Some thoughts on Tom Nairn’s death and his obituary. Tom Nairn, hailed as the ‘intellectual godfather of the Scottish Independence movement’, died this week: he was 90 years old. Others have written of his profound writing and prediction of the inevitable break-up of the United Kingdom as a state. So I pose this question: is… Continue reading Will the Union break?
One of the signs of greatness in an artist’s output is their relevance to not only their own times, but future generations. Rabbie Burns is one such. Not only relevant to his own folks, but to cultures and peoples across the globe. An Ayrshire lad. Today’s Burns Day in Edinburgh marked the anniversary of the… Continue reading Dissent – in the spirit of Burns!
A blog by Iain Lawson Burns Night is on the 25th January and across the World people will meet up to celebrate his life and his enormous contribution to the worlds of literacy and music. There will be superlatives aplenty but I want to write about one aspect of his work that still brings great… Continue reading BURNS AND THE WORKING MAN
Kenny MacAskill The ALBA Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP has revealed the full extent of the foreign ownership of Scotland’s renewable energy assets by state owned energy companies with countries including China, the United Arab Emirates, France, Sweden, Norway and Ireland all profiting from Scotland’s massive energy resources in the Offshore wind sector. Read more here …
This is a précis of an article from Wings Over Scotland. Wings Over Scotland has outlined a devastating simple, practical, and legal way for the SNP / Green Scottish Government to call for what they keep claiming they want – a vote of the Scottish people on Scottish Independence. The SNP must use this simple,… Continue reading Two simple steps to a vote on Independence
Looking at their actions, not their words, leads us to an uncomfortable conclusion. Today the SNP again kicked the ball of Independence further down the road, to 2026. Then Scots can vote, not for Independence, but for a mandate for another referendum. Which has already been suppressed by the Supreme Court. Wings over Scotland puts… Continue reading Should we rename the SNP?
Posted by Alba Party, January 09 Commenting ahead of Alba Party’s independence assembly in Edinburgh this weekend, Party Chair Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh has called on the Scottish Government not to abandon the referendum strategy of the independence movement. The Alba Party Chair has also said that if the Scottish Government do wish to turn an election… Continue reading Tasmina-Ahmed Sheikh comments in advance of Saturday’s Special Independence National Assembly
Salmond addresses Grande École University in France Posted by Alba Party, January 11 “In democratic terms the UK is emerging as the rogue state of Western Europe, a self-declared bastion of liberal democracy prepared to ignore or suppress democratic movements for change.” This was said by former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond addressing L’Institute D’Études… Continue reading THE UK – Europe’s Rogue State