For a process to exist there must always be an answer to the question, what happens next? So, Yes wins by a comfortable margin in the proposed referendum ─ what happens next? More specifically, what happens next in the series of linked actions which form the process leading to the restoration of Scotland's independence? If … Continue reading What happens next?
Writing in The National today, Professor Gregor Gall refers to 'independence first' as if it were both a choice and an alternative to progressive radicalism ('Independence first'? Or is radical the way to win hearts and minds for Yes?). It is not. Constitutional justice is the essential precondition for social justice. The latter can only … Continue reading Independence is radical
Remarks to the Scottish Sovereignty Research Group (SSRG) Conference 29/07/2022 First, the Manifesto for Independence. Not Manifesto for Indy. Although they had the same origin they are quite different. The Manifesto for Independence sets out the essentials of the process of restoring Scotland's independence in four steps - plus one. The plus one isn't really … Continue reading The Manifesto for Independence and Scottish UDI
The timeline for restoring Scotland's independence is not a matter of choice. If bold, decisive action is not taken to initiate an equally bold and decisive process before the next UK general election, we may find ourselves in a situation even more precarious than now. Who can now doubt that the next UK general election … Continue reading Timeline and gameplan
For many years now - since long before the first independence referendum - I have been warning that the ultimate aim of the British state is to lock Scotland into a 'reformed' Union, unilaterally altered and imposed on Scotland without consultation or consent. A Spanish-style constitution which proclaims the UK to be a single nation … Continue reading The other UDI
Now may well be "the time for us here in Scotland to start getting mobilised for an independence referendum", as Mhairi Black says. Some might say this mobilisation is long overdue. Nonetheless, it would be great if we were at last gearing up for an independence referendum. It would be great if there was an … Continue reading We are not robots!
The Union is the constitutional device by which the people of Scotland are denied the full and proper exercise of their sovereignty. The Union imposes the alien principle of parliamentary sovereignty and gives it precedence over Scotland's tradition of popular sovereignty. Independence can only be restored by means of an impeccably democratic event which stands … Continue reading We must reclaim that which is ours!
I sense a change of mood in what used to be the Yes movement before it was 'improved' in the way software developers 'improve' their products until they become unusable. I doubt if anyone thought it would be a good idea to turn a mass democratic movement into a ramshackle assortment of squabbling factions. But … Continue reading Reading the room
It is important to realise that the UKSC is not being asked to rule on whether we can have a constitutional referendum. The court is being asked only to rule on whether we can have a "consultative and non-self-executing" referendum. A referendum that cannot lead to independence because it has no direct legal consequences. It … Continue reading The chain of logic
https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1546060252692480001?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1546060252692480001%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20268714.jeremy-hunt-sajid-javid-rule-second-scottish-independence-referendum-10-years%2F If ten years, why not twenty? If twenty years, why not forty? If forty years, why not four hundred? It is not the period of time involved that matters but the arrogant sense of entitlement with which these British politicians assume they have the right to dictate that period. Such presumptuousness does not diminish … Continue reading There is only #ScottishUDI