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Increased membership means changed behaviour for SNP.

August 2, 2015
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The referendum, for whatever reason was lost.  We should bear in mind falling foul of Einstein’s definition of idiocy, that being a person who repeats the same action but expects different results. Something was wrong with the substance or presentation of the case for Independence. (Granted, something was probably sorely amiss with the procedures as…

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NATO. Did SNP swap morality for pragmatism?

October 20, 2012
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In common with everyone else with even a passing interest I have an opinion on NATO and on the SNP reversal of policy. I accept that the policy has been changed democratically within the party, but it is obvious to the dogs on the street that it would not have been so without the leadership…

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NATO or No to NATO

October 5, 2012
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NATO is exercising the hearts and minds of the SNP and will soon be front and centre of the party’s debate.  It is almost certain to be a very high profile issue at conference and one which will stir the leadership to apply their powers of persuasion Angus Robertson proposes that the SNP long standing…

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Davidson – is there any other show in town?

August 11, 2012
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Oh Dear Oh Dear as Alan Cochrane opens his diatribe… Read it for yourself Mr Cochrane is rushing to the defence of Mr Davidson (joined predictably by Mr Foulkes) who having made allegations of bias against Isobel Fraser has now demanded an apology to boot! These are serious allegations of unprofessional bias against an individual.…

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Stop the theatrical and get down to the facts!

August 4, 2012
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I was listening today to a program about climate change and it struck me that the doom merchants and naysayers of climate change have each done themselves and their arguments a disservice. The argument has become a black and white “Oh No it isn’t!” “Oh Yes it is” pantomime. The problem being that each group…

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Game changer- really?

July 29, 2012
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I never bothered watching the opening ceremony live – and confess to having as much interest in the Olympic Games as I have in Outer Mongolian horse nutrition. What has captured my interest enough to fast forward through the various aspects of the opening ceremony is the absolute drivel dripping from various mouth-pieces about political…

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Who is insulted?

July 26, 2012
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So some of the Scottish ladies and Welsh men footballers have upset many of the “Team GB” fans if the Daily Mail is to be believed- and who would ever suggest that we could do other than hang on every word of the Daily Mail? The insult we are told was given by their refusal…

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Maximising the tax take

July 7, 2012
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So there is to be more tinkering with the tax laws to prevent the rich avoiding paying their way. No doubt the following day the accountants will be prodding at new loopholes to ensure that the mass of wealth remains in the pockets of those who are stashing huge amounts of it away. Perhaps it…

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Green dissent no bad thing!

June 9, 2012
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It is a testament to the Greens internal democracy that they have decided to review within their membership the links to YES SCOTLAND! It is to be hoped that they don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. There are many who aspire to an Independent Scottish nation who do not fully see eye…

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Alex- the Splitter?

May 24, 2012
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Alex- the Splitter?

Patrick Harvie hits the nail spot on when he talks of Independence being an opportunity for radical reform. It seems that the pre match kick about has been used by the SNP leadership to dilute the possibilities that are on offer. The aim being, presumably, to lower expectations of the left and calm the fears…

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