On this anniversary of the referendum I’ve been thinking back to 2011 when the SNP won their first majority Scottish Government and the vote on our future became an inevitability. I remember feeling pretty disengaged and sceptical that the SNP could secure a Yes vote. Support was around 25-30% and most of the arguments one way or another seemed to be about oil and tax revenues.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Like so many people, I’m waking up from a few hours’ kip and trying to wrap my head around a result that feels bittersweet to say the least. Here’s some thoughts on my result and the Scottish Greens’ campaign, the seismic shift in Scotland and the outcome for the UK. Continue reading
I’ve just watched Alex Salmond and Anna Soubry on the Andrew Marr Show, open mouthed at the astonishing statements coming from Anna Soubry. Below is a short clip of the programme. Continue reading