“We’ll have had our better together. We’ll have had our family of nations. We’ll have had our “lead us don’t leave us””
“Can we afford to stay?”. And I don’t think we can.
“What if that other voice we all know so well responds by saying, ‘We say no, and we are the state’? Well we say yes – and we are the people.” Canon Kenyon Wright
“Other than denial of the right for self determination, where is the argument for Union?”
Thinking about this stuff is a bit like dealing with anything in life that looks difficult and daunting. But build it from the ground up. Take it one step at a time. And guess what? It becomes rather simple
“The repeated question – “why not Scotland?” changes the burden of proof”
” today we need to see a blueprint that reflects the ideals of people who have fought for the rebirth of a modern, progressive, truly democratic Scotland all their lives.”
“The reality is that while it’s right that we stand with Ukraine, the truth is that we can’t help them because the two powers that we need to do so – defence and immigration – are reserved to the xenophobic government we didn’t vote for in a country we don’t live in.”
“This is an occasional reminder of the age old truth that if you have to ask permission to leave then it isn’t an equal partnership. Why must we beg for a piece of what’s already ours?”
Watching the shameful events from Glasgow’s George Square last weekend I experienced – like many people I suspect – a strong sense of deja vu.