Category Archives: Politics

Chiels That Winna Ding

This last week of the referendum debate has grown ever more heated. Despite 99% of those engaged in campaigning keeping the heid, there have been some idiots on either side. Even some intending no malice have had their exhuberence seen … Continue reading

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Wee Blue Book: Currency/Pensions

In this third installment from the Wee Blue Book, the two main targets of Project Fear are debunked. Clearly the use of a stable currency is vital to any country’s prosperity but it is equally clear that Westminster has created … Continue reading

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Wee Blue Book: Economy

This second installment from the Wee Blue Book addresses an area over which considerable debate has raged. The economy underpins every aspect of Scotland’s future. In the interests of objectivity on so crucial a matter, this section has received a … Continue reading

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Wee Blue Book: Principles and Politics

In the run-up to the referendum, the media din and dubious behaviour of politicians and even seasoned journalists who should know better have made it harder for those still to make up their minds where to garner relevant data. As … Continue reading

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Dateline: September 18th, 2019

Looking back over five hectic years since the referendum, it’s surprising how little our lives have changed. Post gets collected from the same red boxes, the Beeb is where it always was on the dial and pensions get paid like … Continue reading

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Dismal Scientist

Yesterday a good friend in California (one of the whip-smart feminists to whom I referred recently) forwarded two Op Ed pieces from the prestigious New York Times. Apparently it is not only the London press corps who have woken up … Continue reading

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Shirreff Parks his Tanks on our Lawn

The world of global diplomacy—and with it, the context of our independence debate—has become increasingly surreal. Despite being unable to breathe without running into WWI commemorations, the lessons the Great War taught seem no longer relevant to our complex modern … Continue reading

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Why YES is the Answer V: The Sisterhood

Having spent two decades in California where feminism is alive, well and a major political force, let me disclaim right from the outset any delusion that I am qualified to speak for women. Several bright, articulate female friends taught me … Continue reading

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Naysayers Anonymous

Since the inception of this Independence Referendum campaign there have been cringe-worthy contributions from either side. But the good will shown by Salmond and Cameron at Aberdeen dissipated almost immediately on the NO side. Against a YES campaign that laid … Continue reading

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Why Yes is the Answer IV: to Pension Questions

Many of those still undecided how they will vote next month have an answer provided to them by their hearts but have yet to sway their heads on pragmatic concerns how life will turn out either way, based on credible … Continue reading

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