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

When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy

“Supporters of Scottish Independence should vote No if there is another Independence Referendum” That statement seems an oxymoron.  Surely if you support Scotland being an independent country, then you should vote Yes in another independence referendum?  This argument is not just a semantic political one, it is a tale about Scotland today and about how … More When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy

Donald Trump, the American Immigration Crisis and the Hummus Revolution

(Note:  An shorter edition of this article was published on Christian Today) Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any more surreal, along comes Donald Trump and his executive order on immigrants and refugees – queue mass panic, hysteria and protests in the streets.    Depending on whose fake news you read (fake news by … More Donald Trump, the American Immigration Crisis and the Hummus Revolution

The End of the World is Nigh! Donald Trump, the Doomsday Clock and John Newton

A very sombre looking Laurence Krauss and other ‘experts’ (scientists and academics) held a very solemn ceremony this week, which was solemnly reported by CNN and other mainstream news media.  The doomsday clock  was moved forward 30 seconds to two minutes before midnight.   Don’t you just love fake news and alternative facts?   The … More The End of the World is Nigh! Donald Trump, the Doomsday Clock and John Newton

Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11

  This weeks Christian Today article What an interesting week it has been in politics! The lead-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration was dominated by an astonishing discussion about a document that contains speculation about his personal life a few years ago. The whole of that document seems to rest on the credibility or otherwise of a … More Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11