Self sufficiency – not just for cranks

Yesterday I tried to explain the real underlying causes of the current global shortages, rising prices and emerging trade wars. So far so ‘massive problem’ and not enough ‘what to do about it?’. That undoubtedly reflects the debate as it is –...

Little Fires Everywhere

I first experience frontline politics as the Press Officer for George Robertson when he was Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland in the early, pre-government Blair years. It was instructive. The thing that, naively, I hadn’t expected going into the job was how...

Protest is precious

When I’m asked to explain my belief in the merits of smaller states one of the examples I give first is how Iceland overthrew its government twice and forced another Prime Minister to resign, all in under ten years, all peacefully, all through direct public...

Navigating indy culture wars

At the very beginning of 2015 I dedicated myself to a mission – to do whatever I could to try and create a forum where the indy movement could find some degree of unity. A forum where people could come together and discuss and share and try and find common ground....

It’s all in the game

Omar would have recognised the mindset of some of Scotland’s top public officials in a second. For those who don’t know Omar, he is one of the greatest television characters of all time, the shotgun-wielding antihero of The Wire who has a code and only...

How indy could be over by Christmas

Boris Johnson could kill off any chances of independence virtually overnight if he was savvy enough and wanted to. The methodology would be easy – and to understand why it is worth just paying a bit of attention to what the independence movement has been promised. It...

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