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Bill Munsie @BillM
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YESTERDAY was the 10th anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse. I’ve just sat through another documentary that spins your head and heart around, making you wonder who (and what) was to blame for the singer’s terrible, sorrowful demise.
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A MYSTERY pilot flew above islands on Scotland’s west coast to create an image of a Saltire on flight tracking services.
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Bella’s European Feature Writer Ben Wray looks at Barcelona, Paris, London and Berlin to find out how different European cities are responding in the wake of the pandemic crisis.  For a moment, everything about the city changed. At the peak of pandemic lockdown, the car no longer dominated the roads. Large swathes of commercial property […]
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The launch of the People United, a cross-border campaign for Scottish independence, will hopefully inject some positivity into a melancholic movement. It aims to start an international debate about self-determination, not just for Scotland, but for the rest of the UK, Catalonia, the Basque Country and beyond.The post Source Direct: Independence – Uniting the Peoples appeared first on...
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Molly Pollock comments on our Nordic connections and the extraordinary experience of Iceland, one of Europe’s poorest nations when it voted for independence from Denmark in 1944 and is now one of Europe’s richest nations because the Icelanders believed in their country and themselves. Scotland is the richest part of the UK after London and […]The post Democracy, food, the...
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The inspirational peaceful protest of Kenmure Street shows not just a model for resisting the racist British Home Office, but a template for self-determination. For a Scotland stuck in perpetual limbo between the democracy it aspires to be and the Scotland stuck in the British State run by Priti Patel and Boris Johnson, the massive […]
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'Pollokshields showed how the people of Scotland will eventually take their own Independence. The “illegal” way in British law. The Gandhi way. The Mandela way. The people’s way. You cannot impose UK law on the people of Scotland.'

Kenmure Street stood outside UK law yesterday, as Westminster legislation on immigration, opposed by the people of Scotland, could not physically be enforced by...

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Ruth Strachan, who strikes me as a pretty thorough journalist, has written a review of the economics of Scottish independence in the Investment Monitor, available Read the full article...
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THE Scottish Greens have launched plans that would see at least two national parks created in the next five years.
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SCOTLAND’S political parties have been urged to send a “very strong message” to businesses by including plans for a four-day working week in their election manifestos.
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Readers should begin by dismissing the grand title as a thesis on neo-colonialism, for this is concerned with community cohesion. I am about to relate the tale of how, by accident, I changed a forgotten backwater lane in the centre … Continue reading →
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THE Holyrood committee set up to investigate the Scottish Government's handling of the Alex Salmond case have "destroyed the credibility of their own report" by leaking it to the press, according to Patrick Harvie.
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So now that the fog has cleared a bit, let's recap on what we know about the stunt that Scotland on Sunday and its self-styled "award-winning reporter" Conor Matchett attempted to pull last night. The datasets from Savanta ComRes polls on independence typically present various different versions of the Yes/No figures, and one of those versions does not use turnout weighting - in other words,...
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There is no budget that does not unravel. Rishi Sunak’s has It’s apparent there us much wrong with it, but the significant was the issue Read the full article...
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The death rate in England was twice as high as in Scotland, only three weeks ago. The lockdown there is working. and lessons have not been learned again: This time we really have to close the land border.
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Scotland must be a fully functioning independent nation in two to three years. We need to start now to understand and plan for the physical infrastructure of governance a modern state needs. Just one of the vast gaps at present is the ability for an independent state to interact with other states; that is, after […]The post Scotland’s External and European Ministry appeared first on...
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The Guardian has a heavily pro-MMT editorial this morning, albeit offering a pragmatic mix of Randy Wray and QE in a way I entirely approve Read the full article...
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"Not only has the leadership of the independence movement not developed an economic prospectus, it hasn’t developed a social prospectus for people who won’t be fooled any longer. For a movement which was an anti-austerity insurgency, fuelled by anger over decades of de-industrialisation and yawning inequality, this is a heinous mutation."The post David Jamieson: The independence movement...
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Twenty-five third sector organisations have written a joint letter to Kate Forbes calling for affordable housing to be a priority in the budget
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