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.
“Six weeks from now, Scotland has the choice of two diametrically opposing futures.”
Watching the shameful events from Glasgow’s George Square last weekend I experienced – like many people I suspect – a strong sense of deja vu.
This is the story of Covid, as seen through the prism of the world of ultrarunning.
“Below Boris Johnson’s carefully choreographed buffoonery lies the leader of a deeply reactionary, amoral group of charlatans “