Plan to gain independence via Scotland’s Blockchain Covenant explained

Source:: Business for Scotland Plan to gain independence via Scotland’s Blockchain Covenant explained A guest post by Nicholas Russell It is widely known in Scotland’s YES movement that back in the 1950s our predecessors delivered 2 million Scotland signatures in favour of independence. However, those paper signatures were able to be disputed and ignored by Westminster. Fast forward to 2020, and technology has now delivered a ground-breaking pioneering […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Plan to gain independence via Scotland’s Blockchain Covenant explained

Poll – Boris Johnson is a key asset for the Scottish independence campaign

Source:: Business for Scotland Poll – Boris Johnson is a key asset for the Scottish independence campaign 83% of Scots more likely to support independence due to Boris Johnson. Our August Panelbase poll proved to be one of the most interesting political polls in Scottish history. It found 55% support for Scottish independence, reversing the 2014 referendum result and sending shockwaves throughout political society. An extensive poll, many of the questions had […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Poll – Boris Johnson is a key asset for the Scottish independence campaign

63% of Scottish voters believe Yes would win a 2021 referendum

Source:: Business for Scotland 63% of Scottish voters believe Yes would win a 2021 referendum 63% of Scottish voters believe Scotland would vote Yes to independence if there is an independence referendum next year. A poll by Panelbase for Business for Scotland (BfS) asked the question: If there was a referendum on Independence in 2021, what side do you think would win? Excluding the don’t knows, 63% thought that Scotland would vote […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland 63% of Scottish voters believe Yes would win a 2021 referendum

Poll – 70% would trust Scottish Government with powers to run economy

Source:: Business for Scotland Poll – 70% would trust Scottish Government with powers to run economy 70% of Scots have more confidence in the Scottish Government to manage the economy compared with Westminster, according to a recent poll. The same survey revealed that 55% of those questioned believe independence will be good for the economy. The poll by Panelbase for Business for Scotland (BfS) asked the question:  How much do you […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Poll – 70% would trust Scottish Government with powers to run economy

New GERS data fundamentally makes the case for Scottish independence

Source:: Business for Scotland New GERS data fundamentally makes the case for Scottish independence The annual GERS report is out again. GERS is the UK Government Expenditure and Revenue Report for Scotland. Scotland’s overall budget is set by Westminster. 70% of its revenues are controlled by Westminster and 40% of its spending. Much of that spending doesn’t ever reach Scotland but is spent elsewhere in the UK. That fact, […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland New GERS data fundamentally makes the case for Scottish independence

BBC Scotland must report 55% Yes poll – or be damned

Source:: Business for Scotland BBC Scotland must report 55% Yes poll – or be damned In the wake of the frankly scandalous ‘Trial of Alex Salmond’ presented by Kirsty Wark on BBC Scotland this week, renewed anger at the obvious anti-Scottish independence bias of the BBC has reached fever pitch. You would expect this from committed supporters of independence but even Unionist newspapers such as the Daily Mail and the […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland BBC Scotland must report 55% Yes poll – or be damned

55% YES / 45% NO – Landmark poll reverses 2014 Indyref result

Source:: Business for Scotland 55% YES / 45% NO – Landmark poll reverses 2014 Indyref result A new poll by Panelbase, commissioned as part of a series of ongoing polls by Business for Scotland, has found support for independence has reached 55%, with No to independence falling to 45%. This landmark poll shows that public opinion has flipped and the 2014 independence referendum result has been reversed, with Yes surging to […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland 55% YES / 45% NO – Landmark poll reverses 2014 Indyref result

Smaller independent countries’ COVID-19 economic recovery packages greater than Scotland’s as part of the UK

Source:: Business for Scotland Smaller independent countries’ COVID-19 economic recovery packages greater than Scotland’s as part of the UK Throughout this global health crisis, it has become clear that small independent countries have been able to offer very supportive economic recovery packages. For example, Norway and Denmark, two of our closest neighbours which have similar population sizes to Scotland, have been able to source large sums of funding to deal with the coronavirus pandemic […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Smaller independent countries’ COVID-19 economic recovery packages greater than Scotland’s as part of the UK

SNP 57% and Yes 53% but what is behind the misleading Times headline?

Source:: Business for Scotland SNP 57% and Yes 53% but what is behind the misleading Times headline? There is a poll out today that is worth mentioning, both on Holyrood voting intentions and independence support but also for its bizarre headline. The Poll found 57% support for the SNP in the next Holyrood elections and that is more than enough to deliver a thumping single party majority of 20, which provides a repeat of the […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland SNP 57% and Yes 53% but what is behind the misleading Times headline?

Plan A or Plan B for Scottish independence – how we get to Yes from 54%

Source:: Business for Scotland Plan A or Plan B for Scottish independence – how we get to Yes from 54% Scotland has never been closer to independence than it is now. Since Business for Scotland’s Panelbase poll in July found 54% for independence, (backed up within a week by a poll in The Times), the narrative changed and Unionist panic has ensued.  The mainstream media has generally accepted the Union is in dire trouble, if […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Plan A or Plan B for Scottish independence – how we get to Yes from […]

Brexit has cost Scotland £5.4bn of EU funding for COVID-19 recovery

Source:: Business for Scotland Brexit has cost Scotland £5.4bn of EU funding for COVID-19 recovery Scotland, by virtue of still being part of the UK, has now left the EU and the UK is in a transition period concluding at the end of 2020. So the UK does not qualify for financial support from Brussels for dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and recovering afterwards and as a direct result Scotland […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Brexit has cost Scotland £5.4bn of EU funding for COVID-19 recovery

The UK would have to strike a trade agreement with an independent Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland The UK would have to strike a trade agreement with an independent Scotland Scotland is the UK’s second-largest national export market. With the dual economic crises of the pandemic and Brexit weakening the UK in the coming decade, London would need a free trade agreement with an independent Scotland. Through the EU, the UK has unrestricted export access to 27 countries across the European continent, as well as […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland The UK would have to strike a trade agreement with an independent Scotland

Has being a part of the UK damaged Scotland’s COVID-19 response?

Source:: Business for Scotland Has being a part of the UK damaged Scotland’s COVID-19 response? The UK Prime Minister is in Scotland today in an attempt to protect the rapidly shrinking support for the Union. One of his key points will be that being a part of the larger UK will have aided Scotland in dealing with the crisis.  Since March, we have witnessed the rapid development of one of […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Has being a part of the UK damaged Scotland’s COVID-19 response?

Why Boris Johnson is in Scotland and in panic mode

Source:: Business for Scotland Why Boris Johnson is in Scotland and in panic mode The UK PM has decided to drop everything and head to Scotland to save the union. Most independence supporters are quite happy about that as they see Johnson as toxic and think such a staged managed visit – he is highly unlikely to meet real people, just a few hand-picked Scotiaphobes and soldiers who have […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Why Boris Johnson is in Scotland and in panic mode

The lies that Scotland was told – Westminster prepares to sell off the NHS

Source:: Business for Scotland The lies that Scotland was told – Westminster prepares to sell off the NHS Two of the most effective scare stories deployed in the 2014 referendum by the No campaign were “Vote No to keep Scotland in the EU” – we all know what happened there – and also “Vote No to protect Scotland’s NHS”. Gordon Brown, during one of his omni-interventions just days before the independence referendum, said […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland The lies that Scotland was told – Westminster prepares to sell off the NHS