Monthly Archives: September 2014

A note on the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013

The referendum on Scottish independence from the rest of the United Kingdom took place last week amidst much media coverage. Mercifully, it also passed without much incident, despite some attempts to portray the largely respectful debate as somehow sinister (which … Continue reading

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Some final thoughts on the #indyref

There is a referendum in Scotland on 18 September 2014. You might have noticed. Here are some thoughts on that topic, just in case you did not have enough to read. As is pretty obvious, I am voting Yes. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Stage 1 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

Last week I made a submission to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee of the Scottish Parliament, responding to its Call for Evidence at Stage 1 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill. That submission and 153 others are available online … Continue reading

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A small story about a massive pulmonary embolism

2 September 2013. I have not been outside in over a week. Limited variety has been provided when I have shuffled from place to place and room to room, as various people prodded me, jagged me, scanned me and judged … Continue reading

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