A Declaration for Independence

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The energy is rising, the momentum is growing. Less than a week after Scotland’s greatest-ever demonstration of support for independence, when more than 100,000 people marched in pouring rain through Edinburgh, from Holyrood to the Meadows, the following Declaration for … Continue reading

Bad nationalism

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What on earth would Don Roberto be making of Johnson (I take my cue from the commentator who advises against prefixing the B-word on the grounds that it serves to reinforce the brand)? What would he make of the pseudo-Churchillian … Continue reading

A gleam of rubies

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On 23 June 1928, a large crowd gathered in King’s Park, Stirling to support the inauguration of the National Party of Scotland, one of the predecessors of the Scottish National Party. The date, by no coincidence, marked the anniversary of … Continue reading