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.
A thoroughly depressing post on why Brexit needs to be stopped and why it won’t be.
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.
How an obscure party political broadcast from twenty years ago is a chilling prophesy of today’s ugly Brexit-era politics.
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 reflection, in the light of press behaviour following the Manchester bombing, on “death knocking”, standards in our press and what we can do to make our newspapers better.
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 argue that the Single Transferable Vote for elections to the House of Commons is both the one thing that could transform the UK and, through its political impossibility, the one thing that renders the UK unreformable.
A reflection on what I, as an ordinary individual, can do when so many politically horrible things are happening. Warning: this is a long read.
A post on why I feel that the Labour Party is missing the point – and harming the country – in falling out over Jeremy Corbyn. Its problems are, I believe, much, much bigger.
In which I share my rambling and angry thoughts on the EU referendum.
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).