Oversight of broadcasting is a signifier of the nationhood that the British are determined to deny to Scotland.
OK! It could be that the previous reluctance to allow this debate was down to a certain excess of zeal on the part of certain officials. It may be that they were a bit over-protective of the party line. It could be that, chastened by criticism of their behaviour, these individuals have relented in a bid to put matters right. That is possible. Isn't it?
The people decide! The people considering Plan B must first decide who is referred to by the "self-" in "self-determination".
If Plan A can work, then why are its proponents completely unable to explain how it will work? If the Section 30 process is a viable route to independence then it should be possible to describe each step in that process. Those steps should individually be credible and in aggregate lead to a free and … Continue reading The viability test
Why ask if 'Plan B' might be a panacea anyway? Has anybody claimed that it might have the power to cure all ills? Come to that, has anybody claimed that it might be the "solution to all our indy woes"? Or that it could "break the constitutional stand off and get us swiftly and easily to independence"? Who has described 'Plan B' in such terms? When? Where?
To even allow the legitimacy of the Section 30 process is to compromise the sovereignty of Scotland's people. As one of those people I do not accept this. I do not consent to it. I will not tolerate it.
It takes a very special kind of blinkered idiocy to imagine that the coronavirus crisis has nothing to do with politics. And an unimaginable level of stupidity to fail to recognise the relevance of constitutional politics.
Nicola Sturgeon's strategy has not only hit a brick wall but a brick wall at the end of a very narrow bind alley.
I do not strongly object to the amendment being thrown out for precisely the same reasons as I accepted the initial 'Plan B' resolution being rejected. It just isn't a very good plan.
Unlike many other SNP members and a good number of my fellow Yes activists, I was perfectly content that the MacNeil/McEleny 'Plan B' resolution was rejected.