Saturday, 7 May 2016

What is going on today?

I find it worrying that Scottish Greens are blaming the SNP Yessers for the election result i.e. the SNP both votes policy. 

I also find it worrying that there were Rise and Greens on the internet saying they had spoilt their ballots for the constituency as they couldn’t bring themselves to vote SNP. I thought Rise and the Greens were meant to be pro indy? Those stories seemed odd until, one of my brothers who joined the Greens after the indyref upset at the NO vote seems to have done the same thing. This occurred when we discussed voting intentions I thought he meant that he could vote Green twice in his constituency and on the list, and I said go right ahead you are in the Green party after all. However I found out that he either spoiled his vote or voted a unionist party of some description in his constituency vote as there was no Green standing.

I couldn't have done that i.e. voted Scottish Green. Why? I was at a hustings where Zara Kitson, Scottish Greens spokesperson was asked clearly if the Scottish Greens would support another indyref in this new parliament and the answer was a roundabout NO. I am fully aware of the policy of the Scottish Greens in this election on an indyref which as an indy supporter I could not support. 

I find it bizarre that many Yessers have been attacking the Rev Stu Mitchell on the Wings Over Scotland website for his post of earlier. Why are Yessers trying to destroy one of the prominent and helpful supporters the indy campaign has ever had? Where would we have been in the Yes campaign without his Wee Blue Book? Where would have been without his blogposts since the indyref with our fights for justice. In the MSM - I know not.

I find today's happenings hard to comprehend.

To think I was concerned by the increase in the Tory vote not being able to comprehend fellow Scots voting for a party that has destroyed Scotland over the decades since 1979, and also they fact that they went from a party that claimed to be socially responsible to one that most is the exact opposite – think foodbanks, draconian welfare alterations, etc. To think I was a bit concerned about the Lib Dem result in the Orkney and Sheland seats? With the Alistair Carmichael debacle I thought that result impossible.

Hopefully all this will settle down and the unionists Divide and Rule campaign will not continue to work. It started weeks ago with the exaggerated claims of the SNP being almost certain for another majority, which led to this share your vote on the list, and finished with Yessers destroying each other mostly on Bella Caledonia’s facebook group.

I do hope that this can be gotten over for the future of indy. I have seen quite a few disillusioned posts today and I can’t say as I am surprised.

Its almost as if there are now two pro indy camps. One that believes that a progressive agenda can be met in a failed state as they have no actual way of getting another indyref and therefore independence, and one that believes that it can only be done properly in an indy Scotland i.e. the SNP. I would opt for the latter any day.

The passion of the Yessers in politics is important but only if it doesn't destroy others passion. And today it has. The Yes Movement's all inclusive activism and vision of working together has gone meaning that the independence movement is looking smaller in total than the sum of its parts.

Hopefully by next week the indy movement we will again be cooking on gas although the more posts I see the more doubtful I become. Indeed it making a doubtful Yesser in future but I shall keep fighting for indy.

Friday, 6 May 2016


I don't regret my double SNP vote in the Glasgow region, even although they didn't get a list seat. 

SNP Lucky with D'Hondt in 07 and 11 


In 2007 and 2011 the SNP was lucky with the way D'Hondt turned out. This time they were not.

The result is great domestically i.e. within Scotland (and tinkering round the edges of problems) as I believe the minority SNP Govt was better than the majority and the SNP are by far the largest party.

However as an independence supporter I can't see how the green agenda can be furthered in the UK much at the moment. And I have said before I would probably vote green in an independent Scotland.

Has the Empire Struck Back?

So I can't understand the recent rather lukewarm response to Scottish independence from the Scottish Greens recently. I wouldn't bank on them agreeing to another indyref in the next 5 years according to a recent hearsay conversations with Zara Kitson.  However given that she is not now an MSP perhaps that will help a change of mind.

So the cause of of indy may have been delayed. If it has then in a way the Empire in Way has Struck Back. 

A Wonderful Result for the SNP

No matter which way you look at it though it is a wonderful result for the SNP. After 9 years they are still by far the largest party in Holyrood and will form the vast majority of the Government if not all, with other party support in new Scottish Parliament.

Just can't believe the Tory vote or indeed Orkney and Shetland still so strongly for LibDems after Alistair Carmichael. Weird.... Indeed one really does wonder about it as it was such an astonishing one. What local issues in Orkney and Shetland don't we know about.

Thats my view. Not a prob to have a different one. 

I hope my point re indy is proved wrong though!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

If you believe in Scottish Independence you will risk everything unless you give both votes to the SNP

Although I have great sympathies for those that work for the smaller #indy parties standing on Thursday (5th May 2016) and I do want them to be represented in the next #Holyrood parliament, anything less than an SNP majority will jeopardise the prospects for any future move to independence. That is why I am plumping finally for both votes SNP in this election.
Once Scotland is independent then I shall vote #Green. I was originally going to vote Green on the list, until the episode in Westminster when Caroline Lucas went into the lobby with the Tories over the matter of full fiscal autonomy for Scotland having checked out what to do with the Scottish Greens. I disagree with FFA for Scotland simply because to me it would give Scotland the worst of all possible worlds i.e. no control over foreign affairs, nuclear weapons, etc. but on this particular occasion solidarity with the SNP was more important as it had no hope of being passed anyway. Thus the Greens lost my list vote.

I also toyed with voting #Rise on the list as I am in admiration for several of their columnists that appear in the National. However the prospect of indy overrules everything, so its ‪#‎bothVotesSNP‬ for me, but hoping for some Greens and Rise MSPs too.

Then we can have proper democracy in Scotland and the #SNP have been so much better than the preceeding #Liebour./ #FibDum administration anyway.

Whatever you decide (as I can only state my thought process on this one) please vote and make sure it is for an independence supporting party. 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Chernobyl 30 years on

The story of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster on 26.04.1986

This can also be found on Youtube on the link below...

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Aw the best when it comes

Apologies to all who read this blog and the lack of postings recently. Recently I have had a spate of other things to deal with including being ill myself (on top of my ongoing ME) and also caring for a close relative for whom I am the coordinating carer whilst not being goegraphically particularly close.

However aw the best when it comes. Hope 2016 is good for you and for Scotland!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Scotland: How a Nation was Conned

How Westminster lies conned a nation into voting NO in September 2014.

And why the fight for Scottish Independence will continue until it happens.

A wonderfully enthusing video for people wanting independence for Scotland  and a shaming one for those who don't.

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Its you who lied #AlistairCarmichael.Not the SNP. How can you con your constituents into voting for you in a General Election, get in by under 1000 votes and think this is okay?


"The right to smear an opponent is not one we should be defending." Alistair Carmichael, 2010

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