I'mNotAWriterBut…

I am a 51 year old working mum of five – not all at home thank goodness. Im a member of the Women for Independence National Executive. This Blog is growing and changing as my hopes and aspirations change. I actually DO expect to change the world but I accept that might not even make sense sometimes. I hope you enjoy the read.

Archive for the category “Uncategorized”

Strength in numbers

So…. Brexit!

And we start the week of the EU elections with the prospect of Boris Johnson looming over the Tory party’s leadership contest. Boris is in the lead with Liam Fox in a not very close at all second.

The talks with Labour have as predicted failed. Labour say TM would not compromise, TM says Jeremy Corbyn would not compromise.

What a waste of space they are.

It appears the Aaron Banks (the personification of Harry Enfield loads of money character) has given Farage – well – loads of money. There are calls for electoral commission investigation into this donation so they can sigh and maybe issue a fine or two but let’s face it – they don’t really DO anything much. Our electoral system is being manipulated left right and centre and apart from a wringing of hands there’s not much anyone is doing about it. Except banning Macdonalds from selling milkshakes in the vicinity of Brexit Party meetings.

The good news is that Tommy Robinson got short shrift around the North West this weekend. It was good to see the people of Liverpool send him away although not surprising after his stupid side kick James Goddard told the gathered protesters that Liverpool was a shithole. You can imagine how that went down.

And of course we have TM new bold deal coming to Parliament in the next week or two. New bold deal! Apparently nothing that the new leader of the Tories won’t change, still has the backstop – of course it does! Ireland has the full support of EU27 and that’s not going to be changing. Labour say they’ll vote against but remain confused on their position on a second referendum and the Libdems are rubbing their hands in glee.

All to play for folks.

Meanwhile in Scotland – despite Question Time producing a show that suggested that they were struggling – the SNP are topping the polls. There’s a bit of a stushie over the whole QT audience selection again. At least four Tory councillors sitting front and centre and even an ex Tory MSP – Mary Scanlon – was given the microphone to speak as she was in the audience too. It’s an amusing diversion but I don’t care about QT.

I do care about a strong voice for Scotland and even though the polls are suggesting big wins for the SNP that’s always a worry. It might lead to people thinking they don’t have to vote – like it’s a done deal. It isn’t. The SNP have a manifesto which puts forward plans for Scotland at the heart of Europe – Independent or not! The Brexit party don’t even have a manifesto for gods sake and yet suggestions are that they will take two seats in Scotland.

We need a strong voice because make no mistake, the Tories – and Boris Johnson in particular – will do everything they can to ignore Scotland and they already plan to remove powers from our parliament.

We need a strong voice, we need a strong Parliament – we need independence

#voteSNP

#YouYesYet?

Get out to vote!

Advertisements

Haven’t we been here before?

So … Brexit …

Something is happening!

Honda is shutting its plant in Swindon. Voters were warned that this would happen if we were leaving the EU. And it has.

But that’s not all!

Is it a new cross party agreement shaped by Labour and the Tories together in the spirit of compromise and joint working? Nope

Is it a plan for a second referendum – a people’s vote? Nope

Is it throwing the whole thing out and starting from scratch? Nope

Theresa May is bringing her bloody Withdrawal Agreement back to Westminster AGAIN for a vote!

I kid you not folks. All this time, all this talking, all this waiting around for something to happen and in the end we are right back where we started – TM’s withdrawal bill.

The reason why it is coming back on 3rd of June is because that’s the last chance to vote on it so we leave before the newly elected MEPs take up theirs seats.

Word is that TM expects such a doing at the EU elections that she is hoping it will scare the MPs into voting for her deal. That’s SUCH a positive and hopeful way to take such a massive step. NOT!

Labour are apparently refusing to believe the Tories will hold to their agreement if they have a new leader, but Olly Robbins (Brexit Negotiator apparently) went to Brussels yesterday to see what changes could be made to the “Future Agreement”. Not that this looks likely to make much difference, the word on the street is that the Lab Tory talks will collapse on Thursday – I’m surprised they’ve lasted this long.

So – what else is happening – well there are squabbles all over! Vince Cable -who incidentally sold off Royal Mail when in coalition and now has a seat on the Royal Mail board – has criticised the Green Party for rejecting their approaches on working together, The Green Party say the Lib Dem’s never approached them and it’s all lies. The Tories and Labour are arguing amongst themselves. No vote has taken place in Westminster since April 10th.

Meanwhile in Scotland we are not immune to the squabbling. The SNP are disagreeing over Gender politics, Pete Wishart’s Speakers bid and internal complaints procedures, Scottish Labour are falling out over Brexit, bullying, racism and …. internal complaints procedures.

Leaflets are coming thick and fast. The SNPs not always with the right name on them. Pity the poor sod that sorted the excel spreadsheet and didn’t apply his sort to the whole sheet rather than just one column. Scottish Labour leaflets are going out in Welsh to highlanders. Pity the poor sod who thought it was Gaelic. The Tories leaflet on the EU election doesn’t mention Brexit once.

None of this is surprising! Everyone is at the end of their tether.

Fortunately in the midst of all this the SG has been getting on with the day job.

Scotland’s new Social Security Agency are set to deliver seven more benefits by the end of this year. Consultation is open on the Disability Assistance replacement for PIP and the latest measurements show a high level of satisfaction for those using it.

Scotland is generating the most tidal energy in the world. Despite Westminster cutting funding for renewables the SG is supporting research and innovation and its paying off

The Brexit Party with Farage at its helm is leading the opinion polls elsewhere in the UK. That doesn’t need to be Scotland’s fate we are already doing better and doing more. An Independent Scotland could soar.

#YouYesYet?

