Peter Arnott: "It may be diff for Labour folk to accept, but a lot of SNP folk are kith & kin politically. A lot of us used to BE in the Lab Party and/or support it. We didn’t catch some sort of virus. We are Nats now because we believe in a different route to the same things."
"the desire for independence isn’t just a reaction to Brexit, and won’t disappear even if life outside the EU miraculously proves to be a great success. For some, the cruelty of UK benefits has been the last straw; for others, it’s the archaic nature of British institutions, the built-in elitism and inequality, the anti-migrant stance and the stunning ease with which devolved structures can be ignored and undermined when it suits Westminster politicians."
"Federalism is about solving a political problem for the Labour party in Scotland. It’s Labour in Scotland’s attempt to come up with a constitutional position that distances themselves from the hated Tories and the even more hated SNP."
"All members of our family in Scotland voted against independence in the 2014 referendum.
“But at the last general election in December, all of them voted for the SNP for the first time & would now vote for Scotland's independence."
more days off for MPs = less scrutiny for UKGov. how stupid do they think we are?
All of this at least gives us an objective criterion for defining “most successful union”. The UK has been most successful union when it comes to devastating the population growth of its smaller members.
“It is little surprise ... that many Scots see themselves not as partners in a union of equal nations, but as a country shackled instead to a dysfunctional political system that is costing them dearly.”
"Westminster cannot insist that the SNP abide by statements that it made during the [independence] referendum campaign without itself abiding by the statements that Better Together made."
writer of "Blackhaven" comedy podcasts & plays (http://blackhaven.scot)
likes furry animals, Independence (the sooner the better).