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A note on hope

The yes campaign’s ability to sell a hopeful future is its success, but it is also its luxury. History teaches us to beware.

Scotland, Britain and Europe from space

Why I will be voting no thanks

Scotland is facing a big decision, and it has to get it right. This is not like a normal election. We cannot just give independence a shot and see how it goes. We would be stuck with it forever.

Screenshot of the Scottish Unionist blog

Scotland in a federal Britain

In 2009 I was asked to write one of a series of blog posts for the now defunct blog Scottish Unionist. The piece was a vague exploration of a federal model for the UK, but also touched on questions surrounding what independence means in a post-globalisation world.