Scotland in Union Updates

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"We may not yet know exactly when the choice will be made. But we can, we must, and we will always make the case for independence".

Nicola Sturgeon, 10th October.

At her party conference this afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon insisted she will keep making the case for independence – and she "always" will. 

Showing a tin ear to the majority of Scots who have urged her to get on with the day job, the First Minister insisted the case for independence has never been stronger.

Despite losing a third of their MPs in the recent election and poll after poll rejecting their calls for a second referendum, the SNP Government is determined to push ahead with its constitutional obsession at the expense of Scotland.

This week, new polling research commissioned by Scotland in Union revealed most Scots are not impressed by the SNP’s record in Government and support for Nicola Sturgeon is in freefall.

It also shows nearly half of Scotland believe they were misled by the SNP ahead of the referendum and think we would be worse off if we had voted Yes.

That’s why we need a campaign like Scotland in Union to answer the divisive rhetoric from the nationalists and remind people of the positives of being part of the UK.

You can make the SNP Government listen and stop a second referendum by giving us your support so we can make ourselves heard.

 

 

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Day Two of Our New Polling

Nearly half of Scots believe the SNP Government misrepresented the economic case for independence to increase support for a Yes vote, according to our newly commissioned poll.

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Victor Clements: The Real Power Grab

Having spent some time looking at the powers that your article says will be denied to Scotland, (List of 111 powers SNP say will be denied to Scotland after Brexit, 20th September), I am left thinking that all is not what it might seem here.

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Three Years Ago Today We Voted No. Happy Anniversary!

Please watch our new video marking three years since we voted to stay in the UK #wewereright

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It’s thanks to the Union I have a brighter future.

Here's another addition to our Tell Us Your Story campaign, this time from Scotland in Union supporter Josh: It’s thanks to the Union I have a future.

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Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland 2016-17

Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) is a National Statistics publication. It estimates the contribution of revenue raised in Scotland towards the goods and services provided for the benefit of Scotland. See today's figures which were released today.

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GERS Figures

News from Scotland in Union - Wednesday 23rd August.

Fake-onomics exposed by reality

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Professor Jim Gallagher: It's GERS time again

It's GERS time again. Every year, once a year, the Scottish Government's own economists and statisticians tell us just how vast the hole is in their ministers’ prize policy of independence. This year GERS will tell us about what was supposed to be the first year of independence, 2016-17.

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A short video update from our new CEO Pamela Nash

 

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Pamela Nash appointed Chief Executive of Scotland in Union

Press Release from Scotland in Union

Monday 21st August – immediate release

Pamela Nash appointed Chief Executive of Scotland in Union

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SIU at the Fringe: 'President Trump' trying to meet his 'friend' Alex Salmond

On Sunday 13th August, we at Scotland in Union added our own element of comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We hired a President 'Donald Trump' Impersonator, Danny Posthill (aka Totally Trumped), with the aim of meeting and greeting his good ‘friend’ Alex Salmond as he was kicking off the first of his new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe: Salmond Unleashed.

As you can see from the video, our event was well received for the fun and entertaining nature that we had planned for, even Mr Salmond was happy to come out and pose for the press with our ‘President Trump’.

Here is a video of our day out at the Edinburgh Fringe, including the meet and greet with Alex Salmond of course:

 

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Gordon Warren: My Story

Today's Tell Us Your Story piece is from Gordon Warren: My Story

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Filip Vyrubek: This is Why I Donate to Scotland in Union

Filip Vyrubek: This is Why I Donate to Scotland in Union

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Jane Maguire: Why I Donate to Scotland in Union

The next stage of our 'Tell Us Your Story' campaign comes from the supporters who contribute financially towards our campaign. Scotland in Union can only operate thanks to the generosity of our supporters, without them contributing we would not have a campaign.

Jane Maguire: Why I Donate to Scotland in Union

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Robert Falconer: The SNP have only one reason to exist

Today's 'Tell Us Your Story' piece is from Robert Falconer: The SNP have only one reason to exist

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Alastair Cameron: We Cannot Afford to be Complacent

This is a piece by Scotland in Union's Executive Director Alastair Cameron: The tide of Scottish nationalism may have turned, but don’t put up the deckchairs yet.

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LGBT Pride for all of the UK

Today's addition to our 'Tell Us Your Story' campaign is from David Craig: LGBT Pride for all of the UK

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Rosemary Hayes-Milligan: I am British with Scots, Irish, English and Welsh forebears

This contribution is from Rosemary Hayes-Milligan: I am British with Scots, Irish, English and Welsh forebears

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Roger Crabb: Hate to think of Scotland as a Foreign Country

The first of today's contributions to the 'Tell Us Your Story' campaign is a very short one that comes from Roger Crabb: Hate to think of Scotland as a Foreign Country.

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Alexander Hall: I felt at home in Scotland

Today's addition to our 'Tell Us Your Story' campaign is from Alexander Hall: I felt at home in Scotland

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