No, the Supreme Court’s decision on a Scottish Independence referendum did not mark the death of democracy.

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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish Parliament does not have the power to call another referendum on independence. Obviously, the SNP and their supporters are upset and disappointed by this. They have every right to campaign for independence and wanted the opportunity for a new vote. I’m not sure that they’ve got reason… Continue reading No, the Supreme Court’s decision on a Scottish Independence referendum did not mark the death of democracy.

Sturgeon, Sinn Fein and why an end to sectarianism is urgently needed

The image at the top of this article is one that will trouble many people.  It’s the image of Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister meeting with Michelle Collins, the leader of Sinn Fein.  Now in the years since the 1997 Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Fein have certainly had an image make over. However, it… Continue reading Sturgeon, Sinn Fein and why an end to sectarianism is urgently needed

VE Day -should we celebrate it?

Today is VE Day and it is a particularly significant milestone as we commemorate 75 years since Churchill announced victory in Europe. National pride, culture and cross-cultural mission Like others, I have been struck by the number of Union Jack flags going up around our Estate. Not everyone is happy about such signs and I… Continue reading VE Day -should we celebrate it?