Posts Tagged ‘ SNP ’

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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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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Really.. a second question?

May 12, 2012
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Salmond has watched the argument being framed in the way he wants it without moving a muscle. The press has decided that the SNP want a third option, and Alex is doing his shoulder shrugging “if the people want it” justification. Cameron sensing something is afoot but unable to put his finger on it bombastically…

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Time for a grown up debate

May 8, 2012
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It is time to say thanks to Alex Salmond for bringing us to a point where there will be a referendum. It is also time to remove the reins of the referendum campaign from him and from the SNP as almost sole persuaders. It belongs to all the people of Scotland. In the 2 years…

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Ownership of the means of information

February 26, 2012
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I have long held extreme antipathy towards the Sun and the power of the Murdoch Empire, not because I necessarily have anything against Mr Murdoch but rather that I consider that any corporation or individual wielding the amount of influence that Murdoch does is open to using it in a way that unbalances democracy. Even…

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Settled Will of the people

February 20, 2012
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Salmond has watched the argument being framed in the way he wants it without moving a muscle. The press has decided that the SNP want a third option, and Alex is doing his shoulder shrugging “if the people want it” justification. Cameron sensing something is afoot but unable to put his finger on it, bombastically…

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Must have and nice to have

January 30, 2012
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Its all about…  Some of the knock-down effort directed against Independence by Labour is a result of misunderstanding the spectrum of aspiration that exists amongst Independence supporters. Some principles or outcomes are seen as far more valuable than others. Although this is not a constant across all supporters, it is true in general. Labour can…

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Between now and one day in 2014

January 30, 2012
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There we have it, one day in autumn 2014 is the big day, The Scottish Independence Referendum. No doubt there will be those demanding date and time, but they can wait again. In one way this is going to be easy politics for Cameron. To fight an effective campaign the parties of opposition and the…

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