Category - independence

  • February 14, 2018

    Nearly one in five people working in Britain’s parliament were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behaviour in the past year, according to a new cross-party report commissioned after a series of sexual misconduct allegations at Westminster.

  • September 21, 2017

    The Spanish government faces condemnation from human rights groups, progressive politicians and activists across the world in the wake of arrests of Catalan officials backing a regional independence vote on 1 October 2017. 

  • April 25, 2014

    Roughly 420,000 English-born people will have a vote in Scotland’s independence referendum later this year, because they live and work here. Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow. Here he gives a personal account of his shift towards supporting a "Yes" vote – but on the firm basis of solidarity, not separation.

  • February 17, 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.

  • December 7, 2013

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

  • November 27, 2013

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

  • November 26, 2013

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

  • November 26, 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.

  • November 19, 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.

  • November 15, 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.