Is Britain Breaking Up?

(Photo: A Perry) Is Britain about to break up? The argument is being made more frequently by the commentariat in London and Manchester – especially those who are opposed to Brexit. ‘Look’ they say, “Brexit will mean the break up of Britain” and this, along with the other apocalyptic predictions ‘planes will stop flying, the NHS will collapse, the end of civilization as we know … Continue reading Is Britain Breaking Up?

Quantum 27 – Consent; Salmond; Drugs; Hate Crime; Abortion; Christian Schools; Mary Queen of Scots

This weeks Quantum covers the Scottish Governments new proposals on teaching children consent; Alex Salmond; Drugs Deaths; The Hate Crime thought police and the case of Harry Miller;   The celebrating of abortion in New York ;   The censorship of Facebook and Google;   Trolling Christian Schools and Mary Queen of Scots (a fuller review which I have written for the Speccie in Australia will follow!) In … Continue reading Quantum 27 – Consent; Salmond; Drugs; Hate Crime; Abortion; Christian Schools; Mary Queen of Scots

The Memorial Service of Gordon Wilson – A Witness to Different Truths

(the whole service is now on Youtube – VIDEO – Gordon Wilson’s Memorial Service) Yesterday was quite an extraordinary day for me and I think others….in so many ways.   It’s not every day you get to preach the gospel in front of the First Minister, the former First Minister and the government ministers responsible for Health and Education!   Of course that was not what … Continue reading The Memorial Service of Gordon Wilson – A Witness to Different Truths

When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

This is the third and final part of a series began earlier in the week, explaining why I, as a 2014 Yes voter have taken the painful decision to vote No if there is another IndyRef soon. When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part … Continue reading When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

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 ignore, mock and abuse, or allow to be abused, Scottish … Continue reading 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 politics is being conducted in the modern Western world.  For … Continue reading When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy

The End of the Dream – Why the SNP Have Given up on Independence – Part 1

This post was way too long so I have decided to amend it and run it as a mini -series….this is part 1! As a result of illness I had the privilege of being able to watch a great deal of both the Tory and SNP conferences.   They were fascinating. Teresa May gave what sounded like the most left wing speech of any British Prime … Continue reading The End of the Dream – Why the SNP Have Given up on Independence – Part 1

The Illogicality of Abortion – Letter in the Courier

I was greatly taken with a comment made by Alex Salmond in the light of the tragic killing of the schoolboy in Aberdeen.  It struck me as apposite in the light of the ongoing abortion debate that I have been involved in – see for example this Abortion article in the Scotsman.   Given the level of emotion, abuse and vitriol directed my way by those … Continue reading The Illogicality of Abortion – Letter in the Courier

The Scottish Secular Society’s Fears Answered – Letters in the Dundee Courier – Sept 2015

The following is a very revealing letter printed in the Courier (10th September 2015) , by Garry Otton of the SSS. My response, printed on the 12th follows after: Sir,  Alex Salmond asks in your newspaper: “what exactly is it that the secular society fear about religious faith which makes them so sensitive?”   Here’s what we fear.  Up to four unelected religious affiliates on every … Continue reading The Scottish Secular Society’s Fears Answered – Letters in the Dundee Courier – Sept 2015

Why Post- Referendum Reconciliation is a bit of a Sham

I suspect that this will be the most upsetting and ‘hurtful’ piece I have written for some time – at least for some people. So I apologise in advance. It is not intentional but I cannot keep silent. I cannot be reconciled to the unbiblical and harmful notion of ‘reconciliation’ which has been almost universally endorsed in both the secular and Christian press. Please don’t … Continue reading Why Post- Referendum Reconciliation is a bit of a Sham