Author Archives: Roger White

Scotland-Catalonia update – the first minister, the president, the professor, and the lawyer

Regular readers will know I turn occasionally to the connections between Scottish and Catalan nationalists. This week a couple of events came together to prompt another update and raise a few questions. The first was the meeting yesterday between our … Continue reading

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Celebrating the UK: No. 2 in an occasional series – the Mexican cosmologist

Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net) Way back in 2015 I wrote a short blog post entitled Celebrating the UK: No. 1 in an occasional series – the El Salvadorean guerilla, the first of what was intended to be a series of … Continue reading

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The curious case of Branston Pickle and Westminster’s managed decline of the Scottish economy

  This is just one of a small blizzard of tweets appearing over the last few days: The ‘scandal’ concerned is the fact that Young’s Seafoods have decided to close their Pinneys plant at Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, with … Continue reading

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New recipe – National Soup

The SNP’s sustainable inter-generational growth (or something) commission launched its report today, to a chorus of dissent from left wing/radical nationalists, not to mention the party’s recent favourite economist Richard Murphy (‘There is a route to Scottish independence – but … Continue reading

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Scottish government baby boxes – more information, more concerns

This post is in two parts. I drafted Part 1 a while ago after the Scottish government (quietly) released the full certification they hold for the box. I decided to hold off publishing it as I thought there was little … Continue reading

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YesM8? NoM8 – don’t touch it with a barge pole!

A group calling themselves ‘YesM8Scotland’ plan a demonstration tomorrow on bridges crossing the M8 motorway. It follows similar demonstrations on other bridges by pro-independence groups who have taken to calling themselves ‘bridgivists’. I noticed this morning a tweet from the … Continue reading

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The SNP and a sinister driving out of alternative views of history

A while ago, I went to Elaine C Smith’s one-woman show in Aberdeen where she made pro-independence remarks (I wrote about the experience here). More recently, I watched an updated version of The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black … Continue reading

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