“When your Prime Minister begins to quote Kermit the Frog on climate change on the most important stage in the World, you know you are in trouble. “
“With deepest apologies to Rudyard Kipling.”
Seven years on, we can see the first independence referendum not as a choice between change and no change, but as a choice of what sort of change we wanted and, crucially, who gets to deliver it.
The cumulative total for positive Covid test results recorded in Orkney now stands at 102.
“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 cumulative impact of all such trade deals on extremely vulnerable sectors such as farming, food and drink could be hugely destructive.” NFUS on #Australia Trade Deal
“it may become impossible for some of our family farming businesses to continue to compete.”
Westminster appears to be entirely comfortable with a tariff-free deal with a country whose standards – chemicals harmful to bees and aquatic ecosystems, the use of paraquat, no review period whatsoever for pesticides – fall way short of our own.
“I have wondered who votes for him – now I think I’m getting some idea”
“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.