Category Archives: Scottish Politics

Jacobite By Name

To the perceptive the briefest study of Scotland’s history will throw up remarkable similarities to our current predicament, the same abuse hurled by colonial Brits, the same threats from Westminster if Scotland goes its own way, the same divisions among … Continue reading

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A Constitution For Scotland

INTRODUCTION A constitution guarantees liberty and citizen rights under the law. It is the foundation of civil liberties. It tells other nations of our values and standards. It sets out the principles by which we hope to live. It bedevils … Continue reading

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An Auld Sang Still Sung

Murray Foote former Daily Record editor – 3-times Newspaper of the Year Truculence is a lovely word. I have other favourites such as somnambulant and wind – not the intestinal kind – and confluence, words that slide off the tongue. ‘Truculence’ … Continue reading

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Scotland – a Colony Once More

The Tories make clear they have no respect for the Scottish Parliament. Never again will the line that Scotland is an equal partner in Westminster system be believed. The decision to act without our consent, and the manner of doing … Continue reading

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Once We Were Anglos

When Anglophiles proclaim they’re British and Scots, meaning not really proud to be Scots but wish they were English, I get an image of a prawn announcing it’s proud to be a Crustacean and a Prawn. Secretly it wants to be … Continue reading

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It’s the Economy, Stupid!

A question and answer interview with Grouse Beater I’ll begin with the obvious. You’re a writer, a creator, not an economist. So why am I interviewing you about Scotland’s economy? I judge what is right and fair and just for … Continue reading

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Of Scots, Gaelic and Inglis

Only a submissive nation thinks its indigenous language irrelevant   Memories of youth Many years ago, when I hadn’t enough beard to shave nor hair on my chest, a friend complained about Gaeldom being given a couple of million pounds … Continue reading

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