“We want people to know that politics doesn’t have to be about the politicians, it is about us as citizens of Scotland”
“The decision is fair and proportionate and the Standards Commission seem to have taken into consideration all of the points I made in my plea of mitigation and acknowledged the views of the members of the general public who wrote in defence of my character and the need for transparent openness and accountability in public life.”
“The Scotland we want to see should lead with integrity, honesty, humility and transparency, in a self-sufficient and innovative way, and actively include the people of Scotland in decision making.”
“Something that recent Presidential Politics has seen has also been replicated within UK right wing leadership. A redefinition of what the word “ Truth “ means . “
“planning doesn’t distract us from the grave issues in front of us. Indeed, it is an essential part of the solution.”
The majority of Boris Johnson’s new Lords appointees have a background in politics according to research by The Electoral Reform Society.
” Everyone will benefit from looking ahead and considering the political nature of a Scotland in full control of its own affairs, economy and resources. “
Firstly it’s important to state – loud and clear – that self governance for Orkney is for those living in Orkney to decide and to do this democratically at the ballot box.
“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.”
“Scotland is unusual in Europe with its highly over centralised local government. “