Category Archives: Politics

Marking-Time Season

Never having been one to body-swerve touchy issues, it is nonetheless with some trepidation that this blog is dedicated to questioning the usefulness to anyone of high-profile public display of whatever your religious beliefs happens to be. While they are … Continue reading

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Century-Old Lesson Still Unlearned

Since posting The Bitter Legacy of Sykes-Picot a couple of weeks back, I have run across a couple of points substantiating the thesis therein, namely that two untraveled mandarins were ill-qualified to carve up one of the world’s great powder kegs … Continue reading

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Armed Farces Day

Lest hostile readers think the title too flippant, let me start by assuring any reader of my respect and gratitude for all those who put themselves in harm’s way on behalf of the rest of us. Previous generations of my … Continue reading

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The Bitter Legacy of Sykes-Picot

We Scots are currently under heavy bombardment from the London payroll and anyone they can strap a kilt on how the UK is better as the entity with which our patriotism is to identify. We can be Scots—but only as … Continue reading

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Why ‘Yes’ Is the Answer II—As Ithers See Us

This week there were a whole gamut of responses ranging from dismay to outrage when Scotland’s independence debate went global. While I understand why fellow supporters of us becoming a normal country might feel like Custer when the entire Sioux … Continue reading

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What the Pope REALLY Said

There has been some sloppy reporting which has been seized on by unionists a little too desperate to make their case that Pope Francis is hostile to Scottish Independence because he is ‘against divisions’. What was published in the Catalan … Continue reading

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The Country Now Standing on Platform 9 3/4

Along with many others, I have long been an admirer of J.K. Rowling, not because we once shared the same taste in coffee shops but because belief in her own creativity made her a ‘lass o’ pairts’. The fact that … Continue reading

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Why Yes Is the Answer III—It’s the Economy, Stupid!

There is a clear case for an independent Scotland to prosper more than it has to date within the UK. I confess that I have not examined all the contrary evidence put out by HM Gubmint on its website at … Continue reading

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Why ‘Yes’ Is the Answer I—Personal

Growing up in a small town made for a restricted education as regards other cultures and alternative modes of living. But university threw me into the melting pot that was Edinburgh with its 10,000 students, many from England and abroad … Continue reading

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Basildon Revisited. How Ukip is remaking UK in Thatcher’s image.

Originally posted on Iain Macwhirter:
“The suburbs are being painted red” tweeted Labour’s John McTernan at the height of post poll spin frenzy on Friday. He meant that Labour was holding off Ukip and the Tories in the metropolis –…

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