Dissolving Scottish Democracy

DISSOLVING DEMOCRACY: From The Province Of The Cat by George Gunn When Leo Tolstoy was asked by his increasingly anxious publisher, who had forwarded him a considerable sum of money for his next novel, when he could expect the book, he was told by the writer, “Anna Karenina has left. I am waiting for her […] Source

Clutching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

Polling published this week from YouGov and IPSOS showed seemingly contradictory insights into the trajectory of Scottish politics. According to new YouGov polling, if a general election held tomorrow the SNP could fall back to 27 seats in Scotland, with Labour gaining 23 from their nationalist rivals to bring their seat tally up to 24, […] Source

The clean fuel of independence

The reasons why Scottish independence is so badly needed for the success, sanity, and security of this country keep piling up. Just in the past few days more reasons have been added to the ever growing pile, not that most people in Scotland would know that because we are saddled with…

Johnson’s Dishonours List makes titles a badge of shame

  Scottish Secretary Alister Jack is just one of around 50 people who are expected to receive the sham title of ‘Lord’ in Boris Johnson’s so-called resignation ‘honours’ list.  The House of Lords is already an undemocratic sham but this new list which includes lacklustre MPs like Nadine Dorries, rewarded…

A’ Dùsgadh na Gaoithe / Waking the Wind; Finding the Folklore of a Fragile Ecology

The exhibition A Fragile Correspondence opened last weekend in Venice, one of the eight collateral events for the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia at the Arsenale Docks, S. Pietro di Castello, Venice. Commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership and curated by the Architecture Fringe, -ism, and /other, A Fragile Correspondence […] Source

A tale of two opinion polls

Wednesday was a day of two polls, one of them was loudly touted by the anti-independence Herald and Scotsman newspapers, which these days are becoming almost unreadable in their strident and ceaseless attacks on the SNP even as they ignore far worse stories about the Conservative party. That poll was of…