Category - independence for Scotland

  • September 26, 2014

    There is much talk from some quarters about “reconciliation” after the Scottish independence referendum, and the need for politicians to move the country forward, says Dr Michael Marten. But the way this is framed misses several important points about participatory democracy, very the real divide between the powerful and the disenfranchised, and differences between governors and governed.

  • September 23, 2014

    It’s a fact that the people who suffer most harm from government policies are the people least likely to vote. A common reason for not voting is that ‘it doesn’t make any difference’.

  • September 18, 2014

    That's what everyone would like to know. Tomorrow morning we will. In the meantime there is both curiosity and speculation about Scotland's independence vote.

  • September 18, 2014

    A confident and independent Scotland, far from deserting its neighbours, might actually end up being a better friend, argues writer Nick Thorpe, analysing the language used to describe the referendum choices and how it can both lead and mislead.

  • September 18, 2014

    A busy start to voting in Scotland's independence referendum today indicates that predictions of a high turnout will be confirmed.

  • September 18, 2014

    One of the most ingrained, and mistaken, ideas about the 'Yes' side of the Scottish independence referendum is that, as a friend from England wrote to me, "really its all about nationalism, identity and flag-waving."

  • September 17, 2014

    The different approaches of the Yes and No campaigns have been on display in the final appeals to voters in Scotland.

  • September 17, 2014

    As the child of a north Cumbrian family, all of whom are addicted to story, the Debatable Lands have always made an appeal to my imagination.

  • September 17, 2014

    Whether or not Scotland votes for independence, the UK is set to change fundamentally, says the Electoral Reform Society.

  • September 15, 2014

    I wrote yesterday, 16 September 2014, about attitudes in England towards the Scottish referendum.(http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/20831) England, Wales and Northern Ireland – as well as places further afield – will be affected by the result. Like many English people hoping for a Yes vote, I’m motivated mainly by a desire to get rid of Trident.