The hope may yet kill us, but the dream is still alive.
“If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I cannot swim” (Berti Vogts, former Scotland football manager)
It’s a dangerous fallacy, falling to the belief that the arc of human progress is constantly upward.
I’m a Stranraer man who deals in yeast and silage additive.
Without knowing our history we have no way of understanding the present malaise in which we find ourselves.
Nothing happens in a vacuum and all actions have consequences. But sometimes it takes decades to discover what these consequences are.
And for Scotland? The Brexit endgame is the reintroduction of direct rule from London.
“All has changed. Changed utterly” (WB Yeats)
I said in this column a few weeks back that I’d be putting £100 on the UK staying in the EU. I’m upping my stake.
Don’t get above your station. Know your place. Eat your cereal. But something more troubling than dour pragmatism is at play here.