Get thee to the polls …again

In calling a snap election Prime Minister Theresa May is out for no one but herself. She wants to consolidate her position and be able to run the Brexit negotiations as she wants rather than having to bother with these pesky elected MPs. Labour are, in public, saying “bring it on” while in private they’re… Continue reading Get thee to the polls …again

No rush for Indyref 2

Since Brexit the shouts for a second independence referendum have become louder and louder. Supporters of independence would do well to take heed of Nicola Sturgeon’s pragmatic position. Brexit does constitute the kind of change that justifies the question being asked again – the Britain Scotland voted to remain part of has changed utterly since… Continue reading No rush for Indyref 2

The Brexit blog – Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary has to be a joke

Boris Johnston is now Britain’s most senior diplomat Yes, he will be in charge of representing Britain on the world stage, as if this country wasn’t enough of a laughing stock already. You would think that after the events of the last few weeks we would have lost our ability to be in anyway surprised… Continue reading The Brexit blog – Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary has to be a joke

A tale of two leadership contests

It’s a sad day when Scotland can’t even be bothered celebrating the departure of David Cameron from number 10. The man himself certainly seemed in a chipper mood as he hummed to himself entering Downing Street for one of the last times as Prime Minister. Perhaps it was the relief. Plenty of folk were more… Continue reading A tale of two leadership contests

European conventions have been broken – the Brexit blog

By even agreeing to meet with Nicola Sturgeon Jean Claude Juncker and Martin Schultz have broken the convention that the EU will only engage with states. This is a huge shift and miles away from what the EU was saying prior to the 2014 referendum. This has cheered supporters of Scottish independence who claim Scotland… Continue reading European conventions have been broken – the Brexit blog

Return of the Tories – The Brexit Blog

Call off the search, the Tories have been found and returned to parliament. Well all apart from a certain Mr Boris Johnson who must be having one heck of a long game of cricket. Boris did find time to pen a column for the Telegraph in which he claimed Britain would have access to the… Continue reading Return of the Tories – The Brexit Blog

Where are the leaders? The Brexit Blog

While meetings were going on all over the EU and Nicola Sturgeon was meeting with her cabinet to work out what on earth to do next, likely Prime Minister in waiting Boris Johnson was playing cricket – let that sink in for a second – it would be laughable if this situation wasn’t so serious.… Continue reading Where are the leaders? The Brexit Blog

We’ve been shown the door – The Brexit Blog

No sooner had the cold light of day dawned on Brexit then Leave leader Boris Johnson seemed to want to slam on the breaks. ‘There’s no need for haste.’ he implored like a schoolboy who has suddenly realised his prank had gone too far and he was now going to have to face the consequences.… Continue reading We’ve been shown the door – The Brexit Blog

What have we done? The Brexit blog

Once again Scotland is collectively banging its head against a brick wall wondering just what it can do to have any influence in UK politics. A year ago almost every single Westminster seat went to the SNP but still we got a Tory government that Scotland has rejected now for decades. This morning we woke… Continue reading What have we done? The Brexit blog

Eala said – The EU ref has shown Britain at its worst – The Brexit Blog

I’ve refrained from mentioning the EU referendum, mostly because I’ve found the campaigns depressing and completely uninspiring. Up until recently I had been perfectly willing to entertain the idea of voting out, I was always leaning towards remain but I will now definitely be voting remain because the┬áleave campaign is nasty and poisonous. The rhetoric… Continue reading Eala said – The EU ref has shown Britain at its worst – The Brexit Blog