The End of Scottish Independence?

Something momentous happened last week at the SNP conference…something that went largely unreported and unnoticed except from a brave few. Something which greatly saddens me.   As predicted on this blog two years ago the SNP have given up on Independence.  The dream is over.  Or rather the dream remains only as a dream.  It’s useful to motivate the troops but to all intents and purposes … Continue reading The End of Scottish Independence?

America’s Despair

My original piece on the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco, (America’s Disgrace) really stirred up the cesspit – as if it needed any stirring. (although to be fair a number of people also expressed appreciation).   Ironically the reaction to it kind of proves the points I was trying to make – the main one is simply that we don’t know what happened 35 years ago – and … Continue reading America’s Despair

The Wee Flea Podcast | 02

This weeks podcast looks at an extremely important issue – how Scotland is an example of a liberal democracy founded on Christian principles slipping into an illiberal authoritarian regime where the State is God.   What do SNP MP Ian Blackford’s recent comments on Scottish values, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech on values at Glasgow Pride and a Roman Catholic priest being sacked by Glasgow Caledonian University … Continue reading The Wee Flea Podcast | 02

Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

There has been much rejoicing in Ireland over the result of a referendum. Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre. A party was in full swing in Dublin Castle. Groups of cheering and clapping people were at the airport to cheer on those who had flown back especially to vote. “Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was also greeted by cheers when he arrived as was Ailbhe Smyth … Continue reading Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Letter re Dundee – City of Culture, the Scottish Government and the EU Commission

It was depressing reading the responses from our Scottish politicians to the EU Commissions decision last week to exclude Dundee and other UK cities from the European City of Culture bid.  They seemed more concerned about defending the EU and using the opportunity to political point score against Westminster, than defending Dundee.  So I wrote this letter to The Courier which was published today.. Continue reading Letter re Dundee – City of Culture, the Scottish Government and the EU Commission

“Our society needs to come to grips with and understand the love of God” – Article in The Scotsman

This is my article in todays Scotsman  I think this is a really important issue – if you agree then please do share this article….we need to get the message out, to counter the emotive propaganda that almost universally floods out of our politicians and media….Better still go out and buy a Scotsman and pass it on to your family, friends and colleagues! (Time for … Continue reading “Our society needs to come to grips with and understand the love of God” – Article in The Scotsman

Will Brexit Happen? The Truth about the EU…

The Truth about the EU and Brexit ‘from the very Heart of the EU.   A Review of ‘Adults in the Room’ (My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment) by Yanis Varoufakis. It is difficult to know where to begin with Brexit. The tribalism, fake news, propaganda, schaedenfreude, and hysteria continue to dominate the media here, and put most sane people of ever wanting to discuss … Continue reading Will Brexit Happen? The Truth about the EU…

LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson

Light Engaging Darkness 5 – 1) Feel the Hate – Barcleona, Finland and Charlottesville – The world seems full of violence and hate.  one person killed in Charlottesville by a far right extremist, another two in Finland and 14 in Barcelona by Islamists.    What has astounded me, and it really shouldn’t because now  we should expect it, is the different reactions from most of … Continue reading LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson

Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald

I have been arguing for years that our society is becoming more intolerant, not less and that in rejecting our Christian roots we will end up rejecting our Christian fruits (including tolerance).   I have tried, often without success, to get this message, into the secular media – but occasionally there are shafts of light that break through and wee victories which encourage.  Today is … Continue reading Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald

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