GMS – Analysis of an interview

On Wednesday June 28th, Good Morning Scotland broadcast a discussion between the host of the programme Gary Robertson, and his BBC colleague Glenn Campbell. The discussion centred on a statement given to the Scottish Parliament the day before by First…

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A couple of points

A couple of points

I’m going to gloss over the stuff about ‘broad’ movements lacking any mention of the essential sharp point of effective political power. I know only too well that any talk of real-world political power is anathema to that coterie of…

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Indyref2 – Nicola Sturgeon played a blinder and Unionists know it

I watched Nicola Sturgeon make her statement yesterday. I watched the question and answer session that followed. I was extremely happy when it all concluded.  From what I saw on social media, fellow Yessers were similarly impressed.  Make no mistake,…

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The when and the why

The when and the why

So when will indyref2 be held then, asks Andrew Learmonth in The National. I’ll tell him. The new referendum on Scotland’s independence will be held in September 2018. There is no great mystery about this. Earlier than that date might…

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We all knew Ruth’s 13 MPs wouldn’t stand up for Scotland

It didn’t take long did it? Ruth Davidson’s claim that her thirteen MPs would stand up for Scotland has melted away faster than a Better Together promise. The DUP are laughing all the way to the bank courtesy of a…

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National Yes Registry announces nationwide IndyApp tour

The National Yes Registry, in conjunction with participating local members, are holding our second nationwide Tour of the Groups. Are you interested in how the grass-roots are coming together in preparation for Independence campaigning?  Want to know how we are…

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Speculation

Speculation

Of course the media will lie. Of course they will misrepresent Nicola Sturgeon’s statement. Of course they will seek to deceive the people of Scotland. What else would we expect? It’s what the media does! But I take issue with…

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Indyref2 – In anticipation of a lie

Nicola Sturgeon will make a statement this week.  The statement will include the results of her ‘reflection’ after a general election which saw the SNP win an overall majority of Scottish Westminster seats but suffer more seat losses than was…

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Things to come

Things to come

I don’t presume to know the First Minister’s mind. Rather than speculate about her thinking on the matter, I would prefer to examine the factors which might influence her thinking. GA Ponsonby’s article basically envisages Nicola Sturgeon restating the Scottish…

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What will the FM say this week on the subject of a second Indyref?

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to reveal the results of her party’s general election ‘reflection’ this coming week. That reflection will of course include the small matter of a second independence referendum [IR2]. The First Minister deftly avoided being bounced into…

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