— Shaun Morris, Glasgow
Several months from Nicola Sturgeon’s bold pronouncement that there will be an independence referendum next year, we are still waiting for the Scottish Government to make any kind of move towards making that a fact.
Continue reading Indyref 2023: Where are the SNP going with this?
— Shaun Morris, Glasgow
The Scottish independence movement has waited for years for a serious announcement about a second referendum. The 2014 poll ended in defeat for Yes, but the moral victory was theirs.
Continue reading Sturgeon lights the fuse
After months of speculation, and years of parliamentary co-operation the SNP and Greens have agreed a deal to work together in Government, titled ‘Working Together to Build a Greener, Fairer, Independent Scotland’. The agreement now guarantees a Government majority in Holyrood committed to delivering an independence referendum within the term.
Continue reading Greens sign up for SNP coalition
As the SNP begin their fourth term in Government, the stage is set for the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis and the ongoing conflict between Holyrood and Westminster over a promised Independence referendum.
Continue reading Scotland Needs a Revolution!
The mandate for an independence referendum has been renewed, with the SNP hailing their victory as a ‘landslide’ in the Scottish Parliament elections.
Continue reading SP21: Independence Victory — the Battle has just begun
This May’s Holyrood elections will be a landmark event. With the coronavirus pandemic receding for the moment at least, after over a year of hardship for millions, and the SNP on course to form the Scottish Government for a fourth term, the question of Scottish Independence is being thrust to the forefront.
Continue reading The Independence Election? (Editorial 38)
It has been an explosive couple of weeks at Holyrood, as Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond testify before a special parliamentary inquiry, pitting current and former SNP First Ministers against one another. Representing rival factions of the party’s upper echelons, the personal break between Sturgeon and Salmond over the latter’s inappropriate conduct has had deep political implications.
Continue reading Salmond vs Sturgeon: SNP crisis envelopes Holyrood
2020 saw support for independence reach its longest consistent majority in history, according to 20 consecutive opinion polls. 2021 could well be a turning point in the independence movement. Socialists have an opportunity to seize and a duty to prepare.
Continue reading In 2021 the Independence Movement must build a revolutionary party
Boris Johnson’s recent visit to Scotland was supposed to demonstrate the strength of the United Kingdom and the benefits of “mutual cooperation” between its constituent nations. Few people were convinced, however, of the sincerity of the messenger, or the point of the message pitched by Britain’s ‘Minister for the Union’.
Continue reading Boris Not Welcome
Since September, discussions between Forth Ports, owner of the Port of Dundee, and Dundee City Council have progressed plans to establish a ‘freeport’ in the City.
Continue reading Dundee City Council Backs Rotten Freeport Bid