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SNP MP confirms Scotland not as poor as Bangladesh but wealthier than Switzerland

We all know there’s a lot of madness and stupidity on Twitter. What never ceases to amaze me is the amount that comes from a small but select band of SNP elected politicians. I say small because the Twitter accounts … Continue reading

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What can we learn about the different types of nationalist?

This is the first of two related articles arising from challenges put to me occasionally about my views on Scottish nationalism. [The second article, as you’ll read below, was to have been about the question of a vision for the UK. I subsequently … Continue reading

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‘Scotland’s a very different place now’

I heard this claim in a TV news report during the aftermath of Thursday’s general election. The SNP, in case you’ve just woken from your winter hibernation, increased their number of MPs from six to 56 out of 59. Even … Continue reading

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Facts and myths: the example of Trident

Statements repeated enough in the independence referendum debate often become treated as irrefutable facts, whether or not they are true. The question of whether the majority of people in Scotland want the Trident nuclear weapon is a good example. Continue reading

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Promoting difference to create separation

Vive la différence! The French saying has been taken into the English language as an expression of approval, ‘especially between the sexes’ as the Oxford Dictionaries coyly put it. And for me at least that approval spills over into many … Continue reading

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