Concerning Tendency

We see this authoritarian and fascistic impulse too in the behaviour of the party towards those in the party of a more radical or even simply an alternative disposition towards independence. It would not be inaccurate to describe a number of efforts against people who have aligned themselves to a ‘Plan B’ as a purge. Those who have refused to toe the utterly futile Section 30 route to independence have been attacked, left twisting in the wind, and de-selected. One MSP, who will remain anonymous, voiced concerns to me...

Loose Lips and Leaks Sink Ships

Yet, we have such an éminence grise. Dumfries and Galloway MSP Joan McAlpine exploded on social media last night when one “Jordon, Duke of Edinburgh” – the partner of Alyn Smith, allegedly – revealed to his Twitter followers the full details of a Scottish government announcement to Holyrood scheduled for tomorrow. Like my hypothetical example above, he had all the details; the position of the government, details of the consultation process and the working group, and the timeline of the bill going before parliament.

Crackdown on the Cybernats

“Cybernats,” a term deliberately coined and deployed to carry all the connotations of Nazism and vermin, behind their often anonymous profiles, are Scottish voters and members of the public. Collectively they embody the real grassroots of Scottish society, and thus give the lie to unionists’ claim to represent the opinion of real Scots. Unionism does not like cybernats.