Could we have democracy without independence? In principle yes, in practice no

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Commentary | 2 Comments
Could we have democracy without independence? In principle yes, in practice no

The problem with Westminster and differences in Scotland / UK voting behaviour. In a recent piece  I argued that because the Scots are different from the English an independent Scotland would be very different from the UK. The basis for my claim of difference was that of the Scottish preference for not voting Conservative, for it is […]

No Democracy without Independence

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Commentary | No Comments
No Democracy without Independence

A belief in democracy is what lies at the root of my nationalist sentiments. Having the Tories back in power takes me back to when I first became aware of politics in the 80s and 90s, when seemingly unelectable Conservative governments were re-elected in 1987 and 1992. I couldn’t understand how this was possible, for nobody I knew […]

Social Justice and Capital in 21st Century Scotland

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Commentary | No Comments
Social Justice and Capital in 21st Century Scotland

The Scots are different from the English. An independent Scotland will be a very different country from the UK. In September of this year the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum on independence. Proponents believe that an independent Scotland could build a more egalitarian society and halt the escalating inequality that is currently […]