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About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod

Why Boris Johnson or any other Westminster Leader cannot deny an Independence Referendum

Boris Johnson cannot deny Scots the right to vote for an Independence Referendum, nor deny Scotland the right to be Independent If the majority of Scots choose to do so. Oh sure, Westminster can huff and puff for all it … Continue reading

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Both votes SNP or not? That is the question.

It is not the first time that the Both votes SNP has been questioned, and no doubt the argument for and against will rage on indefinitely until such times as either the voting system changes or we get Independence.Personally In … Continue reading

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SNP to Alba But voting SNP1 and Alba2. Here is Why!

Guest Post by Debbie Oliver When I joined the SNP it was a membership lead party. Policy ideas came from ordinary members who brought their ideas to their branch. If the branch saw merit in it, they circulated it between … Continue reading

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Beware of the Polls

Thus far, a mere 13 days since Alba appeared on the scene we have had 5 polls with conflicting results. These polls have been by Survation for the Courier, Panelbase for the Sunday Times,IpsosMori for STV, Savanta ComRes for the … Continue reading

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How Not to make friends and Influence people

Prior to the last minute announcement of Alex Salmond and the appearance of the Alba party on the scene I was so downhearted that I was seriously considering not voting at all in the upcoming Scottish Parliament Election. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Restless Natives

One way or another Friday 26th of March 2021 may turn out to be a very significant day in Scotlands history. I woke up to the news that Alex Salmond was about to make an announcement at 2pm that day … Continue reading

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A Holyrood Conundrum

2020 is a year which will historically be remembered as the year of Covid, and as we enter on through 2021, we will still be impacted with its repercussions. 2020 was also the year that Brexit got done, or that … Continue reading

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The Politics of a Pandemic

Anyone watching the daily reports on the pandemic would almost be forgiven that  politics had been suspended, journalists and politicians are almost bending over each other to appear to all be supporting each other and everyone is pulling together to … Continue reading

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When the War is Over

A regular description used by those in power has been to describe this pandemic as a War, with the NHS as our front line against the virus enemy. The expression of the Tory government on Boris Johnson and his stay … Continue reading

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When You Are Not Looking

When you are not looking as your attention is fixed elsewhere, that is exactly the time that you need to be looking at what is being done and slipped through behind your back and out of your sight! An article … Continue reading

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