Category Archives: Scottish Politics

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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English on English

Depending on how you use it or been used by it, the internet is a force for good or an evil invention. For my part, I’ve made good friends out of it, tested my political arguments to destruction, and got maligned … 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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Desecrating Loch Lomond

Though Scot and English share a common humanity, the similarities end there. The claim Scots are British is the signature of a colonial mentality. In almost all things, language, accents, religion, the great majority of political ideals, the clan system, … 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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