Monthly Archives: May 2014

“I see what can be” – by Will McLeod

Earlier today I posted a copy of an article on Reddit by an American self-described ‘policy wonk’, Will McLeod aka OllieGarkey, giving his opinion on the US perspective on and independent Scotland, NATO and nuclear weapons. In a further comment … Continue reading

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Vote No Borders & Astroturfing: The Evidence

I’ve previously written about the so-called ‘grassroots’ campaign group that goes by the name Vote No Borders. Please have a read of this brilliant piece of work which exposes just how far from being a genuine ‘voice of the ordinary … Continue reading

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Playing fast and loose with your (mental) health

Several days ago I wrote about the Vote No Borders advert which claimed that an independent Scotland would not be able to enjoy cooperation with the NHS in England. The advert specifically mentioned Great Ormond Street Hospital, one of the … Continue reading

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Nukes, NATO & America’s views on Scotland

There is an interesting article going around the net this morning which I think it worth a read. I know nothing about the writer so it is entirely possible he is writing complete rubbish but it doesn’t come across that … Continue reading

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Questions About Faslane

We are told that military bases in Scotland benefit the Scottish economy and that Faslane, specifically, keeps Helensburgh and surrounding areas ‘prosperous’. I have a pal who works on the base. He is a Scot but his home is in … Continue reading

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What does a map tell you?

I have some question for you, dear reader: Have you ever considered the effect a map has on how you think about the world? How big is Africa actually? And how does that connect to Scottish independence? Those of you … Continue reading

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Scotland 1974

Originally posted on Wee Ginger Dug:
I decided to do a telly review, and settled down with my deep fried Mars bars and Irn Bru chasers. BBC Scotland’s brand new totally non-stereotypical cutting edge 21st century current affairs for a…

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