With the 2021 Holyrood election and all it's ramifications now past, what next for Scotland and the Independence movement. With another SNP minority government, albeit by only 1 this time. The future of Scotland seems no more certain nor clearer now than it was before the elections. Many in the independence movement want another referendum now, while others follow the SNP government line of waiting till the worst effects of Covid-19 are over. The current plan now seems to be
So what did we learn from this experience? Did we learn anything? Or did we just stumble onwards following the haggis of independence leading us only to the next election in 2026? To get to where we are at now regarding list voting, we need to do a little bit of historical digging first. In 2019, two new parties were formed to promote independence on the regional vote or list vote as it is also known. The People's AYE Alliance, which changed to Alliance for Independence foll
Why voting is important for younger generations You may think you are not interested in politics but politics directly affects you. The less of you who vote the easier you are ignored. If you vote then you are more likely to be listened to. Examples: Scottish Independence: Whatever you think of the political parties and their policies, by not voting at the Scottish Government election on 6th May the impression is that you don’t care, including whether Scotland becomes indepen
April 7, 2021 Martin Keatings For Mid-Scotland & Fife What does Canada, Cheese and Biscuits and Scottish Independence have in common? Well! It’s a perfect example of exactly why Scotland needs to get out of the United Kingdom.
Tonight I came across a tweet from the Cheshire Cheese Company whereby they had announced they were stopping all direct deliveries to Canada thanks to Brexit.
With no trade deal in place (due to no longer being in the EU), one of their customers got
Constitution for Scotland presents an article By Ronnie Morrison written for the Electric Scotland website. This piece relates to Article 8 of the current online consultation – www.ConstitutionforScotland.scot. The Model Constitution has already received its first comments and proposed amendments and these are beginning to record early votes. Yes, everyone – including the Scottish diaspora, can vote securely once registered, however all that is to be seen if you visit the web
If there's one thing the peoples' action has taught me, it is that if you leave it to politicians, you'll be waiting 20 years for an answer and still not get one. Then if you try to get that answer for yourself, you'll end up being told it's not for the people to ask reasonable questions of law about their parliament that politicians have continuously failed to answer. Simultaneously, you'll be told that politicians love a good mandate - So that's what I am doing.
EXTRACT; Today’s monetary and banking system is, in essence, still based on the 500 year old fractional reserve system suited to metal money. It still has to catch up with the new payment practices and the accelerating circulation of non-cash money based on modern information and telecommunication technology. It is now opaque, inherently unsafe and unstable, almost impossible to control, and too expensive.
It is increasingly perceived as part of an unaccountable system of m
In the same week that Robert the Bruce star Angus MaFadyen threw his support behind AFI we now welcome Andy as well. Andy is a huge supporter of Scottish independence and many will know him from travelling around Scotland pre-pandemic, running free courses teaching people about basic economics while specialising in the area of currency. These courses are now being run online and remain free to all participants. So what else can we tell you about Andy? Well read on because the
There are many people talking about how the SNP got a majority in the Scottish parliament in 2011 to allow them to put in place the 2014 referendum and carrying on from there, to say that we need to do the same again now to get a second referendum now. Terms like, ah, but we need over 50% of the popular vote to get a majority again or ah, but the UK government won’t accept or agree to another referendum if we get a majority of seats with only 49% of the overall vote! Then the
Big News! It looks like we might have absolutely nailed it with the timing of the #peoplesas30 going to the inner house. With Mike Russell confirming to SNP Ayr branch that the referendum bill is due to be published within weeks, it is no longer "academic, hypothetical or premature".
The lord advocate can no longer say the bill does not exist right at the time we're heading for the Inner House. Backers should have received an update from me via email a few minutes ago. But ev
Scotland's new 'Max The YES' alliance party, Action for Independence (AFI), has today announced the formal launch of its website, and a free membership drive. AFI Interim Leader Dave Thompson said, "The website will be live at 12 noon today, Monday 8 February, and all members of the Yes family will be able to join up to support us. What's more, membership will initially be FREE!” Just visit our website at www.afi.scot and sign up. Dave Thompson continued: “We now invite all m
Action for Independence (AFI) which aims to Max the Yes vote on the regional list at the Holyrood election has welcomed approval of its registration by the Electoral Commission (EC). The Electoral Commission ruling means that AFI are now free to stand as a political party on the regional list at the Holyrood elections, which they have called ‘the independence elections’. AFI has called on all YES voters to vote SNP with their first constituency vote and then vote AFI with the
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A breakthrough discovery made by scientists at Edinburgh University could have the potential to reverse the Motor Neurone disease. The horrific terminal illness causes muscles within the body to progressively waste away, and occurs when motor neurones, which send messages from the brain and spinal chord stop working. A f
“Is it incompetence or deliberate prevarication?” asks veteran Indy campaigner Action for Independence (AFI) have slammed the Electoral Commission (EC) for a 14 week delay in coming to a decision on AFI’s re-application to register as a political party - after being told a decision would not be made until at least the first week in January 2021. This will take the total time to consider AFI’s application to 24 weeks. This is despite the re-application having been submitted on
The National and the Scottish Independence Foundation (SIF) are delighted to announce the first-ever award scheme to recognise the achievements of individuals and groups working for the cause of Scottish independence. Nominations can be made for any group or individual that has made a substantial contribution to the cause for independence. As we near the end of what has been a most challenging year for the Yes movement, as it has been for everyone in Scotland, The collabo
Date 18/11/20 Campaign for a Clean Scottish Currency Group Recent Poll on the Currency Question. In discussions with the Scottish Independence Foundation (SIF) recently, Dr Tim Rideout and I pressed the SIF board to take action to try to get a higher profile for the currency issue. One idea the SIF board came up with was to commission a question on one of James Kelly’s polls and we agreed with this and Tim wrote the question which was as follows: “The SNP’s policy is that if
Vaccine race: Test subjects could be exposed to Covid in January Image courtesy of Bioworld. Test subjects could be exposed to the new coronavirus in controlled settings from January in a bid to speed up vaccine development, officials have confirmed. The Government is backing so-called human challenge studies, whereby a small number of participants will be purposefully exposed to Covid-19. It is hoped these studies will help speed up vaccine development. A small number of you
Scottish trade union movement set to back second independence referendum. by Kathleen Nutt @kacnutt, The National A union insider said the STUC’s position would heap pressure on Richard Leonard to reverse Labour’s opposition to a new vote SCOTLAND’S trade union movement is poised to officially back a second independence referendum when the STUC put the issue to a vote at its annual congress next month. A 14-page strategy document, leaked to the Sunday National, has been dr
We would like to extend our hope for a speedy recovery to Paul Kavanagh, better known as Wee Ginger Dug and for some peace of mind for his husband Peter. The news of Paul's stroke today is not something we wanted to be hearing about with the push for Indy in Scotland at its highest levels and so we hope Paul has a full and speedy recovery and that he is back in the fight for independence sooner rather than later. Wee Ginger Dug