“This is about living in democracy that cares about rules. This is about not living in a corporatist state. And if you care about that then you should call for a normal independent Scottish nation. Not in May, but tomorrow.”
“Yesterday we discovered that, far from being abandoned, no-deal wasn’t just the preferred option but the sole aim of the whole process.”
“One of the most depressing things on Earth is listening to Scottish people telling other Scottish people how poor Scotland is”
“Scotland wants its nationhood to be decided not by ethnicity but by the simply virtue of existing in place.”
“It was Michael Jordan’s determination not to fear failure that was key to his greatness. “Why would I worry about missing a shot I haven’t taken yet”?, he would say.”
The visit to the Peace Museum and the Peace Park were a strange contrast to each other.
“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of ernest struggle….. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will”. Frederick Douglass, 1857.
“I’m told you’re beginning your charm offensive in Orkney. “
This is no longer just a question of yes and no. It is, rather, a question of whether we want a fully functioning, vibrant Scottish democracy with every available power – or direct rule from a political culture at odds with our worldview, democratic culture, aspirations, health and economic wellbeing.
“Robert Burns is Scotland’s poet but he belongs to the world….I make no apologies for beginning my story about Burns not in Ayrshire, but in America.”