If you genuinely think Scotland should be independent, why would you not take as your starting assumption that Scotland is perfectly capable of managing its "currency, economy, and public services"? Why would you need to be convinced of this AFTER coming to the conclusion that Scotland's affairs are NOT well managed while mired in the Union?
Thought I'd visit the Voices for Scotland website to find out who this Alyn White character is and maybe find some clues as to where he gets his half-baked ideas from. I knew right away that I was on a Scottish Independence Convention site because the first thing I saw was a demand for money. … Continue reading Enemy? What enemy?
It is easy to mark Siol nan Gaidheal as an out-group. It is easy to justify intolerance of their ideology. It is easy to rationalise excluding them from the Yes movement. In matters of politics, I have learned to be wary of easy choices. In matters of ethics and morality, I find even more cause … Continue reading Not so easy
There is an increasing sense that The National is, not just the only newspaper in Scotland to reflect that half of the population which aspires to independence, but also that it is the only part of the media which is actively engaging with Scotland's politics. I have long maintained that The National's real value lay, … Continue reading Scotland’s paper