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58% Yes support recorded in new landmark poll www.businessforscotland.com/58-yes-support-recorded-in-new-landmark-poll/
Scottish Tories destroyed as they literally argue against democracy. Bernard Ponsonby eviscerates Scottish Tory's anti-democratic argument on Scottish independence. 💻 Fact check: SNP have won a higher percentage of the vote in Scotland than the Tories won UK-wide, and won 8 times the Tories number of seats in Scotland. SNP Video from 2019 December.
Tom Devine: PM's visit shows fear FM has behaved more capably in pandemic. www.thenational.scot/news/18603584.tom-devine-pms-visit-shows-fear-fm-behaved-capably-pandemic/
NEW POLL: Majority of Labour and Tory voters in England support ending the Union with 49% of English Voters in support. www.businessforscotland.com/49-of-english-voters-support-english-independence/
14-July -- Let’s get going Scotland by weegingerdug blog weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/lets-get-going-scotland/
15-July -- Welsh parliament to debate motion on independence for first time in its history. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/wales-independence-welsh-debate-parliament-plaid-cymru-a9619091.html
Remember, America was once British and threw off the abusive British Government. "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." -- American Declaration of Independence, July 1776 Scene from the movie "National Treasure (2004)" www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygYJ_ADj4hQ READ THE DECLARATION: www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
In 22 minutes - LIVE Radio Interview Mark McNaught interviews Paul Kavanagh (Wee Ginger Dug Blog) www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UlwtGE-rhQ
SHORT 5 min summary of the Declaration of Arbroath www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXTUD9Zetpk
April 6 - CELEBRATE the 700th Anniversary of the Delclaration of Arbroath online today... youtu.be/-K5kJ-OmKic
The Online Rally continued....
April 6 - 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (the Scottish Declaration of Independence) upon which the American Declaration of Independence was modeled after 456 years later. vimeo.com/401599947 WATCH MORE VIDEOS: www.IndyRef2020.com/history#arbroath
WATCH LIVE NOW: www.facebook.com/ScottishIndependenceLiveEvents/videos/272775923747945/ What are you doing Saturday?! Remember the 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (the Scottish Declaration of Independence) with everyone else in Scotland and across the world together (Digitally/Online).
Wee Ginger Dug Blog... The most important reason why Scotland is closer to independence than it has ever been ... is not merely a mainstream political idea in Scotland, it is the single most important question in Scottish politics around which all other political discussion revolves. That is a remarkable and unprecedented shift in Scottish political discourse. weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/03/05/ducks-in-a-row/
Another area where Scotland and England differ politically and are going in two separate directions. Scotland is doing better than England in the NHS health system because they have different outlooks and priorities.
SCOTTISH voters back a legal battle with Boris Johnson over indyref2 if he continues to refuse a Section 30 order, a new poll has revealed. -- The National, 8 Feb 2020 www.thenational.scot/news/18221754.scots-back-legal-battle-boris-referendum/ SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC, who led the successful case against Boris Johnson's proroguing the UK Parliament, said a way forward against the “current impasse” could be for Holyrood to pass a bill to hold an advisory referendum. She said: “Having Holyrood pass a bill to hold a referendum could be part of a multi-faceted strategy to move us away from the current impasse and stop the constant and unproductive talk about Section 30 orders and seeking ‘permission’ to act from Westminster. “The balance of legal opinion is that we might well win any legal challenge and I don’t believe that to lose any court challenge mounted in response would set us back any further than where we are just now."
Gordon Ross reviews the latest news on #IndyRef2020. - Nicola Sturgeon visits Brussels - Support is building for a referendum without a Section 30 Order
Gordon Ross talks about the effort to get a legal opinion for the Scottish Parliament to hold a non-binding referendum to poll the public's opinion on independence without the need for Westminster's approval.
THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES, for if you could glimpse a little of the non-public, background activities going on and the plans being worked I believe it would give hope rather than frustration. This is why we must trust our leaders to do what they do best. The future that Boris Johnson hopes to write for Scotland IS NOT set in stone. There are several routes and strategies to the international acceptance of a successful Scottish independence referendum have been talked about recently. 1) Is to have it accepted by the UK Government. 2) Another is to make a Declaration of Independence and to get support from the international community of nations. The right to hold a referendum, in and of itself, is now within the hands of the Scottish Parliament, but its acceptance has not been legally challenged and confirmed by the UK courts yet. From a technical and historical point-of-view, a representative body of duly elected officials from Scotland like the Scottish MPs, the Scottish Parliament, and/or a Constitutional Convention can declare Scotland's independence either with or without a referendum. Obviously by now, there is a commitment to hold a referendum vote to let the people of Scotland decide. SO... could we hold a "non-binding" referendum to give such a representative body a "mandate" to declare independence. Yes. This is one route of many being discussed. BUT the most direct route will always remain getting a Section 30 order from the UK Prime Minister and/or something similar declared in…
www.YES.Scot has re-designed and expanded their website. Take a look...
Gordon Ross (In-D-Car Video Blog) from 31 Jan... Discusses what he thinks is going on behind-the-scenes (or should be) ... why the EU is now hinting at an easy trade deal with the UK -- IF they allow #IndyRef2020 #IndyRef2 That the EU, now after the UK has officially left, can be more pro-active towards Scotland in their bid to become independent.
Wings Over Scotland Blog's response to Nicola Sturgeon's speech: wingsoverscotland.com/the-betrayer/
A city in the Netherlands has taken down the British flag in their EU flags display and replaced it with the Scottish flag.
FLY THE FLAG. Scottish Parliament voted yesterday to continue flying the EU Flag. Just a few minutes ago, UK citizens are no longer EU citizens. www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4xYYPdfZ8
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