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Scotland scunnered with rule by House of so-called “Lords”

A proposal that Scotland’s Secretary of State Alister Jack should postpone taking up his controversial peerage until the next general election in order to avoid a by-election in his marginal seat of Dumfries and Galloway is being condemned as an attempt to play the system, in a new scandal for the UK’s unelected Upper House. […]

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Ten things you need to know about the Supreme Court judgment – and the response

  The UK Supreme Court judgment that the Scottish government doesn’t have the legal right to hold a referendum is a huge milestone in the road to independence. It gives clarity over the nature of the Union; it ends this potentially time-consuming legal stage promptly and puts the question of Scotland’s independence firmly back into […]

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  An independent Scotland will rejoin the EU  Brexit has been an unmitigated disaster for Scotland Brexit has seriously damaged Scottish exports, cost jobs, slowed our economy and robbed our communities of essential EU funding that the disintegrating UK Government can’t replace. Despite Scotland rejecting Brexit with a landslide 62% Remain vote, we were still […]

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Two-thirds of Scots think the UK will not exist in ten years, Ipsos polling shows

  Almost two-thirds of Scots say the UK will break up within a decade, and half think it will take just five years, according to a new poll by Ipsos Mori.  Half of Scots want Scotland to vote for independence, with another 4% saying they don’t mind either way. And despite the constant onslaught by […]

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One party’s vision for Scotland – five takeaways from the Greens’ report on Scottish Independence

Believe in Scotland will share summaries of main parties’ priorities for an independent Scotland as their proposals are released.  The Scottish Greens produced the first in a series of “green papers” setting out its vision for an independent Scotland last week, titled: “Independence: For people, for planet“. The Greens are a junior member of Scotland’s […]

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Keir Starmer’s “car crash” interview dooms Labour in Scotland

  Labour leader Keir Starmer set out his pitch to Scotland on BBC’s flagship politics show “the Sunday Show” at the weekend. It was widely regarded as a car crash. Columnist Lesley Riddoch wrote: ” a stumbling Keir Starmer hit the brick wall of Scottish political reality with a bang on TV on Sunday”. Starmer […]

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FACT: When Scotland rejoins the EU we won’t have to use the Euro

Would an independent Scotland have to use the euro? The answer is “No”. Nicola Sturgeon was correct when she told Douglas Ross this today – but that doesn’t prevent Scotland’s Unionist politicians and media doing their best to spread confusion.  The Times headline today was “Join the euro or your EU dream dies, Sturgeon told”. […]

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Ten reasons to be confident of independent Scotland’s economic future

  Scotland is at a crossroads – should it remain as a region of a stagnant, Brexit-bound UK economy – or step out confidently into an independent future? Last week the Scottish government published a report on how an independent Scotland can build a strong economy, one that is fairer, greener, stronger and considers the […]

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Snap General Election would make SNP official Westminster opposition

  Polling by YouGov has indicated that if a snap general election were called, the SNP would be the official party of opposition in Westminster following a crushing defeat for the Tories.  This is based on opinion polling for the UK and Scotland which shows Labour would win 529 seats with a majority of 408, […]

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As Jamaica proudly celebrates 60 years of independence, Scotland can learn from its example

  Clearly, there are no direct comparisons between the way Jamaica became part of the British Empire and Scotland. Many British businesses and individuals participated in the slave trade and huge profits were brought back. Scotland’s participation in that trade has only recently begun to be acknowledged . Nevertheless, Scotland has strong links to Jamaica – […]

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