Category Archives: Scottish Politics

Scotland Made Remote

Over the last ten years the Tory party has rendered Scotland economically and geographically remote, blocking its trade and travel routes east and west. This is an outrageous act of war in any nation’s book. And yet you will still … Continue reading

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The Devo-Max Carrot

A week of the old Devo-Max carrot swung before us saw any number of unionist commentators leap on the bandwagon, followed by people who prefer compromise that leaves them where they started. It instructed the podcast site ‘Scottish Prism’ to … Continue reading

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Saughton Prison – the Long Read

Recently, Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison held rights campaigner and former ambassador, Craig Murray for four months of an eight month sentence for what the High Court defined as ‘jigsaw identification‘, that is, his written blog reports from the Alex Salmond case … Continue reading

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Dr Philippa Whitford

Dr Philippa Whitford is an enigma. An SNP MP, she manages not to get mired in sleaze in the party, isn’t a sychophantic Murrell or Nicola fan, and has not decided on a second career as an ALBA party tormentor. … Continue reading

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The Irish Have It

As from 1st Jan, 2022, the Irish language became an official language of the European Union. Endorsement sees it achieve full status with all documents published by the EU translated as Gaeilge. This marks the end of a derogation period, … Continue reading

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Three Passionate Experts

At the end of last year a question and answer conference was held in the pleasantly snug Fraser Centre in Tranent, which for the tourist’s guidance, is on the East Lothian side of Edinburgh, the event organised by the industrious … Continue reading

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A Threat To Justice

Bringing trials without juries in Scotland’s High Court rape cases is a move to the fascist right. To even entertain the change is deeply troubling. How did this come about? Almost as soon as a jury exonerated the Right Honorable … Continue reading

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Good Riddance 2021

What a hopes raised, hopes dashed year for Scotland. For those desperate to see Scotland return to an autonomous state, keep all it earns, protect its borders, and return to sanity, a poll stating 55% of the electorate want an … Continue reading

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A Creepy Scottish Government

The SNP’s love of creating as many squirrels to chase as possible rather than educate the populace to the benefists of self-governance, ready to enact independence at 55% support, sees a once victorious party turn on its own supporters and … Continue reading

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Our Police State

The ludicrously over-the-top jail sentence handed down to human rights activist Craig Murray, for a minor infringement of a presposterous court rule called ‘jigsaw indentification’, together with the hurried embracing of a ban on assembly around our Parliament building, is … Continue reading

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