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- Hobson’s Choice (What Is & What Should Never Be) - I once voted for Led Zeppelin. I’m not proud of it now, but it seemed a decent option at the time. When I did this, the previous few years had seen two general elections and a referendum on continued membership of the European Community. What faced me then was a local authority election for a safe seat, which … Continue reading Hobson’s Choice (What Is & What Should Never Be)
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Trump, Boris and Scotland - Following the racist comments made earlier this month by Donald Trump about a US judge of Mexican heritage, New Republic’s Jeet Heer tweeted this: As you can see from his tweet, Heer is both a thoughtful commentator and an entertaining one. What the wit couldn’t obscure, though, is that the notion that Trump might in fact be for real … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For: Trump, Boris and Scotland
- Our Own Goals - Perhaps the most widely held – or at least proclaimed – view of Scotland in the period since the referendum is that we’ve been left with a divided society. It’s not always clear what exactly is meant by that. It’s up for debate also as to how much of any division was always there anyway, … Continue reading Our Own Goals