The UK’s serious-minded and capable Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond told Andrew Marr on Sunday that he “didn’t think” it was he who had told the Guardian, a couple of days beforehand, that Scotland would be able to currency-share with the rUK. You can take that any way you like, but he also pointed out that.. read more →

A UK Treasury minister has said (Danny Alexander to the Guardian’s Nick Watt, in Aberdeen?) that in the event of a vote for Scottish independence there’d obviously be a currency union. As I’ve written here before, it’s equally obvious to everyone that there’d be no mad border guards and there’d be sensible arrangements regarding the armed.. read more →

Theresa May, The UK Home Secretary, has said that a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum would see the UK government putting up passport and immigration controls at the border. Really? Rather than accept a common travel area, as exists with Ireland, the UK government would instigate full international border arrangements – arrangements which exist.. read more →

06 Mar 2014
March 6, 2014

My Interview with Russia Today RT

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I followed up on my previous two posts with an interview for Russia Today, yesterday. ‘Russia has a legitimate interest in Ukraine crisis’ This is strange how the EU has overwhelmingly encouraged events to topple an elected government in the Ukraine in spite of the fact that it will clearly antagonize Russia, Scottish MP Eric.. read more →

05 Mar 2014
March 5, 2014

Crimea and Sevastopol

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A couple of days ago I suggested that most folk in Falkirk, and indeed the UK, were sceptical, to put it mildly, of the present Western government line on the Ukraine. I’ve spoken to a lot of other people since then, and there’s now no doubt about that trend in my mind. It’s not the.. read more →

03 Mar 2014
March 3, 2014

Falkirk folk on the Ukraine

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Over the weekend, I’ve been talking to Falkirk (the largest constituency in Scotland by population, by the way, and very representative of public opinion across Scotland and the UK) area folk about the Ukraine. Here are two messages they’ve been consistently coming up with. First, whether or not they’re a supporter of independence they’ve been.. read more →