Even to non Brexiteers, the campaign for a People’s Vote on Europe insults all normal concepts of democracy. For what did we have back in June 2016 but a vote by the people?
This week’s conference is crunch time for the SNP and there is a growing acceptance among party elders that they have reached a crossroads.
Today, barring a very unlikely rebellion in SNP ranks, the Scottish Parliament will vote by a narrow margin for a second independence referendum.
The date for the next Scottish independence referendum may not have been set yet but there is little doubt that the Nationalists are already in campaign mode.
It’s hard to find an actor without a political opinion these days and James McAvoy, the award-winning Scottish star, is up there with the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch.
Something strange has been happening in Scottish politics recently. I don’t mean the reappearance of Alex Salmond, although that is strange too.
Scotland has a quango called Transport Scotland that, among other things, looks after our trunk roads. It also has BEAR Scotland, which is in charge of the road network.
Scotland is to get extensive tax raising powers next year, as part of the consolation prize Westminster gave the Nationalists after they lost the independence referendum nearly 18 months ago.
If you have teenage children, T in the Park looms every year to test your resolve. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been told, by my children, their friends and their friends’ parents that the music festival is a rite of passage and they must be allowed to go.
With politicians changing sides at the 11th hour of the EU referendum campaign, it is hardly surprising voters have been confused and many are said to be undecided even now.