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When black is white and white is black – the curious contradiction of Scottish politics

There was a segment on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 12 May about the general election in Scotland. It starts just before 2:32 and begins with the BBC Scottish political editor Sarah Smith confirming a truth most Scots … 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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Five days away from social media

OK, so it’s not a catchy title like 24 hours from Tulsa but, Lord, it was a blessed relief. Some walking somewhere in the Highlands that shall stay anonymous for its sake and mine. A beautiful area where the road … Continue reading

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Petitions and fundraisers …

Update 13:00 9 April – the petition has been signed by 220,050 people. Any petition signed by over 100,000 people will be considered by parliament for a debate. … well one petition and, later, one fundraiser. As I write this, and … Continue reading

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A proud European nation for 1000 years – ‘Game on’ for Salmond

So here we go again. Another two, three or more years of any stability blighted by the nationalist obsession with separating Scotland from the rest of Britain, the charge led as always not by any intellectual crėme de la crėme … 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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