Of Jocks, Nats and Nazis

Of Jocks, Nats and Nazis

Is calling an idiot a monkey an insult to monkeys? Well, yes. Those are baboons Yoons and baboons In my own political writings I avoid using the term ‘Yoon’, the diminutive of unionist. I disliked it the minute it appeared. In past studies of the tragic, illegal...
The ties that bind

The ties that bind

Best laid schemes of mice and men, eh? Good intentions, road to hell and all that. As I set out on my wee speaking tour of the Highlands & Islands I also set myself the task of writing regular updates. Due to various technical and human factors, that hasn’t been...
A Woman’s Place Is On The Ballot

A Woman’s Place Is On The Ballot

So here we are 100 years on from the first women in the UK gaining the vote and the political class continues to be dominated by men. 208 women are now MPs making up 32% of the Houses of Parliament, including 206 female peers, making up 26% of Members of the House of...
Plaid Cymru – A Conversion Story

Plaid Cymru – A Conversion Story

In 2004, I voted for Plaid Cymru for the first time. It was the local elections, I was living in Bangor, North Wales and I had just voted for a Liberal Democrat candidate in the EU elections. I’ve always been a bit of a liberal lefty, so I thought that I would give a...