Routes to Independence Three: A Collective Transformation

Routes to Independence Three: A Collective Transformation

TO answer questions regarding the routes to IndyRef2, we need to grasp the fact that winning Scottish independence is not reduceable to a neat constitutional process. Rather, we are dealing with a political and social revolution. Not a revolution with guns – though there will be more than a few...

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The week in Brexit

The week in Brexit

While certain sections of the British nationalist press in Scotland have been very insistent this week that it’s all over for the independence movement, back in the real world the reasons for Scottish independence just keep getting stronger. Brexit hasn’t gone away. Scotland being sidelined and ignored hasn’t gone away....

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England, a Love Letter

England, a Love Letter

England. I want to say something about England (as if the naming of a place could ever account for its rich complexity). As we head towards a tragic crash out from the EU, so much current chat I hear in Scotland and Ireland is obviously both incredulous and despairing, while...

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Routes to Independence 2: If Not Now, When?

Routes to Independence 2: If Not Now, When?

In the second of our Routes to Independence series Ruth Wishart argues on the need for a consultative referendum now. It is in the DNA of the political journalist that he or she will endlessly enquire of the First Minister when she will announce plans for a second independence referendum....

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Mike Russell: Scotland is united in fear of Brexit catastrophe

Mike Russell: Scotland is united in fear of Brexit catastrophe

He said with Britain “deep in the mire of the most serious political crisis facing the UK for as long as many can remember” it was time “in the interests of all our futures” for Theresa May to “show political leadership” and extend Article 50 to allow a so-called People’s...

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Nicola Sturgeon doubles down on independence timetable plan

Nicola Sturgeon doubles down on independence timetable plan

Pressed last week by the Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie to state if she would keep to this timeframe in the event that Article 50 is extended beyond March 29 when the UK is due to leave, she said she would. However, this week fresh questions have been raised whether...

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Greens developing updated blueprint for independent Scotland

Greens developing updated blueprint for independent Scotland

“Our campaigns team is going through the process now of updating our policies proposals put down ahead of the vote four years ago,” he told The National. “We are going through the process of everything we published ahead of the 2014 referendum and looking at what we need to adjust...

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