Author Archives: Stuart Smith

About Stuart Smith

Live on the East Coast of Scotland with views of the Isle of May and Bass Rock out my window. Retired and giving up political activity gradually as no-one locally is interested.

What is British Nationality?

The Acts and Treaties – the very fundamentals of the Union of Great Britain – did not extinguish the four nations. They remained active in history, culture, law and fact, and – crucially – each nation retains the sovereign right … Continue reading

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A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic

We all had plans for 2020. And then a global health pandemic happened. Nearly a year ago, life as we knew it began to change. From work to school to home, almost every aspect of daily life took a hit. … Continue reading

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We need to create a caring economy

Across the planet we are going through a shared experience like no other. But, for some people it’s been very different and for those where the economy wasn’t working for them before have suffered even more. Women, ethnic minorities, precarious … Continue reading

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How to get a fairer, greener planet

Politician’s are like balloons tied to a rock. Campaigns trying to influence only them can only blow them so far. You can’t fundamentally change the position of the balloon without moving the rock. The rock in this instance is the … Continue reading

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Scottish Government Programme for Government

The Scottish Government recently announced their Programme of Government for the coming year. Its decision to focus on green jobs was welcome, given the pressing need to tackle the twin economic and climate crises. The employment and economic impact from … Continue reading

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