A mountain to climb

Unsurprisingly, Scotland's media ─ mainstream, alternative and social ─ is awash with speculation about who will be Nicola Sturgeon's successor as SNP leader, First Minister and de facto head on the independence movement now that she has chosen to step down. Much of this speculation is poorly informed, based on no more than a potential … Continue reading A mountain to climb

Any fears over the State Pension are unfounded!

Any fears over the State Pension are unfounded! State pensions ... instead of saying we paid in - so the UK should pay out, we need a different perspective - follow the money! Simple maths drawn from GERS show the truth. Do you think that your State Pension is dependent on the UK Government? It … Continue reading Any fears over the State Pension are unfounded!

Those Opinion Polls: A Reality Check

Some excellent work here by Stephen Duncan, confirming what some of us had already figured out for ourselves.


This is a guest post from Stephen Duncan. I don’t usually publish polls discussion on this site as James Kelly of Scot goes Pop usually has this covered but Stephen has put a lot of work into this and is clearly less excited than most pro Indy Commentators. Here he explains why.

Those Opinion Polls: A Reality Check

People seem to be working themselves into a lather of excitement over the recent spate of opinion polls on Scottish Independence, if the comments by regular columnists in, and myriad readers on, various articles in The National are anything to go by (see, for example,Scottish independence support at 56%, Ipsos Mori poll finds | The National). Whilst there have now been 4 consecutive polls showing a lead for YES, and 3 of them since the UK Supreme Court ruling on 23rdNovember that the Scottish Parliament did not have…

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This article was originally published on Craig Murray's own blog site. I reproduce it here because I believe it to be an important document which should be as widely distributed as possible. And as an act of solidarity with two people I know to be outstanding champions of Scotland's cause. A cause which I am firmly persuaded is being chronically impeded and undermined by elements of the current administration in Edinburgh.

The leadership problem

The Yes movement craves leadership from an individual who takes as their starting point the right of Scotland's people to determine the nation's constitutional status and choose the form of government which best serves their needs, priorities and hopes. The independence movement cannot be led by someone who sees these things, not as our absolute entitlement but as a glittering prize for which we must strive.