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Women in the independence debate

This article was first published in Greenprint, the Scottish Green Party’s newsletter.

Imagine you’re watching Newsnight Scotland (or Scotland Tonight if you’re that way inclined). There’s an item on some independence related argument – some big business threatens to leave, some report says we’d be better off alone – you know the drill. 527 more words


Radical independence: rediscovering hope

I gave this speech at a Visions of Independence event on behalf of the Radical Independence Campaign

The Radical independence campaign was set up in 2012 with a fairly large and disparate group of lefties – greens, socialists, swappies, trade unionists, and folk on the left of Scottish politics who felt there was no one articulating a vision for the kind of Scotland they wanted to see. 714 more words


On grief

This time three years ago I was keeping busy catching up with a different friend every night over a pint, coming to terms with the loss of a dear friend. 645 more words


For a just and welcoming Scotland

I gave this speech to Radical Independence Edinburgh branch ahead of the European election in May 2014.

This year is about all of us deciding what kind of Scotland we want to live in, what kind of Scotland we want to build and the message we want to send to the rest of the world. 513 more words


Ears ringing, feet pounding - A Night for Scotland

When I got home from A Night for Scotland at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall just four days before the referendum, my ears were ringing and I could hardly feel my feet after a day of campaigning.  484 more words


A view from the Green Yes Tardis

For the last nine days I’ve been campaigning out of an old Police Box on Edinburgh’s Leith Walk. With polling day now upon us, I’m reflecting on the experiences of the last week and a half. 1,402 more words


From there to here

Today, some 200 women, mainly from the Lothians, will gather for a conference. There’s still time to join us.

And I’ve been asked to explain how we got from there to here. 1,391 more words

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