Category Archives: ‘YES’ Scotland

Scots wha hae – Patriotic song of Scotland

Scots Wha Hae (English: Scots, Who Have; Scottish Gaelic: Brosnachadh Bhruis) is a patriotic song of Scotland which served for centuries as an unofficial national anthem of the country, but has lately been largely supplanted by Scotland the Brave and Flower of Scotland.

The lyrics were written by Robert Burns in 1793, in the form of a speech given by Robert the Bruce before the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, where Scotland maintained its sovereignty from the Kingdom of England.

Although the lyrics are by Burns, he wrote them to the traditional Scottish tune ‘Hey Tuttie Tatie’ which, according to tradition, was played by Bruce’s army at the Battle of Bannockburn, and by the Franco-Scots army at the Siege of Orleans.

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!

Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour,
See approach proud Edward’s power—
Chains and slavery!

Wha will be a traitor-knave?
Wha can fill a coward’s grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!

Wha for Scotland’s king and law
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand or freeman fa’,
Let him follow me!

By oppression’s woes and pains,
By your sons in servile chains,
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in ev’ry foe!
Liberty’s in ev’ry blow!
Let us do or dee!

Saor Alba! – Scotland and the People’s Parliament!

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SNP planning to cut NHS spending by half a billion pounds after referendum

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Are the SNP planning to cut half a billion pounds in NHS care spending?

 

A leaked document revealed the SNP government’s ‘secret agenda’ to cut billions of pounds in NHS spending after the referendum.

The ‘Yes’ campaign have been vigorously promoting that Scotland’s NHS is safe with a yes vote and ignoring the threat from the TTIP.

In The Telegraph today:

SNP Government planning half a billion pounds of NHS cutbacks, leaked dossier reveals

Scottish health boards are being asked to make up to £450m in savings over the next two years, a secret document leaked by a whistleblower shows.

The SNP Government is planning almost half a billion pounds worth of cutbacks from Scotland’s NHS according to a controversial leaked document.

A report understood to have been distributed to Scotland’s health boards said that over the next two years up to £450m of additional “savings” must be found.

The secret document also warns that health care executives need to “urgently” establish priorities and says “significant changes” must be rapidly implemented.

Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour leader, said the revelations showed the SNP has a “secret agenda” to cut health care spending after the referendum.

A Scottish Government spokesperson said the document was part of “regular discussions” among health care leaders, adding that the SNP administration was “protecting and increasing” Scotland’s NHS budget.

The dossier, obtained and distributed by the Labour Party, was leaked by an unnamed whistleblower concerned with how the SNP was portraying the NHS in the referendum campaign.

The anonymous source said there were “major problems” with Scotland’s NHS and claimed Yes camp suggestions the UK Government is to blame were “not true”.

It is understood the leaked paper was co-written by the Health Board Finance Directors and the Financial Director for Health Directorate in Scottish Government.

The revelations come with the Yes campaign repeatedly claiming that the only way to protect the NHS from major cuts is to vote for independence on Thursday.

The claims have infuriated the pro-UK camp, which has branded the warnings the biggest lie of the referendum campaign.

While the SNP says any cut to the English health budget would hit the amount of money given to Scotland, control of the NHS is totally controlled by Holyrood. Furthermore, no Westminster party proposes reducing health care spending.

Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour Leader, said: “These papers show that the SNP have a secret agenda to cut health spending after the referendum. Alex Salmond was elected on a manifesto to protect health spending and now he is planning cuts but has decided not to tell anyone until after Thursday’s vote.

“The SNP lied about NHS privatisation. They lied when they said they didn’t have the powers to protect the NHS from cuts. Now they are deceiving the people of Scotland about plans to cut health spending after polling day. Its clear that the SNP cannot be trusted with our NHS.” – read more HERE

THE YES CAMPAIGN HAVE LIED AND DONE SO ALL ALONG!

Whichever way the vote goes on Thursday, the people of Scotland should be demanding the resignation of Alex Salmond et al and be held accountable if this is true!

Alex Salmond is slimier than a slug, a deceitful, lying human being if ever there was one.

Scotland and The People’s Parliament have made it clear that the entire Scottish Government should be booted out one way or another.

We are for independence, but we will expose the lies and deception regardless of who is behind it.

