"two Unionist politicians have perpetrated enormous and deliberate lies cynically calculated to poison and undermine discourse. Ian Davidson and Willie Rennie have made statements no intelligent human being could possibly believe to be true"
Event organiser Jeff Duncan answers questions about this September's March and Rally For Independence.
The March and Rally for Scottish Independence is the first of three March and Rallies which will take place in Edinburgh on September 22nd 2012, September 21st 2013, and September 20th 2014. The event will bring together people from all political parties including the SNP, Greens, SSP, Labour and even some Liberal and Conservative voters whose views are not catered for within those parties.
"while noting that Glasgow will be hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014, when Scotland will be represented by its own national team, in accordance with the Commonwealth Games custom, concludes with the observation that 'it is possible that Scotland will be entering its own national team at the Olympics in Rio in 2016'" Agence Bretagne Presse, August 16th 2012
The former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who was in office in the run up to the UK's financial and economic crises, has claimed that public expenditure in Scotland would have to be cut or taxes would have to be raised to compensate for the savings that "pooling and sharing" resources within Britain creates.
Political opponents will point to the fact that since the financial crisis started during Brown's tenure in office, taxes have gone up and services have been cut already.
Mike Small: The collapse in British identity witnessed over the past 30 years will not be vanquished by some strong sculling at Eton Dorney...
But come September job losses, NHS breakup and divergence and the private capture of the public sphere will continue apace, as started under Labour, as finished under the coalition. No amount of bunting, pyrotechnics, choreography or dressage can change that.
2014 is a referendum on relocating power, relocating the tools of democratic governance, from London to Scotland. 2016 is about the people of Scotland picking up these tools and using them in any damned way we choose. I’ll say it again: 2014 is about DEMOCRACY. 2016 is about POLICY.
Everyone in the Independence movement needs to bust a gut explaining the difference between 2014 and 2016 to the Scottish people. If this means taking to task senior SNP Ministers as well as political pundits or prominent NO campaigners then so be it. Let’s call it essential preparatory work.
To this end it would benefit the Yes campaign if yourself, Alex Salmond, and everyone involved in the Scottish government and the SNP actively challenged any assumption that SNP policies are the pre-ordained realities of an Independent Scotland.
ADVOCATES of the Union ask us to believe in a progressive vision of the UK that no longer exists, writes Joyce McMillan...
"it simply makes no sense to accept lectures from the man who, between 1997 and 2007, allowed London to become the arrogant and unaccountable wild frontier of global finance, with all the consequences that we now suffer"
The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise funding will enable Aberdeen City Council, supported by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, to start the project’s first phase with an order for 10 hydrogen fuel-cell buses – which produce water vapour instead of carbon monoxide and other harmful emissions.
They will be operated on First and Stagecoach bus routes in the city by early 2014 and refuelled at Scotland’s first large hydrogen refuelling station, which will also be able to refuel hydrogen-powered passenger cars, as they become available.
The question really isn’t if, it’s simply when, as the recent London Olympics so forcibly showed us. Instead of a “feel-good bounce” polling demonstrated some 8% of Scots as registering more antipathy towards the Union.
"This week, the Labour MP, Ian Davidson, accused one of the corporation’s most experienced and talented journalists of political bias against the union, and levelled the same accusation at the makers of the programme Newsnight Scotland. He did so without producing any evidence to back his claims." NUJ Scottish Organiser Paul Holleran
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