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 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

This is the last Quantum for 2018.   I wanted to do a review of the year but as I looked at the most popular blog posts for this year I realised that they covered most of the main issues so I thought I would combine the two. You can listen by clicking on the link below.  (there is a fair amount of music in this … Continue reading Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review

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?

The Scottish Referendum – Four Years On

Four years ago I wrote this on the day we voted to see whether Scotland would become an Independent country. The deed is done. I voted. And for the first time in decades I feel that my vote actually counts and matters. Democracy has returned to Scotland. Nobody died. There were no riots. No-one invaded. There were no bombs. And my vote matters. I am … Continue reading The Scottish Referendum – Four Years On

The Darkest Hour – A Film that Changed my Mind

I went to see The Darkest Hour on a grey January Dundee afternoon and it had a profound impact. In fact it did the impossible – got me to change my mind about a couple of things on which I had had very strong opinions!   But first the film itself. The star of course is Gary Oldman as Churchill   it is impossible to describe … Continue reading The Darkest Hour – A Film that Changed my Mind

Brexit for Dummies (and Hope for Visionaries)

Just before the EU referendum I wrote this article about my struggles with how to vote and why I eventually ended up opting for Brexit.  It got an astonishing reaction being downloaded, read and passed on over 100,000 times.   I have written other things on this topic but never anything on that scale…until today.  I have heard lots of people asking about what is going … Continue reading Brexit for Dummies (and Hope for Visionaries)

Petition to the Scottish Parliament re a Second Independence Referendum

This is either the dumbest, bravest or most annoying thing I have ever done, or possibly all three!   I have petitioned the Scottish government, asking them not to have Indy Ref 2 until after 2020. #FutureIndyRef I am really concerned about the potential for division, bitterness and waste of time and money that a second Independence referendum will undoubtedly cause.   It seems as … Continue reading Petition to the Scottish Parliament re a Second Independence Referendum

The Fallacy of the Fascist Revival – Hope Not Hate

There is an awful lot of hate around.  Even though who talk about ‘hope not hate’ spend a lot of time stirring up hate against particular groups.   The truth is that hatred of ‘the other’ seems to be endemic in human nature.  To experience hatred and dislike because of personal characteristics and faults is one thing, but to be hated because of the group … Continue reading The Fallacy of the Fascist Revival – Hope Not Hate

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

Quantum of Solas 16 – NDYREF | Africa, China & the Dalai Lama | Polish pastors in Kirkcaldy | Italian immigration | Sinclair Ferguson at Solas Conference | Rosetta | Rev. Dr Ian Paisley, Baby Doc Duvalier & Ralph H. Baer.

Here is the latest Solas podcast – http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2015/01/quantum-of-solas-16/ Continue reading Quantum of Solas 16 – NDYREF | Africa, China & the Dalai Lama | Polish pastors in Kirkcaldy | Italian immigration | Sinclair Ferguson at Solas Conference | Rosetta | Rev. Dr Ian Paisley, Baby Doc Duvalier & Ralph H. Baer.