Month: November 2013

Fact, not Fiction

In the Herald on Sunday Ian McWhirter said of the Scottish Government’s White Paper on Independence, Scotland’s Future, that “Not since the tablets of stone descended from Mount Sinai has any document been more eagerly awaited or expectations greater”. Does…

Better Late Than Never

So, former Lord Provost of Glasgow, Alex Mosson, has publicly declared that he will be voting YES next year. According the political editor of The Herald today a press release from YES Scotland states that Mr Mosson said :- “People…

Lest We Forget

For political watchers, the impending Scottish Government White Paper, due to be released on 26 November –http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/White-Paper-date-549.aspx – is what we await, and what will set the tone for the forthcoming months through winter and into 2014.  There will be much…

Interesting Times

The ancient, and probably best known of Chinese curses is the wish “May you live in interesting times”, and this can be fairly applied to Scotland today.  The latest bombshell for Scotland is the loss of 835 jobs at Scottish…

SNP Annual Conference

By general agreement, the 2013 SNP Annual Conference, the last before the Referendum was a great success! Held in the most difficult of circumstances, in the shadow of the dire threat to the Grangemouth workforce and possible blow to the…