Altered perceptions

Altered perceptions

Perhaps the most interesting thing to note from the polling on political leaders is the massive difference between Scotland and the rest of the UK (rUK) with regard to perceptions of Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson. One might reasonably suppose…

Things we just don’t do

Things we just don’t do

That Scotland has developed a political culture very distinct from that of the UK is a fact disputed only by those who, having subscribed to the dogma of ‘One Nation’ British nationalism, are ideologically prohibited from acknowledging any difference between…

A global force for good

A global force for good

Received this from a friend and thought it worth sharing. Having been sent to United Nations headquarters in New York for work, I was happy to hear that my time here would coincide with the visit of First Minister Nicola…

First Minister’s speech to Stanford University

Thank you very much indeed, Michael (McFaul, Director and Senior Fellow at Freeman Sprogli Centre). One of the many interesting things I found out about Michael this morning is that he was born in Glasgow. But Glasgow, Montana, rather than…

War talk

War talk

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” – Matthew 24:6 Relax! I haven’t ‘got religion’. The Biblical…

In the grip of madness

In the grip of madness

Appealing to Theresa May’s rationality looks like very much like an exercise in wishful thinking. But I suppose the courtesies of inter-governmental communication require that Nicola Sturgeon give the Prime Minister the benefit of whatever doubt there may be. Unfettered…

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