Not long now. In a fortnight we’ll know whether we’re in or out, yes or no, back to normal (ish) or beginning the end (or beginning depending on how you view it).The Scottish Independence Referendum is just around the corner. You might have noticed.In a field not far from us over the past week, much […]
Gaza: For the love of humanity, can’t we stop the killing?
I am not a political person – big P, small P or middle-sized P. Wading into debate where feelings run high makes me feel queasy. It’s not that I don’t believe these things matter or that I lack conviction. It’s just that I prefer to keep them to myself unless I’m absolutely 100 per cent convinced […]
Kids’ questions that don’t have an easy answer…
“But why?” It’s a question that draws a deep sigh from even the most patient parent. Not me though. I’m not even a slightly, vaguely patient parent so by the time I we get to “But why?” I’ve graduated from sighing, through eye-rolling and muttering to swearing under my breath. Perhaps that’s why my children have been […]
SWIB Independence Referendum Debate: Things I Learned
Pic ‘borrowed’ from Morag Malloy. Last night saw the SWIB (Scottish Women in Business) debate with a panel of Annabel Goldie, Nicola Sturgeon, Johann Lamont and Ruth Wishart chaired by Sally Magnusson. The audience was entirely female. Before the debate a poll showed: Yes: 19%No: 55%Undecided: 26%After the debate the poll results were: Yes: 31%No: 52%Undecided: 17%Here’s what […]
Is it possible to be pro-independence and anti-SNP at the same time?
Before anyone gets too excited, I haven’t made up my mind yet. And, even if I had, I’d probably not tell everyone here.I’m still changing my mind on a minute-by-minute basis, like many others, I should think. It may yet come to pass that on Thursday, 18 September, 2014 I’ll wait until the very last minute […]