Tag Archives: Wales

Poppies

Regardless of where they stand on the question of unity vs separation I defy anyone to say their position is the result solely of either sentiment on the one hand or cold hard calculation on the other. We all come … Continue reading

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In praise of my country on a special anniversary

Two years ago today, those of us who want to stay in union with the rest of the United Kingdom won the Scottish independence referendum. Since then nationalists have assailed me almost every day with what they claim is bad … Continue reading

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Ten reasons to not vote SNP

Sometimes you just have to cut through the (excuse me) crap. A week away from Scotland in other beautiful parts of this United Kingdom – Anglesey and North Wales, the English Lake District – had me thinking again about what … Continue reading

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What other country would surrender its sovereignty like Scotland?

There’s a view floating around social media that Scotland is uniquely burdened by not having its destiny in its own hands i.e. by not being independent. I’ve just seen it expressed as a tweet that asks How about this – … Continue reading

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Have you tried paying a London taxi driver with a Scottish £20 note?

Update 12 April 2015. Myths and moans about ‘Scottish notes in England’ continue unabated by the referendum result. I usually tweet a link to this article when this nonsense resurfaces. The latest manifestation was a tweet yesterday by journalist and nationalist Lesley Riddoch, who said … 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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