Monthly Archives: June 2021

I’m no lawyer, but this doesn’t look good for a referendum bill if?

So the current hearing in the UK Supreme Court between the Scottish and Westminster Governments over the the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) coming into Scots law, and one incorporating a European charter on local government, … Continue reading

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FFS – Here We Go Again

Firstly we should hold a referendum – to which the SNP made a clear and cast-iron commitment in its election manifesto and for which there is a clear majority in the Scottish Parliament – at the right time to win … Continue reading

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déjà vu

The feeling that you have already experienced something that is actually happening for the first time. (or maybe the second in this case) Just weeks since the Scottish election, a campaign defined by the idea of a second independence referendum … Continue reading

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The Wrong Headline from STV

You know sometimes you read a headline and you just wish we had a media that was honest and pointed things out. The headline is just plain wrong, it should read Scotland spends an extra £14.5 Billion of it’s own … Continue reading

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I never thought I would ever do this again

Well I did something that I never thought I would ever do again, join a political party. I have been in two political parties in my 52 years and both ended up being highly disappointing experiences, not because of the … Continue reading

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Indy2 is on the way, NO IT IS NOT

The SNP Daily Scottish Pravda (The National) have a bold headline today, Indy2 is on the way, is it really? According to the Scottish Pravda An independence referendum is going to happen. Today’s headlines briefed directly from the Unionist camp … Continue reading

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Examples of Failure

In the 2016 SNP Manifesto Nicola Sturgeon said We will implement our new National Improvement Framework for schools to drive up standards for all and close the attainment gap between young people from the most and those from the least … Continue reading

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Comment: Time to change our approach

The last couple of days I have come to the conclusion, sadly, that at 52 years old I am unlikely now to see independence in my lifetime or a referendum anytime soon under Nicola Sturgeon and the current SNP Government at … Continue reading

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I’m sorry I just don’t like Nicola Sturgeon

I just don’t like Nicola Sturgeon all that much as a person, or as First Minster of Scotland. Richard Leonard, former Scottish Labour Leader, called her the “most divisive politician since Margaret Thatcher” . 55% of people in eight polls in … Continue reading

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To the faithful, are you feeling like mugs yet?

During the election campaign President Sturgeon insisted that the next referendum would happen if the voters returned an SNP Government to Holyrood, if the voters did as asked then the pressure would build on Boris Johnson and he would find … Continue reading

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