DEVOLUTION IS NOT WORKING.

UK Government ‘too busy’ for Scotland: Kate Forbes on struggles with Westminster Exclusive by Kirsteen Paterson Originally published in the National. EXCLUSIVE Kate Forbes is the MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Photograph: Ruaraidh White. “IT’S not about me being disrespected, it’s about Scottish businesses not getting the cover that they deserve.” Kate Forbes is talkingContinue reading “DEVOLUTION IS NOT WORKING.”

INDEPENDENCE IS KILLING LABOUR.

INDEPENDENCE IS KILLING LABOUR With polls showing support for Independence anywhere between 53-58% and on an upward trend, the Labour Party, formerly the dominant force in Scottish politics, were suddenly overcome with their latest overwhelming desire to achieve self destruction  and decided this was precisely the right time to announce they would oppose any referendum forContinue reading “INDEPENDENCE IS KILLING LABOUR.”

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

First published in the National Joanna Cherry: Ignore bumbling Boris Johnson, we need a concrete indy plan NOW By Joanna Cherry COMMENT Boris Johnson and his hapless Scottish Tory chums have spent the week digging themselves a hole. NEVER interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. It’s a good maxim. Boris Johnson and hisContinue reading “ARTICLE OF THE WEEK”

TOO WEE, TOO POOR AND FAR TOO STUPID.

Guest post by Eva Comrie, long term SNP activist and an inspiration to many. A writer with her own unique style and humour. TOO WEE, TOO POOR AND FAR TOO STUPID When this phrase was coined, I would have been at best ten years old;  one of the generation born to those deemed insignificant, impecunious, donurt,Continue reading “TOO WEE, TOO POOR AND FAR TOO STUPID.”

LETTERS OF THE WEEK.

Letters Originally published in the National. I LIKE Alyn Smith. He’s a great and eloquent debater. As one of those members also seeking nomination for SNP Policy Development Convener, I think Alyn’s article on Wednesday (We must call out tactics that are out to disrupt indy cause, November 11) paints a picture which disparages those who disagreeContinue reading “LETTERS OF THE WEEK.”

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK.

This gentleman contacted me last week asking how he could help my blog. He kindly enclosed his reasons for supporting Independence. I thought his reasons deserved a wider audience. Jim is 82 so he wants to see Independence soon. Sitting about is not an option. Jim is from Livingston, he has supported Independence for 64Continue reading “ARTICLE OF THE WEEK.”

THE EXECUTION OF NATIONAL COUNCIL

AT A STROKE IT WAS GONE I remember when I first joined the SNP I was elected to National Council and attending my first council and being hugely impressed at how transparent and democratic it was. Here was a forum where delegates could question the most senior office bearers on any aspect of their responsibilities,Continue reading “THE EXECUTION OF NATIONAL COUNCIL”

A COMMENT FROM YESTERDAY FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE TO BELIEVE. (I have more)

It has been suggested that I should highlight that what follows is not written by me but reproduced without amendment from a comment posted on my blog site by a reader. With branches across Scotland in absolute uproar it is difficult to see how this will play out well for those who have rigged theContinue reading “A COMMENT FROM YESTERDAY FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE TO BELIEVE. (I have more)”

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND.

 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND. There is host of differences between Scotland and England when it comes to dealing with Covid. Let’s look at a few of them. COMMUNICATION Nicola has been justly praised for her communication. Throughout the crisis her message has been clear, her early commitment to explaining the thinking behind the decisionsContinue reading “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND.”