“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.”
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.