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Jim Graham @Catflapcat1234
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Some new data from the long-running Scottish Social Attitudes Survey was released tonight, and it makes for fascinating reading. The headline stat is that for only the second year in the 18 years the study has been running, independence is the most popular option for the governance of Scotland: This doesn’t, however, mean that it’s […]
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By Russell Bruce Now is the time, in the lead-up to indyref2, for a new phase in our development. Please support our fundraiser with whatever you can manage. Newsnet is the oldest independence supporting news site. Since it first launched in March 2010 there has been a growing number of independence-supporting websites. They are our companions, […]The post The Newsnet story and getting...
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The Twitter account of Kenny "Devo or Death" Farquharson is generally of most use if for some reason you enjoy being trolled on a slow-burn setting, but in fairness he came up with something genuinely intriguing and surprising today.  It appears that the Scotland Office has been quietly renamed as "the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland", and its Edinburgh base is not even using...
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A major new international marketing initiative has been launched,  hailed as the “biggest invitation ever to come work, live, study, invest, visit and do business with Scotland”. For the first time, the Scottish Government, Visit Scotland, the Scottish Development International (SDI) and Universities Scotland have all agreed to pool their budgets for international marketing, launching...
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I agree that the movement needs to re-focus itself from petty political point scoring and nipping at anonymous accounts on Twitter, however I disagree with a point it makes about how progressive policies will win people over. 

Have we learned NOTHING from 2014? "It's all about the +theSNP" was a big factor in persuading people to switch-off from the debate if they voted Tory/Labour. The White Paper was an SNP manifesto for an independent Scotland.

We can NOT go down that road again. If we want to remove the tribal element from #scotref we need to remove policies. Don't align independence with one set of ideals because you switch off a lot of other voters. Don't shout how left-wing and progressive Scotland could be with independence. Not everyone politically leans that way.

I'll repeat this and repeat this until people understand - the way to win independence is to explain the very definition of what independence is. It's not left wing or right wing. It's not socialist or capitalist. It simply gives us a CHOICE of what country we want to be. Absolutely nothing more.
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To not even mention that this was a key promise of the 2014 independence referendum is shocking. If it was promised for any other reason it would have got at least a footnote.
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🎥 We had a great time today. Here's what happened on the opening day of #SNP17.
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A welcome to all delegates and visitors from Glasgow’s first citizen.
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This is what progress means 👇 #SNP17
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The 159th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features a talk given at the Edinburgh SNP Club last night by Colin Fox of the SSP.



Colin always speaks well and this time was no different. As well as being his...
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Thank you to everyone who made our Equalities Day such a fantastic success!
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+ScotTories This is most likely a necessary move by the SNP to try to counter the bloated and getting bigger anti-independence propaganda machine that you call The Scotland Office. #Hypocrites 
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It is likely, therefore, that the UK Government will retain the key powers indefinitely and devolve only cautiously. It seems unlikely that the UK Government will transfer them all back or that the Welsh proposal for joint policymaking will be adopted.The post More devo or less devo? appeared first on Sceptical Scot.
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Scottish economy grew 0.8% during first quarter of 2017 Despite fears of Scotland slipping into another recession, due to the fall in economic output from the last quarter of 2016, figures released today show growth of 0.8%. During the first quarter of 2017 output in the services industry in Scotland grew by 0.3%, production grew […]The post Scottish Business Buzz (05.07.17) appeared first...
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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, Tory Government , Brexit, Queens Tory Speech, Kezia Dugdale , Willie Rennie,  Ruth Davidson and Murdo Fraser it turns out the end is nigh. There is a chance, a slim chance as it turns out, that the Planet Earth could, and will, get hit by an […]
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+DerekBateman Sorry Derek, but your friend is not very bright. He's clearly moved  from a position of 'unthinking yes' to one of 'brainwashed no'. Some rational thinking should have got in the way of that. Good luck with that.
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Meanwhile, in an alternate reality, all Scottish leaders in Holyrood make a passionate demand we stay in EU #scotref #Section30
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