Scotland in Union Updates

Welcome to our updates page where we publish our latest news, research and opinion pieces.

Budget Day Battle

The annual battle between the Scottish and UK Governments on Budget Day is now well underway.

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Scotland in Union London Dinner with Dan Snow & Tom Holland

 

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Our Founder Alastair Cameron's London Speech

Last week, on Wednesday 15th November, we held a fundraising dinner in London's Caledonian Club. Here is the speech from our founder and executive director Alastair Cameron.

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Our Chief Executive Pamela Nash's London Speech

Last week, on Wednesday 15th November, we held a fundraising dinner in London's Caledonian Club. Here is the speech from our Chief Executive Pamela Nash.

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Our CEO Pamela Nash on Today's Debate at Westminster

I had to spend most of time as an MP embroiled in Scotland’s constitutional debate…and today I find myself returning to the Houses of Parliament to look on as today’s MPs take to Westminster Hall to debate the prospect of there being another independence referendum. 

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Letter to the Permanent Secretary

Our Chief Exec Pamela Nash has written to the Permanent Secretary to express our concern that taxpayers money has been used by the Scottish Government for political propaganda.

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St Andrew's Day Celebrations

Some of our regional teams across Scotland are holding St Andrew's Day celebrations, on Thursday 30 November.

The largest of these is in Paisley (the soon-to-be UK City of Culture 2021) and is being organised by our Renfrewshire team.

If you would like to attend this event then please click HERE.

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Dan Snow & Tom Holland

Dan Snow & Tom Holland telling us why they believe we should remain together here in the UK.

 

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Dan Snow & Tom Holland Promoting our Fundraising Dinner in London

Scotland in Union exists for one purpose - to promote a more cohesive and united Scotland, secure within the United Kingdom. We act as the voice for the majority who no longer want to stay silent

We are delighted to be hosting a fundraising dinner in London on Wednesday 15th November, The Caledonian Club, with TV historians Dan Snow and Tom Holland.

This promises to be a fun and informative event with attendees from across the business community.

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To Ms Sturgeon and the SNP

My family and I moved from the USA to the United Kingdom just over 22 years ago. As a manager for a US based electronics company I was tasked with setting up manufacturing operations in the UK.  Scotland was selected as our base for UK operations as it offered inroads into a wider UK market in the hi-tech and automotive industries. My family and I set up home in Scotland in the lovely seaside town of Broughty Ferry on the east coast of Scotland. We grew to love our life there and we fully embraced the many and varied cultural aspects of life in the UK.

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MPs to Debate Indyref2

It has been announced that there is to be a debate in the UK Parliament on the topic of: ‘Another Scottish independence referendum should not be allowed to happen’ - that has been triggered after a petition reached 221,514 signatures. This debate will be held on Monday 13th November 2017, and we would like all our supporters to contact their local MP to express their views.

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Always...

"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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