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Scottish Independence and Scotland's Future
Independence Debate


Where we find general articles to do with the debate on the referendum we'll post them here.

Nicola Sturgeon Sunday 27th January 2013 with a reply

Deputy First Minister writes to EU Foreign Ministers on 27th January 2013
This is as clear a statement as any I've seen that if Scotland votes Yes to Independence then the SNP will immediately give that away to Brussels.
Jim Sillars: ‘Yes’ must educate, agitate, organise
Published on Tuesday 29 January 2013 00:00 with replies
This time, it’s us holding the aces on Europe
An Article By Andrew Alexander of the Daily Mail 29 January 2013
Jim Gallagher: No time to waste on independence
An interesting article giving us a sense of what would be involved in independence negotiations 31st January 2013.
Scotland analysis: devolution and the implications of Scottish independence
To inform the debate about Scotland’s constitutional future, the UK government is undertaking a programme of analysis on Scotland’s place in the UK and how it contributes to and benefits from being part of the UK. The work will provide people in Scotland with the facts and figures that are currently unknown or taken for granted, and explain how the UK in its current form works.
Alistair Darling: UK forged over three centuries
ON THE morning of 7 October 2008 the then chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland called to tell me that his bank would run out of money that afternoon. He asked me what I was going to do about it. 17th March 2013.
The economic lessons of Latvia
Latvia is the country that would direct the EU response to Scottish independence in the event of a Yes vote as it would have assumed the European presidency by then. Dombrovskis said his government was now "open for contacts, open for discussions" with Scottish representatives, while stressing Scottish independence was "an internal matter of the UK and Scotland to decide". 17th March 2013
Alex Massie: Forging the fiscal future
Building a sound Scotland in case of independence may require embracing neoliberalism, suggests Alex Massie in the Scotsman 29th Mar 2013
SNP ‘not offering’ full Scottish independence
This article from the Scotsman shows how Independence should not be all about a political party. It also points to factors that need to be considered should we gain independence. (29th May 2013)
STV Program on Independence
This is to be a three part documentary about Independence.
Peter Jones: Divisions multiply SNP’s problems
An article from the Scotsman 11th June 2013 in which shows that the SNP's vision for an Independent Scotland is not necessarily shared by all members. In other words the Independence that the SNP wants is not really Independence.
Alex Massie: Time to think big on independence
THE independence debate should be about something grander than the details of constitutional process – it should be about what kind of a nation we aspire to be, writes Alex Massie. Article from the Scotsman 12th July 2013
Jim Gallagher: Referendum comes down to money
Rising to a challenge to make a positive case for the Union, Jim Gallagher looks at Scotland’s trade and the impact it has on the country’s economy. Scotsman 27th Aug 2013.
Alex Salmond - First Minister of Scotland: Conference speech 18 Oct 2013
This is a video of his speech.
Jim Gallagher: Referendum comes down to money
An article in the Scotsman.
Adam Tomkins: Independence a road to nowhere
An independent Scotland can never hope to manage it’s affairs within the SNP’s suggested timescale of 16 months. Article from the Scotsman.
You Now Know
A paper listing lots of reasons to vote YES