What Scotland can learn from Irish independence: it won’t control interest rates and inequality will widen – The Conversation

Letters to the press, 20/05/22: When former principal teacher of social subjects Jenny Gilruth became transport minister in January she said it was an opportunity to “help Scotland become a world leader in achieving our goal to become net-zero by 2045″. I’m not sure if she was meaning carbon emissions or ScotRail journeys.”

The Case for Scottish Independence Is Weaker Than Ever – The National Interest

Letters to the press, 17/05/22: “The Scottish Government urgently needs to change its direction. The fact is that the political parties supporting the Union received far more votes than the independence supporting ones in the recent election. This was true also in 2014, with a huge turnout and in reality, this has not changed ever since”

Letters to the press, 13/05/22: SNP Westminster leader is an ‘English’ rose. Nicola would be better going on a ferry than going to the US. 800 extra GPs…in five years.

Letters to the press, 10/05/22: “Nicola Sturgeon urged voters to “Send Boris a message” and opinion polls forecast a 44% vote share. In fact, the SNP got 34%. Only 641,000 – one in seven – of Scotland’s 4.3m voters voted SNP. Scotland’s “message to Boris” is: Scexit has been eclipsed by Covid, economic crisis and war, and dogged by SNP incompetence, scandals and cover-ups. It is running out of steam and into the buffers of voter anger and apathy”

Less than a third want independence referendum next year, poll suggests – The Scotsman

This is how to save the Union – The Spectator

Letters to the press, 04/05/22: Another fine Scot-nat mess, No cost-of-living help from SNP, Alcohol price mess-up, Hitting the skids on free bus passes.

Letters to the press, 02/05/22: “Angus Robertson MSP has blamed -recent world events” for more than a quarter of Scottish households not returning their census forms (Scotsman, 29 April). Yes, Angus, that’ll be it! Did anyone else have a Russian Spetsnaz trooper rappel into their home and scream “nyet, nyet” when you typed the first few letters of -census.gov. scot” into Google?