By Serge Marti On Friday the 19th of September, we were in mourning for the loss of our dream. A progressive independent Scotland. A beacon of hope in a grey world to counter the gathering clouds of hopelessness. Peoples eyes… Read More ›
By Laura Eaton Lewis We need a new way of doing politics that reflects the maturity that we have developed through our referendum process. We have found the binary Yes/No proposition desperately inadequate for the complexity of the choice we… Read More ›
Throughout the last year new leaders have emerged everywhere. Here’s one of them. This is a remarkable inspirational speech by Loki.
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by Ian Gillan With just days to go until the Scottish independence referendum, the country has changed. It’s never felt like this before. The wonder of democracy shines everywhere. I’m voting yes, and I’ll explain why in a minute. But you’ll… Read More ›
My granny used to tell me: ‘remember you’re as good as anyone but better than nobody’.
By Mike Small In 2012 Lesley Riddoch wrote: “We are currently witnessing the collapse of de-regulated Britain. All we can anticipate is a welter of sticking plaster solutions when we need fundamental change. Radical change requires firmly held, widely shared moral… Read More ›
There’s been a massive focus on oil, but here’s an absolutely vital missing element to the whole independence discussion around energy. This from Professor Stuart Haszeldine of Edinburgh University is about two kinds of power, one political, one natural. It… Read More ›
Are you ready to hear the unimaginable story, in which we allow ourselves to win? Jonathan Rowson is. With ongoing momentum and infectious morale, the Yes campaign should carry on doing exactly what it’s been doing, brilliantly and positively. But… Read More ›
By Wilson McLeod It has long been a commonplace observation that linguistic distinctiveness plays only a minor role in Scottish national identity and national movements. This claim has been abundantly supported by the public debate leading up to the 2014… Read More ›