Category Archives: Scottish Independence Referendum

Publish and be Damned

This glowing article on Scotland’s ability to flourish if reinstated as an autonomous country was published as a London School of Economics Paper a few days ago – and suddenly vanished. Highly positive about Scotland’s economy, you need no familiarity … Continue reading

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Kenny MacAskill: A Statement

Dear Friend I am writing to advise you of a decision I have taken and provide you with my reasoning. I believe that this is the best way to achieve our goal of independence. This coming election’s vital for our … Continue reading

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Salmond: Justice Seen To Be Done

STATEMENT FROM THE RIGHT HON. ALEX SALMOND MP “This is my third and final public statement on the subject of the parliamentary and Hamilton investigations and the Dunlop Review. The Inquiries are over and despite their manifest limitations, the findings … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Misled Parliament

An ‘incomplete narrative of events”. That is the key phrase in the extract above. James Hamilton’s report makes clear that the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, did mislead Parliament. Whether deliberate, forgetfulness or an error, she misled Parliament. The SNP is … Continue reading

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To Sir With Love

I was going to say this to Grouse Beater privately, but circumstances being what they are, I feel I should do it publically. If you know me, you know I think the world of my mammy. She was, after all, … Continue reading

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SNP 2021 Draft Manifesto

This is the Draft Manifesto circulating among SNP branch groups. I publish it as received and without comment – I am not a member of the SNP since 2017 – pointing out only that the odd typos are not mine, … Continue reading

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After Independence

The alternative title is, ‘Things to do in Scotland before you die’. This list is by no means a comprehensive, detailed agenda of priorities to follow once Scotland reinstates its autonomy. Asked in a recent interview what structures I’d like … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience

A nation betrayed Looked at dispassionately, the poor and the downtrodden of Glasgow and Dundee voted overwhelmingly Yes to improve their lives under an independent Scotland. The well off and the highly influential tended to vote No, and won, thus … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Declaration

  “For as long as a hundred of us remain alive, never will we, on any conditions, be subjected to the lordships of the English. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, … Continue reading

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Scots Versus Irish

Listening to Mary Lou Macdonald in a television interview, leader of the Irish social democratic party, Sinn Fein, I was struck by how unselfconsciously she used the phrase English nationalist, rather than British nationalist. She was not, after all, referring to … Continue reading

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