Scotland

Scotland

Don’t forget the importance of the Union: Why conserving the UK must be our top priority

Don’t forget the importance of the Union: Why conserving the UK must be our top priority

History, especially that section of history which passes into the national consciousness, is rarely fair. That is why it’s entirely possible that the present Government will be remembered, above all else, as the administration which lost the Union. The exact Brexit deal which is agreed, and its wider impact, will […]

by × April 3, 2017 ×

Scotland

I voted Remain; but I still oppose a second Scottish referendum

I voted Remain; but I still oppose a second Scottish referendum

There’s a cartoon floating about the Remain pages on Facebook just now. The strip depicts a Brexiteer galleon sailing towards a precipice while the canny Scottish crew-members have liberated a skiff and are making for the shores of the European Union. There are two things wrong with this sketch; firstly, […]

by × March 30, 2017 ×

Scotland

CfL Scotland launches

CfL Scotland launches

CfL in Scotland is officially up and running after our launch at the Trout Anglers Club in Edinburgh. With over 40 people attending and lots of sound conversations taking place, time, giving us great hope for the future. We even had a few people who weren’t members of the Conservative […]

by × December 5, 2016 ×

Scotland

Another blow for cultural nationalism

Back when I was younger and somehow had more money, I spent a good deal of it watching Rangers. Everywhere, anywhere. In time, I ended up living 400 miles away from Ibrox and despite the presence of a local supporters’ club that would make the journey up the road, the […]

by × November 2, 2016 ×

Events, Scotland

CfL Scotland launches in Edinburgh

CfL Scotland launches in Edinburgh

And blythe we’ll sing, and hail the day That gave us liberty, man. Scotland has never needed liberty more so our Scottish branch will launch on 18th November, 7pm at the Trout Anglers Club in Edinburgh. Our second regional branch to formally launch, CfL Scotland is being headed up by […]

by × October 8, 2016 ×

Scotland

Scots still favour remaining in the UK
despite EU vote

In a speech made earlier today Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader launched a renewed push for a second referendum, calling for a “new conversation” on Scottish independence. Sturgeon is hoping to leverage the Brexit result to regain momentum towards her long hoped for second referendum among a Scottish public who […]

by × September 2, 2016 ×

Scotland

The SNP would have bankrupted an
“independent” Scotland

During the Scottish referendum campaign, the SNP claimed that an independent Scotland would be one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Many Nationalists fervently believed it. Not only that, they became convinced that the other nations of the Union were leeching off Scotland. Scotland wasn’t subsidised, it was subsidising […]

by × August 25, 2016 ×

Leftwatch, Scotland

The SNP’s scathing attack on social mobility

The death of social mobility. Imagine the horror if one day you received a letter in the post informing you that you had secured a place at university. You are the first in your working class family to go into higher education and with three or four years of hard work, revising […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Europe, Scotland

The SNP don’t want Scottish independence

There is little so galling as the self-righteousness of that pernicious bastion of hypocrisy the Scottish Nationalist Party. Nationalist pose as defenders of democracy; but Nicola Sturgeon is only a democrat when it suits her. They compare themselves favourably with Brexiteers as outward looking believers in unity and togetherness but […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Scotland

UK Supreme Court strikes down the SNP’s  named person scheme

UK Supreme Court strikes down the SNP’s
named person scheme

The UK Supreme Court slaps down the SNP-led Scottish Government’s assault on privacy and individual liberty manifested in the evil Named Person scheme, citing the creeping threat of totalitarianism Good news from the UK Supreme Court this week, which made an important decision in favour of civil liberties and privacy […]

by × July 31, 2016 ×

Scotland

Hypocrisy in a not-so-independent Scotland

Hypocrisy in a not-so-independent Scotland

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is making great strides to sabotage the likelihood of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union by suggesting she has a veto on when and how it should happen, and by threatening another Scottish Independence Referendum. Here’s why that shouldn’t happen… A Poll across different […]

by × July 21, 2016 ×

CfL of Nations, Liberty, Scotland

Scotland needs liberty

Scotland needs liberty

Scotland has for too long been governed by statists. For a generation the political debate in Scotland had revolved around Labour and the SNP arguing amongst themselves about which one is more left wing. Since the SNP took power in the Holyrood elections nine years ago the size, scope and […]

by × May 23, 2016 ×