Scotland

Union of Equals?

Union of Equals? The last couple of days have been quite extraordinary. We have seen changes made to Scotland’s devolution settlement without Scottish MPs being heard, nevermind the Scottish Parliament giving its consent. We witnessed a Conservative MP suggest that suicide was the choice open to Scottish MPs who thought this was perhaps not the […]

Scotland

Disorderly Democracy

  Disorderly Democracy Constitutional Chaos following Brexit Power Grab By Debra Torrance and Derek Stewart Macpherson Debra: What the heck happened in the House of Commons? Today, Wednesday 13th of June at Prime Ministers Question there was “unprecedented chaos as a SNP member of the house was ejected by the speaker, and the rest of […]

Feminism

Oh Dear, Dr Greer

Perhaps the first serious, scholarly book I ever read for pleasure, rather than as part of a syllabus, was The Female Eunuch. I can’t remember now how I came across a copy or who recommended it to me, but I most certainly can remember the experience of reading it; I had never thought about my […]

Fascism Scotland

AUOB? Kick Out The Fascists

Ball to the Wall AUOB? Kick Out The Fascists Why YES doesn’t need fascists marching under our banner   The Yes campaign/movement is one of the most remarkable organic movements in history. Opposed by the British government, the Crown, and all but one daily and Sunday newspaper (and increasingly, seemingly, by its own major political […]

Feminism

Weaponising Fragility

Weaponising Fragility How Ruth Davidson betrayed women, yet again On May 25th, in the late evening, Ruth Davidson tweeted that at lunchtime she had been followed through the streets by a man shouting Indy slogans while filming her as his dogs barked. As someone who has experienced my fair share of street harassment (I speak […]

Financial Scotland

Too Poor for Prosperity?

The Scottish Government’s Growth Commission has raised more questions than it has answered, it has worried and angered many independence supporters, and far from starting a debate about the positive vision of the growing economy of an independent Scotland is has set independence supporters against one another on the basis of those who will support […]