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SNP votes for Scotland to quickly adopt new currency if it leaves UK | Politics | The Guardian
tl;dr grassroots is more keen than SNP Party/Commission -
In a narrow victory for the grassroots, the party conference agreed by 52 votes to amend part of a wide-ranging economic blueprint, created by the party’s sustainable growth commission, to allow for a new currency to be fast-tracked and “ready for introduction as soon as practicable after Independence Day”.

The SNP leader and first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, had urged the membership to support a more gradual approach before this weekend’s campaign conference in Edinburgh.

& - Scottish independence campaign must learn from Brexit, SNP told Campaign should adopt conciliatory tone, activist says before SNP conference

&! - The SNP has backed proposals for a new currency in an independent Scotland - although the leadership was defeated over the timing.
indyref2  SNP  Brexit 
april 2019 by asterisk2a
SNP could back second Brexit referendum tied to independence vote | Politics | The Guardian
SNP could back second Brexit referendum tied to independence vote
Party says it wants assurances Scotland would not have to accept another vote to leave
october 2018 by asterisk2a
What's in the SNP's growth commission report? - BBC News
The SNP's Growth Commission report, which was published last week, proposed giving tax breaks to skilled immigrants in order to attract them to an independent Scotland.
indyref2  indyref  UK  immigration 
may 2018 by asterisk2a
Scotland 'would keep pound' in years after independence - BBC News
An independent Scotland would keep the pound for at least 10 years under proposals set out by the SNP's Growth Commission.
may 2018 by asterisk2a
Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists - BBC News
who blinks first. high noon pistol fight. &! - Catalonia: Spain takes step towards direct rule //&! alt view to 'counter revolution' movement left populist outward looking welcoming immigrants welcome nationalism: - neonationalism (global village no accountability) neoliberal kapitalism teilte die leute auf gegen sich auf. nicht vereint. siehe fb there is no global village connection to all (fb zuck dream PR talk), alles kleine identitaeten und grueppchen. isoliert. eigener blase. schaun nicht ausm fenster, wie mittlerweile in der realitaet. wer kennt schon alles seine nachbarn im etagen house wie sein bruder oder schwester? Scotland and Catalonia indy are majority led by left socialist populous. Brexit is led by far-right conservative neoliberalism on steroids populous.
Catalonia  Spain  Gesellschaft  Society  neoliberalism  Capitalism  Individualism  Consumerism  Consumer  Selbstdarstellung  Facebook  Twitter  mental  health  globalisation  bank  bailout  double  standard  indyref  indyref2  Scotland  Brexit  immigration  Identity  Culture  Politics  LGBT  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  left-wing  Jeremy  Corbyn  SPD  btw17  GE2017  workers  union  rights  trade  Community  segregation  GFC  Austerity  vulnerable  working  poor  Precariat  No  Representation  poverty  trap  Deprivation  income  inequality  Super  Rich  1%  Oligarchy  revolving  door  Corruption  social  mobility  redistribution  welfare  state  Privatisation  profit  maximisation  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  IMF  democracy 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Clear majority of Scots say the UK is going in wrong direction (From The National)
BARELY more than a quarter of Scots believe the UK is headed in the right direction, with a clear majority confident it is going the wrong way, according to a new poll.

Just 27 per cent of the Scottish sample of respondents to the latest survey by former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft said they believed the UK was on the "right track", compared to 55 who said it was going in the "wrong direction".

The same poll found Nicola Sturgeon was the only politician in Scotland with a positive approval rating.
Scotland  indyref2  SNP  Brexit  Nicola  Sturgeon  England  UK 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Extreme Scottish nationalists: hunting lapdogs and traitors
The Scottish government has pledged to keep the next referendum debate "informed" - but not all independence supporters agree.  //&! Extreme Scottish unionists: how the hard right has muscled into the independence debate

During the last Scottish referendum, pro-union campaigners tried to ignore the most extreme members of their own side. But can they afford to do so again? -
indyref2  Scotland  Brexit  SNP  far-right  right-wing 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Scotland ‘should become province of Canada’, says author - The Scotsman
lol, leave England, and join Canada as a Province // The inevitable comparisons with Quebec are made, with McGoogan referencing the motion passed by the Canadian government in 2006 that recognised the province as being ‘a nation within a united Canada’. McGoogan also points out that Quebec has refused to sign the country’s Constitution Act of 1982, but adds that ‘constitutionally, Canada has muddled on without that signature for 35 years - and looks good to go for another 35.’
Scotland  England  Brexit  indyref2  far-right  right-wing  SNP  Nicola  Sturgeon  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  Westminster  Whitehall  Holyrood 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Nicola Sturgeon sets out global vision for Scotland - BBC News
Independence would offer Scotland the best way of making a positive contribution to the world, Nicola Sturgeon has claimed.
The first minister was speaking at Stanford University in California as she continued her five-day US trip.
Ms Sturgeon also urged the UK government to recognise the "right" of Scots to decide their own future.
Opposition parties said she was trying to build support for a referendum which the majority of Scots did not want.
Scotland  SNP  indyref2  Nicola  Sturgeon 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Komplette Bundespressekonferenz vom 29. März 2017 - YouTube
EU wird am Single Market festhalten! Kein feilschen. Hoestens nur zugang (selective) mit £££. Nicht nochmal ein Britischen Rabatt
Brexit  UK  Scotland  indyref2  Theresa  May  Margaret  Thatcher  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  far-right  right-wing  Germany  UKIP 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Sturgeon says May’s Brexit timescale matches referendum plan | Politics | The Guardian
Nicola Sturgeon has said there is no longer any rational case against a second Scottish independence referendum after Theresa May told her that the full Brexit deal would be known within 18 months.

