Simply put, that is what the current UK Government are going to do to stop the independence ‘threat’.
The current ‘negotiations’, if you can call it that, are locked in a stale mate with the EU saying the ball is in UK hands and the UK saying the ball is in the EU’s hands. Continue reading
I commissioned a Twitter poll a week or so ago to gauge public opinion within the independence movement as to how they felt regards independence on the back of the atrocities witnessed in Catalonia.
The results were of no surprise to me. 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.
This morning, as per yesterday morning I am still feeling very angry at the situation in Catalonia.
I’m a little over 1,000 miles away and in a completely separate country with a completely separate citizenship, yet I feel so emotionally disgusted at the way the people of Catalonia have been treated. Continue reading
I want to reach out to the people who may read my blog posts, but this time I want to reach out on a deeply personal level that may help people understand why it is that I support independence for Scotland and why I am a socialist like so many other Scots.
The below is a summary of events that has led me to fulfil my own right to assist the independence movement. Many of you will have your own motivations, but for me it is deeply rooted in my past and what I want for my future. Continue reading
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