Cat Boyd – Justifiable criticisms and justifiable questions

Just over a year ago I wrote an article entitled ‘RISE – Deluded, doomed and divisive’. The article followed a three day push from Scotland’s main stream media for a party created from the embers of the 2014 independence referendum…

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A plea for the BBC

A plea for the BBC

I see the BBC is hitting the news again with the revelations about what the corporation pays its ‘stars’. The baying anti-Auntie mob has been roused. You’ll not be surprised to learn that I have a view. Or that it…

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Let’s end this abuse of the Holyrood list system

By James Cassidy In the early hours of the 6th May 2016 I watched as the Holyrood election results began to come in for the election of MSPs to the Scottish Parliament. The North Lanarkshire results were of interest to…

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Ofcom – Another BBC comedy

On March 1st 2016 news emerged that suggested the BBC Trust was doomed. An independent review concluded the BBC’s in-house regulatory body was flawed. Sir David Clementi, who led the independent review, said there was a need for “fundamental reform”.…

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An assault on democracy

An assault on democracy

Am I the only one who sees a problem with this idea of stopping Brexit? I mean, apart from the fact that it’s not at all certain Article 50 can be revoked. Or what price the other 27 member states…

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RISE co-founder reveals she voted Labour

The co-founder of the radical pro-independence party RISE has admitted she voted Labour in June’s general election. Speaking on the Sunday Politics Scotland programme, Cat Boyd said: “I’m proud to say that I voted for Jeremy Corbyn. I voted for…

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“Great” Repeal Bill is Constitutional Vandalism Providing Irrefutable Grounds for Immediately Calling an Independence Referendum

In retrospect, the ‘Great’ Repeal Bill (GRB) for Scots may turn out to be historically analogous to the 2010 Ruling of the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal over the Catalan Statute of Autonomy. Both of these acts constitute a revocation of many…

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Monitoring BBC Scotland political output

Just over a week ago former First Minister Alex Salmond called out the ‘mongers of doom’ who were predicting calamity for the Scottish economy. The intervention followed inaccurate predictions that Scotland’s economy was about to go into recession. The roll-call…

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Whose side are you on?

Whose side are you on?

‘Whose side are you on?’, asks the man famed for nothing more than his resolute fence-sitting. At least Henry McLeish gave us a wee laugh to sustain us we set sail on the subsequent sea of confusion. Credit where it’s…

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The end game

The end game

This has been coming for some time. From a British establishment perspective, devolution has gone terribly wrong. It was never the intention that Scotland should have a real parliament. It was never envisaged that we would have a real government…

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