I was looking at some opinion polling the other day and I got thinking about historical independence opinions within Scotland.
The earliest opinions I could see on it were a mixture of Independence versus devolution, independence versus the status quo and full blown independence versus the union. Continue reading
I read a tweet this morning by the excellent Barrhead Boy which said, and I quote
‘Would any Unionist voter out there please, please explain to me why you would keep supporting a system that literally starves our children?’ Continue reading
Well what a conference that was.
Whether you agree with the SNP’s government, independence direction or politicians or not, no one can argue that their announcements have a not a single detrimental effect on the people of Scotland. Well, not everyone can argue unless you are an avid unionist or Tory voter. Continue reading
If there are two things the ‘Yes movement’ can take away from the recent and continuing situation in Catalonia it is:
- Any western nation that has a separatist movement that has a strong possibility of voting for and declaring independence will likely be met with trouble, unless it’s on the terms of the over-arching state; and
- Any western nation that has a separatist movement must be organised before it has any chance of possibly voting for and declaring independence.
I have had this debate on Twitter with many pro-independence people and pro-union people. They both come up with different points of view, but both fail to understand the history of oppression that the British Government has inflicted upon ‘colonies’ wishing to become independent when the tide turns against their media propaganda and they push ahead with the vote regardless.
As we watch the unfolding situation in Catalonia, it makes me wonder if the same would happen here if the Scottish Government called Indyref2 and set a date without the permission of Westminster and used their mandate as provided by the electorate in Scotland and their vote in the Scottish Parliament to call it. Continue reading
I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a fairly bold prediction.
Scotland will hold Indyref2 between now and 2020.
I don’t normally make such bold predictions but it’s based on a combination of unfolding events. Continue reading