UNSURPRISINGLY the unelected courts ruled against another democratic referendum on independence.

Meanwhile the unions of teachers, postal workers, railway workers and nurses are taking the lead in defending their members’ wages against the attacks of inflation.

Some people contrive to counterpose these issues, but obviously they are closely linked for those favouring more democracy and a different future for people in Scotland.

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While Holyrood is a step forward for democratic control, the overwhelming majority that is necessary for a significant referendum means we need a convincing vision of a different Scotland.

Norman Lockhart

WESTMINSTER Supreme Court judges will never bite the hand that feeds them. This Supreme court is doing Westminster’s dirty work for them.

Bob Cotton
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