Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday.   I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it.   There has already been enough said on that and I suspect many are already … More Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

This article first appeared on the Premier Blog The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral By: David Robertson | 14th March 2017   David Robertson explains why he believes today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that employers can ban workers from wearing religious symbols at work is wrong How … More The European Court’s ruling on religious clothing is wrong. Secularism is not neutral

When Yes Means No – Daily Mail Article – March 15th 2017

Trigger warning:  This is another article about Scottish Independence and Brexit. Comfort warning:   I suspect to many peoples relief, I don’t intend to post much more about Indy Ref 2 and Brexit (I can’t promise nothing!) but to be honest I’ve said enough and I’ve other things to get on with.  Unless there is … More When Yes Means No – Daily Mail Article – March 15th 2017

Petition to the Scottish Parliament re a Second Independence Referendum

This is either the dumbest, bravest or most annoying thing I have ever done, or possibly all three!   I have petitioned the Scottish government, asking them not to have Indy Ref 2 until after 2020. #FutureIndyRef I am really concerned about the potential for division, bitterness and waste of time and money that a … More Petition to the Scottish Parliament re a Second Independence Referendum

The Fallacy of the Fascist Revival – Hope Not Hate

There is an awful lot of hate around.  Even though who talk about ‘hope not hate’ spend a lot of time stirring up hate against particular groups.   The truth is that hatred of ‘the other’ seems to be endemic in human nature.  To experience hatred and dislike because of personal characteristics and faults is … More The Fallacy of the Fascist Revival – Hope Not Hate

The Revenge of the CyberNats – Why we don’t Need IndyRef2

The reaction to my articles on why as a Yes voter I will be voting No if the Scottish government is foolish enough to call another Independence Referendum, has provided the proof of what I was saying.  It has been both profoundly disturbing and also profoundly encouraging.  The former because they show that there is … More The Revenge of the CyberNats – Why we don’t Need IndyRef2

When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 2 – The Nightmare

I am so thankful I split this essay into three parts – because after the publication of When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy  I received a large amount of correspondence which proves what I had written in part two below! 1) The SNP has chosen to … More When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 2 – The Nightmare