The chain of logic

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

To be a nation again!

Surely the obvious conclusion from Richard Walker's analysis is that the Section 30 route is dead. Even setting aside objections on the grounds that requesting a Section 30 order compromises the sovereignty of the Scottish people and quite apart from the fact that the Section 30 process gifts the British political elite legitimised power to … Continue reading To be a nation again!

We, the people?

Making her statement to the Scottish Parliament yesterday setting out the SNP+SGP/Scottish Government's proposed 'routemap' to a new independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon quoted the redoubtable Canon Kenyon Wright speaking as Convener of the Scottish Constitutional Convention on the subject of Scotland's Claim of Right said, What if that other voice we all know so well … Continue reading We, the people?

Three or four questions

Alex Salmond is doubtless correct to say that the grotesque anomaly of being an energy-rich nation that gets poorer during a time of energy supply pressures is the “biggest single economic and social issue linked to the constitutional question since the poll tax”. Although I might have said since Brexit. I would, however, question whether … Continue reading Three or four questions

Time is tight

Attempting to sum up the SNP/Alba false dilemma within the confines of a single Tweet I recently stated that the SNP is not currently effective in terms of restoring Scotland's independence but is the only party that can be effective within the relevant time frame. Alba Party is not currently effective in terms of restoring … Continue reading Time is tight