“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.
“With the SNP unveiling a roadmap to a referendum that is beyond legal challenge, we now have a clearer picture of how a vote on whether Scotland should be an independent country can be held once the pandemic is over.”
“I think what people sometimes don’t appreciate is that the UK that joined the EEC in ‘75 was a wholly different beast to the one leaving the EU in 2020, because we now have a devolution settlement that is inconveniently getting in the way of the hard Brexit that has been the objective of these disaster capitalists from the start.”
“Scotland wants its nationhood to be decided not by ethnicity but by the simply virtue of existing in place.”
“Yesterday, following on from last weeks extraordinary General Election, Holyrood voted in favour of requesting a section 30 order.”
“power is never given up without an almighty struggle, and that the primary reason for Westminster not allowing a second plebiscite on self-determination is because they will lose.”
Here’s a question. If the union didn’t exist, would we join it?
“It sometimes feels that it isn’t just our powers that are being diminished but the very symbols of our nationhood”
“we must give the Scottish people the chance to choose our own future.”