The Great Deception – Part 1

This is one of those books that is culture changing.   Written by Christopher Booker and Richard North, it is a detailed, well-researched and brilliantly argued book about the history of the European Union. It was first published in 2003 but this updated edition was released in 2016.  “A superb history of the EU and of Britain’s relationship with it…every MP, every senior civil servant, every … Continue reading The Great Deception – Part 1

When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

This is the third and final part of a series began earlier in the week, explaining why I, as a 2014 Yes voter have taken the painful decision to vote No if there is another IndyRef soon. When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part … Continue reading When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

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

The EU Referendum – Part 2 – ‘Rushed, ill Thought Out and Extreme’

    Well That was interesting!   A week ago I published this article European referendum – The TIPPing Point  Now I want to look at some of the reactions and arguments put to see if I have changed my mind again! Two things have surprised me over the past week. 1) Many people have read it – despite the fact that it is lengthy and I … Continue reading The EU Referendum – Part 2 – ‘Rushed, ill Thought Out and Extreme’

European referendum – The TIPPing Point

European Referendum – The TIPPing Point. (Once you have finished reading this article – such has been the response that I have had to write this follow up – The EU Referendum – Rushed, Ill Thought Out and Extreme!) Also see this Fishing for Brexit And a recent edition especially on the democracy aspect – The Dangerous Democratic Deficit – Scotsman Article – June 9th 2016 The time … Continue reading European referendum – The TIPPing Point

Life and Work – The State of the Church of Scotland Today

  As we move into pre-Assembly season I want to begin a new weekly series looking at the state of the Church of Jesus Christ in Scotland, and assessing where we are, how things have changed in the past year and look at some of the opportunities and threats to us.   There is no particular order to this but I hope that these musings/observations will … Continue reading Life and Work – The State of the Church of Scotland Today