The Return of the Tories? – A Guide to the UK Election in Scotland

Do you feel like Brenda? I think a lot of us are getting fed up of politics – even those political geeks like me who are fascinated by it. Referenda, local elections, national elections – it does seem never-ending.  But for me the biggest problems is the dumbed down tribalism, the twitterisation of politics.   I was going to make this blog a complete politics … Continue reading The Return of the Tories? – A Guide to the UK Election in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday.   I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it.   There has already been enough said on that and I suspect many are already weary. Rather than offer a political opinion I would like … Continue reading Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

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

Identity Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up On Independence – Part 4

  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

Out! – Article in The Sunday Herald

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 It has now been replaced by “an independent country in an interdependent Europe”.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

The Scottish Elections – Results, Analysis and Moderator’s Letter to the First Minister

The Scottish Election results are in – and they are fascinating.  I have written to the First Minister to pass on our prayerful good wishes (see the letter below).  The new Scottish Parliament will be made up of 63 SNP MSPs, 31 Conservative MSPs, 24 Labour MSPs, six Green MSPs and five Lib Dem MSPs. Ten points of interest: The SNP have once again done … Continue reading The Scottish Elections – Results, Analysis and Moderator’s Letter to the First Minister

Who should I vote for? A Christian View of The Scottish Parliamentary Elections – May 5th 2016

  This Thursday – those of us who are Scottish voters get to decide who sits in these seats. I suspect that many Christian voters in Scotland are like me, thoroughly confused/depressed/concerned about the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections this Thursday. Who can I vote for? Is there really any choice? What is happening to our country? As moderator of the Free Church I wrote to … Continue reading Who should I vote for? A Christian View of The Scottish Parliamentary Elections – May 5th 2016

Can We Have our Civilisation Back? Reflections on what the ‘inclusive’ SNP conference of 2016 Teaches Us

    Imagine the scene. You are a delegate at a packed SNP conference – with thousands of others. On a high because the SNP is still riding high in the polls and on target to become the Scottish government again.   The SNP youth come forward with a motion that the SNP should support the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE). One delegate, teenager Gaela Hanlon … Continue reading Can We Have our Civilisation Back? Reflections on what the ‘inclusive’ SNP conference of 2016 Teaches Us

Keep Sunday Special

  Are the SNP principled defenders of Scottish values or Westminster Politicians? Those of us who voted for the SNP in the General Election were delighted at the result. 56 MPs in the UK Parliament being a strong voice for Scotland. They also promised to be a principled opposition, refusing to indulge in the horsetrading and old boy Westminster network. And they began well….as exemplified … Continue reading Keep Sunday Special