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Polls Predict 2015 SNP Landslide In Scotland

I must admit that I remain quite sceptical about the anti-SNP hysteria convulsing significant chunks of the UK press as they continue to promulgate claims that Nicola Sturgeon’s party will soon crush all before it as … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 15 Comments

A Referendum Ten Years Too Early?

Probably way too early for this, and I know many Scots are genuinely heart-broken at the moment, but above is a breakdown of how people voted in Scotland’s referendum on … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 12 Comments

Woe To The Vanquished

Well I’ve waited half the morning to write this post and I’m still unsure of what to say. The feeling of sadness is genuinely overwhelming if only because I have so … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 22 Comments

Scotland Arise

James Connolly, son of Edinburgh and Dublin, with a message at the end of the 19th century for the land of his forebears that is just as relevant at the start … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 9 Comments

Tweeting For #VoteYes In The #IndyRef #Scotland

Some recent tweets by @ansionnachfionn on the #IndyRef #BritNats so desperate they referencing #DadsArmy in #IndyRef so #VoteYes for #Scottish FUTURE not #British PAST — An Sionnach Fionn (@AnSionnachFionn) … Continue reading

September 17, 2014

Too Little Too Late

September 15, 2014 · 22 Comments

Lies, Damned Lies, And The British News Media

Early yesterday morning Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, held a lengthy Q&A with the Scottish, British and international news media in Edinburgh. It was one of his better performances in the referendum … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

An Leabhar Beag Gorm, The Little Blue Book

Last week Wilson McLeod took to the website Bella Caledonia to criticise the glaring absence of the native Scottish (Gaelic) language from the referendum on independence in Scotland. In a … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

Solidarity From Wales, Go For It Scotland

A quick heads-up for a rally by the Welsh Go For It Scotland – Ewch Amdani Alba campaign group in support of Scotland’s bid for independence to be held at … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Scotland Requires Some Gaelic Solidarity

Until recent weeks the Irish media was relatively quiet on events in Scotland expecting, like most commentators around the globe, for the British Unionist “No” campaign to defeat the SNP-led … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 17 Comments

Scotland To Say Yes?

Within the margin of error but given two years of unrelenting attacks by the British political and media establishment it is something altogether remarkable. And even a little bit inspiring. … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

Scotland The Brave

The Mirror has an excellent post featuring a recent radio discussion in the United States on Scotland’s upcoming referendum on independence that pretty much nails the negativity and scare-mongering that … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Salmond Hammers Darling In Second TV Debate

Well the verdict is in and it seems that Alex Salmond, the SNP first minister of Scotland, has emerged as the winner from last night’s second TV debate on Scottish … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 16 Comments

Scotland Votes No, Scotland Gets Tory/UKIP (DUP/UUP/TUV) Rule?

Some interesting polling in Britain which shows that the centre-left Labour Party is still in the lead over the governing centre-right Conservatives and right-left Lib-Dems. However despite all the adverse … Continue reading

August 18, 2014

Nimble Scotland Versus Lumbering Britain

There are very few politicians that I actually admire. In general my opinion of those who enter party politics is pretty poor though growing up in Ireland, with its values-adverse, … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Wee Blue Book

Like myself many readers of An Sionnach Fionn are interested in the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland so I thought I’d post some links to the “Wee Blue Book”, the … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Scottish Referendum Poll Shows Yes Vote Gaining Ground

The latest TNS BMRB poll in Scotland is showing a small if significant rise in support for the pro-sovereignty Yes side in the run-up to the September referendum on Scottish … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 12 Comments

Harry Potter To The Rescue!

It says much for the fantasy politics of British nationalism that a decision by the English-born children’s author JK Rowling to boost the already hefty warchest of the Unionist “No” campaign … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 10 Comments

Big Boost In Funding For Scottish Language Broadcasting

Some more good news for the Scottish language (Scottish Gaelic) with the announcement by Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, that a further £2.1 million pounds (2.5 million euros) will be … Continue reading

April 17, 2014

The Forces Of Darkness Gather

There is truly nothing more astonishing in this world than a British nationalist politician who is completely oblivious of his own nation’s history of imperial misdeeds and crimes around the globe. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 14 Comments

Rising Poll Numbers For Yes Vote In Scotland

Another poll, another rise in support for Scottish independence (and the SNP) with this year’s momentous referendum half-a-year away. From the Scotsman newspaper: “SUPPORT for Scottish independence has reached its … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Hollow Pax Anglia

In the ongoing war for hearts and minds in Scotland over the question of independence it seems that the British nationalists, the so-called Unionists, are not just losing the struggle … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

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