Category Archives: Scottish Independence Referendum

The Ruling Class

The howls of anger and derision that greeted Back Door Boris on his visit to Edinburgh to meet first minister Nicola Sturgeon were deliciously reassuring. So too was reading articles penned by well-known British opinion makers, hitherto happy to accept … Continue reading

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Stealing Democracy

Boris the Boor’s rise to power proves my thesis deadly accurate, the mediocre will always promote the mediocre because that’s their personal standard. They feel comfortable surrounded by people similar to themselves. Given authority, they can be lethal to a … Continue reading

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Looking out for Number One

From the plebiscite of 2014 a passing thought; did over-use of ‘independence now’ as the galvanising standard slogan contribute to the 2014 defeat? Indisputably, self-governance means political independence, but in the context of enduring over 300 years of England’s ill-disposed and ignorant … Continue reading

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How We Voted in 2014

I shall begin with a bald statement. On the historic day of September 18th, 2014, the Scottish people voted for their independence and won. Read that sentence again. It says the ‘Scottish’ people, not the people of Scotland. According to Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Patrick Matthew – the Natural

An occasional series on eminent Scots unjustly ignored or forgotten From the minute we were entranced by a bug on a rug, or wondered why blackbirds are black and gulls are white and live by the sea, we were told … Continue reading

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Collaborators

There is a lot of clearing up to be done when a nation throws off its colonial masters, banishing traces of the old order from indigenous institutions, reopening old mysteries, firing the inept. One among many tasks is to organise … Continue reading

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Suckering the SNP

How gullible can you be and still expect respect? There are two ways to treat the electorate: intelligent people, a few uninformed, or badly behaved infants wanting constant discipline. The SNP chose the latter. There’s a certain kind of naivety … Continue reading

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