An interesting take on Scottish, UK and international politics that hopefully stimulates a little debate on topics where there is too little debate.

12

Nov

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Another picture “Wot I Made”. Winnie Ewing is a legend because in spite of the support and popularity she had in the SNP and outwith, she never sought high office, she remained a ferociousness constituency parliamentarian. It seems appropriate to mention her just now soon after Eilidh Whiteford MP made her complaint against Ian Davidson MP. Winnie wasn’t welcome at Westminster in 1967 as the only Scottish Nationalist, least of all a Scottish Nationalist woman. 

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Another picture “Wot I Made”. Winnie Ewing is a legend because in spite of the support and popularity she had in the SNP and outwith, she never sought high office, she remained a ferociousness constituency parliamentarian. It seems appropriate to mention her just now soon after Eilidh Whiteford MP made her complaint against Ian Davidson MP. Winnie wasn’t welcome at Westminster in 1967 as the only Scottish Nationalist, least of all a Scottish Nationalist woman. 

23

Jun

A Year is a Long Time in Scottish Politics…

After a long hiatus, I’m back to the blogging! Long is perhaps an understatement as you will see from my last posts. In that time the Tory/LibDem coalition has went full steam ahead with the deepest cuts in at least a generation, the UK has voted no to a change to the AV voting system, and the SNP has turned the electoral map of Scotland bright yellow. The map reminds me of when, as a kid, I was colouring in and had ran out of some of my felt tips so I just coloured in everything with the one pen I had left. Likewise, the Scottish electorate only had the SNP left to trust.

Following this massive endorsement of the SNP, it is now certain that there will be a referendum on independence within the next few years. It has been said that this election result will define Scottish politics for a generation but this misses the point. The referendum itself will define Scottish politics for a generation, whichever way it goes.

It is for this reason that I’ve dusted off the keyboard and started blogging again. I am unequivocally in favour of Scottish independence and will seek not just to  document this debate but also inform it. I look forward to writing many more posts on this and the many more issues that face Scotland in these exciting times.