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The objective of the ISP is building a pro-independence majority in Holyrood
 Joined June 2020    isp.scot
165 Posts   25 Followers
14/05/2022 – 20/05/2022 Ofgem are alarmingly planning to allow the price cap on energy to be raised every three months, rather than every six as at present.  This never seems to bring prices down rather than put them up. At the same time Shell is reported to be making £80 million profit every day.  Harbour… Read More »Week 20 May 14th – May 20th, 2022
Carbon Bombs           A major investigation by the Guardian newspaper has revealed shocking plans by major oil and gas firms to ignore all the promises of COP26 and plough on with raking in huge profits.           In ‘Carbon bombs’ set to trigger a climate catastrophe’ (12 May 2022) the Guardian claims...
                                                                    07/05/2022 – 13/05/2022 Drought Warning             Scotland may be in line for more frequent water...
Healthcare Crisis?          A healthcare crisis is developing, according to Dr Graeme Eunson, a consultant paediatrician based at Borders General Hospital and the outgoing chairman of the BMA’s Scottish consultants’ committee.            He claims a two-tier system is emerging, with double the number of medical...
No to indyref 2 Scottish Labour peer George Foulkes is planning a bill which would allow a Treasury veto on any Holyrood plans to spend money on reserved areas like the constitution, hoping that this will force Scottish government civil servants to stop work on indyref2. This is certainly ironic.  In 1989, he was one… Read More »Week 18 April 30th – May 6th, 2022
None of the Above, All of Us Below   The results of Scotland’s latest election are in and no-one got what they wanted.  Same as last time.  And the time before that.  Scotland’s local elections have yet again been used as a consumer poll on our nation’s continued occupation and exploitation by England’s Conservative establishment… Read More »None of the...
 23/04/2022 – 29/04/2022 The Fringe Soaring accommodation costs are pricing entertainers out of participation, with some prices doubling since 2019. Anthony Alderson of the Pleasance Theatre Trust is calling on the council and landlords to cap prices. The Scottish government introduced the Scottish Private Residential Tenancy agreement in 2019 in a bid to help students,… Read More...
The Compass and the Pit     Most people know what a compass is for and could find north.  Fewer are those who know how to navigate using a compass.  Fewer still can confidently find their way when reference points are obscured. Elections are supposed to return those individuals to public office who we believe… Read More »The Compass and the Pit
16/04/2022 – 22/04/2022 Economic Summit SNP policy chief Toni Giugliano has announced the second Scotland After Independence seminar, this time on the Economy. The online 25th May conference is open only to SNP members, aiming to equip SNP activists to counter UK misinformation. The first seminar featured Scotland’s future in the EU.  A new prospectus on… Read More »Week 16 ...
Scotland’s Land, Energy, Independence and what we get from the Ferry contract (not a ferry): 09/04/2022 – 16/04/2022 IndyRef2 Despite the First Minister claiming it is ‘unsustainable’ for the UK to stand in the way of indyref2, a House of Commons briefing of 71 pages has outlined the grounds for a legal challenge if Boris… Read More »Week 15 9th April – 15th...
A mixed few weeks for women’s rights: Victories The Equality and Human Rights Commission has ruled that toilets, changing rooms and so on can be single sex and exclude trans people. However, the following day, NHS diversity officers decided to band together to just ignore that advice. Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, waded into the… Read More »You win some, you lose some
Week 14 : 2nd -8th April   All Under One Banner (AUOB)          The latest rally for independence in Arbroath at the weekend saw SNP President Mike Russell challenged by AUOB Organiser Bob Fotheringham on how many more mandates the SNP needs to pursue independence.  Russell claimed he will spend every waking hour of his… Read More »Week 14 : 2nd -8thApril
Sail Away   It does not cost £200m to build a ferry but then the government minister who is reported to have said, “I didn’t say, ‘don’t go-ahead’…” has clearly never negotiated a commercial contract before entering politics.  Incidentally, it makes no more sense to tell a stranger that you’ve only got a couple of… Read More »Sail Away
The Declaration of Arbroath is 702 years old. This is one of the main documents asserting Scotland’s rights as a nation. Great. Now, let me ask you another question. Who cares what a bunch of long dead landowners decided seven centuries ago? Offended? Good. Now read that historical document again and imagine it had just… Read More »A New Declaration
26/03/2022 – 01/04/2022 Incinerator plans binned Plans for a new waste incinerator in South Lanarkshire have been abandoned following an outcry from the local population and campaign group Dovesdale Action Group (DAG) working with MSPs Christina McKelvie and Mairi McAllan and local MP Angela Crawley.  Sir David Attenborough supported opposition to the plant.  The Scottish… Read More...
The Independence for Scotland Party held its Spring Conference last weekend in beautiful, sunny Dundee. Delegates met to consider a number of new resolutions, as well as Emergency Resolutions arising from the ongoing war in Ukraine.  Robin McAlpine of Common Weal and Dr Mark McNaughton of the Scottish Sovereignty Research Group presented their ideas on where… Read More »ISP...
12/03/2022 – 18/03/2022 And the winner is ……Turkey A row has broken out over the award of the Islay and Jura ferry contract to Turkey.  Unsurprisingly, no Scottish yard was in the final bidding process which involved Romania, Poland and Turkey.  Scottish government-owned Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow is currently building two ferries, hugely late… Read More »Week 11 ...
05/03/2022 – 11/03/2022 Second Homes           The Welsh government is planning to tax second-home owners at four times the current level, a 300% increase on the current second-home premium. Rules to allow second homes as businesses and pay business rates will only apply to properties available for rent at least 252… Read More »Week 10 5th March...
The invasion of Ukraine was not a surprise if you live in eastern Europe, nor was it a surprise if you’d studied the history of these nations. In the UK especially but perhaps also in other western European nations, we’re used to thinking of Europe’s history beginning and being focused on Paris, Rome, and London… Read More »Fundamentals of Geopolitics
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