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About davidsberry

Local ex-councillor, tour guide and database designer. Keen on wildlife, history, boats and music. Retired in 2017.

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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My Beautiful Laundrette-ski

Britain’s current lining up with NATO allies in indignant criticism of Putin’s claim of defensive posture for Russia seems at odds with the cosy financial relationship that has grown up since well before the collapse of the Soviet Union and … Continue reading

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На Запад! (Westward Ho!)

Squeezed between Boris Johnson gaffes and cost-of-living crises, finally UK media led with dignitaries meeting in Geneva to talk turkey over growing tension between Russia and Ukraine. This shows this matter might now receive the level of attention it merits. … Continue reading

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Meet the New Boss; Same as the Old Boss

When President Franklin Roosevelt died in the closing months of WW2, his Vice-President of only 82 days Harry Truman assumed the office and went on to win another term in 1948. A Democrat from Missouri, Truman’s Southern origins made him … Continue reading

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