Monthly Archives: September 2014

Yes, yes, yes! Why you should vote for Scottish Independence.

I am voting Yes on Thursday. Here’s why: Scotland’s voters have precious little influence over what party is in government at Westminster.  In 2010, we returned one lone Tory MP yet have been subjected to a Tory government.  In 1979, 1983, … Continue reading

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12 Angry Men; the importance of debate.

At the moment, the Scottish Referendum debate is in full swing. It is both exciting and frightening: we have I think 97% voter registration in the midst of stark divisions, even between friends and family. I have heard people say … Continue reading

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Don’t leave me hanging on the telephone; Craighouse call-in.

In our modern world, hardly a day passes in which we are not made aware of yet another instance of corruption by the powerful, abuse of the vulnerable, adverse influence of corporate lobbyists, or just outright failure of the democratic tradition.  It … Continue reading

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