One of the big complaints among some supporters of Scottish independence in recent years has been about the apparent foot-dragging by the Scottish Government in their supposed pursuit of the powers to hold a second referendum on independence. Following the SNP’s overwhelming victory in Scotland in the General Election at the end of last year…
The second independence referendum looks like it’s happening, so here’s what I think the Yes campaign should look like.
The idea of Scotland being independent is increasingly boring me. Here’s why that’s a good thing – and an opportunity.
Why I don’t care what currency an independent Scotland will use, why that’s OK, and why that demonstrates a wider point about independence.
In which I offer five reasons as to why Brexit tells us nothing about Scottish independence.
Do you think that Brexit is a cautionary tale for trying to make Scottish independence? Not surprisingly, I disagree. Here’s why.
In the final post in a trilogy on Scottish politics, I imagine what the UK would have to look like for me to vote to remain in it.
In the second of a three-part blog post series, I imagine a “blue skies thinking” political game called “Make The Best of It”. Fancy trying it out?
In the first in a trio of posts on Scottish politics, I imagine playing a game called The Awful-Brilliant Game with Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leader. You can play too.
A reflection on nationalism, and the dangers for Scottish politics of lumping all types of nationalism under the one definition.
A look at some of the myths around Scotland and the EU, in the light of the forthcoming second independence referendum.
With Scottish independence rearing its head once more, it’s time to wearily address the question that won’t go away – is the movement for independence racist?
In which I declare my hand for the Scottish Parliament elections next month (spoiler: constituency vote SNP, list vote Green. There, I’ve saved you the effort of reading the whole post).
My final blog post on the 2014 independence referendum, in which I’m reduced to quoting science fiction.
In which I write an open letter to the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and tell them that the independence referendum isn’t about them… but it could be.
In which a seemingly innocuous tweet suddenly helps me understand what the No campaign in the independence referendum has been about all this time. Sorry, I’ve probably been a bit slow.
In which I go on another rant about foreigners. Well, not a rant about foreigners, but a rant about indyref No campaigners making xenophobic remarks.
The Scottish Government and Yes Scotland have made great efforts during the independence referendum debate to stress that this referendum is a “once in a generation” opportunity. They’re wrong: if we vote No there’ll be another within a decade. Here’s why.
In which I attempt to identify those reasons for independence that are not just highly likely and probable because of policy priorities, but utterly unarguable merely by virtue of independence happening. Add your own ideas.
In which I might just have turned a random No voter in an Edinburgh pub into a don’t know…