I would totally agree with those who say that Nicola Sturgeon is by far the best leader of a political party in the UK and probably the best First Minister we could have hoped for in these times. Although looking at those other leaders this must be considered faint praise. The bar is low. But … Continue reading Not perfect
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?
It is good to see this in the Sunday National ─ Scotland is being held back by the UK's poor economic policies. It's about bloody time the independence movement got over the foolish aversion to negative campaigning that was inculcated during the first referendum campaign ─ principally by the SNP. As a result, the Yes … Continue reading Gloves off!
The above statement fell out of the head of the future British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, at a hustings event in Exeter, England. The media are making a big fuss about her haughty dismissal of Scotland's First Minister saying that "the best thing to do with Nicola Sturgeon is ignore her". The soon-to-be leader of … Continue reading You have been warned!
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
The threat to which The Sunday National refers has been looming for years (Tory leadership race 'poses Thatcher threat to Scotland amid lurch to the right'). Arguably, it has been looming for decades. But it can be said with certainty that it is over the last decade that the threat of far right-wing British governments … Continue reading The threat
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!
I really do wish The National and others would stop referring to it as an "independence referendum". The referendum proposed by Nicola Sturgeon is not an independence referendum. Not in the sense of being a referendum on restoring Scotland's independence. Not in the sense of being a referendum which might lead to the restoration of … Continue reading An unremarked contradiction
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
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