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New Zealand's century-long journey to independence

New Zealand gradually became independent of the UK in a slow and gradual manner - one tiny step after another until one day they basically realised they were an independent nation. So much so that they do not have an independence day, because no one really knows when it was. This century-long journey to independence might seem rather rapid in...

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Lessons from the 1997 referendum - independence is about more than party politics

This Sunday will mark 25 years since the historic devolution referendum on September 11, 1997, which delivered a huge ‘Yes’ ‘Yes’ for a Scottish Parliament with tax-raising powers. It's instructive to look back on that moment of inspiration when Scotland stood together (minus the Conservatives) to do what was best for Scotland.  Many in the Scottish independence movement today regard...

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We salute the Yes campaign's local heroes

Let's take a minute to salute the real heroes of the independence movement:The local activists, leaflet deliverers, stall staffers, marchers, flag wavers, banner holders, micro donors, cake bakers, meeting organisers, ambassadors and persuaders.  Whilst others complain, you campaign; whilst others shout at the social media Yes bubble, you talk to the undecided.  Whilst others ego-blog to get Yessers whooping and...

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Boost for Scottish independence from contest for next PM

Well-known Unionist commentator Alex Massie amusingly told Radio 4 yesterday: “If you were to say to me that there will be a referendum in say 15 years' time, I would probably, if pushed, expect Scotland to vote for independence,”.  Some might have been surprised to hear Massie concede that Scottish independence is likely, although they might query the...

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Media Watch - Scotland's poorest students 50% more likely to get to University than in England

Scotland’s Unionist media used this week’s Higher results as an opportunity to attack Scotland’s education system.  They largely did not report that Scotland’s other widening access strategies mean that the percentage of students from the most deprived areas who attend university in Scotland is a whopping 50% higher than England’s. These numbers are rising to record-breaking highs for those from the...

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Can the UK still claim to be a democracy?

Q In which country can the leader be elected by party members, without a chance for the population to vote? A The UK Q Which governing body is packed with party donors, personal friends and even relatives appointed by the leader? A The House of Lords Q In which country can a disgraced leader, forced from office for lying, still...

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Profile picture frames

Show the world you Believe in Scotland by adding one our frames to your profile picture.1. Simply click the version of the logo you prefer below and follow the instructions on Twibbonize by uploading your profile picture.2. Twibbonize will then let you download your profile picture complete with the Believe in Scotland frame.(We recommend the inverted logo for darker profile...

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Five Reasons Scotland can be confident of rejoining the EU

As Scotland reboots its independence campaign, the European situation has changed in major respects since 2014. Here are some of the factors that underlie the Yes movement’s renewed confidence over EU membership. #1 If Scotland had voted ‘Yes; in 2014, we would still be in the EU todayRewind to 2014. The Spanish Foreign Minister at the time, commented that as long...

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