It takes a very special kind of blinkered idiocy to imagine that the coronavirus crisis has nothing to do with politics. And an unimaginable level of stupidity to fail to recognise the relevance of constitutional politics.
Tag: Angus MacNeil
Going down gracefully
Nicola Sturgeon's strategy has not only hit a brick wall but a brick wall at the end of a very narrow bind alley.
We need a different ‘Plan A’
I do not strongly object to the amendment being thrown out for precisely the same reasons as I accepted the initial 'Plan B' resolution being rejected. It just isn't a very good plan.
Options and priorities
Unlike many other SNP members and a good number of my fellow Yes activists, I was perfectly content that the MacNeil/McEleny 'Plan B' resolution was rejected.
Evading the issue
What, for me, was most disappointing about the MacNeil-McEleny resolution was the fact that it didn't address the issue of urgency.
Step back to step up!
Nobody should doubt that Angus MacNeil and Chris McEleny acted with the best of intentions and the worthiest of motives. But if party members deserve to be respected so too do the procedures adopted and approved by the membership.
Let’s get confrontational!
It is weirdly naive to suppose that a British state which would go so far as to deny Scotland's democratic right of self-determination wouldn't sabotage an attempt to use an election as a substitute.
I am disappointed for Angus MacNeil and Chris McEleney. However misguided their 'Plan B' was, I know their intentions were good and their enthusiasm genuine. Nobody should be in any doubt that these are two of the 'good guys'. Among our elected representatives, they are all but alone in expressing the sense of urgency felt … Continue reading No alternative
Your daily disappointment
There are few enough certainties in politics that we would be wise to anchor our thinking in the ones that we have. One such certainty is that Scotland's independence cannot be restored whilst adhering to the laws, rules and procedures which have been put in place to protect and preserve the Union.
The idiot filters are broken!
Much is being made of the support for the proposal that a pro-independence majority of Scottish seats achieved at the next election would constitute a mandate for the Scottish Government to launch independence negotiations with the British government. Was there no criticism of the proposal? I see no mention of any. Criticism, however mild, would at least suggest that the proposal had been studied to some degree.