independence – self-determination – autonomy

Scottish Parliament

  • Football

    Match Fixing

    By Mike Small While the Scottish media goes into a froth and a frenzy of Old Firm (sic) coverage before the League Cup semi-final – […]

    30th Jan'15 32
  • Commentary

    Gravedigger? Or Saviour?

    By Gordon Guthrie @gordonguthrie Is He The Gravedigger? A popular meme among the ’45 leaning Twitter crowd. But to realistically address it, there needs to […]

    14th Jan'15 64
  • Media
    Dave Rushton 27th Nov'14 2
  • Austerity Britain

    A Scottish Minimum Wage

    When Labour released their proposals for further devolution in March, they pitched it as giving the Scottish Parliament ‘Powers For A Purpose’. Rather than devolving […]

    Dan Paris 5th Oct'14 9
  • Commentary

    Start As We Mean to Go On

    Laura Eaton Lewis argues we need to be the change you want to see. There is another big question facing Scotland… what happens on September […]

    Laura Eaton-Lewis 10th Sep'14 8
  • Commentary
    Kevin McKenna 22nd Aug'14 33
  • Commentary

    Alan Massie, Fishwives and Lobsters

    (republished with thanks from Thoughtland) A pal sent me a great quote from the Scots journalist Euan Ferguson the other day: “I remember a fishwife […]

    Pat Kane 14th Aug'14 11
  • Women

    Why Women Should Vote Yes

    There are many strong arguments for independence and I have been a life-long supporter of it. However, there is one argument worth emphasising that could […]

    Neil Davey 15th Jul'14 7
  • Commentary

    Blue Labour

      Yesterday was a historic day. The Daily Record dedicated an eight-page pull out to what they are describing (straight-faced) as ‘extracts from the most […]

    Mike Small 3rd Jun'14 11
  • Politics

    Labour’s Red Mist

      So it seems Labour’s tantalising dalliance with Red Socialism didn’t last very long. At the beginning of the week the docile commentariat was agog […]

    Mike Small 26th Mar'14 22
  • Commentary

    Falling Over

    The biggest obstacle to a Yes victory is a credible alternative. Dave’s faltering pledges of love and miscued utterances won’t cut it. Not on the […]

    Mike Small 11th Feb'14 9
  • Commentary

    Baron Lang of Monkton Speaks

    You’ve got to admire the sheer chutzpah of Barons and Lords pontificating on democracy. Today a whole parade of ermine will trumpet the need for […]

    Mike Small 30th Jan'14 16
  • Economics
    Jim CuthbertMargaret Cuthbert 13th May'13 4
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