Do you recognise the above image? Do you remember it? It's the original Yes logo before the SNP bastardised it and burdened it with ideological baggage only tangentially and tenuously related to the central constitutional issue. Have you ever really looked at it? Have you thought about what it means? Have you considered what it … Continue reading Yes
Changing the game
Few in the Yes movement can doubt that a game-changer is required. The fight to restore Scotland's independence has made absolutely no progress in the seven years since the first referendum. The SNP/Scottish Government remains committed to an approach to the constitutional issue which cannot possibly succeed given that it is crucially dependent on the … Continue reading Changing the game
A general derangement
Marching through Glasgow last Saturday afternoon with several hundred other Yes folk I got my first real sighting of the anti-vaxxer, anti-lockdown, anti-[what do you have?] mob. What a dubious treat that was! I think the march - organised and very effectively managed by Scottish Independence Movement(SIM) - had got as far as Saltmarket or … Continue reading A general derangement
Will the flockers just flock off?
If you genuinely think Scotland should be independent, why would you not take as your starting assumption that Scotland is perfectly capable of managing its "currency, economy, and public services"? Why would you need to be convinced of this AFTER coming to the conclusion that Scotland's affairs are NOT well managed while mired in the Union?
Enemy? What enemy?
Thought I'd visit the Voices for Scotland website to find out who this Alyn White character is and maybe find some clues as to where he gets his half-baked ideas from. I knew right away that I was on a Scottish Independence Convention site because the first thing I saw was a demand for money. … Continue reading Enemy? What enemy?
Not so easy
It is easy to mark Siol nan Gaidheal as an out-group. It is easy to justify intolerance of their ideology. It is easy to rationalise excluding them from the Yes movement. In matters of politics, I have learned to be wary of easy choices. In matters of ethics and morality, I find even more cause … Continue reading Not so easy
There is an increasing sense that The National is, not just the only newspaper in Scotland to reflect that half of the population which aspires to independence, but also that it is the only part of the media which is actively engaging with Scotland's politics. I have long maintained that The National's real value lay, … Continue reading Scotland’s paper