Category Archives: Indyref context

Why I’m voting Yes

‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ – that is the question all citizens of Scotland have to answer on the 18th of September.  Yes is my answer and I’ll tell you why: Democracy & Accountability The UK political system is … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Economy: Wealth, Health, Challenges and Opportunities

The Economist has shown before that the editorial team seems to have a chip on their shoulder when it comes to Scotland.  This month they have an article looking at the upcoming referendum in which they run the line that … Continue reading

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Referendum Comment: A Response to Ming Campbell

Politics is a bit like professional football: a lot of people try to make a career from it but many don’t make it past being a trialist. Then, having gone through a fairly arduous process, most that do make it … Continue reading

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Broadcasting the Reasons for Scottish Independence

It is worth noting that ‘Broadcasting’ is currently a matter ‘reserved to Westminster’ (as shown in this list of devolved and reserved matters).  The state media, the British Broadcasting Corporation (or BBC as it is known) does dominate our media … Continue reading

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Paying the Price for Westminster’s Failure

My previous blog post focussed on the hypocritical parties that dominate Westminster politics – with Labour’s duplicity with the Bedroom Tax, allowing it to continue when they could have ended it and also the Tories complete disdain for the masses … Continue reading

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No: What you’re voting for (part 3 – A System of Hypocrites)

Why not fix something that is horrendously broken?  You need look no further than 24 hours from Monday into Tuesday this week to see that our current political system is in gross need of repair.  There were two key incidents … Continue reading

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Yes Scotland: Motherwell & Wishaw Launch

Having just recently moved to Motherwell, I saw the launch of the Yes Scotland campaign for Motherwell & Wishaw as a great opportunity to get more familiar with my new surroundings.  Further to that aim, I was also keen to … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas: An inside view of Scotland’s opportunities

The debate around Oil & Gas is one of the most peculiar aspects of Scottish life.  Throughout my life the sector has been mentioned with various billions of £££ associated with it.  Occasionally it will be reported that a field … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Healthy Export Business

When I posted on the fact that Scotland’s export business does not depend on the UK as had been claimed by Alistair Darling (https://darlingblogs.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/no-what-youre-voting-for-part-1/), one of the questions I was asked what export business Scotland has. In the BBC today … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence: Let’s talk about it

As we race into 2013 a pause to reflect on years gone by and the significance of 2012 seems appropriate; especially since it was during this year that the foundations were set in stone for one of the most incredible … Continue reading

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