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
Tag: Scottish Parliament
The other UDI
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 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!
Work it out from here
Only the Scottish Parliament can restore Scotland's independence. The Scottish Parliament can only restore Scotland's independence if it has the necessary powers. The Scottish Parliament can only acquire the necessary powers by taking them. This is where we are. #ScottishUDI
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?
A time to every purpose
Ruth Wishart mentions one "flaw" in the argument for a plebiscitary election as being "losing sight of other issues". It's unclear what she means by this as it could refer to the difficulty of losing sight of other issues so as to make it a single-issue vote or it could mean the problem of other … Continue reading A time to every purpose
Over the past few days, I have been the target of a stream of abuse on Twitter. Some of this abuse is of the 'passive-aggressive' variety. Much of it is just aggressive. Some I can't comment on as it's from people who have blocked me. People such as Gareth Wardell (@Grouse_Beater), who blocked me some … Continue reading Knowing how?
The difference between a Unionist and a British Nationalist is that the former has never questioned the Union while the latter insists that the Union must never be questioned. I was reminded of the above apophthegm when I saw the headline on a piece in The National today - Do Unionists still think we are … Continue reading The target
Somewhere under the greynbow
The somewhere was Dunfermline. Greynbow is my agonisingly contrived but even more painfully appropriate term for the assortment of speakers assembled to address a gathering of independence supporters and activists at the Duloch Leisure Centre yesterday afternoon (Sunday 10 April). All credit to the organisers, they did well to get these people to share a … Continue reading Somewhere under the greynbow