Category Archives: Scottish Independence

Going Between the United Kingdom and the European Union

The past is a different country: they do things differently there. So begins L. P. Hartley’s The Go-Between. With due deference to that author, so begins this blog post, looking back on the different country of 2014. In the latter … Continue reading

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Brexit and #indyref2: now what?

If there is one thing Scotland does not need today, it is another hot take on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s #indyref2 announcement. As such, I will keep this post short. The speech by Sturgeon today, in both tone and content, … Continue reading

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Brexit and #indyref2: what now?

In the aftermath of the Scottish #indyref, I announced a hiatus from any overtly political blogging. In the aftermath of the UK vote to leave the European Union, I suspended that hiatus when I posted some reflections on that referendum. … Continue reading

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Some reflections on the EU Referendum and a note on #indyref2

The UK has opted for Brexit, that much we know. There is still much that needs to happen before the UK extricates itself from the European Union. Domestic politics might yet intervene to stop Brexit. We shall see, but the … Continue reading

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Some reflections on the #indyref

That referendum on Scottish independence from the rest of the UK, eh? I hear Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Plenty has been written about that result. For my part, I pitched … Continue reading

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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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