Britain doesn’t do referendums. The idea of allowing the people to take democracy into their own hands, and make important decisions by themselves, like adults, is alien to the British political system. Clement Atlee once claimed that the referendum was… Read More ›
Archive for November 2010
As Mr Swinney said in the debate today, for us to be faced with a £7million bill for, essentially, making the SVR compatible with a system that the previous administration had already paid £12m for, and £50,000 per annum thereafter, begs more than a few questions!
The real issue is not the relationship between sovereignty and prosperity but between prosperity and growth. Ireland’s real ‘crime’ was not to be independent, or to be part of Europe, it was to be obsessed with growth.
By Ewan Morrison As Generation Y (ages 23-36) are maturing into their peak-consumption period, and since they are equal in number to their parent’s generation (the baby boomers) – with twice the population, and over twice the spending power of… Read More ›
Women don’t need to be passive and risk averse. When convinced of the cause, there’s no holding them back. If that cause is independence, the only fair future for Scotland, they can be in the vanguard.
John Holloway at University of Glasgow Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements Tuesday 16th November, 2010. John Holloway (Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla in Mexico) Crack Capitalism: the New Anti-Grammar of Revolution Time: 5-6.30 pm, 915 (former… Read More ›
Stopping Trident is one cut the British state is not prepared to make. We will forever cling blindly to our nuclear juju. Our sacrosanct national fetish will remain eternally inviolable. However, to make this act of faith, we must first stifle our own sense of human sympathy or compassion. Only when we have killed the humanity in ourselves, can we then countenance the mass killing of other human beings. Thus, in essence, we are our first nuclear victims.