In 2014, May warned Scotland about the dire consequences of post-separation security. Now, she is selling a deep and special post-Brexit security arrangement.
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I read Boris Johnson’s speech with an open mind but he failed in his goal to convince me Brexit will be a success. For that, I will need to hear more than daydreams.
In 2014, many No voters felt independence too risky as they were doing ok. However, psychology shows people take risks when faced with a loss like Brexit.
Looking at the latest OECD pension report, which shows the UK pension as bottom of the table, one can’t help thinking about Better Together scaremongering.
Pro-union opinion is changing. Previously, Scotland could be a successful country but was better off in the UK. Now both options are bad but independence is worse.
Since the leak of the government’s own assessment of Brexit’s harsh impact on Scotland. Scottish Secretary David Mundell has gone AWOL.
A new poll showing that most Scots want constitutional change has been described by Tory MSP, Adam Tomkins, as showing no mandate for any more constitutional wrangling.
This BBC report on university application rates declining for poor students fails to mention that the decline is tiny and that the figure has significantly risen longterm.
According to a new report for Common Weal, a Scottish Citizens’ Assembly would increase public trust in Holyrood and boost the confidence of legislators.
Lord David Steel this week pointed out that Scotgov has been treated badly in relation to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. That’s a massive understatement.
‘To govern is to choose, and as we face the biggest challenge this country has faced since the Second World War, keeping every option open is no longer an option.’
UKGOV has debunked its own leaked Brexit report with the same fantasy it used to debunk the report released by the Scottish Government a few weeks earlier.
How can we end free movement and have access to the Single Market? How can we have no border with Ireland but have a border with the EU? These unsolvable Brexit puzzles are about to bite the UK
Holyrood is discussing whether it should give consent to the EU(Withdrawal) Bill. What can we learn from the one example of consent being denied before?
John Bercow: ‘People who are on the losing side are not obliged to accept that their view has been lost forever and they are perfectly entitled to continue to argue for it’.
In the independence debate, people often think the worst of the other side’s actions and turn a blind eye to their own problems. Alex Cole-Hamilton’s, Torrancegate intervention is a good example.