“Great” Repeal Bill is Constitutional Vandalism Providing Irrefutable Grounds for Immediately Calling an Independence Referendum

By Dr Mark McNaught In retrospect, the ‘Great’ Repeal Bill (GRB) for Scots may turn out to be historically analogous to the 2010 Ruling of the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal over the Catalan Statute of Autonomy. Both of these acts constitute a revocation of many hard-won devolved powers. Both shall have dissolved the brittle consensus over […]

#ScotRef: Westminster using Brexit to close the door on Scottish independence

It is increasingly clear that the Brexit process is being used by Westminster as an opportunity to close the door, once and for all if possible, on any practicable route for Scotland to gain independence.   The hostile rhetoric coming from Westminster in recent weeks regarding Scottish independence and a pre-Brexit referendum, in contrast to […]

Should Scotland’s MPs walk out of UK Parliament?

If Scotland’s democratically elected politicians are deliberately gagged in the UK Parliament then there is no Union. Last night that is exactly what transpired, as the Deputy Chair blocked the SNP’s Joanna Cherry from speaking in the vital Brexit debate, instead inviting the Brexit Minister Robin Walker to speak, who arrogantly and wrongly declared, “We […]

Brexit, Hannah Bardell and Trainspotting

MP’s have once again followed parliamentary tradition, ignored available efficiencies of the digital age and traipsed through the Aye and No division lobbies.  This time, the regressive outcome is the European Union Bill (Brexit Bill) passing it’s first HoC debating stage.  498 of our parliamentary representatives voted for the UK to become an isolationist backwater and […]

Mhairi Lands Pension Blow As The Tories Don’t Show

On the 12th of September 1994 Marti Pellow was singing Love is All Around while Bill Clinton was a happy president who had not had relations with that woman yet, although someone did crash a stolen Cessna 150 onto the South Lawn of the White House presumably aiming for him. More importantly, the whirlwind that is Mhairi Black […]