My Generation. A letter to England… | English Scots for YES. Today sees the publication of a letter, from English Scots for YES, to the peoples of England (and indeed, the rest of the UK), explaining how we feel a YES vote is important for all our futures.
Dear England, During the course of this referendum campaign, you have been told many distortions of the truth and fabrications about Scotland and why people in Scotland are voting Yes. You have been told by the likes of Andrew Marr and Jeremy Paxman that there is a strong anti-English feeling in Scotland driving support for independence, or that people in Scotland are voting yes because they want to break away from English people. Theconversation. Tom Devine, Scotland’s most celebrated historian of recent years, sent shockwaves through the country when he revealed in a news report in The Observer newspaper last weekend that he intends to vote in favour of independence on September 18.
Now, for the first time, the full text of Devine’s declaration, made on August 15, in the Grill on the Corner restaurant, Glasgow, is published by The Conversation. It was made in the presence of New Zealand academic Angela McCarthy and Observer correspondent Kevin McKenna. My engagement in the Scottish independence referendum campaign before now has been restricted to impartial academic interviews. And although I’ve only come to a yes conclusion over the last fortnight this has been a long journey for me. Scottish West Coast untapped oil and gas reserves worth trillions - Oil and Gas News. Published in Oil Industry News on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 Scotland could be sitting on more than double the amount of oil and gas reserves currently predicted, a new independent industry investigation has found.
The investigation reveals that the scale of Scotland’s untapped frontier West Coast or Atlantic Margin has been underestimated. The investigation was undertaken by oilandgaspeople.com, the world’s largest oil and gas industry jobs board, and independent North Sea oil and gas industry experts. The investigation included interviews with industry experts and collated seismic and expert evidence from a range of independent sources such as the British Geological Survey, DECC, oil and gas companies, the Institute of Petroleum Engineering and the Energy Institute. The findings show that the current predictions of extensive untapped reserves of oil and gas could be underestimated by 100%.
Dear Eddie Izzard and friends, Please don’t go (on). Please listen to why it’s OK for us English to let Scotland go. | Upholding English honour. Dear Mr Izzard and all the other English contributors to the recent “Let’s stay together” video, I am English and live in England.
When I woke up to the real prospect of Scotland voting to leave the UK in September, like you and like many other English people, I felt an emotional twinge. I felt indignant with Scots who supported independence. Andrew Wilson: A light-bulb moment in independence. IT IS time for a light-bulb moment in how we govern ourselves, writes Andrew Wilson Curious is the world of politics.
Curiouser still the people who inhabit it. Why We Need Wings | A Wilderness of Peace. OK, I’ve been biting my tongue in regards to Yes Scotland for a while, because I think it’s counter-productive to criticise allies in a cause.
However I will speak on this singular occasion, in what I hope to be a constructive if firm manner. In the comments under a post which more or less confirms what everyone already knows about the Scots’ future as EU citizens, Scots Renewables posted an email he received following an inquiry regarding their refusal to allow leaflets with Wings Over Scotland’s site address to be distributed with their own material. The response was as follows. The Wee Blue Book.
WingsScotland2. NewsnetScotland. Derek Bateman Broadcaster. National Collective. Greg Moodie. BellaCaledonia. ScotGoesPop. Craig Murray. Iain MacWhirter Now and Then. Wee Ginger Dug. Citizen Smart. Odds & Sods. The Real London Fear…. | EezyPeezyLemonSqeezy. A friend of mine noticed this artlcle and sent me a link to it.
It’s one of the best and eezy to read articles we’ve seen so far. It’s credited to the economic blog NEF. Better Together’s Bigoted Blogger | The Real McGowan | Blog of Drew McGowan. “This September I’ll be saying No Thanks to separation because I think breaking up the UK would be bad for our public services and our household bills”, says Yvonne Hama from Airdrie.
Yvonne Hama is the latest ‘ordinary person’ to be wheeled out to announce to the world that she will be saying No thanks to separation in a blog she has allegedly drafted for Better Together. Now, let’s forget that this blog, riddled with the typical No cliché was actually written by one of the geeks at Better Together HQ. Let’s turn our attention to why the blog has mysteriously disappeared from the No campaign’s website. So, why did this blog disappear after 5 hours of being published? I think I may able to offer an explanation.. Why I’m hanging up the red rosette | Like a Red Red Rose.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to write this article, but if this were six months ago, I imagine there would be a lot more love lost than now.
Fast forward to today, the 10th of August 2014 and things have radically changed for me, for the better. Six months ago, I was a skint student flirting with the idea of voting yes because I was sick of the idea of neo-liberalism and how there was little desire to change that across the UK. But I had a problem. I was a stalwart labour party member, my local constituency loved me and I could probably have got myself selected for the 2017 council elections and the Labour Party had taken a very clear and staunch ‘No’ stance. I was living a double life where I would be with my university friends, voicing my true opinions, my reservations about the Labour Party and my distaste at voting no and being part of a party who was actively campaigning for a no vote.
