Referendum on Independence

Economic Facts

Ivan McKee from Business for Scotland gives a presentation on ‘The Economic Case for Independence’. From The Glad Cafe, Shawlands, Glasgow on the 26th Nov 2013 by Scottish Independence Live Events

Johnny Foreigners

By Alyn Smith Calm down dear, nobody’s going to be foreign. I’ve been struck over the years, but especially recently, that the No campaign’s “Solidarity” argument is as psychologically revealing as it is weak. There seem to be three strands… Read More ›

The Irn Lady

By Mike Small As Jimmy Reid famously said, he didn’t leave the Labour Party – the Labour Party left him. This is a week where that statement echoed down the years. Last week we poked fun at Ed Miliband’s content-free… Read More ›

State of Donation

By Mike Small The No campaign’s credibility was left in tatters this morning after the National Collective responded by attempts to bully and intimidate them, saying: “We stand by our article. We stand by its accuracy. We stand by its… Read More ›

Young Hearts

By Mike Small Support for independence has gained ground for the first time in over a year, according to a new IPSOS Mori Scottish Public Opinion Monitor. The poll of more than 1,000 Scots shows that backing for Scotland to… Read More ›

The Silk Road

By Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cymru During the next two years, there will be a referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country. The outcome of that referendum will either lead to a continuation of the United Kingdom… Read More ›

The Unreconstructables

By Jamie Maxwell In a keynote speech at the end of last year, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared the United Kingdom constitutionally “unreconstructable”. Only complete political separation from Westminster, she argued, could deliver the control over areas such as… Read More ›

Don’t Panic!

Is the No campaign losing the plot? The cacophony of scare stories about Scotland does seem to have tipped from the bizarre to the gently unhinged. A year ago The Scotsman actually ran a headline saying that “Scots would lose… Read More ›

Definitely Maybe

Devo Max, Devo Plus or Devo Shshh. All are off the ballot. Doug Daniel surveys the landscape and asks why?   The framing of David Mundell’s premature enunciation of the agreement between the Scottish and UK governments in regards to… Read More ›

Harpies & Quines

Women for Independence, the grassroots network to persuade more Scottish women to vote yes to independence, officially launches today (Sunday 30 September) with an informal cultural and political event in Stirling. The project is sure to further unsettle the No… Read More ›

The Answer is 43

This from British Social Attitudes 2o12 by John Curtice and Rachel Ormston Evidently there is something of a puzzle to be unravelled here… “As Table 7.6 shows, in fact the principle of ‘home rule’ or ‘devolution max’ appears to be… Read More ›

Just Say No

By Mike Small The start of the No campaign came after a month-long trail of visceral criticisms of the Yes Scotland launch. With a gushing media presence at the ready the packed room was led by ex Chancellor, Alistair Darling…. Read More ›

Let Them Vote

By Daniel Paris After her famous Hamilton by-election victory, Winnie Ewing used her maiden speech to Parliament to argue that the voting age should be lowered to 16. At the time, the franchise was only available to 21 year olds… Read More ›

Back to the Future

By Mike Small Scotland on Sunday’s story about the loss to Scotland of the protective arm of M15 around our shoulder (Independent Scotland a ‘terror risk’) was revealing. This is, in part, just the latest in a long and wearying… Read More ›

On Common Ground

the right of nations to self-determination” does not necessarily mean the right to separate, it means the right to decide whether or not to separate; if the Scots voted to remain part of the UK they would nevertheless have exercised their right to self-determination…