Theresa May: She’s coming for your Human Rights

Theresa May: She’s coming for your Human Rights

Let’s not beat around the bush! Ever since Theresa May was Home Secretary, she has steadfastly advocated the end of the Human Rights Act. She used every opportunity to attempt to beat it with a stick during her time in the Home Office, from terrorism to deporting hate preachers, to...

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Willie Rennie says Nicola Sturgeon should be concentrating on a second referendum, not concentrating on a second referendum.

Willie Rennie says Nicola Sturgeon should be concentrating on a second referendum, not concentrating on a second referendum.

OK! So sometimes there are things that politicians say that just have to be commented on, not because they are any good but because they show staggering hypocrisy. When I read this tweet on Willies twitter feed today, I nearly pebble-dashed my PC screen with my cup of coffee. So...

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Announcement on Indyref2 Timing from First Minister now Imminent

Announcement on Indyref2 Timing from First Minister now Imminent

If you wouldn’t mind giving a few minutes of your time to support Forward as One’s petition to the European Parliament to have them vote on Scotlands membership of the European Union when it votes for Independence we’d appreciate it: European Parliament Vote on Independent Membership of European Union for Scotland...

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Labour Joins with Tories at Holyrood to increase threat of No-Deal Brexit

Labour Joins with Tories at Holyrood to increase threat of No-Deal Brexit

An amendment tabled in Holyrood by SNP’s Derek McKay which would have modified an amendment to Scotlands Future Economy by Richard Leonard, Labours Leader in Scotland has been voted against by both Labour and the Tories.

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Don’t give the opposition free exposure on social media.

Don’t give the opposition free exposure on social media.

You might not know (or maybe you do) but social media works on a complicated process of actually giving more credence to something because it is given credence. That might sound strange but in reality,  it is not a complex idea. In a nutshell, the more something is shared or...

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In a little under 12 hours you will see democracy usurped by 10 people.

In a little under 12 hours you will see democracy usurped by 10 people.

While the DUP may have rebelled against the Brexit agreement yesterday, casting aside the confidence and supply arrangement citing a lack of the former, we should not be complacent enough to forget that they have a lot to lose if the Conservative Government falls.

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European Parliament Petition on Scotlands Independent Membership of the EU

European Parliament Petition on Scotlands Independent Membership of the EU

Yesterday I confirmed that the European Parliament petitions committee had formally opened Forward as One’s petition on Scotlands membership of the EU as an independent nation to public signatures of support.

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European Parliament finally opens Petition calling on a vote of EU Parliament to support Scotlands independent membership of the EU to online signatures

European Parliament finally opens Petition calling on a vote of EU Parliament to support Scotlands independent membership of the EU to online signatures

This is not just another petition! It’s probably one of the single most important petitions in recent history and it is open for signing by any person living in the European Union! In 2018, Forward as One’s convener drafted and submitted a petition to the European Parliament calling on the...

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Would Scotland Go to The Back of the Queue to Join The EU if it had to re-apply?

Would Scotland Go to The Back of the Queue to Join The EU if it had to re-apply?

This is a claim made by many a unionist and the short answer is NO! It would not have to go to the back of the Queue. The longer answer comes when you discover that there is actually no such things as a queue to join the European Union and...

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What Currency will an Independent Scotland Use? Its Own Independent One!

What Currency will an Independent Scotland Use? Its Own Independent One!

You see it all the time on Twitter, a myth perpetuated by the union supporters that there is no answer to what currency an independent Scotland would use. The truth is that the currency question is pretty much now a certainty. What will the currency of an independent Scotland be?...

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Tories Standing Up for Fishing? They helped write the CFP but betrayed them long before they signed the document!

Tories Standing Up for Fishing? They helped write the CFP but betrayed them long before they signed the document!

In recent weeks we have seen the Conservative Party blubber about the fishing industry and how it is seeking to protect them. However, nothing could be further from the truth. They often brandish the EU’s common fisheries policy as the main reason for fisherman hating the EU but the reality...

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Anas Sarwar fired from shadow cabinet by twitter.

Anas Sarwar fired from shadow cabinet by twitter.

Rumours have been flying all day about a cabinet reshuffle in Scottish Labour with a number of top names expected to get the axe. The normal process in such circumstances is that the individual is asked to attend a meeting with leadership and is then informed that their services are...

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If our movement is rooted in the pursuit of the betterment of our people; let our campaign be human.

If our movement is rooted in the pursuit of the betterment of our people; let our campaign be human.

