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Pensioners4Indy is a group of Pension age Scots, actively campaigning to help other pensioners to be informed about the benefits of Scottish Independence
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Allan Armstrong is a founding member of RIC, the Radical Independence Campaign. RIC were very active in the 2014 campaign. Membership fell away after that as people became involved in other issues. But the core group remained and is now attracting more members, old and new. Allan joined our Greater Glasgow Group online meeting to […]The post Another Scotland Is Possible appeared first on...
Despite the rain the Greater Glasgow Group of Pensioners for Indy managed to make our presence felt at yesterday’s gi-normous COP 26 demonstration.  Mary McCabe writes: All the pro-indy groups, led by All Under One Banner, were allocated a gathering point up the hill in Kelvingrove Park out of sight of the main march in […]The post COP26 March: A Day for the History Books...
From Marlene Halliday, of our Glasgow Group: Is the climate emergency more important than Scotland becoming independence? Yes. The planet is in no danger but we are. Humanity needs to support the planet, or we’ll find that our planet is no longer supporting us. The climate emergency has always been one of my main reasons […]The post Focussing on Climate Emergency appeared first on...
It was stormy in Argyle Street this week, but was that going to stop Glasgow Pensioners4Indy? Nah! Need an anchor? Use a street bench! And hang on to the poles.. Here’s a report from the campaigning frontline by Mary McCabe: Six of us turned up for today’s Tuesday stall  in drizzly rain and a force […]The post A Stormy Glasgow Day appeared first on Pensioners for...
Our Greater Glasgow Group invited Mike Russell, former MSP and Cabinet Secretary, to their October online meeting. Having retired from Holyrood in May this year, Mike is focussing on his job of SNP President and his recent appointment as political director of the SNP Independence Unit. He began with some reflections on the murder of […]The post Mike Russell: Path to Independence appeared...
Michael Russell was Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe & External Affairs and the Scottish Government's frontline man during the Brexit negotiations. He is now SNP President and political director at the SNP's independence unit and he'll be talking about what he is doing now within the SNP to further that aim.
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Michael Russell
The Climate Emergency is upon us… Glasgow is set to be the focus of world attention in just three weeks when the UN COP26 Climate Meeting begins. This year we have seen severely damaging floods in Germany. In California and Canadian forests have been ablaze. Droughts are more frequent and lasting longer. It is chilling […]The post COP26 Begins in Just Three Weeks appeared first on...
This month, Glasgow Pensioners for Indy group invited Roger Mullin to their online meeting. Roger Mullin is a long-standing campaigner for Scottish independence. He was MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath the seat formerly held by one Gordon Brown. Between 2015-2017 Roger was the Westminster Treasury Spokesman for SNP. He was also the first UK Parliamentarian to enter […]The post...
A couple of months back we let you see some photos of the Glasgow Group’s Indy Trailer under construction. When it was completed we took it out for a trial run: And now the first of our banners are in place and we’re ready to take it on the campaign trail. Our thanks go to […]The post Indy Trailer: We’re On The Road! appeared first on Pensioners for Independence.
Now that Covid restrictions have been eased, Pensioners for Indy have been getting out and about again and were there in force for the Believe in Scotland Sept 18th Day of Action last Saturday. Here’s what been going on…. Edinburgh & Lothians group The stall was set out on Saturday and had a visit from […]The post Day of Action & Local Groups’ Round-Up appeared...
The NYN Newsletter came out this week and features a snippet about our Greater Glasgow stall team. And lots of other items: Scottish Diaspora …. registering your local group …. Yessers Out and About…Scottish Independence Foundation. Or download the whole thing. Click here.The post National Yes Network Newsletter appeared first on Pensioners for Independence.
A couple of months back we sent out a news flash to our mailing list with details of the offer from Scottish Independence Foundation (SIF) to fund converting a trailer into an Indy Trailer. Since then Alan Logue, of Greater Glasgow Pensioners for Indy, successfully applied to SIF and he’s now in the process of […]The post Glasgow P4Indy Indy Trailer appeared first on Pensioners for...
Our Speaker Last month, our Greater Glasgow group asked Dr Paul Gillespie to join them. He talked about Scotland and Ireland, comparing and contrasting our two nations : constitutionally, economically, politically and historically. That’s a pretty extensive remit for an hour or so’s meeting but they made a good start! Paul Gillespie is a former […]The post Scotland &...
Last month Yes Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and the Villages brought together a panel of experts to talk about pensions in an independent Scotland. This is an important topic given that so many pension-age Scots are not yet convinced about independence. IndyLive Radio recorded the event and we’re taking advantage of their on-demand platform to bring you […]The post Pensions in an Independent...
From Jean of our Edinburgh and Lothian Group: We were very happy to get back out on the streets in Edinburgh after so long away. We had a fine day near the farmer’s market beneath the Castle. We attached our banners and posters to the railings and stood socially distanced, showing our flag to many […]The post Back Out On the Streets Campaigning appeared first on Pensioners for...
Robert (Andy) Anderson has spent some of his time during lockdown creating videos on various aspects of Scotland’s journey to reclaim Independence. In the latest one he looks at what national debt we might have the day after independence. If you missed his earlier videos, they’re included in this gallery. Just click on any of […]The post Videos for Independence… appeared...
Dr Paul Gillespie, of University College Dublin will be talking about The Union, Unity, Brexit, Ireland, Scotland and Independence. Followed by Q&As. Open to all.
Register at info@pensionersforindependence.scot
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Dr Paul Gillespie
George Gunn has been writer-in-residence for the Orkney Islands Council and the Scottish Poetry Library in Ullapool. He is well known as a playwright, with over 50 productions for stage and radio. From 1992 to 2010 he was Artistic Director of Grey Coast Theatre Company, which he co-founded. He has produced several series for BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4. Here he speaks to Edinburgh & Lothians...
Scottish Parliamentary elections involve two votes, cast at the same time on the same day, one for a constituency MSP, using first past the post, and one for a Party List MSP, calculated using a modified D'Hondt system. Tony Grahame takes Glasgow P4Indy members through the arithmetic of how the D'Hondt calculations are done. And asks what the political strategy is likely to produce the highest...
Dr Kirsty Hughes is Director and founder of the Scottish Centre on European Relations. A researcher, writer and commentator on European politics and policy, she has worked at a number of leading European think tanks. Here she talks to the Edinburgh & Lothians Pensioners for Independence Group about how the UK Brexit Deal is impacting on Scotland.
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