Shoosh 4 Indy Redux

I wrote this piece in February 2015, before the general election and it is focused on that upcoming contest. However, I think the themes are relevant now. So here’s an edited version, just removing some of my crap, nothing substantive. ————————————— February 2015 I am such a let down Apparently I am not seeing sense and I’m weakening our best chance for independence by engaging in petty political grievances. Furthermore I have been letting the “Red Tories” live instead of helping to end them in Scotland. I am being hopelessly naïve. I clearly don’t understand what’s at stake. I am being sectarian. …

Second indyref cannot be won by a one-party campaign

by Jenni Gunn The Yes campaign and the referendum as a whole served as an intense political education for many Scots—myself included. The experience is one that many campaigners will never forget: we all felt united in a feeling of hope and belief in something better. We all fought for independence—but what kind of independence? The independence campaign represented itself as a diverse movement buoyed by voices from across the political spectrum: it’s diversity as well as its prominence within social movements and community groups gave it political clout and as well as credibility. The SNP could never have hoped …