It’s important that we don’t become numb to this and that we remember that we’re seeing unheralded levels of sleaze and corruption by people who are supposed to represent us.
“Ange just hits the right tone every single time, in every situation. “
“We’ve locked ourselves into the horrible position where we must ask for permission from another country’s parliament that doesn’t recognise either our sovereignty or our existence as a nation. “
” I don’t want to be part of that generation that told my weans: “well, I did have a chance to right an old wrong, but actually I couldn’t be bothered. I was a bit scared”.”
“Appalling though Johnson is, his apologists are worse.”
” Is there another country anywhere where actually teaching your own language in your own schools to your own people would be seen as somehow controversial and politically divisive?”
“The reality is that while it’s right that we stand with Ukraine, the truth is that we can’t help them because the two powers that we need to do so – defence and immigration – are reserved to the xenophobic government we didn’t vote for in a country we don’t live in.”
“The old joke is that Scottish people don’t make love standing up in case people walk past the window and think they’re dancing.”
The pandemic enforced absence of Burns suppers has given me a chance to revisit my thoughts on Scotland’s most famous son, and has forced me to ask a really important fundamental question.
“Some books are lies frae end to end,
And some great lies were never penn’d”