Tag Archives: Scotland

The SNP lifeboat disaster

Wikimedia Commons We have the opportunity, there’s a lifeboat attached to the good ship UK that’s heading for that Brexit iceberg – it’s called Scottish independence. Let’s get on board that lifeboat, let’s row as fast as possible. – Pete … Continue reading

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EU powers post-Brexit – a case for more devolution to Scotland?

As I write this, I see that UK secretary of state Damian Green is due to meet the SNP’s deputy first minister John Swinney and Brexit minister Michael Russell in Edinburgh to discuss ‘the possibility of releasing new powers to … Continue reading

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Stand by for SNP government relaunch: 10, 9, 8, 7 …

Today’s Times has confirmation of a rumour that seems to have been bouncing around for a while, in their own words – Sturgeon set to relaunch government in autumn. SNP considers radical new policies. In a grave error of judgement, … Continue reading

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Talking Scotland down

To talk someone/thing down – to discuss someone or something in a way that makes them seem less interesting or attractive – Oxford Dictionaries I really struggle with this phrase and its use in Scottish politics. Its most recent manifestation … Continue reading

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Who is this Round and why does he object?

This image and an attached news item appeared on the STV website today. For some reason, as the SNP’s fortunes have dipped, my will to blog has wilted too. I don’t think it’s the hot weather, more the fact that … 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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On rebranding separatism

As I write this, round one of the current French presidential election has just been completed and I heard a radio reporter comment on how all eleven candidates invoked the French national motto in their campaigns: Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Is there anyone … Continue reading

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