Article from the Scotland on Sunday on why we need to start thinking about the big foriegn policy downsides of NATO membership, and to be clearer on what NATO is really for.
Salmond and Assange start the day under siege. But the besieger is very keen that we don’t think in too much detail about what happens if they are successful. When the destination is unpalatable, talk instead about the journey.
Some in the Labour Party may think that the way the constitutional debate has exposed a clear vacuum in the SNP’s vision of what it is for has helped redefine the Labour Party by default. It hasn’t, and the really difficult questions for the Scottish Labour Party lie ahead. One more poll suggests they haven’t yet offered any compelling answers.
Putting bishops on your front page and then believing they are important because they are on your front page is simple a delusion of the media. Over and over ‘culture wars’ turn out to be no such thing as Scotland adapts quickly and happily to liberal progress. Why do commentators still predict armageddon for liberal politicians?
The right-wing drift of the SNP is turning into a march. The same is true of the left whose drift away from the Party is accelerating. Has the SNP left just resigned itself to becoming like the Westminster Labour Left? Is there now no challenge to the creation of New SNP?
The idea that anyone in Britain could talk about a ‘people’s police force’ is laughable. In fact we have elite policing maintaining order for corporations. People are just collateral damage.
So the motion to the SNP conference calling for a reversal in NATO policy has been made public. Those who have moved it have built principle into the heart of it. All the rest of the SNP has to do is build in a little more principle.
SCOTLAND’S seats of learning are too important to be left in the hands of managers so let’s give academic staff and students a chance to run them. Scotsman article from yesterday.
You might be able to find the Higgs Boson using pure mathematics but you’re not going to find a healthy economy. So how about focussing on a credible plan rather than arithmetical parlour games.