ONE RESPONSE TO JIM SILLARS ESSAY

There was a big response to the excellent essay from Jim Sillars which was published on this site yesterday. Many were excellent but this one from my correspondent Breeks struck me as highly constructive and visionary in terms of the opportunities that existed, and still exist, if only the Scottish Government would act positively toContinue reading “ONE RESPONSE TO JIM SILLARS ESSAY”

LONGEST….BUT?

An essay by Jim Sillars to mark Nicola Sturgeon becoming the longest serving First Minister since Holyrood was created. Nicola Sturgeon is now the longest serving First Minister. That fact in itself means nothing. The measure of her is in what she has or has not accomplished, in building rock solid majority support for independence,Continue reading “LONGEST….BUT?”

STATEMENT FROM JIM SILLARS CALLING FOR THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE ”MISSING” DOCUMENTS

Statement by Jim Sillars explaining why he has lodged a complaint to Police Scotland on the “missing” documents in the ferries fiasco.  Like most people who value probity and effectiveness in governance, I have watched appalled as the CalMac ferries fiasco has unfolded, a fiasco compounded by missing documents that would, if available, hold those responsible toContinue reading “STATEMENT FROM JIM SILLARS CALLING FOR THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE ”MISSING” DOCUMENTS”

DOES CAMPAIGNING MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

I was in two minds whether to publish this email or not. On balance I decided to do so because I, and I am sure many of you, have asked yourselves at times is all the effort we have put in over the years been worthwhile? Winning Independence is not a fast business. It takesContinue reading “DOES CAMPAIGNING MAKE A DIFFERENCE?”

I KNEW JIM WASN’T FINISHED WITH THE GREENS!

Now to look at the SNP/ Green deal consequences for the people of Scotland Jim Sillars On Tuesday I analysed the politics of the deal. Today it is the realities, the negative consequences, for the people.  Before I do, a couple of additional political matters to note. First, Patrick Harvie’s sanctimonious boast that it was not done behind closed doors, does not  ring true.  Nowhere in the text of theContinue reading “I KNEW JIM WASN’T FINISHED WITH THE GREENS!”

America’s Suez: a seminal moment in world politics

By Jim Sillars This essay is a more extensive examination of the US- exit from Afghanistan than space permitted in a letter I wrote to The Herald on 18th. August.  The US exit from Afghanistan, with the appalling prospect for millions of women of being plunged back into a 7th. century world, and  the execution of those menContinue reading “America’s Suez: a seminal moment in world politics”

TWO OUTSTANDING REASONS TO VOTE ALBA.

Two  Outstanding reasons for an Alba List Vote Jim Sillars Political logic and a parliament for economic reconstruction The arithmetic is incontestable.  SNP List votes are truly wasted ones. I know, I have been at counts and seen them pile up and up, without winning a single seat. A List vote for Alba cannot be a wastedContinue reading “TWO OUTSTANDING REASONS TO VOTE ALBA.”

FIRST MINISTER AND JIM SILLARS IN NEW LETTER EXCHANGE.

JIM SILLARS REPLIES. 28th. February Rt.Hon. Nicola Sturgeon, MSP First Minister Scottish Government St. Andrew’s House Edinburgh EH1 3DG Dear Nicola, Confirmation of complaint of you breaching the Ministerial Code I did not reply immediately to your letter to me, as I thought careful consideration should be given to what you had to say inContinue reading “FIRST MINISTER AND JIM SILLARS IN NEW LETTER EXCHANGE.”

JIM SILLARS LODGES FORMAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THE FIRST MINISTER

25th. February 2021 Ms. Leslie Evans Permanent Secretary Scottish Government St. Andrew’s House Edinburgh EH1 Dear Ms. Evans,  FIRST MINISTER IN BREACH OF THE MINISTERIAL CODE ON 24TH FEBRUARY 2021 I wish to lodge a complaint of breaches  of the Ministerial Code by the First Minister on Wednesday 24th. February, 2021. The substance of the complaint, and the factsContinue reading “JIM SILLARS LODGES FORMAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THE FIRST MINISTER”