Isn’t it bad enough that the UK parliament have lied and coerced people over the referendum and now the Scottish Government have ‘secret agenda’s’ ? (again I  might add)

So much for:

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Lying toerags.

‘Yes’ campaign wont answer simple question on NHS

The ‘official narrative’ of the Yes campaign in regards to Scotland’s NHS is that only a ‘Yes’ vote will protect it from privatisation.

 

This is simply not true and I have asked them via Twitter about the TTIP and Scotland’s NHS as waiting for an email reply takes seven days.

The question has been ignored. Twice.

TTIP  is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States and another perfectly good reason to keep us free from the EU.

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nhs question to yes campaignThe question was also put to others.

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No response.

Scotland’s NHS is under threat from privatisation (read about it HERE) but the ‘Yes’ campaign is adamant that it is perfectly safe.

A recent article published on their website by Stuart McDonald: No party politicians confirm: England’s NHS privatisation hurts Scotland’s NHS too – ends the post with:

‘The implications could not be clearer. Only a Yes win will protect Scotland’s NHS from the knock-on effects of future cuts and privatisations in England.’ (link)

Yes it will, if we don’t re-join the EU and reject the TTIP.

But the ‘Yes’ campaign and many of their followers are all in favour of re-joining.

The rest of the article is about Labour MP’s warning how Scotland will be harmed due to privatisation.

There is no mention of TTIP.

‘Throughout, either Westminster has not thought about implications for NHS Scotland and the devolved health administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland, or has considered TTIP a covert vehicle for forcing the privatisation agenda.’ (TTIP and independence)

But the ‘Yes’ campaign will not answer any questions on anything that is not government ‘policy’ according to Graham Watson when asked about independence with an EU membership.

I am unable to provide information unrelated to government policy and therefore have nothing to add to my previous response. – Graham Watson Scottish Government.

How is EU membership unrelated to government policy?

As said previously, we will be ruled and governed by the EU even with independence if we ‘re-join’.

That is a fact.

This is not scare mongering and trying to put the fear of God in to Scottish voters, or try to influence their vote in any way.

But why won’t the ‘Yes’ campaign even acknowledge the TTIP and the real threat that it does pose for Scotland’s NHS?

Why don’t you try asking them?

What is TTIP?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA) is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.

Proponents say the agreement would result in multilateral economic growth, while critics say it would increase corporate power and make it more difficult for governments to regulate markets for public benefit.

The U.S. government considers the TTIP a companion agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

After a proposed draft was leaked, in March 2014 the European Commission launched a public consultation on a limited set of clauses.

The TTIP free trade agreement could be finalised by the end of 2014.

The TTIP was set up behind closed doors.

Articles: 

‘TTIP will allow private companies to sue govt. for millions’

The lies behind this transatlantic trade deal

TTIP: 9 Risks Clegg And Farage Won’t Tell You About The US-EU Trade Deal

NHS privatisation: Compilation of financial and vested interests.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_Trade_and_Investment_Partnership

http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/

 

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A Warning from Quebec

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Osborne breaks election purdah laws #indyref

Don’t let me be last Queen of Scotland: Monarch in talks with PM over UK break-up

Her Majesty is in crisis talks with the Prime Minister as new poll reveals 51% of Scots will vote for independence

The Queen is said to be privately horrified at the prospect of Scotland voting for independence from the UK.

It is believed the referendum – which could make the monarch the last Queen of Scotland – dominated her discussions with Prime Minister David Cameron on his annual visit to Balmoral at the weekend.

The growing panic over the break-up of the UK was fuelled by a YouGov poll which put the nationalist Yes campaign ahead by 51% to 49%.

Buckingham Palace aides said the Queen had asked for daily updates on the state of the campaigns.

A source said yesterday: “The Queen is a unionist, there is now a great deal of concern.

“If there is a Yes vote that puts us into uncharted territory constitutionally . Nothing is certain and her being Queen of Scotland is not a given.”

YouGov found the nationalists had clawed back a 22-point lead held by the Better Together campaign at the start of August.

Nationalist leader Alex Salmond’s private polling reportedly put his campaign ahead 54% to 46%.

In London, George Osborne tried to win over voters flirting with ­independence by ­promising to publish within days a cross-party plan to offer more powers to Edinburgh if Scotland stays in the UK.

