It was the busiest week in politics since, well, the last one, and the Huff Post team had plenty to consider. Philip Hammond's Budget u-turn, a new call for Scottish Independence referendum, and David Davis admitting a lack of planning for Brexit were all key talking points.
Why the SNP should be seen off. It is a jack-in-a-box time of year. No sooner had the Government obtained the authority of
It is a political, social, economic and cultural construct that should be the model for the European Union to emulate. It would be a real waste, and an exercise in pure political vanity, to want to exercise that political freedom in such a self-destructive manner.
In politics, as in life, some opportunities are too good to miss. Nicola Sturgeon is to be congratulated on seizing the moment. On the day Parliament gave up its right to have a meaningful vote on Brexit, Sturgeon announced her plan to give the Scottish people the choice between Brexit and independence.
With the postal deadline for the Italian referendum looming, I weigh up the moral question of to vote or not to vote. And as I do, I will remember that unlike many others, at least I have a choice.
What are you smoking...? Recently I've read Alan MacDonald's post on "The Dark Side Of Brexit". After the initial confusion
Go on, take a bite of my deep fried haggis, you know you want to. It may have taken two divisive referendums but Westminster
If we're being honest, the Brexit referendum was never run with a mind to having a well-informed vote on a matter of profound consequence for the nation. Instead it was reduced to a bartering chip, the promise of a referendum being a cynical route to victory for the Conservatives at the 2015 general election - and not much thought was put in thereafter.
There have been a lot of jitters lately about Scotland being on the verge of jumping out of the UK since the Brexit vote. You hear it with Nicola Sturgeon, the steely Scottish First Minister, announced almost immediately that a second referendum 'must be, and is, on the table.' You see it from the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, dashing to Scotland with a commitment to the union. The surge of SNP memberships helps to stoke the flames...
There was nothing of substance in the Queen's Speech for Scotland, no ambitious plans to boost the economy, no big ideas to improve public services, and no major strategy to tackle the deprivation and inequality that have grown so much worse under this government.