I have often been accused of being a pedant, a logical thinker which applies a sterile engineer like methodology to the things I write, however, in recent years I have found myself thinking more about the true root of my belief in independence. While I cannot deny my belief is...

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Undemocratic Bams: Beating them with their own rule book.

Undemocratic Bams: Beating them with their own rule book.

As you may recall, I recently wrote an article on the reasons why we need to move towards a section 30 order, what a section 30 order actually is and of course why we need to allow Westminster to actually refuse that order. Considering it was nearly 5000 words, I...

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Hard Brexit Here We Come!

Hard Brexit Here We Come!

We now know what the terms of Brexit are going to be. Or should I say, we now know what the terms of Brexit will not be. It is the position of the Scottish Government that Scotland should have access to the Single Market and the Customs union of the...

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Why we need to give Westminster the option to refuse permission for a second independence referendum.

Why we need to give Westminster the option to refuse permission for a second independence referendum.

Over the past few months, Forward as One has been working on pushing the Scottish Parliament towards a section 30 order. This process has revealed several matters of concern, namely the lack of information and the misconceptions surrounding what a Section 30 order is and what asking for one actually...

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Convener of Forward as One: “We’re not asking for a Section 30 order. We were asserting our fundamental rights to move towards one!”

In an open letter to the Scottish Parliament and to the Scottish Government with regards to petition PE01700 for a Section 30 order, convener of the Forward as One association who laid the petition before parliament has said “It wasn’t a request, it was asserting our fundamental right under the...

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Next Stop! Dunfermline! 1st September 2018

Next Stop! Dunfermline! 1st September 2018

On the 1st of September 2018, Forward as One will hold the second annual Parade and Rally for Scottish Independence in Dunfermline. This is a follow-up to the highly successful 2017 event by the same name. Events will include a parade through the town, which the organisers are calling on...

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16000 March in Dundee for Scottish Independence

16000 March in Dundee for Scottish Independence

Photo courtesy of @yyesscotland An estimated 16000 people took to the streets in Dundee yesterday calling for a second Referendum. The march, which was organised by All Under One Banner (AUOB), set out from Baxter Park at around 1 pm on Saturday afternoon before moving through the city and finishing at Magdalen...

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Accessibility on New Direction

Accessibility on New Direction

As part of our drive to make our content as accessible as possible for every user, New Direction now has accessability tools for those who have difficulty reading online content. As you scroll through the pages you will notice the symbol below appear on the left hand side of the...

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Call for volunteer pro-indy writers, pundits, bloggers and commentators for new pro-indy media hub.

Call for volunteer pro-indy writers, pundits, bloggers and commentators for new pro-indy media hub.

You might have noticed the new kids on the block, but if you haven’t then you should know you’re reading an article on the site at the minute. New Direction is one of 8 projects under development by Forward as One, the pro-independence association based in Dunfermline. The purpose of...

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September could be the end of May.

September could be the end of May.

Just before the summer recess of Parliament, there were clear signs emerging from both sides of the Conservative party that Mays days as leader of the party are numbered. With high profile resignations and both the Leave and the Remain sides of her party getting frustrated by her failure to...

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Leaked information from Brussels blows up brexit deal and accusations that UK security services may have bugged EU officials.

Leaked information from Brussels blows up brexit deal and accusations that UK security services may have bugged EU officials.

In an expected turn of events information from the Brussels negotiating team has been leaked stating the the EU has rejected Theresa Mays plans for free trade in goods between the EU and the UK after Brexit. What is more astounding is that allegations have also surfaced that the UK...

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What do Labour, a very young Alex Salmond & Shirley Bassey have in common?

What do Labour, a very young Alex Salmond & Shirley Bassey have in common?

Well, in a nutshell, Labour are putting the word about, there’s something evolving. Whatever may come, the world keeps revolving. They’ll keep saying the next big thing is here, that their revolution’s near, but to Alex, it seems quite clear, that it’s all just a little bit of history repeating....

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Petition over Second Independence Referendum now formally lodged with Holyrood

Petition over Second Independence Referendum now formally lodged with Holyrood

It is a public forum which will, for the first time allow the general electorate of Scotland to directly engage with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government, allowing the public, businesses, civic organisations and activists the opportunity to lay before the committee, letters of support, reports and comments about moving to a second referendum

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New Direction from Forward As One Launches ahead of schedule.

New Direction from Forward As One Launches ahead of schedule.

We are pleased to announce the launch of New Direction from Forward as One, part of what we are calling Project Damocles. In the coming months, Forward as One is investing considerable time and energy in creating new and unique facilities, creating new twists and enhancing existing facilities while tailoring...

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