It's been a confusing morning so far. First I read a piece by Pete Wishart in which he actually talks sense. Then, as if that wasn't bewildering enough, I encounter Gerry Hassan's column and some perplexingly shallow thinking that all the latte-sipping lefty pomposity in all the cafe districts in all the world can't rescue. … Continue reading Ends and ends
We were assured that support for Yes would get a massive boost from Brexit. Six years on from the EU referendum, three years after the UK was originally supposed to leave the EU, more than 15 months on from the UK actually quitting the EU, we are still waiting to see that boost. We are … Continue reading A movement slumbers
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
I can think of one very good reason for the SNP's voting strategy recommendation - simplicity. The electorate is stupid. Every individual voter might be a genius, but the electorate would still be stupid. Or to be more precise, political campaigns have to assume that the electorate is stupid. Because their message has to be … Continue reading Don’t confuse the mob!
It is hardly uncommon these days to encounter SNP apologists on social media and in the below-the-line comments facility on The National's website. For the most part, these are evidently rather unintelligent individuals capable only of the standard #WheeshtForIndy drivel calling critics of their party liars, traitors, closet Unionists, MI5 agents or whatever. Occasionally, however, … Continue reading Beware of lying SNP apologists
Whoever wrote the headline on George Kerevan's column in The National today (Cost of living horrors should be launchpad for fresh Yes push) did the man no favours. A headline suggesting a "fresh Yes push" as a reaction to the "cost of living horrors" sits uncomfortably with an article in which George is highly critical … Continue reading We and we alone!
Nicola Sturgeon insists that the process - which she has yet to identify - by which Scotland's independence is restored must be "legal and constitutional". Her view appears to be that the international community is eager to avoid recognising Scotland's status as an independent nation and that they will therefore seize on any excuse to … Continue reading The binding
Taking an active interest in these matters as I do, today I downloaded a copy of the Wee Alba Book which was launched with much fanfare at the Wee Alba Conference a few days ago. I will not claim to have read every word. But I have scanned every page and done a few searches … Continue reading It’s wee and it’s a book
What would you do? What would you have done? What is your solution? These and similar are some of the questions I am most frequently asked when I express misgivings about the SNPs approach to the constitutional issue and/or Alba Party's stance on the matter. When I point out past errors of judgement I am … Continue reading What would you do?
At last! Fully a year after I started asking questions about how Alba Party intended to honour the terms of its 2021 manifesto - far less live up to the overblown rhetoric of its more 'enthusiastic' devotees - someone giving the impression of speaking with some authority for the party has attempted some kind of … Continue reading Delusionalba!