Category Archives: Home Rule

Guest Post: Ross Finnie’s submission to Sir Menzies Campbell’s Home and Community Rule Commission

Ross Finnie was Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP to the West of Scotland from 1999-2011 and Rural Affairs Minister in the Scottish Cabinet from 1999-2007. He’s shared his submission to the Campbell Commission with me. I’ve put an extract on Liberal … Continue reading

Posted in Campbell Commission, Home Rule, Ming Campbell, Ross Finnie, Scottish Liberal Democrats | 1 Comment

That strange SNP logic where Independence will win even if it comes second

Over the years I’ve become accustomed to the fact that the SNP have trouble counting. Any analysis of any of their spending commitments at any election has shown a gaping hole somewhere. I think the funniest thing was them accounting … Continue reading

Posted in Home Rule, Independence Referendum, SNP, Willie Rennie | 8 Comments

Willie Rennie and the Great Power Giveaway

“A double whammy of Cabinet ministers heading north”. That was how the BBC’s Isabel Fraser described Mike Moore and Danny Alexander’s comments on independence on Thursday’s Newsnight Scotland.  Actually, they weren’t just “heading north”, they were heading home. They live up … Continue reading

Posted in Danny Alexander, Home Rule, Independence Referendum, Mike Moore, Willie Rennie | 5 Comments