If you think Scotland's Yes movement has issues, just look at the Unionists AS we stand on the threshold of 2022, it’s clear that for the Scottish independence movement, we’re not in Kansas any more. The happy unity of 2014 and the immediately following years is gone, never to be recovered.
Why I won't be watching the Queen's speech this Christmas Day TOMORROW on Christmas Day I shall be religiously maintaining the closest thing we have to a Christmas tradition in my family, carefully avoiding the Queen's platitudes, sorry, “speech”. I have the notable achievement of getting to the age of 59 without ever once in my life having seen the monarch deliver her however many minutes it is of meaningless piffle - which is breathlessly reported by the BBC as though she'd just solved the mystery of disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste and had proven that for a change it wasn't one of her relatives who was responsible.
Letters A LUCID commentary as ever from the Wee Ginger Dug (This Tory has destroyed another anti-Yes argument, Dec 21), but do we spend any of “our budget” on defence? Certainly not the Scottish budget. Our taxes cover this and a lot more.