The SNP Victory in Scotland was a Victory for Hope, not Division

Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper declared in the Mirror article in which she announced her candidacy that the SNP, along with the Tories and UKIP, exploited ‘anger, fear and division’ to win the general election in Scotland. She is, flatly, wrong.   She further suggested that Labour needed to advance a message of ‘hope’, ‘optimism’ … More The SNP Victory in Scotland was a Victory for Hope, not Division

Scotland’s Choice; Everyone’s Future

If Scotland chooses independence this Thursday, the outcome will affect us all        I have been (for me) relatively quiet on the issue of Scottish independence. This is because I believe fundamentally that the decision rests with the people of Scotland itself, and that the interjections of non-Scots – particularly residents of southern … More Scotland’s Choice; Everyone’s Future

An Unstable Union

Scottish independence or no, something needs to be done to save the UK   I’ve said before that decentralisation away from London is essential if we are to prevent the disintegration of the United Kingdom as we understand it. The forthcoming referendum over the future of Scotland is testament to the damage to a country’s cohesion … More An Unstable Union