This would including handing more tax-raising powers and control over welfare to the Scottish Parliament. – read more HERE

Incidentally, she is not queen of Scotland but Queen of Scots and Queen of England.

Purdah (pre-election period)

The purdah period typically begins six weeks before the scheduled election, in each authority on the day the notice of election is published; for the 2014 local and European elections purdah will begin in many authorities on Monday 7 April.

Purdah does not have actual legal force, rather is considered a ‘self-denying ordinance’, and has considerable moral authority; because of the lack of statute different local authorities adopt different standards as to the extent to which they observe the convention, and authorities are always mindful of the possibility of results and decisions being open to challenge in the event of a breach of purdah.

When local elections are being held at the same time as a general election a higher standard is usually applied.

At the national level, major decisions on policy are postponed until after the purdah period, unless it is in the national interest to proceed or a delay would waste public money.

The Cabinet Office issues guidance before each election to civil servants, including those in the devolved national parliaments and assemblies.

Purdah also continues after the election during the time in which new MPs and ministers are sworn in.

In the event of an inconclusive election result, purdah does not end until a new government forms.

When no party has an overall majority, it may take some time before a minority or coalition government is formed.

Local Government

For local elections, the activities of local authorities in the pre-election period are governed by the Code of recommended practice on local authority publicity, which is issued as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1986.

Elections, referendums and petitions
41. The period between the notice of an election and the election itself should preclude proactive publicity in all its forms of candidates and other politicians involved directly in the election.
Publicity should not deal with controversial issues or report views, proposals or recommendations in such a way that identifies them with individual members or groups of members.
However, it is acceptable for the authority to respond in appropriate circumstances to events and legitimate service enquiries provided that their answers are factual and not party political.
Members holding key political or civic positions should be able to comment in an emergency or where there is a genuine need for a member level response to an important event outside the authority’s control.
Proactive events arranged in this period should not involve members likely to be standing for election.
42. The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions and Directions) (England) Regulations 2000 [REPEALED] (which apply under the Local Government Act 2000 to county councils, district councils and London borough councils) prohibit an authority from incurring any expenditure to
  • Publish material which appears designed to influence local people in deciding whether or not to sign a petition requesting a referendum on proposals for an elected mayor;
  • Assist anyone else in publishing such material; or
  • Influence or assist others to influence local people in deciding whether or not to sign a petition.
Publicity in these circumstances should, therefore, be restricted to the publication of factual details which are presented fairly about the petition proposition and to explaining the council’s existing arrangements.
Local authorities should not mount publicity campaigns whose primary purpose is to persuade the public to hold a particular view in relation to petitions generally or on a specific proposal.

Purdah in local government ends at the annual meeting of the council in the new municipal year (usually the first full council meeting after the election) when the appointment of a new executive by the leader occurs

Referendum on Elected Mayors

In the 2012 referendum on elected mayors for the core cities of Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Wakefield an extra purdah restriction was introduced, namely that from April 6 councils were not be able to proactively promote the referendum by publishing articles or issuing press releases.

However, public information in the form of questions and answers was still permitted to be on the council’s website, and press officers were able to respond to enquiries from the media.

Purdah and Social Media

In the United Kingdom general election, 2010, specific guidance was issued about the use of social media, for example “Use of Twitter may continue for publishing factual information only in line with guidance on news media”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purdah_(pre-election_period)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dont-last-queen-scotland-monarch-4181230

David Cameron would face calls to resign if Scotland secured a yes vote!

AFP Photo / Andy Buchanan

Support for Scottish independence is at its highest level ever according to a new poll, with nationalists rapidly closing the gap against unionists just two weeks before Scots vote whether to split from the UK.

YouGov’s poll showed the unionist lead had shrunk from 22 percent a month ago to just 6 percent.Overall, support for independence leapt to 47 percent in August. The figures, published in The Sun, suggest a significant shift in opinion ahead of the September 18 referendum.

The poll, which questioned 1,063 people, was carried out between August 28 and September 1. The Yes campaign has never been ahead in a YouGov survey. The spike in support, however, indicates the vote will be closer than many expected.

“A ‘Yes’ victory is now A Real Possibility,” YouGov President Peter Kellner said. “A close finish Looks likely.”

Writing in the Sun on Tuesday, Kellner Described as the Independence Campaign Being “in touching Distance of victory.”