The first minister said May’s disclosure, during a meeting in Glasgow, closely matched the Scottish government’s timescale for calling a fresh referendum between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. [...] She said she had reminded the prime minister that later this week she would be writing formally to ask the UK government to hand over the powers to stage a referendum in about two years’ time, but May had retorted that her position was clear: the UK government would not grant those powers until after Brexit was completed and the UK had left the EU. [ May banking hoping that SNP will lose majority in Holyrood ]
Brexit  indyref2  Nicola  Sturgeon  Theresa  May  SNP  Tories  Conservative  Party  Holyrood  Westminster  Whitehall  Career  Politicians  Politics 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Can England avoid a meltdown of national identity? | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian
Scotland can, should and hopefully will leave the United Kingdom. The question for non-Scottish Brits now is, if we are going to say goodbye to the union, how should we frame our own national consciousness after that? What institutions should we design?
Brexit  indyref2 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again | Business | The Guardian
“Compare the urgency with which ministers dealt with the steel crisis, or the haste with which Greg Clark went to France to discuss the future of Vauxhall, and compare that with the utter complacency in supporting our oil and gas industry,” he says. [...] That’s a blow to Holyrood, which is struggling with a budget deficit nearing 10% before Nicola Sturgeon even thinks about the implications of leaving the UK. Such is the decline in oil revenues that whisky is now the country’s biggest export, pushing professional services – much of them linked to Edinburgh’s finance industry – into second place; oil is third and mining and quarrying fourth. [...] There is the prospect of European Union membership after Brexit, but that will be blocked for as long as Scotland’s budget deficit is above 3%. So even if the Spanish, concerned about a good deal for Scotland encouraging Catalonia to split, agree to swap the UK for Scotland, it could be years before the EU27 becomes 28 again.
Aberdeen  UK  Scotland  Holyrood  Westminster  Whitehall  Brexit  Theresa  May  indyref2  Philip  Hammond  Nicola  Sturgeon 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Britain is in chaos – and now the Tories may destroy the union | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
David Cameron warned us an Ed Miliband government would lead to chronic instability – but the former prime minister’s legacy leaves the country teetering on the edge of collapse // we are all in this together, truly, now.
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for... - BBC Scotland News
very different to May's Global Britain speech, she tried to sell people,
indyref2  Scotland  SNP  Nicola  Sturgeon  Speech  Theresa  May 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Theresa May lays down independence vote challenge to Sturgeon | Politics | The Guardian
PM escalates attacks on SNP demand for greater autonomy after Brexit, throwing down referendum gauntlet [...] The prime minister told the Scottish Conservative party she would fight against any further decentralisation of power which meant the UK became “a looser and weaker union”. “We cannot allow our United Kingdom to drift apart,” she said. In a marked escalation of her attacks on the first minister’s demand for greater autonomy for the Scottish parliament after Brexit, May said there would be a strict limit to any extra powers and spending.

“We must avoid any unintended consequences for the coherence and integrity of a devolved United Kingdom as a result of our leaving the EU,” May told the Scottish Tory conference in Glasgow on Friday. [...] Despite the SNP’s grip on power in Scotland, Downing Street believes Sturgeon is in a weak position on independence. &!
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
UK Government sources question 'fairness' of another independence poll before Brexit (From HeraldScotland)
UK Government sources have cast doubt on the legitimacy of another independence referendum before Brexit - as the battle for Scottish public opinion hots up.

Before the last referendum both the Scottish and UK Governments agreed that it had to be “fair, legal and decisive”.

