Until the day that Scotland's independence is restored we must proceed on the assumption that the entire apparatus of the British state is set on preventing that ever happening.
Tag: Referendums (Scotland) Bill
Where is the spirit?
Of course, Brexit will adversely affect Scotland. But only if we, the people of Scotland allow it. And to prevent it we need our First Minister to step up. We need her to be bold and decisive. We need her to be entirely focused on Scotland's cause and not the forlorn cause of trying to rescue England from the consequences of its own democratic choices.
What are they thinking?
So much has changed in the last few years that the context of a new independence referendum campaign must be significantly different. And simply dusting-off the old campaign strategy - if, indeed, that is what is intended - suggests a woeful failure to learn lessons from the 2014 campaign.
A modest proposal
We know that there will be a referendum. We have to proceed on the assumption that it will be sooner rather than later. So we have to start thinking about the campaign.
The fight is on!
The Scottish Government appears to be proceeding on the assumption that there will still be a Scottish Parliament in the "latter half" of 2020. There can't be many politically aware people in Scotland who consider that a safe assumption. But I use the word "appears" advisedly. Because everything we know about the First Minister and … Continue reading The fight is on!