BSS Show - Dr Mark McNaught interviews James Kelly. https://t.co/5zVn6NGlR2— Independence Live (@IndyLiveStream) January 28, 2021
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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Independence Live interview
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Panelbase poll is better for Yes than it appeared at first glance
Andy Wightman's independent future
The Lothian MSP Andy Wightman, who resigned from the Green group in the Scottish Parliament a few weeks ago over the trans issue, is running a Twitter poll asking whether he should stand as an independent candidate in Lothian at the forthcoming election (by which he presumably means the Lothian list). Although Twitter polls are unscientific and self-selecting, it's not an irrational thing to do, because probably what he wants to know first and foremost is whether his keenest supporters are behind him and would campaign for him. At time of writing, the poll is running at 3-1 in favour of his candidacy, so I would imagine he'll press ahead.
With 100 days to go until the Scottish election, I am considering standing as an independent candidate in Lothian. What do you think? Should I go for it?— Andy Wightman MSP (@andywightman) January 26, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Why Boris is extremely welcome in Scotland
Just a quick note to let you know that I've written today's online-only National Extra piece - it's about Boris Johnson's apparent belief that visiting Scotland this week will "save the Union", and what past precedents tell us about how likely that is. You can read it HERE.
I also had a piece in The National the other day about the Olymipc question in the Scot Goes Pop / Survation poll - you can read that one HERE.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Memo to the Sunday Times: a legal referendum is not a "Catalan-style wildcat vote"
In a significant move, the SNP yesterday announced that it is prepared to call a wildcat referendum of its own if Boris Johnson refuses to grant one himself (4)— The Sunday Times (@thesundaytimes) January 23, 2021