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Soccer FM is a new weekly podcast feature for season 2016-2017 which we are hosting. The show is a short sharp and hopefully witty review of the weekend's major talking points across the SPFL and is hosted by Dunfermline fan Steven Mill (of Capital FM fame) and Partick Thistle supporter and comedian Ray Bradshaw.
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The national side is a constant source of abject misery but at some point it might end. Gordon Strachan is the latest man charged with leading us back to a major tournament for the first time since 1998. Discuss all aspects of the Scotland team here.
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If pro-"Yes" parties lose overall control in 2021 then I'm not really sure how you could argue that a Yes vote could still be won on "fine margins". Further, I don't see the current Green leadership (or one likely to assume any degree of control in the party in the foreseeable future) as being "fickle" on the cause of independence. If anything the younger generation I have encountered whilst campaigning (I am not currently a member of any party) are more radical than the current leadership. The days of Robin Harper hiding staunch royalism and Unionism behind a multi-coloured scarf are long gone. There is a small right of centre anti-independence minority in the Greens and it does have one or two elected people (Aberdeenshire's Martin Ford, an ex "Lib Dem", for example was a No in 2014, I am sure) but much like the old fundies in the SNP, hardly in a position of any serious influence.
I agree with you that the timing is anything but an exact science. I am not persuaded that jumping the gun (which in present circs will certainly see independence off the table for decades in the likely event of a second No vote) is better than waiting and seeing. I don't want to wait until everything is well ablaze. Six months to a year is all that will be needed- for people to see that not only is the NHS not being boosted but actually being prepared for sale to private American health providers as part of a trade deal- the self enrichment of the Leadsoms and Rees-Moggs; the over-riding of the late 90s devolution settlement to ram through hard-right policies no one wants or voted for- that will be a referendum fought on much more solid ground with first-hand evidence.
People need to see and feel the consequences of this. Not for long, but enough. This is where I'm all right Jack attitudes, believing in "The Vow" and being too self-absorbed to care about politics leads you. Do something about it.