It’s been two weeks since Scotland rejected independence by 45% to 55%. Many people who voted no did so because in the final weeks leading up to the referendum Miliband, Cameron and Clegg came charging up to Scotland in a panic to promise us more powers. We then had Gordon Brown enter the media fray… Continue reading The case of the missing powers
As soon as my home, Eilean Siar, voted no I knew it was all over. I must point out though that Barra voted Yes and I’m very proud of them. I didn’t stay up that late because I knew it was just going to get worse and worse. Eilean siar was supposed to be Yes.… Continue reading The aftermath
I’ve been out canvassing first with Yes Southside then Yes Cathcart for the best part of two years. When I delivered the first of many hundreds of leaflets it really felt a bit like the day wouldn’t come although, of course, at that point we didn’t even know when the day would be. As it… Continue reading The finish line
Love or loath the independence campaign the most positive thing to have come out of it so far has been the number of people getting involved and particularly the number of people who are now registered to vote. Turnout is expected to be somewhere around 80% and it’s all too rare to see such a… Continue reading The winner is democracy.
Just a wee word about the mass canvass RIC organised for Drumchapel last Sunday. Thankfully the day was good and mostly sunny and it was a really good atmosphere that greated the 80 odd canvassers from Glasgow and beyond as we gathered at the Drumchapel shopping centre. The main aim was to canvass the area… Continue reading RIC mass canvass 2: Drumchapel
I’ve not written for a wee while so I thought I would share how this nearly made me choke on my cornflakes this morning. I gave them the benefit of the doubt believing it must be a spoof. It quickly became clear that it wasn’t and the Tories are really that patronising. I then thought I’d… Continue reading Panelbase