Asked how they would actually vote in the referendum, 42 percent of respondents said they would vote for independence, while 48 percent said they would vote against. Eight percent said they did not know and 2 percent did not intend to vote.

Excluding those not intending to vote or undecided, the poll showed support for the union at 53 percent against 47 percent in favor of independence.

It WAS the first time A YouGov poll has Showed Support for ‘Yes’ surpassing 40 percent and Support for ‘No’ falling Shy of 50 percent. Of the roughly 4 million Scots entitled to vote in the referendum, it appears 320,000 are still undecided.

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“The ‘Yes’ Campaign has both Gained Converts, and Secured A Two-to-one Lead Among people WHO Were undecided and have now taken Sides,” Kellner said.

YouGov said the swing was likely down to the success of Yes campaigners in convincing voters of an independent Scotland’s economic potential. First minister Alex Salmond’s victory in his final televised debate against Better Together chairman Alistair Darling also seems to have provided a boost.

“More and more people are Beginning to Realize That A ‘Yes’ Vote is Scotland’s one Opportunity to make Enormous Wealth That work better for everybody WHO Lives and works here,” said Blair Jenkins, head of the Independence Campaign Team.

“This breakthrough poll shows that ‘Yes’ has the big momentum. We only need another three-point swing to achieve a ‘Yes’ for Scotland on 18 September, “ he Told the Guardian.

“While the ‘No’ campaign press the panic button and blame each other for a series of blunders, ‘Yes’ will get on with the job of persuading more of our fellow citizens – both ‘No’ and undecided voters – that we need a yes vote to put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands. “

Prime Minister David Cameron would face calls to resign ahead of the May 2015 general election if Scotland secured a yes vote. In response to the poll results, the pound fell 0.5 percent lower against the dollar to reach a five-month low, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Projecting an image of confidence on Monday, the government said it was not drawing up contingency plans for a vote in favor of Scottish independence.

“No such work (is Being) undertaken,” Prime MINISTER David Cameron’s Official Spokesman Told Reporters. “The Government’s focus is on Entire making the Case for the UK Staying together.”

The Better Together campaign director, Blair McDougall, urged supporters of the union to throw their energy into the final weeks of the campaign to win over undecided voters.

“We need the silent majority who back a no vote to do their bit. Whether it’s voting on the Day, knocking on doors, making calls Phone or speaking to friends and family, the silent Majority Should feel Confident in speaking up, “ he Told the Guardian.

“The nationalists talk as if they are winning but the truth is, this is yet another poll showing the campaign for Scotland to stay in the UK in the lead.”

Voter registration closed on Tuesday. Figures suggest there will be a high turnout on polling day.Salmond has said upwards of 80 percent of registered voters could cast their ballot in the referendum.

RT.

 

Response to: Reasons why I intend voting yes!

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So I was scrolling through twitter earlier and up popped a tweet about a Facebook post and said it was ‘just brilliant’.

So off I popped to see and read what this brilliant thing was.

A post by Karen MacPherson in which she says: “I’ve spent a great deal of time investigating the issues relating to independence……”

I am not trying to intentionally bash Karen in any way, it just seems that her research isn’t quite complete and so I decided to take each reason she gave for voting and responded with my own.

Why would I do that?

Well, it seems a lot of people are unaware of certain issues and willing to give away their freedom and independence at the drop of a hat and leading us further down a very rocky road, a rocky road we have been on for far too long and yet and wish to remain on it.

Not possible.

Let’s have a read then.

From Facebook:

Shared: 1,134 times.

Should be good then.

Woo hoo my ballot paper has arrived and I’ve spent a great deal of time investigating the issues relating to independence (even taking a short course with Edin Uni) and for what it’s worth I wanted to share some of the reasons I intend voting YES (just in case it can help any undecideds):

1. There may be uncertainty and fear with voting YES but for me it’s akin to leaving home, getting married, having a baby, moving home or job; there’s always doubts but we take the risk and make it work. A few months down the line we wonder what we ever worried about. This isn’t about the next year or two, this is about preserving our country for generations to come.

Well, a bit riskier than having a baby or getting married but agree.

2. Scotland will never be at the top of Westminster’s agenda. I want a government that is accountable to Scotland and not one that can impose what it likes (poll tax, bedroom tax, fracking licenses) knowing we can’t remove them from power.

