“We can’t spend our precious time and energy on this planet trying to save another country from itself. Westminster has made its choice. Let’s, for once, launch a lifeboat of our own.”
“It is time for change and time for voters across this constituency to grasp the opportunity to create a fairer, greener and more equal society as part of an independent Scotland.”
The original trams idea predates the SNP’s period as Scotland’s government. Indeed, having become the minority government in 2007, and with the trams legislation up for discussion, the party actually voted against it and wanted to spend the money on dualling the A9, as they stated in their manifesto ahead of the Holyrood election.
Today, the numbers we were talking about – the exporting of forty bottles of whisky per second, the incredible contribution of farming to Scotland’s GDP – are now very much a mainstream discussion. It’s hugely encouraging that promotion of one of Scotland’s greatest success stories is being championed widely.
In this excellent article Ken Brophy writes about Stonehenge and how it is used
There is ” a wider truth about the increasingly polarised world that we live in, one in which our views are subjected to the confirmation bias brought about by the echo chambers of social media. We’ve become tribal and angry. We talk about our enemies more than we used to.”
Gerry Hassan and Alec Ross in conversation at the Gatehouse of Fleet Big Lit Festival 2023.
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Where has this great desire for constitutional reform come from? Was it a hot topic at the local elections last year? No it wasn’t.
” I am excited to see the route to negotiations for Scotland to become independent being mapped out.”