“It isn’t independence or recovery. It’s independence “for” recovery.”
It is a fascinating time in our history when personal feuds between the two leading players in the nation’s future direction almost destroyed the independence of Scotland.
Watching the shameful events from Glasgow’s George Square last weekend I experienced – like many people I suspect – a strong sense of deja vu.
“Bert of course is not his name I have changed it to protect the ….innocent? No that isn’t the right word but I probably can’t use the one I want to in this publication of taste and moderation . “
“Independence is the great enabler. The whole point of independence is having the power to do things, and I have long thought that what the increasing numbers of us who long for the normality of self-governance need to do is to shift the burden of proof. “
“As an independent country with our own currency we could create the money needed to support the people and the economy through any crisis.”
“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.”
“The utter contempt shown by Westminster to Scottish fishermen is a disgrace”
“planning doesn’t distract us from the grave issues in front of us. Indeed, it is an essential part of the solution.”
“I didn’t realise that the article on the Scotland/EU flag that I contributed to The Orkney News would engender such an interesting debate on several front”