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What does the general election tell us about the union?

Well, that didn’t quite turned out as planned, did it? It certainly didn’t turn out as planned for Theresa May and the Conservative government and no matter how you spin it (more of that word later) they are a much … Continue reading

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‘Support for indy soars to new highs!’ Or does it?

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I occasionally comment on polls and their significance. I don’t take an obsessive interest in the detail. I always caution that the trends are important, not individual polls, and that the errors … Continue reading

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Not the sharpest knife in the drawer – Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

A great thing, metaphors, for bringing a dull or complex subject to life. I’ve perpetrated a few in my time on this blog. But I’m not sure Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp has quite got the point. He’s the founder (his word – … Continue reading

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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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‘New poll shows 50% of Scots want Indy!’

This was the headline picked up by most of the media from a recent opinion poll on the issue of independence/separation, commissioned by STV from Ipsos MORI. The truth behind the headline is different and this post attempts an analysis … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up – the SNP, the EU and another referendum

Ever since the Brexit decision, the SNP have used the claim that ‘Scotland doesn’t want to leave the EU’ as their excuse to up the ante for another referendum on separation. Their monomaniacal pursuit of their one objective through this … Continue reading

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Nine reasons why my money’s on no more Scottish referendums …

… for a considerable time. It’s simple. Getting a proposal through Holyrood would be impossible without the support of the Greens, who’ve made it clear they’ll only support one if there’s a popular demand, which there isn’t – see 9. … Continue reading

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