Nicola Sturgeon and the dead-eyed Yesbots

Sometimes you can’t beat a Left-wing firebrand.  Elaine Smith is an old-school socialist who speaks her mind where others might tread more delicately. There was nothing delicate about the Labour MSP’s broadside against the Scottish Government ahead of yesterday’s sham debate on Covid restrictions. MSPs were meant to get a proper debate and a vote butContinue reading “Nicola Sturgeon and the dead-eyed Yesbots”

The Union is in crisis. Can anyone save it?

There is a crisis in Unionism. It did not begin with polls showing a majority for independence, or the arrival of Boris Johnson, or even Brexit, though the latter has sprayed accelerant on the flames. The unravelling of the United Kingdom began with legislative devolution in 1999. Devolution was not a bad policy; in principle,Continue reading “The Union is in crisis. Can anyone save it?”