“I want to see Orkney’s energy work for Orkney’s people, giving everyone access to affordable warmth, and that means taking control of these policies in Scotland. “
“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.”
“there comes a point when we have to stop asking permission”
It’s difficult to know how many “interesting times” we can inhabit simultaneously but the circumstances of the next referendum takes interesting into a new dimension.
“Far from being a reason for putting independence even further into the back burner, recent events – Salisbury, Syria, Brexit – make the case for living in a Scotland that wishes to be one of the good guys appealing and increasingly urgent.”
We have just finished reading the excellent Common Weal published “A Short Guide to Starting a New Country”
“What Scotland was pledged in 2014 has disappeared as swiftly as those political leaders who promised it. “
“The unequal nature of Theresa May’s “precious union” means that we are once again caught in the gravitational pull of a government we didn’t vote for.
You reach a point – I got to it a while ago – when you wonder why we didn’t sail off into the sunset a long time ago.
“The biggest weapon the 2018 Yes campaign has is the 2014 No campaign. Never forget the lies.”