George Osborne’s feeble plan to block indyref2 makes independence a certainty

Source:: Business for Scotland George Osborne’s feeble plan to block indyref2 makes independence a certainty OF all the feeble plans to stop a second referendum on Scottish independence and deny the democratic will of the Scottish people  – and there have been a bewildering and infuriating variety – none has been as vacuous and insulting as that put forward by the former UK Chancellor George Osborne in his column in […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland George Osborne’s feeble plan to block indyref2 makes independence a certainty

Another week … and the Brexit deal disasters keep coming

Source:: Business for Scotland Another week … and the Brexit deal disasters keep coming THE Westminster government’s post-Brexit deal has continued to cause significant problems for industries. Last week we posted details of 10 Brexit disasters. Since then still more have emerged … here are five of the worst. 1:  EU orders being cancelled Reports have begun to emerge that EU countries are cancelling orders from the UK because […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Another week … and the Brexit deal disasters keep coming

Music stars protest at UK government’s ‘shameful’ Brexit failure

Source:: Business for Scotland Music stars protest at UK government’s ‘shameful’ Brexit failure SCOTTISH music industry stars Biffy Clyro, KT Tunstall and Nicola Benedetti are among the musicians adding their voices to protests at Brexit’s impact on their industry. 110 artists have signed a letter to the UK government demanding action to ensure visa-free touring in the European Union.  Others include Elton John, Liam Gallagher, Sting, Radiohead and […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Music stars protest at UK government’s ‘shameful’ Brexit failure

Exporters’ outcry as Brexit deal chaos leaves British meat rotting at border

Source:: Business for Scotland Exporters’ outcry as Brexit deal chaos leaves British meat rotting at border BRITISH meat exporters have echoed the Scottish fishing industry’s warnings of impending disaster due to post-Brexit chaos. They say that red tape is blocking the route to European markets for their produce. British meat worth hundreds of thousands of pounds is left rotting at the border after being impounded at European ports because it isn’t […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Exporters’ outcry as Brexit deal chaos leaves British meat rotting at border

Johnson’s £23m fisheries rescue package ‘won’t fill the gap’

Source:: Business for Scotland Johnson’s £23m fisheries rescue package ‘won’t fill the gap’ A PROMISED rescue package for fishing businesses reeling from the disastrous effects of Brexit does not go far enough, say experts. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that he will set up a £23m fund to compensate fishing companies and exporters within days, although further details are currently scant. Fishing export companies, most of them […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Johnson’s £23m fisheries rescue package ‘won’t fill the gap’

Nineteenth poll in a row to show majority support for independence

Source:: Business for Scotland Nineteenth poll in a row to show majority support for independence THE nineteenth consecutive opinion poll to show that a majority of Scots back independence has put support at 51%. The poll was conducted by Survation on behalf of the pro-independence Scot Goes Pop blog. It shows a narrower lead than other recent polls, some of which have put support for independence as high as 58% […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Nineteenth poll in a row to show majority support for independence

Scottish fish exporters stage lorry demonstration near Downing Street

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish fish exporters stage lorry demonstration near Downing Street UP to 20 lorries representing mainly Scottish fishing export firms drove up Whitehall in Central London this morning to protest at the Brexit disruption that is threatening the future of their industry. The lorries –  one of which had the slogan ‘’incompetent government destroying shellfish industry’’ written on its side – were parked near Downing […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish fish exporters stage lorry demonstration near Downing Street

Founding editor of The National joins Business for Scotland / Believe in Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland Founding editor of The National joins Business for Scotland / Believe in Scotland The founding editor of Scotland’s only pro-independence newspapers has joined the team behind the pro-independence business network Business for Scotland and the grass roots independence campaign Believe in Scotland. Richard Walker, who founded the National Newspaper in 2014 and the Sunday National four years later, will head up the organisation’s content strategy, providing regular reporting […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Founding editor of The National joins Business for Scotland / Believe in Scotland

2020 independence poll tracker – what changed and why?

Source:: Business for Scotland 2020 independence poll tracker – what changed and why? 2020 in many ways was a horrible year but in political terms it marked a turning point for the independence movement, as support for independence grew and began to dominate the polls. Let’s take a look at the trend for the year and see what it tells us about the likely future direction for Yes support. […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland 2020 independence poll tracker – what changed and why?

Furious fishermen take Johnson to task in letter’s ‘devastating’ verdict on Brexit

Source:: Business for Scotland Furious fishermen take Johnson to task in letter’s ‘devastating’ verdict on Brexit THE Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) have written a furious letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson tearing apart his “desperately poor’’ Brexit deal, which it claims threatens the future of the fishing industry. The letter warns “this industry now finds itself in the worst of both worlds” as a result of the deal, which it says […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Furious fishermen take Johnson to task in letter’s ‘devastating’ verdict on Brexit

Twitter storm at ‘glib’ fish jibe from Jacob Rees-Mogg

Source:: Business for Scotland Twitter storm at ‘glib’ fish jibe from Jacob Rees-Mogg TORY Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg’s unhinged comment about fish being ‘’happier’’ because they’re now British sparked a Twitter storm with angry replies. Here are some of the best: Sue Perkins (TV presenter): ”The double-breasted shitweasel has been making jokes again – this time at the expense of the fishing industry. The glibness with which they treat […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Twitter storm at ‘glib’ fish jibe from Jacob Rees-Mogg

Tories respond to Scottish fishing crisis with broken promises and bad jokes

Source:: Business for Scotland Tories respond to Scottish fishing crisis with broken promises and bad jokes AS the Scottish fishing industry descends further into crisis Westminster Tories have responded with broken promises and bad jokes. With the full impact of Boris Johnson’s terrible Brexit deal becoming clearer with every passing day exports of Scottish fish to the industry’s most important customers are being blocked by red tape and paperwork. For an […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Tories respond to Scottish fishing crisis with broken promises and bad jokes

18th poll in a row shows majority for Scottish Independence 

Source:: Business for Scotland 18th poll in a row shows majority for Scottish Independence  The first poll on Scottish independence in 2021 has found 57% support for independence from Scottish voters. The poll by SavantaComRes for the unionist leaning Scotsman newspaper is also the 18th poll in a row to show majority backing for independence.  The 57% Yes finding is 1.5% higher than the average for polls conducted by […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland 18th poll in a row shows majority for Scottish Independence 

Johnson stands by Fisheries Minister ‘too busy’ to read Brexit deal

Source:: Business for Scotland Johnson stands by Fisheries Minister ‘too busy’ to read Brexit deal YOU might think that the least we can expect from government ministers is that they have a rudimentary knowledge of major developments within their area of responsibility. The UK Prime Minister seems to disagree. Faced with his fisheries minister’s frankly shocking confession that she had been too busy organising a school nativity trail to read […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Johnson stands by Fisheries Minister ‘too busy’ to read Brexit deal

Just days after the deal … 10 Brexit disasters (and counting

Source:: Business for Scotland Just days after the deal … 10 Brexit disasters (and counting JUST days into 2021 Boris Johnson’s desperate attempt to spin his dreadful Brexit deal as a brave dawn has been revealed – surprise, surprise – as utter nonsense. No sooner has one disaster reared its head than another one pops up to eclipse it. Here are 10 Brexit horror stories which reveal the deal for […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Just days after the deal … 10 Brexit disasters (and counting