What this tells me is that whatever it may have started out as and however it may present itself now, AFI is nothing more than a vehicle for Dave Thompson's personal ambition with 'independence' no more than a useful marketing device.
At present - and for our purposes there not only is no time like the present but no time other than the present - the only party capable of forming this pro-independence government is the Scottish National Party (SNP). That is a fact so far beyond doubt as to render questioning pointless. Even if there was a different or better answer further along the chain there is no time to get to that answer never mind implement the new solution. It's the SNP or nothing. So, regardless of any other consideration, shouldn't that be where all our efforts and resources are directed?
If statues, why not buildings? If we are to destroy statues because they memorialise those who built massive fortunes on a foundation of unimaginable human misery then what about the buildings which memorialise those same people? Where is the line to be drawn? Where does it end? Who decides?
I love the passion Tommy Sheridan injects into his articles. And few things rouse that passion more than the British honours system and the House of Lords. Like so many things associated with the British states, the British honours system is corrupt. But this doesn't necessary imply that honours systems themselves are a bad thing. … Continue reading Corruption breeds corruption
If there is one thing that the independence movement needs less than the infamous factionalism of the left it is people jumping on the bandwagon as the media exploit personal antagonisms and jealousies among leading figures on the left for the purposes of a vendetta against one of the establishment's most reviled hate-figures. I am … Continue reading Keeping it together