However confident an individual may be of their rationality it is always good to get a bit of affirmation. Blogging is a lonely pursuit. You sit, isolated in the bubble of your own mind trying to convey your thoughts to the ghosts of real people that populate the virtual world through the Ouija board of … Continue reading Those who would rule us
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith Sometimes it's the little things that get to you. The memory from yesterday's demonstration at Perth Concert Hall that is most vividly imprinted on my mind is … Continue reading Irreconcilable differences
In her column in The National today Joanna Cherry makes an important point. It is a point that I have been trying to drive home for what seems like many decades - but is really just the one. The name of the British Prime Minister is of no consequence and neither is the name of … Continue reading It’s the Union, stupid!
Everything Joanna Cherry says about British Labour and Sir Keir Starmer is correct. But pointing out the utter uselessness of British Labour and its leader does seem to be stating the obvious. We rather take it for granted now that the supposed main opposition party will offer no meaningful opposition whatever to a regime which … Continue reading Deep failure
A few years back I joked that if Pete Wishart MP - former keyboard-player with Runrig - were to start a new band he should call it Pete & The Postponers. I was reminded of this as I read the final paragraph of his latest offering in The National. The wry humour I find in … Continue reading Still holding
My memory isn't reliable, but I'm fairly sure speculation about the imminent unraveling of Boris Johnson is something that has been a recurring theme in the media ever since he became British Prime Minister. My memory being so unreliable, I had to check, but that dark day was a mere 27 months ago. Is it … Continue reading They’re all British!
As British Labour is dragged along on the Tories' coattails, so BLiS is dragged along by their British Nationalist bosses.
Whether in government or in opposition, the policies and positions of British Labour will always be formulated to appeal to or avoid offending the relatively tiny number of voters in England who actually decided elections within the managed democracy of the UK. The very same voters who are foremost in the minds of British Tories as they develop policy. They're both hunting the same beast. So they both use the same bait and the same traps - with different camouflage.
British Nationalists - Tory or otherwise - see no need to plan for independence. They are absolutely determined to prevent it from happening. For many, even imagine independence is heresy.
No voters handed the British political elite a licence to dispose of Scotland as they pleased. Did hose No voters seriously imagine the British political elite wouldn't use that licence to the full?