Faith requires that we set aside even the most rational doubts and reasoned concerns. Faith, even outside the context of religion, involves at least partial denial of one's own intellect. I don't do faith.
Division will always undermine a campaign. Discussion of policy will always create division. The solution? Don't discuss policy!
As one of those who is deeply troubled by Nicola Sturgeon's approach to the constitutional issue I am left a little perplexed by Andrew's attempt to discredit and diminish people such as myself. He says that the SNP is at its best when it is "front foot, ambitious, outward-facing, welcoming, positive" - and I couldn't agree more. In fact, this is precisely what I am urging. Andrew Wilson might have done better to consider the reasons I and others find it necessary to so urge the party leadership.
The "first and most striking lesson" to be taken from the Brexit mess is that a political campaign needs a comprehensible and unambiguous objective.
I confess, without a scintilla of embarrassment, that I have not read the Sustainable Growth Commission's (SGC) full 353-page report from cover to cover. I have skimmed through the thing a few times, lighting on bits which hint that they might prevent my attention from flagging completely. I have more thoroughly perused the less daunting … Continue reading Thanks, Andrew, but…