Baffling with bullshit

By Margaret Johnstone Much has been spouted, hands waving wildly, by the Prime Minister, his Ministers and his Tory MPs, to defend the breaching of international law by the Internal Market Bill. But no matter how ardent they are little of their words make sense and indeed much that has been clattered out is regarded … Read more

The perfect storm

Equality Nation put this twitter thread together which we think should be more than fast passing twitter commentary. Tanja Bueltmann is an academic who describes herself as German affinity Scot with a Kiwi twist. This is a Twitter thread by Tanja Bueltmann, Professor of History who holds a Chair in International History at the University … Read more

Changes in Covid infections by age and nation

By Russell Bruce The amount of data collected for Covid infections is indicative of changing patterns in how different age groups are becoming infected. In this analysis of infections by age groups in England and Scotland a word of caution is required because it it a snapshot of total infections over a single 7 day … Read more

Currency questions

And when the Westminster ‘No’ often doesn’t mean ‘No’. By Equality Nation Unionists insisting Scotland would not be allowed another independence referendum have recently appeared to change their tune, now wanting to decide the franchise for indyre2 and bombarding social media with the old chestnut questions of 2014. ‘What currency will you use” is at … Read more

Startling polls

By Russell Bruce These are startling figures from polling by YouGov carried out for The Times I have so far been unable to find a poll for any party in Scotland that ever actually polled higher than 57%. In an actual election the Tories achieved around 54% in the General election of 1955 and swept … Read more

Is Scotland really unique? – Part 3

Assynt North-West Highlands Part 3 of the response by Margaret Johnstone to Gerry Hassan’s article in The National, on those who voted No in 2014. Now to try and address some point made by Gerry’s focus group. Confidence The Scottish cringe is in retreat, though not gone yet, with some still clinging to their unionist … Read more

Is Scotland really unique? – Part 2

Assynt North-West Highlands Part 2 of the response by Margaret Johnstone to Gerry Hassan’s article in The National, on those who voted No in 2014. Change is a constant Why do we want to change our system of government? Why aren’t we content with the Westminster system that we have? A fear of change is … Read more

Is Scotland really unique? – Part 1

Assynt North-West Highlands A response by Margaret Johnstone to Gerry Hassan’s recent article in The National, on those who voted No in 2014. Gerry Hassan’s article records the views of a number of people in a focus group on why they voted NO in 2014. Some felt Scotland wasn’t ready, others felt there was insufficient … Read more

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