Category - independence

  • 17 Feb 2014

    The headlines on the BBC and in other media yesterday evening (16 February 2014) were highlighting comments from current European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, who claims that it will be "difficult, if not impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the European Union.

  • 8 Dec 2013

    Westminster’s failed economic policy has deepened the challenge of sustainability and would see cuts for many years, says the Scottish Government.

  • 27 Nov 2013

    Yes campaign supporters have hailed the Scottish Government's blueprint for independence as an 'exciting, informative and visionary'.

  • 26 Nov 2013

    The Scottish Government’s wide-ranging guide to an independent Scotland, entitled Scotland’s Future, was published earlier today.

  • 26 Nov 2013

    More than a thousand people packed into a hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 23 November 2013 to declare that "another Scotland is possible" - and, indeed, necessarily, another world. I was one of them.

  • 19 Nov 2013

    The Scottish Government’s 200-page paper on economic policy choices in an independent Scotland has been broadly welcomed by advocates of self-government.

  • 15 Nov 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.

  • 15 Nov 2013

    Scottish Greens have launched their own visionary campaign for a Yes vote in next year's independence referendum.

  • 15 Nov 2013

    The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill has been passed by MSPs after its final stage debate on 14 November.

  • 31 Oct 2013

    A renewed 'Claim of Right' for Scotland would invoke popular sovereignty and more than nationalist is also social democratic, liberal, green, feminist and much more, says commentator Gerry Hassan. It is the Scotland of boldness, determination and self-determination, which is larger than labels and beyond being small-minded about differences. It is also a challenge to the fading 'high Scotland' which talks the people's talk while remaining paternalist, and a step beyond the limitations of the current referendum campaign.