I have been throughly disappointed and depressed at much of the response to my articles on the EU. I hate group think and soundbites, on whatever side and yet that is what I have been largely faced with. I know that there are thoughtful SNP politicians and supporters who have considered these things and come up with a different point of view to mine (let … Continue reading An Open Challenge to Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP Leadership
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
The Story so Far: In part One I argued that the SNP have largely given up on independence as its and is now focused on being what it perceives as a progressive and pro-European party whose aim is to keep the United Kingdom within the EU. In part Two I expressed concern that the SNP is becoming an increasingly authoritarian party that does not … Continue reading Identity Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up On Independence – Part 4
It’s strange to be in Australia at this particular juncture. For a start it’s snowing! And then there is the small matter of the Australian elections coming up at the end of this week. But of most fascination is watching the post-Brexit fall out through Australian eyes. I have been reading the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian as well as being an avid … Continue reading Brexit for Australia – And Others!
Blog from Australia – no.2 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone – Colossians 4:6 In the providence of God I find myself on the other side of the world as my country has made the biggest decision in 50 years and the political and chattering classes have gone mad! I am … Continue reading Seasoned with Salt? – Christian Responses to Brexit
I am currently in Australia but will be continuing this blog – with perhaps less frequency than usual (although there are a lot of articles to catch up on). It is a momentous time in the UK and I am delighted at the people’s rebellion against the Euro-elites! However it is not going to be easy. Here is an article I wrote for Premier Sorry … Continue reading Scotland and Brexit – Why Nicola Sturgeon has got it wrong.
Sitting in the BA lounge in Singapore, for a brief stopover before heading to Sydney, I can’t help thinking and praying for the country we have just left behind. Today is a momentous day for the UK, which will shape our future for generations to come. If we ‘Remain’ as I am pretty sure we will (55-45 is my prediction) then the political elites are … Continue reading Independence Day – Take 2
The deed is done. After reading literally hundreds of articles, books, e-mails and posts about the subject – I have finally, finally decided. I was inclined to vote out, but was not ideologically committed to it and I realized it is a big decision so I decided to spend a lot of time reading, investigating, thinking and praying. I have read and watched some excellent … Continue reading Why I’m Leaving …
OUT: By Rev David Robertson Sunday Herald 12 Jun 2016 “Scotland free by 93” is an SNP slogan from the dim and distant past. It has now been replaced by “an independent country in an interdependent Europe”. Nice soundbite but what does it mean? It all has to do with the vexed question of sovereignty and what it means to be an independent, free country. … Continue reading Out! – Article in The Sunday Herald
Last month I had the privilege of being a guest of the directors of the Tate at a dinner in London marking the opening of a new exhibition entitled “Painting with Light – Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age.” I was invited as Moderator of the Free Church because we have loaned them one of our great treasures – Octavius Hill’s … Continue reading The Dangerous Democratic Deficit – Scotsman Article – June 9th 2016