Seven years on, we can see the first independence referendum not as a choice between change and no change, but as a choice of what sort of change we wanted and, crucially, who gets to deliver it.
“the other things the England squad embody – diversity, an enquiring mind, a social conscience, hinterland”
“Firstly, well played on your stunning win yesterday and I’m pleased that we remain the only team in Euro 2020 to take a point at your own midden.”
“we face the prospect of being evicted from the Euros against our will, which in a darkly comic kind of way rather sums up the experience of being Scottish in the age of Brexit.”
Westminster appears to be entirely comfortable with a tariff-free deal with a country whose standards – chemicals harmful to bees and aquatic ecosystems, the use of paraquat, no review period whatsoever for pesticides – fall way short of our own.
The 2021 Holyrood election is the forty-eighth national election in a row that the Conservatives have failed to win.
The problem for Scotland – and indeed for liberal minded people across the UK – isn’t necessarily Johnson but a system so fundamentally broken that it actually allows someone so unsuitable to become Prime Minister.
“It isn’t independence or recovery. It’s independence “for” recovery.”
“Am I fed up with the Duke of Edinburgh eulogies? Mostly yes. But partly no.”
Like the vote in 2014, anything less than a resounding win a month from now will be seen as acquiescence.