More Things

Right, let’s get down to business then. What’ve we got? I suppose the first thing is that the Scottish Referendum Act has received royal approval. I guess someone would be embarrassed if they forgot to dot that i. The Yes Campaign likes to point out how unequal the UK is. Here’s an article that seeks…

More on Europe

Right, this right here is what I’m talking about. Herman Van Rompuy has not made particularly positive comments about Catalonia remaining in the EU should it be independent. Whilst the SNP claimed that he was talking about Catalonia, not Scotland, Van Rompuy’s words are abstract enough to apply to either. The thing about people with…

Bias!

Oops, looks like the BBC might be biased against the yes campaign. Well, this is good for me. I always felt that I was too much in favour of the yes campaign and rely too heavily on BBC articles. Guess this means I’ve actually been supporting the no campaign all along. In all honesty, I’m…

Land Reform and Princes Mall

With the SNP’s land reform committee gathering evidence in the highlands recently, it is easy to think of land reform as just a rural issue; absentee landlords and their hunting estates, crofters pushed off their land; these are what immediately come to mind when you think about land reform. But it has ramifications for the…

Food Prices

I’m not going to lecture you on the importance of food. I know it’s important, you know it’s important, my cat knows it’s important. As such, news that food may be more important in an independent Scotland is certainly worth considering. There’s a little bit more analysis of the issue here. So far, we’ve got…

Revised Oil Figures

In an unpleasant turn for the Yes Campaign, a study has shown that Scotland gains more from the treasury than it gives up in oil revenues. I’m also a little sceptical about Scottish government claims that we contribute as much as the UK average without oil revenues. Last infographic I saw that spelled everything out…

Even More Stuff

These list of links blog posts are just my way of saying there’s too much to get through and I don’t have the time to process it all and actually come up with anything insightful to say. But we all already knew that. Anyway, the House of Lords has retracted some of Scotland’s powers over…