I’ve managed to get to a few SIU events recently, and have been impressed with the dedication and positive spirit shown by SIU supporters. I particularly enjoyed returning to St Andrews, to hear an excellent talk from Professor Ali Ansari, and Jack Perry’s Edinburgh event was similarly interesting and informative.
On a less positive note, many of you will know that there was a nationalist march through Glasgow recently. Estimates of attendance varied, but it was a relatively large march, even though the attendees were only a tiny fraction of Scotland’s population. While the march was met mostly with indifference across Scotland, I believe two things are worth noting about the event.
It’s the longest-running 'will they-won't they' saga since Ross and Rachel got together in Friends.
1st of May is the anniversary of the Acts of Union between Scotland and England coming into effect in 1707, creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
If you can help please contact the owners (the SNP) as soon as possible.
Before heading off to China for a trade trip, Nicola Sturgeon warned she would be unable to keep in touch with her Twitter followers while she was away.
We recently revealed our new publication The Majority newspaper, which put the spotlight on the issues which concern many of our supporters about the impact the SNP’s neverendum is having on Scotland. Thank you so much to everyone who helped distribute 20,000 copies over the past month. We cannot exist without the help of our volunteers, and we are enormously grateful.
Nearly two years ago, the SNP launched the Growth Commission to re-evaluate the economic case for Scottish independence, including options on the currency question and how to plug that enormous black hole in Scotland’s finances. It has been widely tipped as the next White Paper, reigniting the road to indyref2.
So where is it? Expected initially in 2016, it has been delayed several times.
It’s almost exactly three years since Scotland in Union’s launch, on 5th March 2015.
At that event, I said:
‘We represent the majority of people in Scotland and in the UK. We are sometimes called the silent majority, but I prefer ‘the moderate majority’…we are sometimes quiet, but we are not quiescent; we are proud without being prejudiced; we are dignified and determined – and even if sometimes shouted down, we will not be silenced.
Many nationalists define being Scottish as somehow being exclusive, with Scotland standing alone, separate from the UK. We say “No” to that narrow view, and we say “Yes” to being inclusively Scottish.’Read more
On Wednesday, Scotland in Union’s North East team and supporters enjoyed an insider’s view of referendum campaigns and results nights from a Downing Street perspective.
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At the weekend we once again had our teams out across Scotland.
The weather was wet, cold and snowy but our dedicated volunteers persisted and delivered our campaign message - that Scotland doesn’t want or need another divisive referendum.
Here's is a picture of some of the team out on Edinburgh's Princes Street on Friday.
Our new campaign literature that is currently being handed out by our teams of volunteers.
Deprived by the snow at the weekend of announcing it to her party conference, Ruth Davidson set out her three key tests for indyref2 in press comments this morning.
Like the officers, trade unions and experts, we are totally opposed to the SNP Government’s proposed merger of British Transport Police with Police Scotland.
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Valentine’s Day, what a great reason for letting people know how much we love the UK and don't want indyref2.
Warm wishes for a happy Valentine’s Day. We hope you celebrate it by doing all the things you 💕 love.
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