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Our aim is to inform discussion about pensioners' issues during the independence debate. We are not aligned to any political party.
 Joined May 2018
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Our dedicated team of indy activists were speaking to people in Dumfries town centre on 26 August about how they felt about climate change.  They were asking folk to put a dot on the board to indicate whether they thought our climate is safer in the hands of the Westminster government or whether it would be safer in an indy Scotland.  As you can see the answer was overwhelmingly against...
Come to our next meeting and help to plan future indy events round Dumfries.  Meetings in other places are also possible if there is enough interest.  But the next one we're holding will be on 21 September 2023 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in the Aberdour Hotel, 16-20 Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW.  All are very welcome.  Refreshments will be available.
Dgp4indy will be at our market stall in Dumfries town centre on 26 August 2023 from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm.  We'll be focussing on climate change.  Come and have a chat.  All welcome.
"The GERS figures for 2018/19 suggested the deficit in Scotland was £12.6bn, or a huge 7% of GDP, but Robin Thompson concluded that in reality an independent Scotland could inherit a surplus of £2.7bn."  Read on...https://weegingerdug
Come and speak to us on Saturday 4 February in Dumfries Town Centre.
Please pack your torch, battery tealight or phone and join us at the Midsteeple on Tuesday 31st January. The event runs from 5.30 sharp until 6.00 pm. Our good friends for Europe and for Indy will be joining us and we plan to livestream the event to the #timeforscotland team in Edinburgh, where Lesley Riddoch will be holding the Holyrood event.
The Supreme Court will announce its decision on whether Scotland has the power to hold a referendum on independence or not.
On 29 October some stalwart members of Dumfries & Galloway Pensioners For Independence braved the rain to man a stall in Dumfries Town Centre.  We had a Dot Board asking members of the public to answer the question Should Scotland Be Independent?  You can see the result in the attached photo, but it was clear that a large majority thought it should. 97 (74%) chose Yes, 23 (18%)...
You are probably aware that the Scottish Government has referred to the UK Supreme Court, for a legal ruling, the issue of whether or not it would be lawful for the Scottish Government to hold another independence referendum without permission from the UK government. The highly thought of journalist and activist Lesley Riddoch has launched a campaign to hold an event on the day the Supreme...
Almost (but not quite) beyond belief. The arch unionist Murdo Fraser MSP spills the beans on why Westminster is desperate not to lose Scotland. Please share and, if you can bear it, watch and listen to Mr Fraser.
Independence in the modern world. Wealthier, happier, fairer: why not Scotland? This paper sets out a detailed analysis of the UK’s performance across a range of economic and social indicators relative to that of ten European countries. It is the first in the 'Building a new Scotland' series, focusing on independence. Download links to the paper are embedded in the article in the top right...
We all know that electricity prices will rise massively. This will have a disproportionate effect on older people like me, and other  less well off individuals, eg the unemployed and the low waged. But it will also have an effect on the economy due to higher utility costs for businesses. It is estimated that rises in costs of over 100% will not be uncommon.We call on Government to take...
"Since the Conservatives are once again trying to scare Scottish pensioners with the threat that they would lose their state pension if Scotland votes for independence, it’s worth revisiting the pensions question....""What is clear is that under no circumstances will an independent Scotland be expecting “English taxpayers” to foot the bill for Scottish pensions, and that state pensions will...
"Scotland can effectively force the UK to disarm. Scotland, as an independent country, could start a domino effect amongst the nuclear-armed states. Not only could independence mean that nuclear weapons are no longer housed in Scotland, but Scots could also have a major impact on disarmament efforts worldwide."
The short answer is very little or none.  Professor Murphy's answer is slighly longer, but well worth the read.
"A basic income should go to everyone, so everyone should have their say in what it looks like.  We want to spark a wave of Basic Income Conversations right across the country, embedding the idea into public consciousness.  Basic Income Conversations will spread the word about this big idea, taking basic income to thousands of people for the very first time. These Conversations...
"As with Brexit, the Tory strategy is simply to bluff it out as long as possible in the hopes that support for independence eventually declines, and then they can set about ‘reforming’ or ‘enhancing’ devolution in Scotland. Inevitably this would mean undermining devolution and ensuring that the SNP could never threaten Westminster sovereignty again."
Pensioners in the UK receive much less state pension than they would in many other countries around the world, according to the latest figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
“We must think of self-governing Scotland as an independent legal jurisdiction which has internationally recognised legal boundaries. A Customs officer at an immobile Customs Station, in an open-borders 21st Century European community, has very little impact and demonstrates how Unionists miss the point, whilst further; successfully confusing our electorate by claiming “hard borders” are a...
Scotland flag - the saltire Made In Scotland. For Scotland.
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