November 2017

SIC – Affording it.

By |2017-11-27T10:37:45+01:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , |

Another from the Independence Convention. Craig Dalzell from the CommonWeal at the Scottish Independence Convention, Nov 2017. One of my highlights from the Convention was this report on the financial position of Scotland and the UK. The graph showing inequalities of income in the European nations is quite an eye-opener. Craig Dalzell: Affording [...]

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October 2017

Catalonia – How events might affect a Future Strategy for Scottish Independence

By |2017-10-23T13:55:07+01:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Discussions, YesCowalThinks|Tags: , , |

Getting Our Referendum towards Independence.     Alistair Stirling discusses how the ongoing events in Catalonia have perhaps opened up opportunities for us here in Scotland. Discussing the differences between Scotland and Catalonia and how with Brexit and our distinct legal situation Scotland might use the repatriation of powers to gain the momentum [...]

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First-hand experience of Catalonia’s Referendum

By |2017-10-19T21:50:29+01:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Cowal Events, Discussions|Tags: , , , |

Two Reports of the Days of the Referendum An excellent talk in the Forward shop tonight. Liz and Keir gave two independent reports of the time they spent in Catalonia in the days around the 1st of October Independence vote. Liz spoke of her time in Tarragona and Reus and the people on [...]

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September 2017

Scottish Government Statement on Catalonia

By |2017-09-21T11:38:54+01:00September 16th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Statement on Catalonia 16/09/17 14:03 Commenting on the continued dispute between the governments of Spain and Catalonia on proposals for a referendum on Catalonia’s constitutional position, Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs Fiona Hyslop said: “The decision over Catalonia’s future direction is a matter for the people who live there, and the Catalan and [...]

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Colonialism

By |2017-09-12T19:13:50+01:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

Two excellent essays on Colonialism   Grousebeater has written two articles in his blog making us look at the Union in a different way. Is the Union just a nice label to hide what is really going on? In truth only Scots really believe in the Union of equals as such and especially [...]

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August 2017