The set-to over Sturgeon and Salmond is not only about Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond, this is a proxy for two very different visions of an independent Scotland. We’re divided down other lines too, wrangling between factions with distinct visions of their own. And this idea of vision is, we can be sure, the key to understanding why we are in this maul. Perhaps without realising it, we have moved to the next stage of the independence campaign; the stage at which we have accepted the defeat of the union and have begun thinking about politics beyond independence.
Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Granted, I only caught the second half of TV3’s documentary Ireland What Next? This had been sold as a discussion on the scandal of the class divide in Irish education, and at best managed only to pay lip service to this serious problem. Credit has to be given that at … Continue reading Education Apartheid
Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael A couple of months ago I really thought that the 30 November would be different this year. I certainly wasn’t alone in thinking this. One million, six-hundred and seventeen thousand, nine-hundred and eighty nine other Scottish people were pretty well convinced that this Saint Andrew’s Day would mark a whole … Continue reading Saint Andrew’s Day