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A eulogy for my great-grandmother

  A eulogy delivered after the requiem mass for my great-grandmother Elizabeth Adams. I am posting it online to increase the chances of never losing the text. — I’d like to say just a few words before we begin. If … Continue reading

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Here you will find a collection of blogposts I made when I was a student interested in current affairs. Any views expressed are not necessarily my views now and are not those of my employer.

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Revealed Part 2 – The Scottish Government and NATO’s Communications

Earlier this month on the blog I published my FOI return surrounding the Scottish Government and NATO’s communications. The returns detailed the following: Only one contact took place between 2007 and 2014 The contact was Scottish Government officials visiting NATO HQ … Continue reading

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Revealed – The Scottish Government and NATO’s Communications

It was currency unions not military unions which fuelled debate in the final weeks of the independence referendum. Every now and again, however, defence would be raised as a referendum issue. On every occasion the same two arguments from the … Continue reading

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SNP Minister’s Office Manager: WFI Are Bullies and Natalie McGarry Is Innocent

  In an extraordinary Facebook rant to her 2000 ‘friends’ Shona McAlpine has called Women For Independence (WFI) bullies and that embattled SNP MP Natalie McGarry is innocent. McAlpine is office manager to prominent Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf MSP. … Continue reading

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The 20 Women For Independence Members That Called In Police Scotland

Leading today’s news agenda in Scotland is the unraveling tale of financial mismanagement at the pro-independence campaign Women For Independence (WFI). The initial first grumblings of trouble were unearthed by the Daily Record’s David Clegg. Since then Clegg has uncovered … Continue reading

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The Ulsterisation of Scottish Politics

    Comparisons to Northern Ireland always make some people uncomfortable. Whether it’s the rampant sectarianism, its murderous past or the area’s harsh accent it seems Scots don’t like being compared to our close neighbours. Yet we share not only … Continue reading

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