Monthly Archives: February 2022

Tsunamis in Global Politics

“Those who do not learn from History are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana For all their earnest attempts at joint action to deter Putin, there appears to be a belief, however laudable, that international disapproval and economic sanctions can … Continue reading

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Alea Jacta Est

This blog takes no pleasure in vindication of earlier posts that Putin was serious about engulfing Ukraine “heim ins Reich” (see: Na Zapad—Westward Ho!) or the limp attempts to curb the sewer of Russian kleptocrat money sloshing around London (see … Continue reading

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Where Now for the Scottish Independence Movement?

This article by Stuart Crawford was first published in the Scottish Daily Express on February16th 2022. Reproduction here does not mean endorsement of all content; it appears in the interests of widening debate on the matter. It is now quite … Continue reading

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Whau Peys Siller-Heids Their Siller?

This month, an old debate over who would pay the pensions in an independent Scotland resurfaced. It had been part of the debate in the run-up to the referendum eight years ago, when, in what seemed a strange outbreak of … Continue reading

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History Repeating Itself?

For weeks now, Vladimir Putin and his spokespersons have been protesting that Russia has no intentions of invading Ukraine. Though it may just be grandstanding to get Western attention—and perhaps a few concession—by playing the only face card he has; … Continue reading

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The Road to Scindy V—Rebuilding Ambition

“Don’t waste your time looking back; you are not going that way” —Ragar Lothbrok Though the heat of debate about Scottish independence has cooled somewhat over the last two years because of an understandable priority in dealing with Covid, what … Continue reading

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Red Tape Iniquity

Normally, aericles posted on this blog attempts to provide opinions that are, hopefully, informed, important and original. That last does not apply where others have already blazed a broad path, when the blog may include those thoughts. Only on rare … Continue reading

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