Understanding and defeating the argument for the union in twelve steps

Source:: Gerry Hassan Understanding and defeating the argument for the union in twelve steps Understanding and defeating the argument for the union in twelve steps Gerry Hassan Sunday National, August 30th 2020 It has been an uplifting last few weeks to be an independence supporter. Not only has there been a swathe of polls showing a growing independence majority, the pro-union side seems to be in a bit of a panic. Michael Gove has been desperately trying to wake up the UK Cabinet to the dangers of independence saying it could bring the government… Read the full article:: […]

One size will not fit all for Yes campaigning in the Borders

Source:: The National One size will not fit all for Yes campaigning in the Borders AS an Anglo-Scot, recently arrived in the Borders, I was interested in the article by Julie Hepburn and Calum Kerr in Saturday’s National (Here’s how we get the Borderlands to vote Yes, August 29). Read the full article:: The National One size will not fit all for Yes campaigning in the Borders

MPs’ staff must surely expect their roles to be temporary

Source:: The National MPs’ staff must surely expect their roles to be temporary L McGREGOR’S letter in yesterday’s National raises again the decision by the SNP to require sitting MPs to resign their seats before contesting another election, and uses the simplistic and weak logic of “what sane person gives up their job before securing another one”? Read the full article:: The National MPs’ staff must surely expect their roles to be temporary

The Horse Hasn’t Bolted

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Horse Hasn’t Bolted Jamie Maxwell assesses the likely strategies to defend the Union for the beleaguered Conservative bloc. Nationalists have long believed in the inevitability of Scottish independence; now unionists are beginning to believe in it, too. “It’s over,” one former Better Together figurehead told The Spectator, anonymously, in July. “The horse has bolted.”  The recent string of […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Horse Hasn’t Bolted

Warning: Contains Tory chicken

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Warning: Contains Tory chicken The leaderette of the Tory branch office in Scotland and the living embodiment of the truth of the principle of nominative determination, DRoss, has promised us this weekend that he’ll stand up to the Johnson administration on the issue of chlorinated chicken. “I would have no hesitation in voting against any legislation which would allow chlorinated chicken or hormone-injected beef into this country. That’s a categorical assurance,” said DReck in a tweet on Sunday. Isn’t that just marvellous? A Scottish… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Warning: Contains Tory […]

What if Scottish independence is part of Michael Gove's long-term plan?

Source:: The National What if Scottish independence is part of Michael Gove’s long-term plan? PLEASE everyone, keep complaining about Scotland being subsidised by England, and tell others to do so. Michael Gove wants a riled, angry Scotland. His aim is to keep antagonising the thrawn Scots so more and more of his countrymen will vote for independence. Read the full article:: The National What if Scottish independence is part of Michael Gove’s long-term plan?

Neil Gray becomes first SNP MP to declare he wants to stand for Holyrood

Source:: The National Neil Gray becomes first SNP MP to declare he wants to stand for Holyrood NEIL Gray MP has become the first current SNP MP to mount a campaign for the Scottish Parliament after a controversial rule change. Read the full article:: The National Neil Gray becomes first SNP MP to declare he wants to stand for Holyrood

Former SNP MP Michelle Thomson launches bid for Holyrood seat

Source:: The National Former SNP MP Michelle Thomson launches bid for Holyrood seat FORMER MP Michelle Thomson has launched a bid for a seat at Holyrood in the 2021 elections. Read the full article:: The National Former SNP MP Michelle Thomson launches bid for Holyrood seat

Nicola Sturgeon issues warning over coronavirus cluster in Ayrshire and Arran

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon issues warning over coronavirus cluster in Ayrshire and Arran NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Scots of the danger of indoor gatherings after a cluster of cases in Ayrshire and Arran emerged. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon issues warning over coronavirus cluster in Ayrshire and Arran

Coronavirus in Scotland: Cases increase to 160

Source:: The National Coronavirus in Scotland: Cases increase to 160 FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 160 people in Scotland have tested positive for coronavirus. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus in Scotland: Cases increase to 160

Replacing Holyrood talent will be harder due to SNP NEC's decision

Source:: The National Replacing Holyrood talent will be harder due to SNP NEC’s decision CHARLIE Kerr (Letters, August 29) is a man after my own heart. I sense in his letter exactly the same frustration – nay, desperation – that I currently feel, while our side of the independence argument are banned from campaigning and day in, day out the Unionist side promote their cause. Read the full article:: The National Replacing Holyrood talent will be harder due to SNP NEC’s decision

To convert the Borders to Yes, start by addressing public transport failures

Source:: The National To convert the Borders to Yes, start by addressing public transport failures THE article about getting the Borderlands to vote Yes was interesting, in as far as it went (Here’s how we get the Borderlands to vote Yes, August 29). However, it omitted what is to me one of the most important aspects, that of public transport. Read the full article:: The National To convert the Borders to Yes, start by addressing public transport failures

Tories urged to ‘do the right thing’ for overseas care workers visas

Source:: The National Tories urged to ‘do the right thing’ for overseas care workers visas THE UK Government is being urged to “do the right thing” and make care workers from outside the UK eligible for visas. Read the full article:: The National Tories urged to ‘do the right thing’ for overseas care workers visas

Scottish Tories propose ‘job security councils’ to help laid-off staff find work

Source:: The National Scottish Tories propose ‘job security councils’ to help laid-off staff find work THE Scottish Conservatives would introduce “job security councils” to help workers who have been made redundant find new employment, party leader Douglas Ross has said. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Tories propose ‘job security councils’ to help laid-off staff find work