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Scotland should be a thriving and driving force within the EU

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One of the greatest ironies of the UK’s attempts to leave the EU in a quest to ‘take back control’ is that we have instead seen the power that small, independent countries actually have within the EU.

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With patience, planning and persistence, Scotland is moving towards independence

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I have been through times when the party was lucky to secure double figures in opinion polls and times when we swept all before us. But I won’t be content until we reach independence – the state which will make Scotland a normal nation once again.

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Independence is about making the dreams we have all had of a better, fairer, more equitable country real at last

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Independence is about what we can achieve when no longer governed by those mired in backward looking, false exceptionalism. It is about wise stewardship of the great resources that lie all around us, natural and human.

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Scotland’s economy: get the facts

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We are absolutely committed to building a more competitive, more sustainable and fairer economy. Get the facts on how we’re doing that.

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Scotland can choose a different path, and create a more equal and prosperous country

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As Brexit chaos continues at Westminster, and as the UK Government fails to deliver any domestic policy agenda worthy of the name, the Scottish Government is getting on with the job of delivering policies which will make a real difference to people’s lives.

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Michael Russell: Scotland can escape Brexit to a better future

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It is a long way from “Lead don’t Leave”, a slogan pretending to be a promise much trumpeted in the first independence referendum, to “Once you’ve hit the iceberg, you’re all on it together”.

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There is real respect for the role world-leading Scotland is aiming to play

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Reading the words of Martin Luther King engraved into the monument which now stands in his honour in Washington DC is a humbling experience. The memorial carries some of his more famous quotations, including this one from 1959. In that year, Dr King said: “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for…

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Scotland is an open, welcoming nation, keen to collaborate with others across the globe

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There are less than two months to go until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, and it beggars belief that the UK Government is still unable to say what our future trading relationship with Europe, or indeed the rest of the world, will look like.

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The SNP, not Labour, is the real radical and progressive party

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While Labour constantly seek to emphasise their ‘radical’ credentials, we’re getting on with delivering radical policies and driving progressive change in Scotland.

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Let’s hold 50,000 conversations on independence: Keith Brown

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It hasn’t even been three months since the First Minister tasked me with building the case for independence but I’m pleased to say we’re already making progress.

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Putting decisions about Scotland’s future in the hands of the many

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Read Kate Forbes MSP on the SNP’s second National Assembly on the Sustainable Growth Commission’s report in Aviemore.

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Over to you: how the National Assembly in Ayr put members in charge

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On Saturday we held the first of three National Assemblies in Ayr, using an innovative new format that put members in charge of the conversation.