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2014 will be a referendum on relocating power from London to Scotland. 2016 will be an election about the policies of a free Scotland
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Joan McAlpine on independence rally

Joan McAlpine on independence rally | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
THE independence movement in Scotland dominates Facebook and Twitter, but this month it’s going live as thousands gather in our capital city with a march and rally for independence through Edinburgh on September 22.
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Iceland, or Ireland or Norway - small, independent countries which, it seems, now form an Arc of recovery.

Iceland, or Ireland or Norway - small, independent countries which, it seems, now form an Arc of recovery. | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

If we take a look at 2010, when the full impact of the crisis was being felt, the wealth per head for each country, in current international dollars, was:

Norway 52,164.773
Ireland 39,491.564
Iceland 36,535.164
UK 35,343.700

The UK was 1,191.5 behind the 'poorest' of the three, Iceland at this point.

 

Fast-forward to this year, 2012, and the IMF estimates:

Norway 54.479.058

Ireland 40.443.263

Iceland 39,082.925

UK 36,605.022

This year, the UK is now forecast to be 2,477.9 "current international dollars" behind 'insolvent' Iceland.

 

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Nicola Sturgeon hails achievements of devolution 15 years after vote

Nicola Sturgeon hails achievements of devolution 15 years after vote | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

""Scotland is governed well in devolved areas thanks to the Yes vote 15 years ago - and we can only make sure that we are governed well in all areas by completing our home rule journey and voting Yes to independence in autumn 2014.""

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Fast jet advice ahead of war games around Scotland in October

Fast jet advice ahead of war games around Scotland in October | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Advice for civilian air crews and sailors is issued by the Royal Navy and Civil Aviation Authority ahead of a major Nato exercise.

Exercise Joint Warrior is held twice a year - in April and October - and sees armies, navies and air forces training around Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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Changin Scotland: A weekend of ideas, culture and ... - Gerry Hassan

CHANGIN SCOTLAND. NOVEMBER 2nd-4th 2012. OUR TENTH YEAR! OUR TWENTIETH WEEKEND. The Role of the Arts, Culture and Identity in Scotland. Friday November 2nd. Welcome 8.15pm. Gerry Hassan and Jean ...
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Jo Shaw | Citizenship after Separation in Scotland | CITSEE.eu

Jo Shaw | Citizenship after Separation in Scotland | CITSEE.eu | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

"I was recently invited to give evidence before the Scottish Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons. The Committee is conducting an inquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland, and the evidence session on 5 September 2012 is available to view. "

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Independence Is A Process Not A Destination

Independence Is A Process Not A Destination | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Welsh politician Ron Davies is well known for saying that ‘Devolution is a process and not an event’.

 

"Will the turkeys vote for Christmas? Will politicians and institutions voluntarily surrender some of their power to a new constitutional framework which puts the people at the centre? This is one of the reasons why the people must be involved in process of independence and not just the event. Crafting a new Scottish state is too important to be left to politicians.
..It(independence) is a more fundamental shift than that. It is the beginning of a new process by which power, so long concentrated at Westminster then at Holyrood, is returned to the Scottish people. That is an independence worth fighting for."

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The Economical Truth - Rescooped

The Economical Truth - Rescooped | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
I don’t understand economics. I don’t find it easy to get to the truth of the economic arguments for and against an Independent Scotland.
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Britain names 3 financial terrorists to new posts at H.M. Treasury: Paul Deighton.Sajid Javid.Greg Clark

Britain names 3 financial terrorists to new posts at H.M. Treasury: Paul Deighton.Sajid Javid.Greg Clark | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Britain names 3 financial terrorists to new posts at H.M. Treasury: “The three men are Paul Deighton, a former Goldman Sachs partner and chief operating officer for Europe, Sajid Javid, a former global head of credit trading at Deutsche Bank, and Greg Clark, a former consultant at Boston Consulting Group.”

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Don’t question Salmond on his commitment to independence

Don’t question Salmond on his commitment to independence | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

COLUMNIST Andrew Nicoll says Scot leader only wants one question in referendum...

 

"There is nobody in the Yes camp who will switch to No because the middle option isn’t there but Salmond knows there are considerable numbers in the More Devolution camp who will come over to Yes because there is no middle option."

 

"It was Labour who said there will be more devolution and the Tories and the Lib Dems, but only after we vote No. They won’t say what that devolution will be like.

They won’t say when it’s coming they just insist that, really, truly it is coming."

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BritNat @euanmccolm : "As Sturgeon’s stock has risen so has her overwhelming value to the SNP "

BritNat @euanmccolm : "As Sturgeon’s stock has risen so has her overwhelming value to the SNP " | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
WHEN a spin doctor says of a politician “but they’ll get better”, you can be pretty sure the game’s up.

Unionist ranter McColm reveals a secret admiration for Nicola Sturgeon.

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Eddie Bone | What Happens if Scotland Becomes Independent? The Butterfly Effect!

Eddie Bone | What Happens if Scotland Becomes Independent? The Butterfly Effect! | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Eddie Bone,Chair of the Campaign for an English Parliament, views a doomsday future for Britain from a confused analysis of the current broken UK.

 

"The Butterfly effect occurred because the British government failed to offer a rational Devo Max opinion and a fair federal system in 2014. It failed politically to recognise a fair deal for all the nations of Britain was needed. This failure ensured the success of the Scottish independence Referendum."

 

"Imagine it is autumn 2024! It's 10 years after the SNP won their independence referendum. It's also 10 years after the Glasgow Commonwealth games which was widely credited as the time when public opinion swung in favour of Scottish independence."

