The restoration of Scotland's independence is neither imminent nor inevitable. The complacency implied and fostered by such notions stands as one of the greatest threats to Scotland's cause.
Stupid is as stupid declines to do. Stupid is being aware of the most effective way to deal with a problem, but deciding to do something else instead. Stupid is knowing the solution but opting for something other than the solution because politics or economics or both dictate.
Margaret Ferrier: Responsible but not culpable?
I confess that despite my extensive reading on the subject since the pandemic started, I had not realised how severe and how common are the mental symptoms linked to Covid-19.
Should we mind our language?
It is one of the quirks that make human nature endlessly interesting that we will so casually and habitually 'quarantine' the idea of disease using the mask of language while objecting - sometimes vehemently - to the physical quarantine which is the one sure way to combat the spread of contagious and/or infectious diseases.
Willie Rennie is a dangerous idiot!
Idiots like Willie Rennie are dangerous. They are dangerous because they put ideology before scientific evident and observable reality.
How to stop a pandemic
Take very special note of those last three words in Devi Sridhar's quoted remarks. The words "chains of infection" provide the most apt description of the problem. We must break all chains of infection so as to be able to claim a measure of success. Obviously, we have had considerable success. But as long as … Continue reading How to stop a pandemic
I have questions
Mr Dornan seems unable to distinguish between the SNP as an administration and the SNP as a political party. Not exactly a trivial distinction.
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it It's the end of the world as we know it It's the end of the world as we know it And I feel fine REM Today (Wednesday 13 May 2020) marks 55 days since I last left the house. Almost eight weeks. 1,320 hours. 79,200 … Continue reading It’s the end of the world as we know it
Break the chain
Pathogens such as viruses spread along chains of infection - from infected person to new host. The only certain way to stop the spread of a virus such as Covid-19 is to break as many of those chains as possible. To starve the virus of new hosts. The only way to break the chains of … Continue reading Break the chain
The next trick
It was always the case that the SNP, both in Edinburgh and in London, was going to have to work within the British political system even as the party sought to break Scotland free from it.