Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Moving in the right direction

My latest article for the International Business Times is now up, on the subject of an encouraging few weeks for the Yes campaign, and how two of the No side's favourite scare stories have bitten the dust.  You can read it HERE.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

What's an anti-nuclear country to do?

I gather from a newspaper report today that the UK government has decreed (in its usual self-effacing manner) that an independent Scotland would be 'banned' from possessing nuclear weapons.  So let's recap on what we now know -

1) Nuclear weapons will be forbidden in an independent Scotland.

2) Nuclear weapons will be compulsory in a non-independent Scotland.

So what on earth is an anti-nuclear weapons country like Scotland supposed to do in its forthcoming referendum on independence?  I think I speak on behalf of all of us in begging the (admittedly brilliant) UK government strategists to stop torturing us with these impossible dilemmas.