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Xenophobic, inhumane UK is a foreign country

Thousands of people who considered Scotland their home have been left fearing they have lost the right to stay here and that their lives are being torn apart. This morning they are waking up in a country they no longer recognise.The UK government’s decision to force EU nationals to apply to remain in their homes is not just cruel and...

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What's behind Westminster court bid to block Holyrood child rights law?

Westminster’s bid to persuade the Supreme Court to stop the Scottish parliament improving children’s rights is entering its second day.It is a naked attempt to thwart legislation passed unanimously by MSPs in Holyrood. At its heart is a determination to limit the powers of the Scottish parliament and protect what the Conservative government views as the superiority of Westminster.If it...

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Exclusive: research shows Scotland would have benefitted more from independence than devolution

Since 1990, 34 territories have become independent countries. Many of these new countries were formed as a result of the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia during the 1990s. Others formed as a result of independence and anticolonial movements.The 1990s was also a significant period for Scotland, with the reconvening of the Scottish parliament and the transfer of devolved powers....

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From football to renewables: five ways Scotland is a world pioneer

FOOTBALLA Scottish student became the first black football player to play at an international level 140 years ago.Andrew Watson played three matches for Scotland between 1881 and 1882. He was the son of a rich Scottish sugar planter, Peter Miller Watson, and studied natural philosophy,  mathematics and engineering at the University of Glasgow.He first played football for Maxwell in 1876...

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How smarter taxation would help build a fairer Scotland

The SNP’s Social Justice and Fairness Commission recently published a report that sets out a road map to a fairer Scotland. At Business for Scotland, we have for several years supported many of the policies that have been proposed in this report.Indeed, we are particularly happy to see that some of the concepts concerning fairer taxation that we have for...

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Investment surge demolishes myth that indy Scotland would be too poor to thrive

Independence opponents’ attempts to portray Scotland as too poor to stand on its own feet have been demolished by a new report showing the country bucked the UK downward trend and attracted more foreign direct investment last year.The 2020 investments were made while renewed arguments in favour of independence were gaining increasing support.An annual survey by professional services company EY...

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How Brexit robbed Scotland of crucial funding

Since the Brexit transition period came to an end, we have outlined some of the various adverse implications and negative effects on trade, business and research, for example. However, another benefit of EU membership that came to an end for the UK in December 2020 was the country’s access to the EU Structural Funds.Structural Funds are pots of funding that...

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