It isn’t that I could ever consider what Boris Johnson says as funny, it is just that at times I can’t help thinking of him in the same terms I’d consider a […]
“So, “Devolution has been a Disaster” according to our current Prime Minister, Boris Johnston, but a few days later it was “Ah no that’s not quite what I meant! I really meant… and so the excuses are rolled out.”
“The people of Scotland hold the keys to how they are governed, and no-one else, and every single statement from our leaders must reflect this. The rhetoric should shift away from that of supplication to one of confidence and trust in the people who put them there.”
“No great mischief should they fall”, wrote Wolfe, dismissively, of the Highland soldiers at Quebec. Little changes. We are expendable. For Scotland it was ever thus. As a historian you will know this.
Sacrifice. Citizenship. Priorities – 3 words to consider .
“Yesterday we discovered that, far from being abandoned, no-deal wasn’t just the preferred option but the sole aim of the whole process.”
“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 not one to complain but I have to register my outrage at the sight of the protests against our Prime Minister’s visit to Orkney.”
“No champagne or chocolates from Boris Johnson for those who gave their everything for others, a concept completely alien to the present U.K Government.”
“It is a positive outcome for Orkney that it will share in the combined £100 million pledged by the Scottish and UK Governments for the Islands Growth Deal.”