“What Scotland is seeking is the kind of meaningful local democracy which empowers it to be a responsible partner nation among all the other countries in the world, and we should say so with confidence.”
“Social work should have been at the forefront of defending the rights of those who have needed care during the Covid crisis, from asylum seekers to older people in care homes denied contact with their families.”
“if asked to describe a disabled person, will still think of disability in terms of someone who is visibly different for them, their friends or peer group… However, these are only the tip of a very large iceberg, and are in no way representative of the larger disability community.”
“My last ten years has taught me that we need to respond to the human variety of constant changes; we need to adapt in the moment and shape our system around unpredictability, not least because I have witnessed the positive outcomes we all seek for our communities.”
No deus ex machina is coming to rescue the independence movement. We’re on our own. Thankfully, our movement represents an entire cast of actors waiting backstage for their cue. Perhaps now it may finally come.
“By putting energy into fighting in unison, this deeply unequal Union might yet die a peaceful death that enables each nation to rise from the ashes strengthened, able to shake off the soot of medieval power-hoarding and class conflict in favour of progressive, local democracy.”