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Nicola Sturgeon: I’m in it to win it on independence

Nicola Sturgeon: I’m in it to win it on independence | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
DEPUTY First Minister outlines the role she’ll play in trying to secure a ‘yes’ vote in the 2014 Scottish referendum...
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Iceland Constitution Referendum to be held on 20 October 2012 | English

How about a Scottish Constitution Referendum before Indyref

 

1. Do you wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution?
2. In the new Constitution, do you want natural resources that are not privately owned to be declared national property?
3. Would you like to see provisions in the new Constitution on an established (national) church in Iceland?
4. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution authorising the election of particular individuals to the Althingi more than is the case at present?
5. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution giving equal weight to votes cast in all parts of the country?
6. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution stating that a certain proportion of the electorate is able to demand that issues are put to a referendum?

 

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Greatrex's nuclear attack backfires on Lamont

Greatrex's nuclear attack backfires on Lamont | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Claims by Labour's energy spokesperson Tom Greatrex, MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West – questioning the SNP's ongoing opposition to new nuclear power stations – have rebounded on Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont.

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Sturgeon urges Scotland to "complete home rule journey"

Sturgeon urges Scotland to "complete home rule journey" | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

The SNP's Depute Leader and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today [Tuesday] mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Scottish Parliament referendum on 11 September 1997 by outlining what has been achieved in the years since the Parliament was reconvened in 1999 - and by describing what more Scotland can achieve by completing the home rule journey to independence in the 2014 referendum.

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3 Scottish universities in world's top 100 | Herald Scotland

3 Scottish universities in world's top 100 | Herald Scotland | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

THE global success of Scotland's universities has been recognised in a new international league table.

Scotland currently has three institutions ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, according to the annual QS rankings.

The top Scottish institution is Edinburgh, which came 21st.

The second ranked institution was Glasgow University, which cam

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Scottish Lib Dems look to Labour and Conservatives to help outline new powers for Scotland

Scottish Lib Dems look to Labour and Conservatives to help outline new powers for Scotland | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish Lib Dems are to seek a consensus with the Labour party and the Conservatives on more powers for the Scottish Parliament.

The party has signalled its intention to join the other two Unionist parties in a bid to outline what voting No in the independence referendum might mean in terms of further devolution for Scotland.

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"Misfits of the Revolution" | Guardian columnist, Kevin McKenna

"Misfits of the Revolution" | Guardian columnist, Kevin McKenna | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
“An assortment of social misfits”, that’s us.

I believe that Scotland is the misfit of the UK. We vote differently, we hold different social priorities. We have our own ways and write our own books and make our own art. It isn’t always appreciated but it’s ours. It’s okay to be a misfit. It’s okay to think and to dream of better things – someone has to.

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Better Together splits widen as Labour MSP calls for separate referendum campaign

Better Together splits widen as Labour MSP calls for separate referendum campaign | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Lothians MSP Neil Findlay has broken ranks with his Scottish Labour colleagues and called for the Labour and Trade Union movement in Scotland to argue against independence by putting forward their own alternative to ‘Devo-Max’.

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Craig Murray » Blog Archive » A Most Peculiar Triumph

Craig Murray » Blog Archive » A Most Peculiar Triumph | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

"This is an SNP supporting blog based in Ramsgate, Kent, written by a manic depressive sacked diplomat of eclectic views, whose guiding lights are the deeply unfashionable John Stuart Mill and William Hazlitt, whose favourite book was written by Michael Foot, and who is still metaphorically on his knees begging forgiveness for advising people to put Nick Clegg into government. "

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Labour diehard @ianssmart reflects and admits failure of a Labour dream

Labour diehard @ianssmart reflects and admits failure of a Labour dream | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

"..in terms of the battle with which I am most associated, the struggle for a Scottish Parliament, I am increasingly coming round to the view that, in terms of the hope I, and many others had for it, it has been little short of an unconditional failure."

"..whatever happened to Wendy? She chucked it. Like Sam Galbraith, and Susan Deacon and Angus McKay and Cathy Jamieson and Margaret Curran and Brian Fitzpatrick. Sure, some of them lost their seats but they showed no interest in coming back. Any more than did Andrew Wilson or Duncan Hamilton or, dare I say it, Jim Mather. Or various other reasonably articulate Tories or Liberal Democrats."

 

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Trident’s future | £25bn? "I'd rather tackle child poverty"Sturgeon:- FT.com(£)

Trident’s future | £25bn? "I'd rather tackle child poverty"Sturgeon:- FT.com(£) | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

"Britain has delayed until 2016 the decision on whether to write a £25bn cheque to build a new fleet of submarines to launch Trident. This means the UK has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to discuss whether it still needs Trident, the top-of-the range submarine-launched system; or whether it can opt for a cheaper system to suit the UK’s changing strategic needs."

 

David Cameron’s reshuffle has prompted much talk about the possible implications of ministerial changes for government policy. And one area where there may be real repercussions is on the debate about the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

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When it Comes to the Olympic Games – Politicians Should Take a Long Jump

When it Comes to the Olympic Games – Politicians Should Take a Long Jump | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
By any measure the level of home support for Team GB athletes has been astronomical, even watching on my TV in the living room the noise from Olympic Park, the Velodrome or the Aquatic Centre has been deafening.
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The Scottish Independence Debate Isn't About Olympic Gold, It's About Democracy

The Scottish Independence Debate Isn't About Olympic Gold, It's About Democracy | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

"On the face of it he had a point; there are few ideological strands that have unleashed as much needless suffering on the world as nationalism." Especially British Imperialism

 

What the talking heads are missing is that the vote will have little, if anything, to do with the sporting prowess of British athletes.

 

"..the debate is a pragmatic one about decentralisation and which government should be making the key decisions that impact upon Scottish people. "

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