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.”

JOINT ARTICLE OF THE WEEK by Joanna Cherry QC MP

Article by Joanna Cherry QC MP originally published in the National. A WEEK is a long time in politics. In my column seven days ago, I expressed concern that no dates had been announced for the SNP conference. Further concern was expressed in The National earlier this week when unnamed insiders (yes, I know we are allContinue reading “JOINT ARTICLE OF THE WEEK by Joanna Cherry QC MP”

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK by Kevin McKenna.

Finger right on the button. By Kevin McKenna. Originally published in the National ‘IN those blue remembered days when real issues affecting real people hadn’t yet been replaced by the contrived politics of identity, you knew where you stood with the Tories. In 2002 Theresa May, then chairwoman of the party, in a rare momentContinue reading “ARTICLE OF THE WEEK by Kevin McKenna.”

ASKING QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT BEING ANSWERED.

THE PROBLEM WITH ASKING QUESTIONS It is inevitable that there will be questions surrounding the activities of any political party. Normally these cause little problem and can be easily answered and explained to the satisfaction of all, or certainly the vast majority. The problems only start when the questions are not answered and when thoseContinue reading “ASKING QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT BEING ANSWERED.”