A big moment for Scotland and Democracy

Source:: Gerry Hassan A big moment for Scotland and Democracy A big moment for Scotland and Democracy Gerry Hassan Sunday National, May 9th 2021 The morning after the 2014 indyref UK PM David Cameron stood on the Downing Street steps and said it was time to listen to England and bring in “English Votes for English Laws.” Fast forward seven years, Scotland went to the polls and before most of the results were declared Boris Johnson gave an interview to the Daily Telegraph where he said no to another indyref… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan A big […]

Those Scottish Elections, and What Happens Now

Source:: Craig Murray Those Scottish Elections, and What Happens Now Well, there is no denying an overwhelming SNP victory, with an increased vote, increased seats, increased percentage and double the support of the next largest party. Together with the Greens there is a substantial pro-Independence majority in the Parliament, so that matter is settled. Personally I would welcome an SNP/Green coalition with a guaranteed pro-Independence majority of at least fourteen (depending on who is presiding officer). It would remove the Tory jibe that there is not a majority government. But… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Those Scottish […]

Post Election Doublethink

Source:: Bella Caledonia Post Election Doublethink “To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Post Election Doublethink

Over but not done

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Over but not done The First Minister talking to Syrian refugees at a polling station in her constituency. Molly Pollock takes a look at some of the changes we might expect to see with new faces on the SNP benches The voting is over, as now are the two nailbiting days of waiting impatiently for results. Will this seat be lost, that seat won? Ecstatic cheers when a seat came our way, but a recognition too that our gain was another’s loss – a… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Over but not done

The spanner in the works

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The spanner in the works Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The spanner in the works

64 – 8- 0

Source:: NewsNet Scotland 64 – 8- 0 By Russell Bruce Bit of a way to go till the dust settles into what will be a new parliament and the future mood across the independence movement. Deep divisions were on display during the long lead up to this election with continous attacks on the leadership of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Newsnet supported the SNP and the Greens with considerably ‘less enthusiasm’ for Alba. Like others, we stated our predictions prior to the election. We underestimated the ‘back a… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland 64 – 8- 0

Gove: ‘We won’t go to court to seek a block on indyref2’

Source:: Business for Scotland Gove: ‘We won’t go to court to seek a block on indyref2’ As the dust settles over the remarkable Scottish elections the UK government’s opposition to a second independence referendum descended into farce. Before the election Boris Johnson vowed to stop indyref2 even if a majority of MSPs supported it. After the election the message changed, even if it was not exactly clear what it had changed […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Gove: ‘We won’t go to court to seek a block on indyref2’

A Case Study in the Metaphysics of the Unionist ‘Mandate’

Source:: Bella Caledonia A Case Study in the Metaphysics of the Unionist ‘Mandate’ Alex Cole-Hamilton, the Liberal Democrat MSP proposes an interpretation of politics that is neither liberal nor democratic. Mr Cole-Hamilton (BBC Radio Scotland News, 8th May, 2021) claims that a pro-independence majority in Holyrood (by the SNP and Greens) does not have a democratic mandate, even to hold a referendum on independence. Notice this is not […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia A Case Study in the Metaphysics of the Unionist ‘Mandate’

Last Ferry to Orcadia

Source:: Bella Caledonia Last Ferry to Orcadia LAST FERRY TO ORCADIA: From The Province Of The Cat by George Gunn. On the Wednesday night before the election a violent storm hit Caithness. Around eight o clock the sky turned black and great sheets of snow, sleet and hail lashed in from the Atlantic on a cruel North West wind. Ghostly, almost thunderless, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Last Ferry to Orcadia

The Terrain of the Reality and the Future

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Terrain of the Reality and the Future Coming out of lockdown at election time in pandemic Scotland is to emerge back into a very strange world. In India oxygen is the new currency, in Britain Boris has resorted to sending in gunships and threatening France: the CoronaBrexit experience remains a grotesque and absurd one. It’s Friday and as I write I don’t […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Terrain of the Reality and the Future

The Taking Of Holyrood 129

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Taking Of Holyrood 129 So here’s your majority: And we know because they told us. It only took a matter of hours for two million votes for independence to be hijacked as endorsements for trans ideology. This piece of Wildean wit was Stewart McDonald’s “humour”, btw: (He defended it indignantly and “unapologetically” for a few hours, then deleted it.) […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Taking Of Holyrood 129

Dawn Of The Imbeciles

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Dawn Of The Imbeciles The SNP collected slightly over 1 million list votes in Thursday’s election, which nevertheless elected just two list MSPs because SNP voters care about power for the SNP rather than about independence, and chose to let dozens of Unionist MSPs get seats rather than other pro-indy parties. But the bigger tragedy is that one of those […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Dawn Of The Imbeciles

Getting back on the horse

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Getting back on the horse Well first things first. Despite the spin you’ll hear in the media from anti-independence parties and their supporters, the SNP won this election. It won decisively and handsomely. Scotland has chosen a majority Green and SNP pro-independence Parliament elected with an unambiguous mandate to deliver another independence referendum within the term of this new Parliament. There’s now going to be a huge constitutional battle between the Scottish Parliament and the Conservative government over Scotland’s right to hold another independence referendum… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Getting back […]

What you voted for

Source:: Wings Over Scotland What you voted for We apologise for our post of earlier today. It looks like 2026 was much too optimistic an estimate. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland What you voted for

Light At The End of The Tunnel – Playlist

Source:: Bella Caledonia Light At The End of The Tunnel – Playlist Every day, I take a silly little walk. Its for my silly little brain. Serotonin and inspiration have been hard to come by during the tunnel visioned winter we are only now extricating ourselves from. So, I chase my tales around town, head down, mood relatively low to the ground, and stomp some arbitrary distance […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Light At The End of The Tunnel – Playlist