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There is sadness in separation and there is pain in divorce. I think that holds true quite generally, irrelevant of scale, and irrelevant of whatever events brought you there. Division represents failure…

The internal rationalisation of seemingly contradictory stances

I’ve spent the majority of my adult life living in England and that, to a degree, makes me an outsider in this debate. It does perhaps…

Loudmouths

Boris Johnson is a loudmouth. I’ve met quite a few of them in my time in London — although, that’s not to say loudmouths don’t exist everywhere — and the one thing…

Nationalism

Nationalism is a problematic ideology. Much like religion, it does, on one hand, offer identity and the ability to unify a subset of people with a common cause, but of course that will always…

I think it’s fair to say that whatever constitutional complexities were brought about by devolution, namely the West Lothian Question, now pale into insignificance compared to the impending Brexit…

Time to spend a bit more time pondering the Scottish independence question. Both the UK and Scottish governments have produced guides containing the facts, as they see them or present them, which will…

So, it’s the first of February, 2014. The year of the Scottish Independence referendum. Despite the fact I’m not entitled to vote, I feel it’s important that I make up my mind, one way…

I read something interesting the other day regarding devo-max and a solution to the West Lothian Question:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/28/boundary-changes-devo-max-deal

The crucial…

Unfinished thoughts

Spain and Greece can no-longer afford to run normal services and their unemployed citizens can't afford to fend for themselves. Charities struggle to feed the hungry. Pharmacies'…