The skirl of bagpipes, tartan kilts, the odd Saltire waved in the air, the audience clapping as though they were at a boisterous Highland ceilidh. All the expected elements of a hard-line gathering to celebrate Scotland’s imminent exit from the Union were there. Apart from one. Gordon Brown, who now effectively leads the fight against Alex Salmond, almost ag […]
He has made realising the dream of an independent Scotland his life’s work. But as the nitty-gritty issues behind that dream have been debated endlessly over recent months deep down is the leader of the ‘yes’ campaign is having second thoughts? Here are five things that maybe keeping Alex Salmond up at night, and why he may be secretly praying his countrymen […]
The vote on Scottish independence takes place this Thursday. If Scotland votes Yes, the United Kingdom will split and Scots will go their own way. Here is a summary of the latest developments and analysis:David Cameron insists he will not resign if Scotland votes for independenceGordon Brown makes rousing speech defending 'patriotic' No voteEd Mili […]
Towards the end of 2008, a debate erupted amongst American historians and pundits about whether George W. Bush was the worst president of all time, or merely one of the worst. The case against him rested on a wilful, unnecessary foreign war born of lies that consumed thousands of American lives and untold wealth, and laid waste to poor, benighted Iraq.