Federalism either couldn't possibly be negotiated, couldn't possibly resolve the main issues or would leave an evidently better settlement which the people of both England and Scotland must surely aspire to and strive for.
If people are confused it can only be because they're making the two-fold error of listening to what Corbyn and other British Labour mouthpieces say and supposing these utterances should be taken seriously. They hear the inconsistencies and contradictions and strive to figure what is true. The reality is very simple. None of it is true!
What we see in SNP MPs is, not an inclination to 'settle in', but a susceptibility to Westminster's malign influence. To a varying extent, they exhibit symptoms of 'Westminster Syndrome'.
Why should British Labour, or any of the British parties, feel bound by any of the assurances they offer to Scotland when the Union gives them licence to indulge in whatever deception or dishonesty may be politically expedient?
It never ceases to amaze me how easily those who profess themselves on the independence-supporting left of Scotland's politics succumb to the inexplicable allure of British Labour.
There is no 'Scottish Labour Party'. There is only the British Labour Party. The entity calling itself the 'Scottish Labour' is, in fact, 'British Labour in Scotland' (BLiS).
If I am cynical about British Labour it's for good reason. This is a party of back-stabbers who have no qualms about turning their blades on voters should self-interest demand it. They betrayed Scotland for their precious Union before. They will do so again. They colluded with the Tories in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum … Continue reading Read the words!
Historically, one of the identifying characteristics of the British Conservative Party was its capacity for unity in the face of any challenge to its power.
A change of tenant at 10 Downing Street is not going to resolve the Brexit issue. #DissolveTheUnion
When someone, such as shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith, speaks of getting "value for money" from weapons of mass destruction then it is time to question, not merely the political acceptability and military wisdom of the Trident project, but the mental well-being of those who promote it. How would one begin to measure "value for … Continue reading The bargain