Let’s take back our country from London rule, write our own constitution and govern ourselves. Establish a People’s Parliament that is able to speak for the people (once one has been established that is) for there is no doubt, that if we win, we will never have a say in anything, the Scottish government don’t listen now, it won’t be any different when they ‘think’ they are in charge.

Alex Salmond said in the last tv debate that if we win, he would ask Alistair Darling to join his team. Now whether he was joking remains to be seen, but do you honestly want someone like Darling lording it over you? Because he will you know, smarmy git that he his. 

3. I want to vote for a political party based on their manifesto and not on their geographical allegiance. After independence all parties will be working for Scotland and the Scottish people can choose who best to run our country. Right now we rely on SNP to continue with free prescriptions, frozen council tax, bedroom tax mitigation and tuition fee free education (I couldn’t have completed my degree otherwise). What happens if any other party gets into Holyrood without independence? I suspect we’ll be brought into line with the rest of the UK.

Well, we can only ask for what we want, what we get may be entirely different.

We’ve already been brought  into line with the rest of the UK,  and have been for a long time. Isn’t that one of the reasons for independence? Isn’t that why Scotland is suffering, because  ‘they’ already crack the whip regardless of what the Scottish government says or wants?

4. I want our oil revenue (and despite the scaremongering there’s more than plenty to come, billions being invested in the industry west of Shetland for a start, oil companies don’t do that for nowt) to be invested in a soverign wealth fund for future generations just as Norway has. When oil and gas do eventually run out I want to have something to show for it and not just squander the wealth like Westminster has done.

This one is a wee bit tricky. You see, the queen of England, owns the sea-bed. Well she is under the impression she owns it ‘personally’ which is not true of course. It belongs to the ‘Monarch’ regardless of who sits on a throne. Which means she also believes she owns the ‘oil’ , so as far as she is concerned the oil is hers and not ours.  Meaning, for now, she has control over the oil not Scotland.

5. Scotland is wealthy. We pay more in to the treasury per head than we get back. Scotland is estimated to be 14th wealthiest country, current UK being 18th. Pretty far up the international league table so plenty room for manoeuvre in my opinion. Scotland would be at least £180 billion better off if we’d been independent for the last 32 years. Yet use of food banks has increased by 1200% in the last two years, double the rate of the rest of the UK.

Yes, all true and more. But I read we would be the 7th wealthiest country. Even better 🙂

6. Every ‘expert’ and politician I’ve heard on both sides says that Scotland is perfectly ‘capable’ of running it’s own affairs. Even David Cameron admits Scotland can be a successful independent country.

Again, agree, which is the reason for all the scare tactics. We are better off without them. No argument there that’s for sure.

7. Scotland has rejected the marketing and privatisation of the health service that is happening in NHS England. If we vote no it will be increasingly difficult to resist the privatisation that’s already happening south of the border as our budget reduces in line with theirs.

Scotland’s budget will be cut dramatically, not reduced in line with theirs.

8. We will be part of a currency union, it’s not in the interests of rUK not to. Even if we did have our own pound (plan b) our borrowing rate would be at worst 0.5 to 1% higher (Pimco), than it is currently and we would be starting without debt. Interest rates will eventually go up in the UK anyway so that really isn’t a deal breaker for me.

Government borrows from the banks and has to repay the loan, PLUS INTEREST. To pay the loan and interest the Government tax the people. The banks cannot lose because they have the taxes of the people as security for their loans.

This will add to the increasing debt to the banks and putting them in a very powerful position of authority over the government which then in turn gives them control of government policies like immigration,  free trade, multiculturalism and a lot more besides.

No government can borrow money unless they are willing to surrender a considerable amount of control to the banker.

Please read ‘Banking – the Greatest Scam on Earth‘, this is the reality of banking and the global monetary system which is a huge ponzi scheme.

You should also watch: ‘The European Debt Crisis Visualized

We really should have our own currency.

9. Westminster is becoming Europhobic and there is likely to be an EU referendum in 2017. I believe that for all it’s faults Europe is the way forward. It’s in everyone’s interest to get membership for Scotland rubber stamped as quickly as possible, member states would be unable to block it and any delays in full membership are likely to be mitigated by temporary measures.

