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Mandate! The bigger the mandate, the better equipped the Scottish Government is to confront the British state - as it must. The mandate is measured in votes. So it follows that the more votes the SNP gets, the more powerfully armed it is for the fight. You want to take votes away from the SNP. You want to weaken that mandate. (And FFS! don't start going on about unused mandates. That's the past. We're discussing a totally different situation.)

White Rose Wilting

After two days of dealing with cunning plan cultists I need a break. That kind of resolute, logic-defying stupidity wears me down. It extinguishes hope and destroys enthusiasm. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and calling it brilliance. If you find these articles interesting please consider a small donation to help support this site … Continue reading White Rose Wilting

Conveniently unchangeable

Here you come upon the important fact that every revolutionary opinion draws part of its strength from a secret conviction that nothing can be changed.George Orwell - The Road to Wigan Pier George Orwell can always be relied on for a thought-provoking quote. It's many, many years since I read The Road to Wigan Pier, … Continue reading Conveniently unchangeable

Misplaced concreteness

I do believe that dismissing their efforts as "gaming the system" should not be the knee-jerk response of any movement embracing diversity and democracy.Ruth Wishart But apparently you believe it's OK to dismiss as a "knee-jerk response" the arguments of those who question the feasibility, utility and wisdom of pop-up parties exploiting understandable dissatisfaction and … Continue reading Misplaced concreteness