Scotland is the only GB country where national games are not free to view
Scotland’s match against Norway at home was free to view in Norway but not Scotland. But England’s Euro qualifiers were free to view. So were Wales’ games. Scottish fans alone of the GB countries had to shell out for an expensive Viaplay subscription – or go to the pub. That situation excludes youngsters. It creates difficult choices for families in a cost of living crisis.
This scenario is just one detail of a bigger picture. When it comes to broadcasting, Scotland has to make do with the crumbs from England’s table. Most of the TV, radio, newspapers and digital content Scots can access are operated and managed outside Scotland.
Meanwhile, similar-sized independent countries in Scandinavia have broadcasting sectors many times the size of Scotland’s.
This article will consider the experiences of other independent nations which developed their own currency after independence. We hope this will answer the questions on the minds of many undecided voters: namely how difficult/easy would it be for Scotland to create its own currency and whether this would cause economic instability.
We will present some mini case studies to highlight the positives of adopting a new currency, with examples of recently independent countries who have created and launched their own currency both quickly and effectively.
Eleven days ahead of schedule, the Believe in Scotland Independence Campaign Crowdfunder has smashed through its target of £60,000. The Crowdfunder was launched on the 1st of November and will run until St Andrew’s Day (30th November), hitting its target on Sunday morning.
What a week in Westminster! The crises have come thick and fast – from foreign policy, to immigration, to civil liberties in the UK.
In all of these issues, Holyrood is powerless. Scots have to sit and watch from the sidelines knowing that, despite the fact that almost all of its elected MPs support independence, Scotland remains trapped in a failing UK. Here are three reasons why this week shows Scotland’s urgent need for independence.
Rishi Sunak declared yesterday that “a foreign court” cannot be used to defend human rights in the UK. Responding to a court defeat of his plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, Sunak indicated he will withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights in order to get this plan through. But does he know or care what the implications are for the Union with Scotland?
Denmark is about two thirds the size of Scotland with a slightly larger population of 5.8 million. It comes in the top five of the Scotianomics Wellbeing Index. It is also far wealthier – the GDP per head is about twice that of Scotland. So how does independence work for Denmark? Here are five lessons for an independent Scotland.
The UK Government is maintaining a policy from the short-lived Truss administration that would see the cap on bankers’ bonuses scrapped at the end of the month. To announce a policy like this during a cost of living crisis is either an act of sheer incompetence or it is the last act of cronyism from an administration that knows its fate.
Believe in Scotland – the umbrella body of 142 local and national grassroots independence campaign groups has announced the new make up of its National Campaign Steering Group after elections held in August and September. This is the second election to the organisation, which comprises 28 regional representatives and deputies from 131 affiliated Yes groups, joined by representatives of 11 affiliated national groups.
Believe in Scotland is unique. Made up of 142 local and national grassroots independence campaigning groups, it’s the only body truly representative of the grassroots independence movement.
Our Goal is to make Scotland become an independent nation. We believe that independence is the only way to make Scotland a fairer, greener, wealthier, healthier, happier and more successful country.
Our Mission is to help the grassroots movement professionalise, raise funds, and access materials that will help them reach both undecided and open minded No voters.
Here are just a few of the highlights of Believe in Scotland’s independence campaigning activities in the last year.
A new report released today by Scotianomics, Scotland’s wellbeing economy think tank, sets out their plan for achieving a wellbeing economy through the Wellbeing Economic Approach. This article will take you through some of the many questions around the wellbeing economy and why it is important for achieving Scotland’s independence.