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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
 Joined January 2020    www.believeinscotland.org
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  The UK Government Is Undermining Scotland’s Devolution We Want To Build A Better Scotland  Since the Brexit vote, Westminster has been attacking Scottish devolution. Devolution is incompatible with Brexit and so the UK Government is dismantling the Scottish Parliament’s powers. Five key ways the UK Government is undermining devolution Scotland was ripped out of the EU...
  Scotland’s Unionist media used this week’s Higher results as an opportunity to attack Scotland’s education system.  They largely ignored or did not report that Scotland’s other widening access strategies mean that the percentage of students from the most deprived areas who attend university in Scotland is a whopping 50% higher than England’s.  These numbers […]The...
The UK legislature is made up of the House of Commons and the House of Lords but just how democratic is it? Q In which country can the leader be elected by a cadre of party members, without a chance for the population to vote? A The UK Q Which governing body is packed with party […]The post Can the UK still claim to be a democracy? appeared first on Believe In Scotland.
  Show the world you Believe in Scotland by adding one our frames to your profile picture. 1. Simply click the version of the logo you prefer below and follow the instructions on Twibbonize by uploading your profile picture. 2. Twibbonize will then let you download your profile picture complete with the Believe in Scotland […]The post Profile picture frames appeared first on Believe In...
  “I have negotiated dozens of trade deals”, candidate for PM Liz Truss said in a debate on BBC TV this week.  Since Brexit, the UK has rolled over existing EU deals covering 63 countries. It is not true to say that Truss negotiated these – they were already in place,  negotiated by the EU, […]The post Media Watch – Scotland’s mainstream media ignores the downside...
As Scotland reboots its independence campaign, the European situation has changed in major respects since 2014. Here are some of the factors that underlie the Yes movement’s renewed confidence over EU membership.  #1 If Scotland had voted ‘Yes; in 2014, we would still be in the EU today Rewind to 2014. The Spanish Foreign Minister […]The post Five Reasons Scotland can be confident...
  As the candidates for the next Prime Minister continue to voice more and more extreme right-wing priorities thats are out of step with the vast majority of Scottish voters, speculation rises that there could be a general election within the next few months. But if that were to happen, almost one in ten voters […]The post The UK Gov’s Crime Against Democracy – suppressing...
  Since the Brexit vote, Westminster has been determined to take back control – of Scotland. It wants to go back to an old version of the power relationship that predates the era of both countries joining the EU. It is tearing up the agreed legal framework that was established on the basis of the […]The post Ten ways the UK Government is undermining Scotland’s devolution...
  If you believe in Scotland, then pledge your support for our grassroots-led campaign for Scottish independence and we will send you key messages, exclusive content and campaign information. You can read the pledge in full here. Every pledger will also receive a FREE PDF copy of the mini version of our book Scotland the […]The post Pledge your support – Believe in Scotland...
  Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament today that there will be a second independence referendum to be held on Thursday, October 19th, 2023.  Nicola Sturgeon said the referendum has already been referred to the Supreme Court, by the Lord Advocate. She hopes it will be allowed, without a section 30 order from […]The post “Scottish democracy...
  History may record that Britain finally died the day the UK Government decided to rip the European Convention on Human Rights from the heart of Scotland’s devolution settlement. The leader of the group which drew up the Convention, in 1950, was a Scottish lawyer, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe. As a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, […]The post The day that Britain died – rights...
​​​​​​ As evidence mounts that Brexit is playing a major part in the UK’s cost of living crisis, the national broadcaster appears to be avoiding reporting honestly on the subject. Why is this? One reason is that as Scotland moves towards an independence referendum, the issue of Brexit is particularly sensitive. Scotland voted against Brexit […]The post Why doesn’t BBC...
  The UK Government’s draft law to illegally set aside part of the Northern Ireland protocol threatens to cause reputational and economic damage to Scotland as well as to the rest of the UK. It also creates a moral argument for independence – should Scotland allow itself to be represented in foreign affairs by lawbreakers? […]The post The moral case for independence –...
  The SNP/ Green Alliance that forms the Scottish government has a cast-iron mandate to hold a new independence referendum before the end of 2023. To facilitate that they needed to fire the starting gun on the political campaign before the Holyrood recess at the end of June and fire it they did.   Today […]The post Ten key takeaways from Nicola Sturgeon’s Indyref2...
  Campaigners for the union try to make people fear that independence somehow risks damaging Scotland’s prosperity. Indeed, indeed it seems to be their only tactic. All the evidence suggests that Scotland has what it takes to thrive as an independent nation and indeed it will be the most advanced and wealthiest nation ever to […]The post Ten reasons Scotland can’t afford to...
English students face extortionate interest rates of 12% on their loans Students in Scotland do not pay fees to attend university. They can borrow money for living expenses if they live away from home, but are charged much lower interest rates for repayment. Most Scottish students currently pay 1.5% interest on their loans. English-based students […]The post Remaining in the UK is a threat...
The New Statesman is as Unionist as any publication in Britain despite its left-wing image. That stance is evident in articles about both Scotland and Northern Ireland. A recent issue saw the nightmarish prospect of nuclear attack by Russia in terms of the UK”s constitutional question. It argued that Scots would not wish to become […]The post Old chestnuts from the New Statesman appeared...
  There is no dedicated TV show to focus on Scotland’s detailed election results they come out today. Scotland’s council voting is on the Single Transferable Vote which is more complicated to count. That is one reason why the decision was taken to do it in day-time rather than through the night.  Watching votes being […]The post Scottish election results treated as an afterthought...
  The House of Lords contains more peers that are bankrolled by Russian oligarchs than it does supporters of Scottish independence. It is an out-dated antidemocratic institution packed with cronies of the UK”s ruling elite. Some peers – led by Scottish Labour’s Baron Foulkes – are now putting forward a new law which would make it illegal […]The post Labour...
  Between 1990 and 2005, about 50% of people in Quebec said they wanted independence from Canada. But since then, that has fallen to a third.  During the rise of the Quebec independence movement, there were two referendums. The first was in 1980 and succession was rejected by a 59.56 percent to 40.44 percent margin. […]The post Why Quebec’s independence dream went wrong...
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