But Conservative Government sources have questioned whether a vote before the outcome is known would clear that first hurdle and pass the the 'fairness' test -
Scotland  Holyrood  indyref2  SNP  Theresa  May  Brexit 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Brexit: Boris Johnson warns against 'punishment beatings' - BBC News
And HSBC announced it was preparing to move 1,000 staff from London to Paris when the UK leaves the EU. [...] Guy Verhofstadt said there was 'no way' the UK could pick and choose aspects of the EU [...] German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "The be-all and end-all is that Europe does not let itself be divided, and we will ensure that with very intensive contacts.'' EU governments would consult their business sectors, she added, and she was "not worried that we will not stick together". [...] The Financial Times praises the prime minister's "bold vision" but warns that the road ahead will be perilous. [...] At Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Corbyn urged Mrs May to "stop her threat of a bargain basement Brexit, a low-paid tax haven on the shores of Europe".
He added: "It won't necessarily damage the EU but it would certainly damage this country." [...] Mrs May told MPs: "What I set out yesterday was a plan for a global Britain, bringing prosperity to this country and jobs to people and spreading economic growth across this country." [...] "not just nasty but also blind to reality".
Brexit  European  Union  Theresa  May  Jeremy  Corbyn  Liberal  Democrats  Nick  Clegg  Labour  tax  haven  offshore  evasion  avoidance  regulation  self-regulation  deregulation  welfare  state  DWP  Austerity  neoliberalism  crony  capitalism  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  indyref2 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
BBC Scotland director Donalda MacKinnon causes Twitter row with latest comments (From The National)
New director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, admitted that the broadcaster could have ‘got it wrong’ during the indyref campaign
Brexit  IndyRef  IndyRef2  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Independence 'more difficult if the UK leaves the EU Single Market' (From Herald Scotland)
Scottish independence would be less "viable" if the UK exits the EU's Single Market, according to leading academics.

Leaving would create the need for a hard border between an independent Scotland and England, a new report 'How the United Kingdom might leave the European Union', by the UK in a Changing Europe group for the Political Studies Association, says.

The First Minister has called for Scotland to get a separate deal to stay in the Single Market.
Brexit  Scotland  indyref2 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Mark Blyth on the Brexit vote - YouTube
the start of Trumpism. Every country has a version of it. 80% of the bottom got a shit deal (trickle down) for the last 30 years. &! - Economic Anger Of Working Class &! ppl left out of the econ growth prosperity, not participated. Osborne saying econ grows. But that has nothing to do w working ppl in xyz who seen living standard deteriorate further. ..&!
Trumpism  Brexit  UKIP  Centrists  Donald  Trump  AfD  Front  National  Italy  Germany  France  UK  USA  economic  history  gini  Coefficient  tax  avoidance  evasion  income  inequality  growth  working  poor  Elite  Plutocracy  SNP  indyref  indyref2  Nationalism  austerity  wage  Productivity  technocrat  Greece  PIGS  democracy  1%  10%  20%  lobby  revolving  door  output  gap  skills  Mark  Blyth  crony  capitalism  neoliberal  neoliberalism  insecurity 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Nationalist Gerry Hassan on the timidity of Scotland's SNP Government. - YouTube
SNP lacks progressive policy ideas and policy turnaround. no urgency internally ... not addressing the real issues. budget deficit w progressive policy. //&! Not for the squeamish: Andrew Neil v the SNP's Angus Robertson on #IndyRef2 at #SNP16. -
SNP  indyref2  Austerity  inequality  education  policy  Nicola  Sturgeon 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Have the SNP put a second referendum on the back burner? - YouTube
there will be reg polling abt indyref2. opinion has to shift. maybe due to economy, more austerity, brexit conditions, ... // will be called when you know you can w indyref2 when sentiment shifts towards 60% and you may have fixed the budget deficit too. ... plus still rnd 40% voted to leave EU. If indyref2 means also to join EU, SNP must have strong and sound case not just economically!
indyref2  Brexit  SNP 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Scottish independence: MacAskill warns against 'headlong rush' to indyref2 - BBC News
Kenny MacAskill has become the latest senior SNP figure to caution against a "headlong rush" into a second Scottish independence referendum.
The former justice secretary said the Brexit vote left too many questions that the SNP still had to answer.
september 2016 by asterisk2a
SNP begins work on indyref2 white paper - The Scotsman
Opponents of independence have pointed to the GERS figures which show that Scotland would have an annual deficit of 14.8 billion in support of their argument while the currency issue is widely recognised to have damaged the nationalist cause in 2014.

Nicola Sturgeon has appointed a growth committee chaired by former MSP and now lobbyist Andrew Wilson to examine the key economic challenges that would face an independent Scotland.
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Letters I: When you begin to probe GERS figures, they soon unravel | Comment | The National
When you start to ask questions of GERS it all unravels and it’s easy to see why the IMF value Scotland about £100 billion more than the UK treasury.

It’s time we take the fight to the Unionists on the right information and not the misinformation they provide to make us look like deluded fools.
indyref2  Scottish  Independence 
september 2016 by asterisk2a

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