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First thoughts on the possibility of another Scottish referendum

It’s four days since the first minister announced she wanted to hold another referendum and less than 24 hours since the prime minister responded with a firm ‘No,’ or at least a firm ‘Not yet.’ Already, a few preliminary points … Continue reading

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Wreckage, brutality and parody – the writing of Gerry Hassan

… the wreckage of Brexit Britain with its brutal lack of compassion and humanity – Gerry Hassan I don’t know if you’ve read the work of nationalist commentator Gerry Hassan. He can be quite engaging, sometimes bang on the button … Continue reading

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Arcs, tigers and the Faroe Islands – the nationalist ambition

The Faroe Islands (NASA image) I was about to pen a profound piece on Scottish  ‘exceptionalism’ (I may yet – minus the profundity) when someone brought to my attention the fact that old friend of this blog Lesley Riddoch has … Continue reading

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Tendentious and outrageous – Nicola Sturgeon’s statement on the Article 50 supreme court case

This is the first minister’s statement today about why Scotland is seeking to be represented in the supreme court case about the role of parliament (the parliament, not Scotland’s devolved parliament) in triggering Article 50 (full press release here). It … Continue reading

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George Kerevan – Euro-twit?

Let’s start with a recent infelicity by George Kerevan, SNP MP for the lucky folk of East Lothian. The other day the paper-with-more-opinions-than-news, the nationalists’ in-house tabloid The National, advertised his latest column for them with this tweet: Observe the … Continue reading

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The Separation Restaurant: Menu du Jour – Squirrel, a side of GERS and Strawberries for dessert

I once read a Guardian article about a farm shop that sold exotic meats in the days before our supermarket shelves were (thank heavens, only temporarily) flooded with kangaroo steaks, rump of ostrich and crocodile paté. Their most exotic offering … Continue reading

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Yes/No, Remain/Leave: how should Scots approach their post-Brexit world?

Three days on from the EU referendum there’s a lot of loose talk about what Scotland (i.e. our devolved Scottish SNP government) ‘will’ do – like hold indyref2 and join the EU as an independent country, all, as the great … Continue reading

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