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Alan Cumming says Scotland must have a choice

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Alan Cumming: “If you look at Brexit as another example of Westminster dictating a policy Scotland didn’t want, that’s what independence is all about. The people of Scotland should be able to decide what they want to do.”

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The ‘No’ Campaign said Boris Johnson wouldn’t become our Prime Minister

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The ‘No’ campaign said Boris Johnson wouldn’t become our Prime Minister. They said it was a “scare story” from the Yes campaign. It happened.

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‘No’ voters are changing their minds on independence

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Former No voters speak to German TV about changing their minds on Scottish independence: “I couldn’t imagine that this was where we were going to end up.”

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GERS figures explained: How we’re delivering for Scotland

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Today the Scottish Government published Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland – or ‘GERS’ for short – for the year 2018-19.

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SNP warns Tory government not to increase state pension age

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A think tank has warned the UK can no longer afford its current pension plan, and has proposed the state pension age should rise to 75 over the next 16 years.

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2013 Brexit prediction from Nicola Sturgeon

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In 2013, Nicola Sturgeon said: “we could find ourselves in the position where the UK as a whole votes to come out and we vote to stay in, and we get taken out against our will”. That’s exactly what happened.

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Scottish independence ‘polar opposite of Brexit UK’

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James O’Brien: “This emotional connection, affinity, sense of being at home. Maybe even England is starting not to feel like that place, so what right have I to demand Scotland stays shackled to this ludicrous vessel of nonsense and xenophobia they’re trying to turn England into?”

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A majority of people in Scotland now favour independence

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Nicola Sturgeon: “Independence is about self-governance, about being in charge of decisions that govern a country, and allowing us to co-operate on the international arena as a friend and ally as well.”

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Major new poll finds majority of Scots back independence

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A new Lord Ashcroft poll published this morning by Holyrood Magazine shows 52% of Scots back independence, with a majority also favouring a referendum before 2021.

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Boris Johnson makes his first visit to Scotland as Prime Minister

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The UK’s new Prime Minister began his visit to Scotland at a high-security military base, and didn’t interact with the public once during the trip.

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Boris Johnson has no mandate to govern Scotland

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Boris Johnson has just been appointed Prime Minister, not by the people of the UK, nor by the people of Scotland, but by Tory members.

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Taxpayers pay the price for Mundell’s astronomical spending spree

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The Scotland Office is facing serious questions after new analysis revealed an astronomical surge in spending under Secretary of State David Mundell.

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20 years of the Scottish Parliament – the Sheena Wellington interview

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20 years ago, Sheena Wellington sang ‘A Man’s a Man’ at the opening of the Scottish Parliament. In this interview, Sheena reflects on the moment that changed Scotland forever.

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From the archive: Winnie Ewing’s Saltire

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Not a lot of people know that SNP headquarters holds an extensive archive of the independence movement. One of the most interesting objects we have is the Saltire flown from the window of Winnie Ewing’s train carriage after her by-election victory in 1967.

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We watched the Tory leadership hustings so you don’t have to

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Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt were able to articulate any specific vision for Scotland – and both of them committed to taking Scotland out of Europe against our will.

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Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt? Scotland must have an alternative

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The contest to become the next UK Prime Minister has come down to its last two candidates. The choice is now in the hands of Tory members, 63% of whom said they would be willing to see Scotland become independent in order to deliver Brexit.

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Scotland has a mandate for an independence referendum

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Voters have consistently given the SNP a mandate to deliver an independence referendum. The Scottish Parliament has agreed to deliver it. Tories have never been given mandate to block it – not even once.

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Recess round-up: the SNP’s recent achievements in government

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The Scottish Parliament has passed nine Scottish Government Bills in the final two months before summer recess, including new measures on economic development, justice reforms and action on fuel poverty.

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New benefit announced to reduce child poverty in Scotland

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The SNP Scottish Government has announced the Scottish Child Payment, a new application based benefit to be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

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Top Ten Better Together Claims Debunked

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In 2014, Scotland was promised the ‘best of both worlds’ whilst being an ‘equal partner’ within the union. Well, it’s not quite worked out like that.

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We can tackle poverty with the powers of Independence

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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 While Richard Leonard is happy to keep the Tories in charge, we have an ambitious vision for a fairer society with independence.

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‘Brexit is more important than the UK’ – meet the Tory members choosing the next Prime Minister

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Poll finds Tory members believe delivering Brexit is more important than the Union.

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The Tories want to block Scottish democracy – but where’s their mandate?

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The Tories are trying to block Scotland having a say on its future, despite receiving no mandate from the Scottish electorate. Even worse – they don’t see why they need one.

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Ending fuel poverty and more – what happened in Holyrood last week

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Last week, MSPs unanimously passed the SNP’s world-leading Fuel Poverty Bill. Under the plans no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel poverty by 2040 – ensuring families who struggle to heat their homes are given the right support.

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Tory leadership ‘horror show’ makes the case for independence

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The contest to become the new leader of the Conservative Party, and the next UK Prime Minister, has highlighted the growing need for Scotland to become an independent country.

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First Minister makes Scotland’s voice heard in European visit

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The First Minister has visited Brussels for a series of talks with European leaders, highlighting Scotland’s political and cultural links with the continent and standing up for Scotland’s place as a European nation.

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5 reasons why Scotland must have a choice about its future

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The choice Scotland faces today is very different to the choice Scotland faced in 2014. Brexit has shown, once and for all, that Westminster isn’t working.

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: SNP leading the way tackling single-use plastics

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This week, Gillian Martin MSP launched a campaign to reduce plastic packaging in shops, and the SNP called on Westminster to commit to tackle climate change.