Why I'm a feminist Wings Over Scotland fan. To be honest, I started writing this post a couple of months ago but I didn't have the guts to finish it until I read this amazing blog post by Wee Ginger Dug.
He really inspired me to get a move on and publish this, so here's why I'm a feminist and also a dedicated reader of the site Wings Over Scotland and a supporter of its founder, Stuart Campbell. Some readers will be aware of accusations against Stu Campbell of 'transphobia, homophobia and misogyny'. I won't get into the first two claims too much since I think that conversation is for gay people, such as Wee Ginger Dug, and trans people too, but as a life-long feminist and someone who has taken part in feminist activism over the last few years I can say that Campbell isn't a misogynist in my eyes. An Ordinary Gran. I was brought up in Musselburgh, born in 1950, a part of the babyboomer generation. My first realisation of the importance of politics was when President Kennedy was elected.
What hope we had that the world would change for the better! How naive we were then. When the Cuba crisis hit and I sat in my home with my parents, sister and brother, I was terrified that at 12 years of age my life would be over and everyone else as well. Thankfully the Cuba crisis was resolved and my life continued. Real Ordinary. This photo is credited to the eagle eyed Indy Quine, Amy, who spotted one of the BT ladies who'd come to a Yes event to stir it up wearing Union Flag pumps. it has nothing to do with this post, I just thought you'd like it) What it is to be an ordinary person. Here's what it means as a woman campaigning for YES. An Open Letter To J.K Rowling. | Scottish Pokemon – What do you believe in? Dear J.K Rowling, I’m writing this letter because I’ve just heard about your donation of £1 million to the Better Together campaign.
It makes me slightly sad to hear this. From Project Fear to Project Panic! | By Tom Steele In the past few weeks we have witnessed the truth about the independence referendum… the grassroots Yes campaign is ahead and winning! Why do I say this? Theresa May's grubby little warning: an independent Scotland will be out in the cold. It is a good thing that government ministers come to Scotland sometimes. It is a bad thing that they insist on opening their mouths when they do. Earlier this year we endured the spectacle of Philip Hammond making an arse of himself; today it has been Theresa May’s turn to make one wish cabinet ministers would, just occasionally, contemplate the virtue of silence.
Independence will generate a £109,000,000,000 asset windfall for Scotland. Dr Eurovision's Blog www.dreurovision.com: A Song for Scotland? To September And Beyond: The Clash Of The Cabinets. First Minister speech at New Statesman Lecture. Labour’s pains. England don’t go | ScottishRepublic.eu. Economic policy in an independent Scotland. From Poisonous Little Acorns… | Scottish Independence 2014 Blog. To September And Beyond: Cybernats Ate My Hamster. Logic's Rock: The Perfect Storm, The Shit Storm and Der Stürmer. All Grist for the Mill. Edinburgh welcomes UKIP. Just Who Hates The English?
Set In Darkness. The Ben Lomond Free Press. 10 economic benefits for a wealthier independent Scotland. #BizforScotland destroys the No Campaign’s bank bail-out lies. Aren't we already losing Scotland? Twitter and Cyber-Bullying. Reporting the Referendum: Love, bombing again. SeanMcP Blogfeast. A Cybernat Writes | Vote Yes for Scotland. The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.: A Very Personal Welcome to the Scottish Government 'Don't Give Fire a Home' Initiative. A Bankie's Blether.: I Read The News Today - Oh Boy (Lennon and McCartney) Freedom and Whisky. Lenathehyena's Blog | It's not Rocket Salad.
Devolution Matters. Love and Garbage – some commonplace musings | Stuff about stuff. Thoughtland. Johann in Blunderland. Pseudepigrapha. Alba Matters. Scottish Republic: Time to establish more debate on the Referendum. WHAT'S UP WITH HISTORIC SCOTLAND? | scottish2013.com. Holyrood Chronicles. Scottish Tory Leader to Scots: Drop Dead. Another Scotland Office boomerang. Dirty Money: The Tory Millionaire Bankrolling Better Together. Argyll News: South Scotland MSP raises the mystery of 1980s west coast oil capped on Westmister instructions | For Argyll. Ian Hamilton QC. Cameron, Referendum and Why Scotland's Insignificance in London is an Advantage [BLOG] Scots Politics. Alan Bissett: Is It Cos Wur Scots? Interesting wee facts from the local elections. Calum Cashley SNP: Who's obsessed by independence? The Early Days of a Better Council? | davidsberry. Meet the main man. BellgroveBelle.
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