The ISP versus political reality

By Russell Bruce Those pushing the idea that the ISP can make a breakthrough on the list vote do so despite no indication the ISP can achieve a vote share that would give them any MSPs in May, just 11 weeks away. An ISP supporter kindly pointed me to the ISPs detailed calculations by which … Read more

Independence or bust?

The powers of the Scottish parliament are under threat as Westminster takes back control By Editorial This is a difficult piece to write but write it we must because Scotland is approaching the crossroads when we need a clear path towards independence. It seems to us that that it is no longer a simple choice … Read more

Boris Johnson: the PM who set England free?

By Molly Pollock Well, it’s been quite a week. Against all lockdown advice Boris Johnson decided he knew best and flew in to Glasgow airport to lecture the Scots on being good little Unionists. Not that it worked as people in their droves took to social media to rant about him defying the stay at … Read more

Happy New Year and stay safe for 2021

By Russell Bruce As 2020 comes to an end it is without a doubt that the early months of 2021 will continue to be difficult as the virus is more dangerous than ever and compounded with Boris Johnson’s idiot Brexit deal will make life even more difficult than it needed to be for all of … 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

Of the people, by the people, for the people

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. We are going to take a look at democracy – British style – to see how it shapes up with other European countries. This is part 1 by Equality Nation In the recent SCOT goes POP Panelbase Poll the following question was asked about … Read more

Discipline, determination and drive, then the date

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce A primer on why we do not have a date yet for the next independence referendum In the last article I mentioned the growing frustration many supporters of independence are expressing, unhelpfully, on social media. For well over a year it … Read more

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