“Elections are about ideas, manifestos, Parties & Candidates as well as voting in the Constituency and the List. “
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.
“Politics is too serious a matter to be left to politicians.” Charles de Gaulle
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.