“farming is a brilliant prism through which to view the unravelling permabouroch of Brexit and the ongoing discussion about our constitutional situation.”
“Some thoughts. These are different days. Firstly, backing Brexit isn’t brave. “
“In the end, it’s about how we see ourselves. It’s about pride. It’s about how we see ourselves.”
“A lot has happened, and I’m not happy. To borrow from another Burns poem, I’ve been “nursing my wrath to keep it warm”.
“If you vote against the very parliament – and the very country – in which you sit and whose people you represent from the proceeds of their taxes: what, pray, is the point of you? And why are you still here?”
The question is no longer “should Scotland be independent” but is now “why on earth wouldn’t we?”
“we must see things as they have never been and ask “why not?” Robert Kennedy
“To step aside is human” (Robert Burns, ‘Address to the Unco’ Guid’)
It was and remains the simple premise that the best people to govern Scotland are the people who live there.
“it reminded me that farming is evolution, not revolution, and that the successful farm businesses are testament to the wisdom of long-term strategies”