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’s Paper.A Reminder
” 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 Definition of Insanity
“We’ve locked ourselves into the horrible position where we must ask for permission from another country’s parliament that doesn’t recognise either our sovereignty or our existence as a nation. “
” I don’t want to be part of that generation that told my weans: “well, I did have a chance to right an old wrong, but actually I couldn’t be bothered. I was a bit scared”.”
Book Review: ‘Conquered By No One’
‘Conquered by No One: A People’s History of the Scots who made the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320’ takes us on the fascinating journey after Bannockburn through those who attached their seals to this iconic document.
My Friends, My Brothers.
“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.”
“The old joke is that Scottish people don’t make love standing up in case people walk past the window and think they’re dancing.”
The Big Reveal
“they revealed what was already in plain sight to the millions who watched the marginalisation of Scotland during Brexit, and arguably for many decades before that – Scotland doesn’t matter.”
Bringing it all back home
“Imagine walking into your workplace every day knowing that 92.62% of your colleagues didn’t like you.”