Category Archives: Scottish Independence

Some thoughts on unsolicited campaign emails

On 1 July, I received an email to my work email address, with this header: My interest was piqued. I began reading: Dear colleague, In less than three months, on the 18th September, Scotland will take a decision with enormous … Continue reading

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Lawyers for Yes

Imagine, for a moment, that the campaign for Scottish independence is actually a night in a public house. Picture the scene of a few regulars, who hold court and offer pearls of wisdom to all and sundry on the benefits … Continue reading

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Why I am voting Yes in the Scottish independence referendum

Congratulations, you have read past the headline. I hope you will stay with me for the rest of this post, but I appreciate many people – of either Yes Scotland or Better Together persuasion – have already read quite enough. … Continue reading

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How I survived the sticker wars

Picture the scene, twenty or so years from now, in one of two alternative realities. [Cue wistful music.] “Dad, what did you do in the fight for Scottish independence?” “Well, son, I wrote some killer comments on the internet and … Continue reading

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Local Government, Competence and Scottish Independence

Aberdeen City Council recently sent out correspondence to council tax payers in the city, which included the usual information about rates and what the council spends council tax receipts on. The Council also sent out letters in the same envelope … Continue reading

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Orkney, Shetland, uti possidetis and the #indyref

A mini-blog, adding coverage to an issue that perhaps does not merit the coverage it has obtained already (see this robust Wings Over Scotland blog for an articulation of that view). The idea of home-rule for Shetland and/or Orkney has … Continue reading

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Self-Determination at the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum

Mini-blog time. You may recall I had a previous post on self-determination and its role in any referendum on Scottish independence. I have updated this post and it is now hosted at the rather more salubrious internet address of the … Continue reading

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