Nicola Sturgeon and the yellow brick road of independence

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Hazel Speed

Nicola Sturgeon is a woman possessed with only one thing on her mind, almost to the point of obsession, and which is like the cries of a mermaid calling the sailors towards the political rocks.

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Scottish MPs vote for second independence referendum

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Hazel Speed

The Scottish Referendum issue was debated and voted for successfully, but that is about as far as it will go until at least post Brexit.

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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s diplomatic gaffe

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Hazel Speed

It was Commonwealth Day yesterday, and while watching BBC2, around 11am, the network kept updating the viewer that any minute there would be a live broadcast ‘within minutes’/’any minute now’, which then changed to ‘in about fifteen minutes’ as Her Majesty The Queen will be handing a baton to an athlete in respect of the next Commonwealth Games. Continue reading “Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s diplomatic gaffe”

Mrs May’s unrequited love for the UK

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Hazel Speed

Mrs May, yet again, did not disappoint with her outline of the importance and meaning of the United Kingdom.

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Failed Nation: Failed People

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Madamidola Oladele

Reading through Professor Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje’s autobiography, A Measure of Grace, tears rolled down my cheeks as I read the 27th chapter. “Nigeria: Africa’s Failed Asset” was the title of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi’s publication which the author made reference to. While still weeping, my mind imagined the booming oil, the abandoned agriculture, the smiling North, the groaning South-South and the looming doom lying in wait for my country.

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African unity and the post colonial instability of African states

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

The declaration of India as an independent state on the 15th of August 1947 enacted the struggle and movement of independence across African states.

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Is it time for England to declare Independence?

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Hazel Speed

Oh to be a fly on the wall in respect of the meeting Mrs May is to have with the constituent countries of the UK.

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