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Wellbeing Economics must sit at the heart of the case for independence

Since its inception in 2011, Business for Scotland (BfS) has called for a fairer, greener, more small business/entrepreneur focused approach to independence.  BfS have, therfore, championed the cause of wellbeing economics since before it was a widely used term. Believe in Scotland was always going to make the indyref2 case for independence based on Wellbeing economics, even if the...

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As offshore energy set to boom beware of second North Sea rip-off

Scotland’s massive potential to become a leading player in offshore energy has been underlined by two major reports this morning. But just as the new developments highlight the benefits they could bring to Scotland they also bring home the need to ensure the predicted boom is used to improve the lives of people who live here.Forth Ports has today unveiled...

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Wellbeing economics - the key to a 60% Yes vote for Scottish independence

A sixty percentage Yes vote is achievable - with the right economic approach. However, coronavirus changed everything; every rule of conservative economics has been shattered and the world is waking up to the need to truly build back better, to intertwine resilience, health, wellbeing and environmental sustainability into our socio-political approach. The old mantras of the left and right only...

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Former Tory MSP: SNP could win legal bid to hold indyref2

It seems theTories are not entirely convinced by their own argument that the Scottish parliament has no legal authority to call indyref2 without Westminster agreement. Adam Tomkins, a former Conservative MSP and the John Millar Chair of Public Law at Glasgow University, has admitted that the courts could accept the Scottish parliament’s right to call the vote.That is in direct contradiction...

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It's morning again in Scotland

This morning we woke up in a country where newly elected members of its parliament took their oath or affirmation in at least eight different languages from all over the world.They included Gaelic, Scots, Doric, Orcadian, German, Urdu, sign language and even Zimbabwean Shona.This morning we woke up in a country where its new parliament contains 58 women MSPs out...

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Business backers double down for independence campaign fundraiser

Business backers of Scottish independence have contributed £50,000 in matching donations to an indyref2 fundraiser run by Believe in Scotland.Believe in Scotland is the largest and most active independence campaigning organisation and incorporates the business and economic wellbeing campaign group Business for Scotland. The organisation was awarded Independence Campaign of the Year (2020) by The National newspaper and the Scottish Independence Foundation after launching...

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