Three good reasons

Three good reasons

So we know now that the Queen is going to be safe after Brexit. Isn’t that nice. It’s just a shame that the rest of us are going to be royally screwed. Contingency plans are in place to evacuate the Royals in the event of civil unrest after Brexit. I...

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We need to take the next and final vital step away from Brexit dependence

We need to take the next and final vital step away from Brexit dependence

The Prime Minister could – and must – rule out a “no deal” by immediately requesting an extension to Article 50. She must bring an end to the chaos and uncertainty.
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Banging the Drum – Leith Depot and the Resistible Rise of Stead’s Place

Banging the Drum – Leith Depot and the Resistible Rise of Stead’s Place

It was somehow fitting that the proposed demolition of Stead’s Place on Leith Walk in Edinburgh was thrown out by City of Edinburgh Council’s planning department during Independent Venue Week. This is the UK-wide initiative designed to showcase grassroots live music venues in the face of potentially being put out...

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: Welcome stability in face of Brexit chaos

This week at the Scottish Parliament: Welcome stability in face of Brexit chaos

This week, the Scottish Parliament gave its backing to an SNP budget that offers economic stability in the face of Brexit, while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services.
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Yes needs 55% to legitimise independence Gerry Hassan tells BBC Scotland

Yes needs 55% to legitimise independence Gerry Hassan tells BBC Scotland

A left-wing academic has claimed that a simple 50% +1 majority for Yes in a second Indyref will not be enough for Scottish independence. Gerry Hassan also claimed that no referendum could be called until the Alex Salmond situation had been concluded and that the SNP mandate won in the...

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Na Dùthchannan Ceilteach – The Celtic Nations

Na Dùthchannan Ceilteach – The Celtic Nations

The brilliant @ScotsGaelicfor has created this primer disentangling the various Celtic Nations flags and languages … 1. Cornwall is “a’ Chòrn.” Cornish (#Kernowek) is “Còrnais.” It’s very similar to Welsh and has around 500 – 600 speakers (we think). It’s been brought back from the brink and the number of...

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Nuclear Weapons are a Feminist Issue – This is Why

Nuclear Weapons are a Feminist Issue – This is Why

THE devolved parliament in Scotland, elected through proportional representation, has undoubtedly attended to many of what are described as women’s issues. New legislation to protect women from men’s violence towards them and their children for a start. Women within the movement for independence are deeply committed to ensuring that women...

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The Scottish budget: what it means for young people

The Scottish budget: what it means for young people

The Scottish Governments budget invests in jobs and skills and tackles the cost of living.
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FORWARD, Building a North East Plan For Independence

FORWARD, Building a North East Plan For Independence

February 24th sees the North East Independence movement pushing forward and getting ready for the campaign about to start. Aberdeen Independence Movement and Dundee Angus Independence Group hold their joint conference in the Park Inn in Aberdeen, seeking to encourage the evolution of our movement that will work with the...

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Doing walking away

Doing walking away

This is Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald on today’s Andrew Marr show: While she doesn’t say so explicitly, McDonald appears to strongly imply that the SNP’s MPs would be as well to boycott the UK Parliament, as . And that’s an interesting idea. This site has no position. We...

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Angus Robertson launches new body to help deliver independence

Angus Robertson launches new body to help deliver independence

“Progress Scotland aims to help prepare the case for Scotland to progress towards independence, keeping pace with the people who make their lives here,” said Robertson. READ MORE: Robertson: ‘We need more than hope, we need to build a majority’ “With the help and support of subscribers we will research...

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Angus Robertson: ‘We need more than hope, we need to build a majority’

Angus Robertson: ‘We need more than hope, we need to build a majority’

I have yet to meet a single person, regardless of whether they chose Remain or Leave, who said: “This is what I voted for.” In Scotland we seem powerless to stop the meltdown at Westminster. Regardless of what the Scottish Government or the majority of our MPs say, they are...

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Blackford accuses Corbyn of ‘facilitating’ May’s Brexit deal

Blackford accuses Corbyn of ‘facilitating’ May’s Brexit deal

It follows reports that during his recent meeting with the Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn raised concerns over the Irish backstop arrangements agreed with the EU. The Labour leader has also refused to take action against his MPs who defied the party whip and opposed Yvette Cooper’s Brexit amendment which sought...

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