independence

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…
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Media Watch – Scotland’s mainstream media ignores the downside of dodgy trade deals

  “I have negotiated dozens of trade deals”, candidate for PM Liz Truss said in a debate on BBC TV…
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“Scottish democracy can’t be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any other Prime Minister”

  Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament today that there will be a second independence referendum to be…
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The day that Britain died – rights ripped from Scotland’s devolution settlement 

  History may record that Britain finally died the day the UK Government decided to rip the European Convention on…
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The moral case for independence – should Scotland allow itself to be represented by lawbreakers?

  The UK Government’s draft law to illegally set aside part of the Northern Ireland protocol threatens to cause reputational…
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Ten reasons Scotland can’t afford to stay in the UK any longer

  Campaigners for the union try to make people fear that independence somehow risks damaging Scotland’s prosperity. Indeed, it sometimes…
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Old chestnuts from the New Statesman

The New Statesman is as Unionist as any publication in Britain despite its left-wing image. That stance is evident in…
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Labour Lords Plot to Make an Indyref2 Illegal – key questions answered

  The House of Lords contains more peers that are bankrolled by Russian oligarchs than it does peers who support…
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Why Quebec’s independence dream went wrong –  lessons for Scotland

  Between 1990 and 2005, about 50% of people in Quebec said they wanted independence from Canada. But since then,…
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Three Reasons Westminster’s Energy Strategy Doesn’t Work for Scotland

The UK Government announced a new energy strategy this week. This concentrates investment in nuclear power. Scots householders will have…
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