My heart lifted slightly when I caught sight of Richard Walker's latest column in The National. For a moment I thought he was about to break ranks and suggest a change of approach to the constitutional issue by Nicola Sturgeon. Perhaps I fooled myself in my eagerness to have someone of Richard's standing add their … Continue reading Bombarded!
It costs the British government nothing to ignore a mandate for a new referendum. The cost is zero. It doesn't matter what zero is multiplied by, it is still zero.
You insist that the mandate is indisputable. But, at the same time, you say it won't be indisputable until Boris Johnson stops disputing it.
If I am cynical about British Labour it's for good reason. This is a party of back-stabbers who have no qualms about turning their blades on voters should self-interest demand it. They betrayed Scotland for their precious Union before. They will do so again. They colluded with the Tories in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum … Continue reading Read the words!
What I take from this article is that the SNP is content to let things play out under the auspices of a malignant child-clown on the assumption that this will somehow lead to the restoration of Scotland's independence.
I've just read yet another blog peddling the idea that the mandate for a new independence referendum is entirely conditional on Brexit. This is based solely on a single phrase abstracted from a section of the SNP's 2016 election manifesto - “taken out of the EU”. But it doesn't just say “taken out of the … Continue reading A bad place