Why would we, in one breath assert the sovereignty of the people of Scotland and in the next allow that the British state has the rightful authority to question the choices made by the sovereign people of Scotland? What kind of 'sovereignty-lite' does the Reverend Campbell envisage? Is this conditional sovereignty conceptually similar to the idea of 'managed democracy'? I think we should be told before we commit to anything.
Other than the premature obituary I found Stu's article both fascinating and cause for even more disappointment. As if we haven't had enough of that lately from our friends in a certain political party.
On first reading Stuart Campbell's article outline his thinking, I thought it sounded very plausible. But long experience has taught me to be wary of plausible-sounding schemes.
I realise that Alex Salmond is being politic when he says that the situation has "seemingly been resolved". But, of course, it hasn't. The Wings Over Scotland YouTube channel may have been restored but, at the time of writing, Peter Curran's channel has not. To the very limited extent that the process by which these … Continue reading A jarring disconnect
That someone as prominent as Alex Salmond has elected to intervene in what I wearily suppose will shortly be dubbed the 'Wingsgate' scandal, is quite significant. If nothing else, it serves to demonstrate just how important alternative media have become. His intervention is doubly significant for the fact that, as well as concisely stating the … Continue reading A can of worms