How do you react to political defeat? Do you accept the result with good grace? Do you congratulate the victors and ensure that you work as hard as you can to make your country better? Do you look at how well you have run your campaign, how close you came to victory and how you … Continue reading How do you lose?
One week to go. The longest political campaign in history, the Scottish independence referendum, started a mere 47 years, 6 months and 17 days ago (give or take a day or so) and we finally go to the polls next Thursday. I'm voting, but I'm not telling you how. There have been enough posts, articles, … Continue reading Imagine
Dear Better Together, If we get a Yes vote we will not all fall into a deep economic precipice. Businesses will find it far too expensive to relocate all of their Scottish offices and fork out millions in redundancy pay. Alex Salmond will not necessarily rule for eternity. People's pensions will still exist. We will … Continue reading Two open letters about Scotland’s independence referendum
In July 2005 my family and I moved from Swanage in Dorset, a lovely seaside town on the south coast with quite a tight knit community, to Larbert, a town just outside Falkirk in central Scotland. I had been married for 10 years at that stage to a woman who was born in Falkirk, moved … Continue reading Another man’s shoes
Today, the Scottish Parliament debate and vote on the Equal Marriage Bill. This is a bill which has seen divisions widened in Scottish society and the Church as well. For Biblical reasons (which I may expand upon at another time) I support the bill. However, there are many within the Church who, for equally valid, … Continue reading A prayer about the Equal Marriage Bill in Scotland. And beyond.