, steel yourself for wading through the sludge of … Continue reading Restoration
Nothing changes unless lines are crossed. The comfortable and complacent sit on their side of the line condemning as dangerous and heretical reformers who dare to cross the line in search of new and better. Lines must be crossed if there is to be even the possibility of change. In every area of human endeavour … Continue reading To the edge of the world
It isn't difficult to understand why Alyn Smith is so anxious to steer discussion away from independence and the process by which it will be restored to Scotland. It's easy to see why he wants to talk about the conjectural policies of a hypothetical SNP administration in an imagined future rather than the process by … Continue reading Never mind the journey! Look at the destination!
People will board the independence train when the crew inspires confidence. If their questions about departure time and journey time are met with quotes from the company's sales brochures then they are going to be sceptical about the ability of the crew to get them safely to their destination.
Enough of the lies!
Imagine if someone suggested that all campaigning on the climate issue had to stop. Imagine trying to discuss the future without taking account of what environmental campaigners are saying. It would be nonsensical.
Ours is not an anti-Tory campaign. It is an anti-Union campaign. To lose sight of this is to forget the whole point and purpose of the Yes movement.
Don't give me that "never closer to independence" shite unless you're prepared to explain how we're closer to independence now than while the polls were open on Thursday 18 September 2014. Don't take me for a fucking idiot! #NoSection30 #DissolveTheUnion
It seems odd to say this after the half-arsed slapstick of the UK Government's handling of the Brexit process, but I have a fairly good idea of how Scotland will be dragged out of the EU with the rest of the UK at the end of January. I have absolutely no idea how Alyn Smith proposes to prevent this. He says it cannot happen. But gives no clue as to what might stop it happening.
... it simply isn't acceptable that senior figures in the SNP should be so lacking in circumspection when dealing with journalists.