If our movement is rooted in the pursuit of the betterment of our people; let our campaign be human.

If our movement is rooted in the pursuit of the betterment of our people; let our campaign be human.

I have often been accused of being a pedant, a logical thinker which applies a sterile engineer like methodology to the things I write, however, in recent years I have found myself thinking more about the true root of my belief in independence. While I cannot deny my belief is...

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Catalonia and Post-Fascism

Catalonia and Post-Fascism

There is a troubling lack of understanding about what has really been happening in Catalonia over the past year. Some left commentators have been quick to label this the ‘return of Franco.’ Others have dismissed the police violence, the political prisoners and the shutting down of a democratically elected government...

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The Cheshire cat of politics

The Cheshire cat of politics

I had been toying with the idea of writing this blog article about how it’s unproductive for supporters of independence to join in the social media campaign calling for a boycott of the Guardian newspaper. About how when we embark on campaigns directed against individual newspapers we only allow that...

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Against all the odds

Against all the odds

Politics in 2018 is almost impossible to satirise, and nowhere more so than in Scotland, where at least two of the main parties are currently campaigning on the principled policy of “any referendum we lose should be re-run, and any we win must never ever be held again because the...

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Undemocratic Bams: Beating them with their own rule book.

Undemocratic Bams: Beating them with their own rule book.

As you may recall, I recently wrote an article on the reasons why we need to move towards a section 30 order, what a section 30 order actually is and of course why we need to allow Westminster to actually refuse that order. Considering it was nearly 5000 words, I...

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UK first as Scottish council supports a people’s vote on final Brexit plan

UK first as Scottish council supports a people’s vote on final Brexit plan

The council voted by 33 to 26 in favour of a motion by Green councillor Martin Ford to back a so-called people’s vote. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she will not stand in the way of a people’s vote, but has not backed the campaign for one to be...

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Tories consumed by infighting after Johnson’s Brexit plan is revealed

Tories consumed by infighting after Johnson’s Brexit plan is revealed

He accused the UK Government and civil service of a “pretty invertebrate performance” in negotiations and said there had been “a collapse of will by the British establishment to deliver on the mandate of the people”. READ MORE: The SNP needs to put forward a clear Brexit strategy In a...

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Furious Dugdale says you can’t trust the Labour Party as fees row continues

Furious Dugdale says you can’t trust the Labour Party as fees row continues

“How can people trust that party in any other aspect of life if this is what’s happening? READ MORE: Daily Record to pay Dugdale’s fees in legal battle with Wings Over Scotland “I think there’s a real presentational problem from the party in that regard. “Also, this is a party...

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