If it matters to Scotland it matters to us
JOANNA Cherry has said she would never have got involved in frontline politics had she known “the level of abuse and threats” she would receive from within her own party. The high-profile MP and QC was sacked from the SNP’s Westminster front bench earlier this month amid deepening divisions in the party.
Two of Scotland’s best known politicians are involved in a row which some people believe could force Nicola Sturgeon to quit as the country’s first minister. Who are Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon? The pair dominated Scottish politics for more than a decade, and led the campaign for Scotland to become independent from the UK.
When the government of a component nation of the United Kingdom provokes the headline in one of America’s leading journals “Scotland’s Government Slashes Away at Liberty”, it is cause for serious concern.
ALEX BELL: SNP has had 14 years of government but still failed to build a fairer society – The Courier
A kind reader wrote that my column two weeks ago on hopes of a better world to come from Covid was right, up until the point I dismiss John Swinney’s call for independence. Surely independence was exactly the kind of big change, leading to a fairer society, that the moment demanded, said Kevin Donnelly.