The Tory Rape Clause and the Descent of Scottish Politics

It seems to be such an obvious wrong. One so obvious that when our First Minister spoke of it in New York, there were gasps of horror. It’s a subject that evokes strong passions, a sense of injustice and anger at the cold and callous Tories.   Now in my good old days I was not averse to a bit of Tory bashing, where the word … Continue reading The Tory Rape Clause and the Descent of Scottish Politics

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 something deeply rotten within the state of Scotland, and the … Continue reading The Revenge of the CyberNats – Why we don’t Need IndyRef2

Judges, the EU, Parliament and Democracy

Once again the great British public, stirred up by the Great British media, are getting themselves into a tremendous state about Europe, Brexit and all things anent.   Because the English High Court has ruled that the British government cannot fire the starting gun for leaving the EU by invoking Article 50, without first of all consulting parliament. Cue outrage and OTT headlines from the … Continue reading Judges, the EU, Parliament and Democracy