Did We Dodge a Bullet? The Scottish Referendum 5 Years On.

Five years ago yesterday I voted for Scotland to become an independent country – when the result was announced I remember it being a grey and dreary day in Edinburgh – weather that reflected my mood at the time.  I made the mistake of believing what our politicians had said – this would be a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity and so I thought our … Continue reading Did We Dodge a Bullet? The Scottish Referendum 5 Years On.

Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Quantum 53 covers a wide range of subjects – from ABC to Josh Harris, Minnie Mouse to Keith Getty. What is Hell and Does Anyone Go There? ABC Radio Show We also looked at the sad news about abortion in New South Wales – and the evidence that babies in the womb feel pain.  Meanwhile in India Muslim divorce law has been banned  and in … Continue reading Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Wealth, Health, Happiness and Holiness – The Vision and SIN of Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon recently gave a Ted Talk which is interesting, revealing and a real help in understanding where some of our political and cultural leaders are heading.  It’s only ten minutes but well worth listening to…   The message is simple and compelling.  We can no longer measure our country’s success by GDP (Gross Domestic Product).  We need to think about how happy and healthy … Continue reading Wealth, Health, Happiness and Holiness – The Vision and SIN of Nicola Sturgeon

Churches – Where is Your Athens?

This interview appeared in Christian Today here at the weekend. Churches, where is your Athens? Staff writer  Sun 28 Jul 2019 7:04 BST David Robertson (c) with his family in Scotland before making the big move to Sydney, Australia(Photo: David Robertson) For 27 years, David Robertson was pastor of St Peter’s Church in Dundee but thanks to a popular blog – the Wee Flea – and regular media … Continue reading Churches – Where is Your Athens?

The Brexit Party and the EU elections

We live in strange and momentous times.   An extraordinary opinion poll this past weekend showed The Brexit Party gaining more votes than the conservatives and Labour combined.   And this was not an outlier. Why is this happening?  There is a genuine upset and anger of the politicians to deliver what they promised.  They promised that our votes would matter and that the results of the referendum would … Continue reading The Brexit Party and the EU elections

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?

Scotland’s Future – The Hope, History, Hubris, Humiliation and Hypocrisy of Nicola Sturgeon

I found Nicola Sturgeons’ speech to the SNP entertaining,  revealing, informative,  frustrating, cringeworthy and depressing. I suspect that the way people react to this speech are similar to the way the react to Nicola – they either love or hate her.  To her fans this was a brilliant speech showing the fantastic vision and leadership that she provides.  To her detractors this was more of … Continue reading Scotland’s Future – The Hope, History, Hubris, Humiliation and Hypocrisy of Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland

This weeks Brexit Bulletin and some Reflections on Scotland Today Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland MPs are back from their Easter holidays and things have stayed the same and moved on.  The Brexit Party has really started with a bang.  It looks professional, slick and is gathering a formidable momentum.    The other new party – ChangeUK is having a nightmare – they … Continue reading Sturgeon, Brexit and the Future of Scotland

Sri Lankan Tragedy – Prejudice, Politicians and the Press

Christian Today asked me to write about the reporting of the Sri Lankan attacks on Christians after I tweeted about it.  This is the resultant article  (Photo: Reuters)Police officials and catholic priests stand inside the church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. To some extent I blame social media. After every unspeakable terrorist tragedy our political leaders speak. I used … Continue reading Sri Lankan Tragedy – Prejudice, Politicians and the Press

Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken

This weeks Quantum ranges from a Ukrainian Comedian to The Cure! In a case of real life imitating art we look at the extraordinary story of the Ukrainian comedian who might become president.   And we continue to expand your vocabulary as the destruction of our language continues.  Do you know what Theybies and Childism are? Mark Powell from Australia tells us about the mother bearing … Continue reading Quantum 36 – Ukraine; Canada; Puritanism; The Secular Inquisition; BBC Questiontime; New Zealand; Unplanned;Melvyn Bragg; Anti-Science; The Cure; Robin Aitken