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The objective of the ISP is building a pro-independence majority in Holyrood
 Joined June 2020    isp.scot
224 Posts   26 Followers
19/11/22 – 25/11/22 Death of the Act of Union: Unsurprisingly, the Supreme Court decided that Scotland does not have permission to hold an independence vote without Westminster’s agreement.  Nothing shouts ‘prisoner’ more clearly than that.  Scots Law is meant to be guaranteed by the Act of Union 1707, and Scots Law’s foundation on the sovereignty… Read More »November...
Elimination of Violence Against Women                          November 2022           The idea of a yearly commemoration of the victims of violence against women began after the murder on November 25th, 1960 of three sisters,...
COP27 Egypt             Over the first weekend of November, four Extinction Rebellion protesters locked onto an oil barrel outside JP Morgan’s Glasgow office to highlight what they see as the failures of COP26.  Meanwhile in Egypt, fresh turf was laid and petunias planted along the empty 4-lane highways approaching Sharm El-Sheikh,...
12/11/22 – 18/11/22 Women Won’t Wheesht! A woman wearing a purple scarf was told to remove it or leave Committee Room 6 today (15th November).  She was there supporting women’s rights in the ongoing gender reform bill.  Apparently these colours are ‘political’.  The Code of Conduct for visitors bans banners, flags or political slogans including… Read More »November...
Letter published in the National 16/11/2022:           I can’t help but feel that correspondent Beth Douglas has somewhat got the priorities wrong in saying that without a gender recognition certificate (GRC) a trans person will be ‘buried or cremated under the wrong gender’.  Really?  I think for most of us if… Read More »Gender...
05/11/2022 – 11/11/2022 Burning (copies of) the Treaty of Union has upset SNP MP Pete Wishart to such an extent that he labelled it undemocratic, sinister and irresponsible.  He seems to think it will affect perceptions of the Yes movement.  Others suggested more copies of the treaty should have been made and burned. Poppies SNP… Read More »November 5th – November 11th,...
Scotland’s Health Matters                          October 2022 Is NHS Scotland being privatised by stealth? The Scottish government had allocated £18 million to pay private hospitals to treat NHS patients privately to clear backlogs even prior to covid.  This despite claiming that they had ceased privatisation… Read More »Why is Scottish Life Expectancy...
29/10/22 -4/11/22                                                       Week 44 Scottish Budget Cuts John Swinney has confirmed £615 million of funding cuts in his most recent spending review, undertaken following the Westminster change of Prime… Read More »29th October – 4th November, 2022 Week 44
Women’s Issues                                                   October 2022 Gender Reform             The committee examining the government’s proposals concluded that they are in favour of it, although the...
SNP Rebellion over Gender Reform The SNP government faced an unexpected rebellion at Holyrood yesterday over their gender reform plans. Seven SNP MSPs, including Ash Regan, Minister for Community Safety, voted against the proposal, with two SNP abstentions.  Ash Regan had resigned as a minister hours before the vote, which was passed to the next… Read More »October 22nd –...
Justice + Legal                    October 2022 Inside Out is a project funded by the National Lottery and run by Barnardo’s and Youth justice Voices, with the aim of giving prisoners a voice.  At Polmont Young Offenders Institute (YOI) some inmates are drawing up an ‘Induction Pack’ for… Read More »Justice/Legal October...
IndyRef2 – The Economic Case             This widely anticipated document appeared on Monday to much dismay and not a few questions.  The First Minister committed Scotland to using the British pound indefinitely, only later replacing it with a Scottish pound and re-joining the EU. The Scottish Central Bank will operate from Day One...
IndyRef2 – The Economic Case             This widely anticipated document appeared on Monday to much dismay and not a few questions.  The First Minister committed Scotland to using the British pound indefinitely, only later replacing it with a Scottish pound and re-joining the EU. The Scottish Central Bank will operate from Day One of independence,… Read More...
A great deal has been said about the SNP’s frankly underwhelming launch of its economic plan on Monday. More qualified commentators than us have gone through it line by line re its economics and we don’t intend to repeat that here; you can see those analyses on Robin McAlpine’s page or on Richard Murphy on… Read More »The Past is a Foreign Country – They Do Things...
Scotland’s National Cerebral Palsy Football Team recently travelled to Sardinia for the World Championships.   After beating Italy 6-0, South Korea 7-0 and Chile 7-2, they beat Japan 5-1 in the semi-final, narrowly losing the final to Colombia 3-2. Not bad considering that six years ago they lost all their funding and were disbanded.  Manager Greig… Read More »October 8th...
I could talk to you today about the state of the nation. I’m not going to. You don’t need me to tell you that we are now effectively living in a failed state, a rogue state and I think Liz Truss has had quite enough column inches over the past few weeks. I want to… Read More »Hope over Fear – Speech from Saturday
01/10/22- 07/10/22 McVities has closed Iconic biscuit producer McVities has ceased Scottish production, with Turkish owners Pladis shutting it to stop ‘over-capacity’ and ‘protect long-term sustainability’.  Scottish production is going to English plants, Hobnobs and Digestives going to Manchester and others going to Wigston, Leicestershire, and some to Carlisle, which is reportedly...
Stalking, the Sexual Revolution and are Women better drivers? Stalking law not fit for purpose Female stalking victims are demanding action from the Scottish government for longer jail terms and better monitoring of offenders.  One woman whose life was turned upside down is dismayed that he is being released soon is demanding he be permanently… Read More »Are women better drivers?
Trickle Down Economics Much is being made of the diverging tax regime between Scotland and England, particularly after the Tory Chancellor’s emergency budget which will put more money in the hands of the richest south of the border.  At present in Scotland the initial 19% tax rate applies to earnings between the tax-free personal allowance… Read More »September 24th –...
Eco/ Rural News                              September 2022 Rural Crime Wave             Scotland appears to be in the grip of a crime wave targeting equipment in remote farms, with reports of a 52% rise in rural crime in the last year, resulting in...
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