Four polls united on showing pro-independence majority

Source:: Business for Scotland Four polls united on showing pro-independence majority I’m not sure what the collective noun for opinion polls is but this week it felt like an onslaught. There have been no fewer than four polls published since Sunday, three of them within little more than 24 hours. That number allows us to get some idea of trends and draw some conclusions about how […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Four polls united on showing pro-independence majority

Third poll in a week shows stronger pro-independence majority at Holyrood

Source:: Business for Scotland Third poll in a week shows stronger pro-independence majority at Holyrood A new poll published this morning is the third in a week to show the May election returning a majority of pro-independence MSPs to Holyrood. The poll, by Savanta ComRes for The Scotsman, shows the SNP on 64 MSPs, one short of a majority. It predicts a pro-independence majority with the addition of 10 Green […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Third poll in a week shows stronger pro-independence majority at Holyrood

Tom Hunter’s economic report serves as an argument for independence

Source:: Business for Scotland Tom Hunter’s economic report serves as an argument for independence There’s a lot to agree with in a new study into the Scottish economy by Oxford Economics commissioned by Sir Tom Hunter’s foundation. Far from being an argument against independence, as Unionists are claiming, much of it underlines why independence is essential. Its focus on wellbeing chimes with the approach adopted by Business for Scotland. […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Tom Hunter’s economic report serves as an argument for independence

Exclusive: Fishing industry rejects Tory leader Ross’ false claims of Brexit benefit

Source:: Business for Scotland Exclusive: Fishing industry rejects Tory leader Ross’ false claims of Brexit benefit A claim by Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross that Brexit will give the fishing industry ”complete control” over what, where and when it can fish has been rebuffed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation. Mr Ross made the astonishing claim after being challenged on a radio phone-in on the effect of his party’s hard Brexit on […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Exclusive: Fishing industry rejects Tory leader Ross’ false claims of Brexit benefit

Exclusive: Westminster refuses to deny urging deletion of academic blog predicting indy success

Source:: Business for Scotland Exclusive: Westminster refuses to deny urging deletion of academic blog predicting indy success The UK government  today refused to deny suggestions it acted to have an article predicting economic success for an independent Scotland co-written by one of its own advisers taken down from an academic website. The article written by Geoffrey Chapman, a UK government economic advisor at the Department of International Trade, and Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Exclusive: Westminster refuses to deny urging deletion of academic blog predicting indy success

TV election debate a disaster for ‘ridiculous’ Douglas Ross

Source:: Business for Scotland TV election debate a disaster for ‘ridiculous’ Douglas Ross There will be the usual disagreements over who won the first TV election debate last night but there can be little argument about who was the loser. Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross was so obsessed with his hatred of independence that he couldn’t talk about anything else. Eyebrows were raised in the opening stages of […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland TV election debate a disaster for ‘ridiculous’ Douglas Ross

No Better Together: Unionists rule out anti-indy coalition before TV debate

Source:: Business for Scotland No Better Together: Unionists rule out anti-indy coalition before TV debate The first party leaders’ TV election debate tonight will give a preview of the independence battleground in the weeks ahead. The leader of the biggest party in favour of independence is of course Nicola Sturgeon, who yesterday underlined the SNP position that an independence referendum is essential after the Covid crisis has passed. She is […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland No Better Together: Unionists rule out anti-indy coalition before TV debate

New poll: more than half of businesses disrupted by Brexit

Source:: Business for Scotland New poll: more than half of businesses disrupted by Brexit The catastrophic problems caused to businesses by Brexit are showing no signs of receding according to a new poll published this morning. The poll by YouGov, carried out almost three months after Boris Johnson’s disastrous EU trade ‘deal’ came into effect on January 1, reveals that more than half of UK businesses (52%)  say they […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland New poll: more than half of businesses disrupted by Brexit

Tories sacrifice children’s rights to attack devolution

Source:: Business for Scotland Tories sacrifice children’s rights to attack devolution IF proof were needed that the UK government is obsessed with destroying devolution Scottish Secretary of State Alister Jack has provided it with an astonishing attack on a Holyrood bill to improve the rights of children. You might think that any move to make the lives of children better and more secure would be widely […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Tories sacrifice children’s rights to attack devolution

Another unionist independence ‘poll’ caught publishing fake news

Source:: Business for Scotland Another unionist independence ‘poll’ caught publishing fake news Another opinion poll falsely claiming to show the Yes campaign has lost its lead in voting intentions for a future independence referendum has been discredited. In yet another example of fake news, The Sunday Times reported at the weekend that a poll carried out by Hanbury Strategy showed a 12-point lead for Yes in its […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Another unionist independence ‘poll’ caught publishing fake news

Nicola Sturgeon cleared … Twitter reaction

Source:: Business for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon cleared … Twitter reaction Two separate reports in two days have concluded that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did not knowingly mislead MSPs over her handling of allegations levelled against her predecessor Alex Salmond. A report by James Hamilton QC published yesterday cleared the First Minister of breaching the ministerial code. A report published today by a Holyrood Committee set […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon cleared … Twitter reaction

Breaking news: second report clears Nicola Sturgeon of ‘knowingly’ misleading MSPs

Source:: Business for Scotland Breaking news: second report clears Nicola Sturgeon of ‘knowingly’ misleading MSPs The Holyrood Committee investigating the Scottish government’s handling of allegations levelled against Alex Salmon has concluded that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did not knowingly mislead parliament. It’s the second report in two days to rule out suggestions that the First minister knowingly misled MSPs about meetings and telephone calls with Mr Salmond. The committee’s report […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Breaking news: second report clears Nicola Sturgeon of ‘knowingly’ misleading MSPs

Breaking news: QC report clears Nicola Sturgeon of breaking ministerial code

Source:: Business for Scotland Breaking news: QC report clears Nicola Sturgeon of breaking ministerial code A report by QC James Hamilton has found that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did not break the ministerial code over her handling of allegations levelled at her predecessor Alex Salmond. Mr Hamilton’s report into whether the First Minister broke the ministerial code when she gave details of how she first learned about the allegations was […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Breaking news: QC report clears Nicola Sturgeon of breaking ministerial code

Another fake-news poll confirms dishonesty will be key unionist indyref2 tactic

Source:: Business for Scotland Another fake-news poll confirms dishonesty will be key unionist indyref2 tactic There’s a saying that’s trotted out at problem-solving seminars: if you don’t like the answer, change the question. It’s advice which has been adopted by pro-Unionists worried about data showing a rising support for Scottish independence. That support is obviously not the result wanted by Scotland in Union, a pro-Union organisation formed in March 2015 […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Another fake-news poll confirms dishonesty will be key unionist indyref2 tactic

More nuclear weapons and ‘Frankenstein food’ … UK decisions damage Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland More nuclear weapons and ‘Frankenstein food’ … UK decisions damage Scotland Brexit it not the only disaster inflicted on Scotland by a Westminster government determined to press ahead with decisions guaranteed to put Scotland’s interests last. This week has thrown up three major decisions which are looming and which will have terrible consequences north of the Border. 1: More nuclear weapons in Scotland The Westminster government […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland More nuclear weapons and ‘Frankenstein food’ … UK decisions damage Scotland