Topical discussion on the state of politics in relation to the Union, Scottish government and Independence.

April 2018

Union? What Union? – Grousebeater

By |2018-04-02T11:42:03+01:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Politics, Scottish Independence|

Grousebeater's Blog on the Union. An excellent look at the Union of 1707 and what possibilities there are for change. Requires a different mindset perhaps but also I'm sure there are plenty of legal challenges to actions to dissolve the union by any of these means. Link To Blog Article Linked in [...]

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February 2018

That is not the way Democracy works.

By |2018-03-29T12:34:00+01:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Politics|

Democracy - From the Speaker of the House. Considering the attack on our democracy and indeed the central (and some would say only) point put forward by the Unionist parties during the last General election, I find this quote from John Bercow to be particularly relevant. "Democracy is not just about [...]

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Lost Cause

By |2018-02-05T12:06:53+01:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Politics, YesCowalThinks|

A letter from Dave. For younger readers the wee fellow with the funny voice that was on Question Time last week was a Michael Forsyth, Mrs Thatcher’s right hand man decades ago in Scotland as Scotland’s industrial base was destroyed. At that point he propelled the Tories in Scotland to their worst ever [...]

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December 2017

November 2017

Memories of the Hamilton By-Election

By |2017-12-11T10:13:16+01:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Politics, YesCowalThinks|

Lessons of Hamilton 1967 By David MacEwan Hill, Written after the anniversary of the Hamilton by-election win. The 50th anniversary last week of Winnie Ewing’s victory at Hamilton made me think deeply about the significance of the event and what has changed since. When you look closely there are very marked differences we [...]

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October 2017

Division within the pro-indy ranks only helps our opponents.

By |2017-10-04T16:00:26+01:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Politics, YesCowalThinks|Tags: |

Dave MacEwan Hill - Letter to The National 2nd October 2017 I would suggest that a significant majority of the residents of Scotland are now in favour of Independence but I think a little clarity of thought would be very useful at this point if we are to get the less well engaged [...]

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September 2017

Lesley Riddoch – Scotlands Nordic & European future.

By |2017-10-01T10:49:00+01:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Politics, Uncategorised, YesCowalThinks|Tags: , |

Democracy Live from the Burgh Hall.   Democracy Live recording of the Talk by Lesley Riddoch at Dunoon's Burgh Hall. Lesley talks about her experiences of observing how the Nordic nations do things and highlights the many possibilities that this kind of thinking could have for a future Scotland. If Scotland was to [...]

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Local Democracy – Call to video Council Meetings

By |2017-09-29T12:23:57+01:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Politics, YesCowalThinks|

28 September 2017 - Call for Live Broadcasting Overturned By Council Administration   Statement follows from the SNP Argyll and Bute Council Group regarding the motion to give more transparency to our local government workings and decision making processes. Argyll & Bute Council SNP Group.  SNP Call for Live Broadcasting Unanimously Overturned [...]

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