The Scottish government aims to sever Scotland’s ties with Westminster, but wishes to remain in the European Union. This position is not only impossible, but dangerously misleading to Scots.
Headlines denouncing democratic movements as “populist” have proliferated in recent years. These comments rarely define what populism means, and almost all shed those accused of it in a negative light. The tactic of pejoratively calling populist any person or movement questioning governing structures is not only unhelpful, it endangers progress.