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Preparing the case for Scotland to progress towards independence. Managing Director - Angus Robertson
 Joined February 2019    www.progressscotland.org
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Professor Matt Qvortrup is a world expert on how countries achieve independence. He says Scotland would easily become a successful independent nation. He says international law would permit a post-independence Scotland to avoid all legacy responsibilities for UK debt – though the trade-off for that could be the loss of pensions.
I voted No in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Why? At the time I was living and working in Portugal and I was promised by the Better Together campaign that the only way I can continue to enjoy Freedom of Movement via EU membership was to vote No.
My wife and I moved up to Scotland from England in 2007 and I had voted Labour all my life. In the 2014 independence referendum I voted No and I have to admit that I didn't pay too much attention to politics at that time and depended much on the headlines for my information.
In 2014, shortly before voting No in the Scottish independence referendum, I read Gordon Brown's book 'My Scotland, Our Britain' with admiration.It was a book that articulated brilliantly what it was that I, as an Anglo-Scot who had lived most of my life in England before moving to Scotland, so treasured about the Union.
Savanta ComRes interviewed 1,894 English adults aged 18+ online between 21st and 23rd May 2021 asking adults in England their opinion ranging from the currency an independent Scotland should continue to use, to whether people in England should be able to vote in a Scottish independence referendum.
According to the Office of National Statistics, England and Scotland reported equal increase in real GDP economic activity by gross domestic product between 1998 to 2019
Considering Scotland has all the necessary machinery in place to become an independent state, we see no obvious reasons why Scotland would not succeed economically if it were to do so, especially if achieved within the bounds of the law.
I am English and I voted No in 2014 because I believed in the Union and because I did not want to be ripped out of the EU. I did not believe the Better Together rhetoric about pensions and economy because that was obviously scare tactics.
My views on independence haven't changed, I can only say that the case for independence is strengthened by the way that Scotland's promise of voting 'no' to retain EU membership has been conveniently forgotten.
In 2014 I was a Labour councillor working with colleagues from other unionist parties on our plans for the Better Together campaign. In our little bubble we were confident and assured in our view that the UK was OK and the only way to ensure the future prosperity for people living in our area.
I got involved in Scottish Politics in 2014 with the independence campaign and the European Elections that followed shortly after. During the independence campaign I had ran social media for a pro-Yes group. But later in 2016 - I voted Leave.
I am Slovakian by origin, and I have made Scotland my home since April 2006, working as Electrical Technician for Scottish Water. I had chosen to vote No because I wanted Scotland to remain in EU and watching International news there had not been the support in recognition of Scotland as independent country that time.
Nearly three quarters of people who have an opinion believe that Scotland’s parliament and government should decide on the country’s relationship with the European Union and 75% say they would vote for independence if they were convinced that it would be good for the Scottish economy.
Markedly different public attitudes towards the Scottish and UK Governments, on coronavirus handling by both administrations and between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon are the latest to be released from a super-sized poll conducted by Survation for Progress Scotland.
Devastating findings on UK Government’s Internal Market Bill and the impact of Brexit on Scottish public opinion are the latest to be released from a super-seized poll conducted by Survation for Progress Scotland.
Nearly three quarters of people who have an opinion believe that Scotland’s parliament and government should decide on the country’s relationship with the European Union and 75% say they would vote for independence if they were convinced that it would be good for the Scottish economy.
Markedly different public attitudes towards the Scottish and UK Governments, on coronavirus handling by both administrations and between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon are the latest to be released from a super-sized poll conducted by Survation for Progress Scotland.
Devastating findings on UK Government’s Internal Market Bill and the impact of Brexit on Scottish public opinion are the latest to be released from a super-seized poll conducted by Survation for Progress Scotland.
A new super-sized opinion poll conducted by Survation on behalf of Progress Scotland has found that 64% of respondents with a view believe Scotland would vote YES if a referendum were held now.
I grew up in a scheme in the East End of Glasgow, if you voted anything other than Labour, you were a bit of "a weirdo". I always believed the Labour party done its best for the working class.
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