Making waves

Peter A Bell

Yesterday, I was invited to give a speech for an event organised by Scottish Independence Movement (SIM). Later today, I’ll be joining around 100 other Yes activists for the second day of the All Under One Banner (AUOB) assembly, the first part of which was held very successfully last Saturday. Folk familiar with Scotland’s cause won’t need me to tell them that these two groups don’t in any way exemplify the unity that I have suggested is essential if the Yes movement is to become an effective political force speaking with one voice to those who need a damned good talking to.

My involvement with both these groups is intentional and meaningful. However small my contribution to each may be, that I contribute to both clearly demonstrates that I am practising what I preach. How could I insist that others must set aside personal grudges and partisan grievances for the…

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