Europe is not the way forward.

Who do you think rules and governs us now and why the UK is in the mess that it is now?

The EU.

You can’t have independence and EU membership.

That’s not independence.

The EU already make and implement all UK laws, it will be no different for Scotland.

You gain independence in one hand but willing to give away your freedom back to the EU? You will be governed and ruled by them just as you are now. 

“No-one will ever govern Scotland better than the people who live and work in Scotland…” not so.  The EU will.

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Self- government, self-rule, home rule, Sovereignty, freedom, liberty, self-reliance, SELF-STANDING – that’s what independence is.

You won’t get that with the EU.

10. Nuclear weapons did not deter Argentina, Iraq or Afghanistan. All it does is give Westminster a seat at NATO’s top table. I’d rather see investment in regular troops who are our real deterrent.

You would like to invest in ‘regular troops’? Against who or what? The ‘troops’ have killed more civilians than they have so-called ‘terrorists’. We should be encouraging them to put down their weapons, not aim them at unarmed people.  By all means have the soldiers, but standing on Scottish soil and not off in some foreign land.  And yes, get rid of Trident.

11. Pensions; safe in an iScotland. I don’t believe I’ll get anything by the time I reach pension age (who knows when that will be) staying in the UK so there is a better chance in an iScotland.

I hope this remains so.

12. Nobody can guarantee the future either way but be assured that voting no is not a vote for the status quo. I for one don’t trust the new income tax rules coming into play in 2016, I believe the way the block grant is calculated will be reviewed to Scotland’s detriment and I also don’t believe we’ll get more powers. If that was the case we’d already have them.

We don’t have any powers now and we certainly won’t have any by the time the EU, central bank, the monarchy and the Scottish government are done.  All these organisations will be ruling over you,  just as they do now. It won’t be any different if we remain with these organisations in an ‘independent’ Scotland, although I suspect it will be far worse.

Bottom line for me is that we’re a strong, wealthy, capable nation that will only ever reach it’s full potential at the hands of it’s own people by having full control over the governance of our country.

But it won’t be in the hands of its own people. We will not have full control, if any, over the governance of our country. 

This is what almost everyone doesn’t seem to understand.

You simply can not have independence and still retain membership with the EU, have a central bank or the present day monarchy.

That’s not independence.

Do you understand yet?

There is no compromise.

There is nothing that those three organisations have to offer in an independent Scotland.

Nothing!

There is no room in an independent FREE Scotland for the EU.

This is why Scotland and The People’s Parliament site has been created, because ‘we are’ Scotland.

We may win our independence, but we will never win our freedom.

Be brave, let’s change things for the better, let’s make history!

Yes! Be brave and make history, the only chance we will probably ever have since the days of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce who gave their lives trying to keep us free.

I’m pretty damn certain they wouldn’t be fighting for independence just to hand it back over to the EU.

Do you?

I want what is best for Scotland, for the future generations but we can only achieve that by standing by the true meaning of Independence and be truly free, for that is a risk worth taking.

Do you want real independence and freedom or do you just want to pretend you want them?

Saor Alba –  FREE SCOTLAND!

Alba gu bràth – Scotland Forever!

Vote Yes! on the 18th and then begin the fight for freedom.

*Note: Anything posted on Facebook is public domain and free to use.

Bonus Feature! 😀 (from 2011 but still important)

 

Should Scotland be an Independent Country? – Cat Boyd

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Cat Boyd of the Radical Independence Campaign for Motherwell gave a great speech at a public meeting in March at The Glo Centre.

Jim Sillars, the former Labour MP and Deputy Leader of the SNP and Author of ‘In Place of Fear II’ and Robin McAlpine, Director of the Jimmy Reid Foundation also attended.

http://radicalindependence.org/

 

Scotland Has Got What It Takes

Despite the fear mongering that Scotland would fail financially, here are a few stats that say otherwise.

BuyKN-bIcAIbhLqIncidentally, Scotland would also be free of the UK national debt which totaled a staggering £1.4 trillion in  January 2014 and would stay as a liability of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The debt costs the UK Treasury £1bn per week and doesn’t include the £900 billion the government borrowed to save the banks from collapse

There would be no legal requirement on Scotland to pay any of it.

So with independence, Scotland will also be debt free.

Alba gu bràth!