“At what point does our admirable commitment to compromise and collegiate consensus-seeking with people who have “tint their reason a’ thegither” become a lost cause?”
” Only three countries in the world (four, if you prefer to think of Scotland as a separate country) do not have a written constitution.”
“farming is a brilliant prism through which to view the unravelling permabouroch of Brexit and the ongoing discussion about our constitutional situation.”
“Some thoughts. These are different days. Firstly, backing Brexit isn’t brave. “
“In the end, it’s about how we see ourselves. It’s about pride. It’s about how we see ourselves.”
“Dear Mrs May, Thank you for your letter, kind of you to tell us why we need to support your “ deal” with Europe.”
“A lot has happened, and I’m not happy. To borrow from another Burns poem, I’ve been “nursing my wrath to keep it warm”.
Participation in votes on programmes like ‘Strictly’ or ‘X Factor’ are massive and many also respond willingly to social media polls on everything from climate change to ‘do you remember Spangles?’ .
The question is no longer “should Scotland be independent” but is now “why on earth wouldn’t we?”
“the Scottish Energy Strategy will enable precisely the kind of progress Orkney needs to make.”