Tag Archives: Alex Salmond

How to play the long game in 2019, just wait

Last spring I wanted the SNP to agitate for another independence referendum then and there. It would’ve been as catastrophically ill-judged as Brexit’s turning out to be. Can you keep the heid while your opponent loses theirs and parse things … Continue reading

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The dilemma the SNP could face.

The pitiful Tory attempt at satire (above) has it wrong: the road to independence will likely come from the SNP distancing itself from Westminster politics, not conforming to its nebulous culture. We’re in a vacuum of logic, where the fervent campaigning for the … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the independence referendum.

I’m ready to embrace the challenges ahead that independence will bring. The only remaining question is do enough of us want to write our future? That would be No. Currently I’m reading Blood Meridian by Cormack McCarthy. Every engrossing page … Continue reading

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Why I’m voting Yes.

I’ve been writing steadily for about seven years now. Not for one second do I think I’m good, or even average at it. It can be hard to offer an honest, objective appraisal of one’s own work, and really, being … Continue reading

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It now becomes clear. David Cameron has taken some canny advice, and is trying to sabotage the Union.

When I originally wrote this piece almost a year ago, it was entirely in the glib sensibility, honest. I was trying to make light of the landscape of the referendum on Scottish independence at that time. Things were certainly different, … Continue reading

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