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Terry Entoure Blog +TerryEntoure
A Scot in Europe losing sleep over Brexit, a shrill voice in the wilderness.
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There's a widespread and growing belief that independence can be won in the courts rather than through politics. Meanwhile, conspiracy theories worthy of QAnon swirl around undermining the perceived integrity of the Scottish and UK court systems.   Here's an example:  If independence cannot be be won by politics and the UK court system is considered to be systemically biased against...
 I'm sure everyone is aware that there are several new independence parties hoping to return some MSPs on the list vote at the next Holyrood election in 2021. One of these, the ISP (Independence for Scotland Party), recently made the news because one of its founders published a video with some poorly judged comments about Donald Trump and the Black Lives Matter campaign. Given their ...
 In my last post, I pointed out that Westminster consent to implement a Yes vote can either be gained before an indy referendum or after an indy referendum.  I also tried to point out that the order in which consent is gained has a profound influence on the effect of the referendum because it changes the popular understanding of its constitutional significance. Holding a referendum...
I had a couple of welcome days off work this week so I found the time to write something. What shall I write about?  Well, today I read an article over on CommonSpace about the way in which societies could impose ethical standards on AI through the use of Citizen Assemblies. It was an interesting article but something in it made the gears of my brains start turning.  If you're interested...
I had a couple of welcome days off work this week so I found the time to write something. What shall I write about?  Well, today I read an article over on CommonSpace about the way in which societies could impose ethical standards on AI through the use of Citizen Assemblies. It was an interesting article but something in it made the gears of my brains start turning.  If you're interested...
There's a right old stooshie going on at the moment about Yessers disgust at the Peoples Vote campaign.  I want to use this post to ask fellow Yessers to look beyond the end of their nose and think about what is in their own interests and how best they might achieve the optimum result for themselves.  It probably doesn't involve slagging off a campaign that is acting in your own...
How's that campaign for another EU referendum going?  Not that any one asked me but I'd say it's going pretty well. The people behind it are doing a great job.  It's gaining real traction among Labour's membership, MPs and the general public.  It's certainly no longer a taboo. It is, however, something that leaves me in two minds. Let's find out what's bugging me, even though nobody...
You might have noticed that I am now a blogging superstar.  I have cast off the shackles of this tragic corner of the internet and forged ahead with publications in esteemed journals. My head has expanded to a size that prevents entry to my own place of dwelling, which, of course, is a palatial mansion commensurate with the power of the written word of Terry Entoure. I shall now demand...
A recent headline in a Swiss tittle-tattle newspaper caught my eye. The headline declared that sales of inflatable dinghies are through the roof. It turns out that Swiss people are buying inflatable dinghies at higherto unimaginable rates. They jump in their dinghies on hot days and float down the river. Pages 2 and 3 were devoted to the most popular dinghies, where to buy them, the most...
I sometimes wonder what my grandparents would make of my life. My grandfathers both died in the late 60s just before I was born so they never used an ATM or owned a colour television or told the time with a digital watch. They also never got to meet Switzerland's premier Brexit and Scottish independence blogger. That's something we have in common because as I only just scraped in to the top 100 of...
In the last few months of non-blogging I started to ponder buying an apartment here in Switzerland. I didn't get very far, though. The problem, you see, is that time is running out. A quick calculation revealed that buying a house is not in my financial interests because I will pay less in rent over my remaining lifetime than I would in purchasing equivalent property. It wasn't a huge...
I blogged quite a while back that Brexit has become repetitive.  It is turning into a game of political whack-a-mole with the same issues turning up one after another on repeat.  Back when I started blogging the whack rate was just one or two shrews a month but as we progress to the more advanced stages of the Brexit process the game has become faster and faster.  It's now...
This week I mainly tried to understand Labour policy on Brexit.  I'm sorry to say that I spent many, many hours on this and came to the conclusion that it is beyond my skills as a blogger.  No, something as elusive, as paradoxical, as untamed as Labour policy on Brexit cannot be expressed through the everyday medium of sentences and paragraphs.  If I could present my findings as a...
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