Posted tagged ‘England’

Part 2: The Constitutional and International Implications of a ‘Yes’ Vote for the United Kingdom,and an Independent Scotland

December 12, 2013




Part 2:

Fast forwarding just over the 300 years mark, and we approach the modern day. Scotland, as a Devolved nation within the United Kingdom, is still only recognised internationally as part of the United Kingdom framework. We have our own International sporting teams, but that aside, we are askew in the entangled constitutional workings of one larger, United Parliament.


Part 1: Why Scotland doesn’t actually exist, and hasn’t since 1707.

December 12, 2013


Part 1:

I have sat and thought about how to start this road to independence discussion at length; however I have kept coming to the same problems. (more…)

Scottish Independence: An introduction

December 11, 2013

I have been toying with the idea of a blog like this for a while now, and upon some reflection I have decided to put it out there.

This will be the first in a series of posts discussing the ins and outs of Scottish independence. It won’t be focusing on every subject but will take a more legal route towards the big issues where possible.

The reasons for this are simple: I am sick and tired of reading propaganda in the media.


Whole Life Sentence

July 15, 2013


Medical treatment – Can Our Children Say No?

February 12, 2013

I wrote this piece recently after reading a few articles in newspapers etc. I have a slight interest in Medical Law – although granted in relation to negligence as opposed to ethics. So here goes…..

Medical treatment; our rights and choices towards it and the laws governing such has often been viewed as a complex subject, mainly due to the ever changing nature of medical advancement; in contrast with the slow change of legal statute. There are four main principles in medical ethics: Autonomy, Beneficence[1], Non- Maleficence[2] and Justice.   However, one particular principle that those studying the law towards medical ethics have always found difficult to fully answer is in respect to the autonomy of a child in relation to their ability to consent to, or refuse medical treatment.

The law has long accepted that from the age of 18[3], most adults have the right to accept or to refuse medical treatment on the basis that they are fully competent.[4] The question that arises is: do children also have a legally recognised right to consent or withhold consent to medical treatment? The answer to such could be termed as subjective, depending on the nature of the child as an individual. However the law does have measures in place with respect to this controversial matter.


Radio Phone-ins and some information on the Administration/Liquidation dabacle…….

January 17, 2012

It would appear, judging by the furore on certain other websites and blogs that the Rangers Tax Case has resumed. I think anyone with half a brain these days realises that the tribunal is far more about ‘how liable’ Rangers are as opposed to ‘If they are liable’.

Naturally there are still some fantasists out there that have decided to disregard all the available information and are hedging their hopes on some miracle, American County Court style acquittal type result. But such is life.


They Think It’s All Over…..For Blushes Sake,Thankfully!

October 10, 2011

Sports stars? The epitome of success, the poster-boys of a generation and the

embarrassment of a nation.

It has been a busy 72 hours in the world of sport, especially English.


Alcohol Etc. Act – Would Someone Please Stop Missing The Point?

October 5, 2011

The latest piece of legislation to pass the corridors of power by the Scottish Executive is perhaps one of it’s most confusing; not to mention empty.

The Alcohol Etc. (Scotland) Act 2010 has come into place a shadow of it’s initial self. The original outlay for the eventual act included a wish for minimum pricing on alcohol; a minimum fee per unit of volume. This ideal was scrapped, or chased out of Parliament depending on your political allegiance.