Robin McAlpine's obsession is policy. Mine is independence. He is intent on making a raft of policy choices and decisions. I am intent on restoring to the Scottish Parliament the power to make those choices and decisions. He envisages a referendum campaign in which the voters are told what independent Scotland will look like and … Continue reading Independence! Because it’s right!
I am daily shocked by the dumb credulousness of all too many commenting on social media platforms such as Twitter...
Behold! The latest attempt to set up the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC) as the 'official' umbrella group for the Yes movement. All credit to Common Weal director Robin MacAlpine for his persistence. Congratulations also go to Max Wiesznewski (formerly of Common Weal), who seems to be in charge of this scheme to impose a management … Continue reading Yes boss
I would certainly prefer to be discussing the duration of a transition period between the decision to dissolve the Union and actual independence rather than the length of a delay in making that decision. But there is something else we must bear in mind regarding the "final principle that applies when it comes to project … Continue reading The vanishing road
Rather than "Common Weal campaigners say start new currency on day one of independence", the headline should read "Common Weal wants to postpone independence until 2025!". Because that is the real story here. Scratch the surface of Common Weal's 'radical' currency proposal and you find a stolidly conservative reluctance to rock the constitutional boat. The … Continue reading A pointless currency plan
Craig Dalzell and Common Weal do excellent work. I have no doubt that their paper on a Scottish Statistics Agency (SSA) is a worthwhile addition to an impressive and valuable body of work. But I am focused on the fight to restore Scotland’s independence. And this sort of thing is, at best, no more than … Continue reading Wake up and smell the petrol!