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A new initiative that aims to answer the questions people have about Scottish independence in a fair and easy to understand format
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  In some of our previous articles and on our recent Believe in Scotland campaign billboards we have highlighted some of the inadequacies that exist within the UK’s social support system. In particular, one of our billboards drew attention to the fact that the UK offers the worst state pension in the developed world. In […]The post How small independent countries create a better,...
  FOOTBALL A Scottish student became the first black football player to play at an international level 140 years ago. Andrew Watson played three matches for Scotland between 1881 and 1882. He was the son of a rich Scottish sugar planter, Peter Miller Watson, and studied natural philosophy,  mathematics and engineering at the University of […]The post From football to renewables: five...
  The SNP’s Social Justice and Fairness Commission recently published a report that sets out a road map to a fairer Scotland. At Business for Scotland, we have for several years supported many of the policies that have been proposed in this report. Indeed, we are particularly happy to see that some of the concepts […]The post How smarter taxation could help build a fairer Scotland...
  A think tank pushing for a campaign to ”revive faith” in Britain to undermine support for Scottish independence has supported the myth that Scotland benefits from ”redistributed” London taxes. As you might be able to tell, the report by the Council on Geostrategy has a strange take on the tactics it believes are needed […]The post Pro-UK think tank supports...
  Independence opponents’ attempts to portray Scotland as too poor to stand on its own feet have been demolished by a new report showing the country bucked the UK downward trend and attracted more foreign direct investment last year. The 2020 investments were made while renewed arguments in favour of independence were gaining increasing support. […]The post Investment surge...
  Since the Brexit transition period came to an end, we have outlined some of the various adverse implications and negative effects on trade, business and research, for example. However, another benefit of EU membership that came to an end for the UK in December 2020 was the country’s access to the EU Structural Funds. […]The post How Brexit robbed Scotland of crucial funding...
  Time and time again people who have read Scotland the Brief say, “Let’s give a copy of Scotland the Brief to every household in Scotland”. It’s a great idea and the fact that it would cost more than a million pounds is not a deal-breaker – just an obstacle to overcome. So what if […]The post Let’s give a copy of Scotland the Brief to every household in Scotland?...
  Since its inception in 2011, Business for Scotland (BfS) has called for a fairer, greener, more entrepreneur/small business focused approach to independence.  BfS have championed the cause of wellbeing economics since before it was a widely used term. Believe in Scotland was always going to make the case for independence based on Wellbeing economics, […]The post Wellbeing Economics...
  Scotland’s massive potential to become a leading player in offshore energy has been underlined by two major reports this morning. But just as the new developments highlight the benefits they could bring to Scotland they also bring home the need to ensure the predicted boom is used to improve the lives of people who […]The post As offshore energy set to boom beware North Sea rip-off...
  A sixty percentage Yes vote is achievable – with the right economic approach. However, coronavirus changed everything; every rule of conservative economics has been shattered and the world is waking up to the need to truly build back better, to intertwine resilience, health, wellbeing and environmental sustainability into our socio-political approach. The old mantras […]The...
  It seems theTories are not entirely convinced by their own argument that the Scottish parliament has no legal authority to call indyref2 without Westminster agreement.  Adam Tomkins, a former Conservative MP and the John Millar Chair of Public Law at Glasgow University, has admitted that the courts could accept the Scottish parliament’s right to […]The post Former Tory MSP: SNP...
  We have previously examined the many COVID-19 related disasters and the Westminster mismanagement that has been thrown into sharp focus by the pandemic. From mass PPE shortages to a multi-billion-pound app that failed, it is clear that an independent Scotland could have managed this crisis more effectively than has been possible as part of […]The post How Scotland beat the UK to...
  Voters in England back Scotland’s right to a second independence referendum, a new poll has found. Savanta ComRes polling for news and comment site Left Foot Forward shows that 38% of voters in England believe First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has the right to launch another referendum, compared to 34% who do not. The poll was […]The post Poll reveals widespread UK support for...
  If anyone tells you they don’t think the Scottish elections delivers a mandate for Indyref2 then simply get them to read this article.    The post 11 reasons Holyrood 21 delivered an unstoppable mandate for indyref2 appeared first on Believe In Scotland.
  This morning we woke up in a country where newly elected members of its parliament took their oath or affirmation in at least eight different languages from all over the world.They included Gaelic, Scots, Doric, Orcadian, German, Urdu, sign language and even Zimbabwean Shona. This morning we woke up in a country where its […]The post It’s morning again in Scotland appeared...
  Business backers of Scottish independence have contributed £50,000 in matching donations to an indyref2 fundraiser run by Believe in Scotland. Believe in Scotland is the largest and most active independence campaigning organisation and incorporates the business and economic wellbeing campaign group Business for Scotland. The organisation was awarded Independence Campaign of the Year...
  Just days after a historic Scottish election delivered an increased pro-independence majority and unequivocal democratic support for indyref 2 the British media has launched on onslaught of attacks arguing that the direct opposite happened. Here’s a quick summary of just some of the most recent headlines: 1: The Independent’s Sean O’Grady insists independence is […]The post...
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