Making waves

Scotland's cause needs the SNP. That's just cold, hard realpolitik denied only by self-indulgent fantasists. But if we need the SNP we need the SNP to be fit for our purpose. That it presently isn't is all to apparent. In part because of its reluctance to make the commitment required of it ahead of the 2021 Scottish Party election. Partly on account of the party's internal troubles. While the former is a matter for the Yes movement as a whole, the latter is entirely a matter for SNP members.

Intellectual rigour

There's not much "intellectual rigour" evident in Jim Sillars's pettily dismissive attitude to the AUOB marches. Marches and rallies have been a feature of reform campaigns for as long as there have been such things. If they served no useful purpose or were detrimental to the cause I reckon somebody would have noticed before now. … Continue reading Intellectual rigour

All Under One Banner (Update)

My instincts have been to steer clear of the current stooshie around AUOB. But here I am, succumbing to the temptation to offer my thoughts. What could possibly go wrong? The organisation problem Yes is a diverse, open, inclusive, unstructured popular movement. It is NOT an organisation. That is as it should be. That is … Continue reading All Under One Banner (Update)