“According to President Putin liberalism is obsolete. According to others so is globalisation, the in notions are popularism and nationalism of the inward looking kind”
“Conspiracy theories are the comfort food of rationale, appealing, but not necessarily good for you. “
“The virus and the response to it was political long before I added my tuppence worth.”
“Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” Carl Sagan
“That was the phrase employed by Byron to describe the genius of Robert Burns in viewing things from the opposite perspective, of looking through the glass from the other side”
“Because it isn’t about bridges, or the NHS, or the SNP. It’s not even about about Yes or No. It’s “who shall speak for Scotland”?
“very often it’s the little details that hint at a broader and deeper truth.”
” had we been able to field a candidate on a job-share basis we would have done,”
“This year’s Programme for Government is an important part of our response to the climate emergency”
The independent councillor was elected in the early hours of the morning as the LibDem MSP for the islands.