“That’s the thing about “taking back control” – the border has to go somewhere.”
“power is never given up without an almighty struggle, and that the primary reason for Westminster not allowing a second plebiscite on self-determination is because they will lose.”
“There’s been a major stooshie about plans to turn Stranraer into a lorry park in the seemingly inevitable event of a no-deal Brexit and the likelihood of increased freight through Cairnryan “
Here’s today’s new low. It comes from Manchester, courtesy of the thigh squeezing, serially mendacious unelected Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, and his speech today.
“Five years on, normal self-governance for Scotland is more than just an economic and democratic necessity. It’s an urgent moral imperative.”
“Firstly, there is no hierarchy of courts. Parliament is answerable, equally, to every court in these lands.”
“It comes down to how you see Scotland”
“I’ve felt for some time that Scotland has two parliaments: one which broadly represents its best interests, and one whose raison d’etre is to work against them.”
“Whilst it would be probably be better to be living next to a happy and economically prosperous neighbour, it’s hardly our responsibility to make them so.”
Tomorrow, Wednesday, the new Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, will be in Stranraer for the Cattle Show. Columnist Alec Ross reflects on what Brexit means for his home town – and for Scotland.