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Reclaiming the “F” Word

The London-based media, including (bizarrely) the BBC, have characterised the early stages of the Independence debate as having more to do with “Braveheart” than hard-nosed realities.  They could not be more out of touch with what is really going on in Scotland. In the 1995 Oscar-winning movie “Braveheart”, Mel Gibson’s William Wallace famously roars “FREEDOM!”…

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A Journey to Democracy

The peoples of the UK have been cheated out of democratic reform for over a generation.  In response, Scotland has worked methodically to create a chance for this to change. My first memory of “democracy” was the 1979 devolution referendum.  I was 8 years old at the time. Back in those days, when there was…