Liars

So… Brexit

Apparently Labour and the Tories are

Going to stitch up a deal this week. They desperately want us not to have to have EU elections because they know they will lose by a landslide.

People are saying that every Tory MP who votes for a customs union with Labour will lose their seat because it’s not what Leave voting Tories voted for and it’s not what remain voting Tories want. They are also saying that every Labour MP who votes for a customs union with the Tories will lose their seats because it’s not what Leave voting labour want and it’s not what remain voting labour voters want either.

What a mess

No general election, no people’s vote, no Indy ref 2 – god help

Us all.

Meanwhile in Scotland the Tory party conference has been in full swing. I say full swing but Ive been to fringe events at SNP conferences which have had more

People at them then the entire party conference. Last year delegates were sat in the floor at the back, on the window ledges, and standing up. But I digress, it’s not a competition *.

Meanwhile in Scotland….

Ruth has apparently said she will be FM, and she is offering a “blue collar revolution”. Standing up for single mums, and saying that they can’t see another generation go to waste.

The Tories – who have made single mums sign on for work when their children are five, who

Implemented the rape clause. Young people who can’t get housing benefit under 25 because of the Tories, who have pushed up tuition fees, scrapped the EMA – the Tories!!!! The children of Thatcher who ruined opportunities for a generation In Scotland

Michael Gove says that they’ll withold money from Scotland’s block grant so they can spend directly on what the UK government wants to spend money on – mind however that won’t be free prescriptions or tuition fees. Or mitigating the bedroom tax.

Make no mistake people – the Tories only do blue collar anything when they are in fancy dress – and a masquerade is what this is.

In Scotland we do not have to face many of the harshest Tory policies because the SNP Scottish Government mitigate them.

David Mundell stood in front of a journalist and said

“I reject that SNP myth that people were told that they would stay in the EU if they voted to stay in the UK”

He lied absolutely. It was a cornerstone of the Better Together campaign. He knows it and we know it. The other thing we know is that Conservative politicians lie and that’s what Ruth was doing at the Scottish conference. The Tories only stand up for workers in order to benefit those who make

Money of the backs of them.

How do we know all this? Well, remember last weekend when you couldn’t find the SNP conference for love nor money on the television? The Scottish Tory Conference was live on BBC Scotland.

They are playing us for the fools they think we are!

Scotland is going to be dragged out of the EU despite voting to stay in, Scotland is going to be refused an Independence referendum despite voting for a party which committed to one and a vote in favour of one in the Scottish Parliament.

But the Tories are going to look after everyone.

Aye…. right

#YouYesYet?

*it really IS!

Swings and roundabouts

So … Brexit

Aaaaand Talks are still continuing.

Nothing to see here folks except the council elections in England and Northern Ireland.

At the time of writing this – 7.20 – labour and Tory votes have tanked. Lib Dem, greens and independents are having a remarkable night.

Even on places where labour and Tories have won the seats they have lost huge swathes of votes. In Barnsley for example Labour held the council but their vote share fell by 18%. In Spading the Tories saw their vote tumble by over 30% but they still took the seat.

The Libdems are seeing increases of 60%+ in some places.

Other places have seen successes for UKIP and some other right wing parties. Hartlepool for example has elected a “for britain” councillor – For Britain is a right wing anti Islam party!

Some councils have not been able to afford to run elections at all. Yep! That’s right. Sorry – no vote for you we can’t afford it.

It will be interesting to see what things look like at the end of the day.

Meanwhile in Scotland …..

Ruth Davidson is planning to say in her conference speech that the Tories can beat the SNP at Holyrood.

Wonder if it’s on the telly?

#YouYesYet?

Handbags, Hats and Tiaras

So…. Brexit

Annnnnd talks are still continuing ….

Remember I told you a little while ago that George Galloway joined Farage’s Brexit Party? I said I was surprised he wasn’t a candidate! Well guess what the word on the street is? Apparently George has told Farage he wants to stand for the Brexit Party at the Peterborough by election and if they won’t have him he’ll stand as an independent. No surprises there then! George Galloway never does anything unless it’s for the glorification of George Galloway.

He has more faces than a town hall clock.

(I love that saying and it’s so perfect for GG that I can’t talk about him without saying it)

Another self Promoting Brexit empowered nonentity was in the North West yesterday. The racist Tommy Robinson was all over social media ( not his own account of course as he is banned for pedalling hate).

Unfortunately for him his social media presence was largely compiled of him being given short shrift by people in Salford and Bury. The film of him running away from anti fascists in Bury cheered my heart.

We had PMQs yesterday and TM was her usual incoherent self. I’m not sure that she even answered one single question properly.

Labour appear to be trying to put themselves forward as all things to all people and failing. The anti semitism thing rumbles on, true or not true – I can’t even tell anymore – it is a troubling issue for them and for us.

Oh and the Queens speech is being delayed til we have Brexit sorted apparently. The Queen must be a bit like my Grandma I think. She used to keep a hat by the front door and if there was a knock on the door she would put her hat on before she answered it. If it was someone she wanted to see she would say “oooh I’ve just come in”, if not she would say “sorry I’m just going out”. I’m sure for the Queen it’s a tiara or a crown or something but I bet she’s up to the same stuff. “OMG it’s Teresa May at the door quick pass my handbag and that crown over there. I’m on my way to the shops”.

Meanwhile in Scotland, we have a new target on climate change after NS announced a climate change emergency at the weekend.

The home office have been accused of racial profiling after spot checks in Glasgow (which appear to be stopping people on the street to ask their immigration status) showed that 40% of the people they stopped were British citizens. The average figure is 5% and immigration officials are not allowed to pick someone because of the colour of their skin. Aamar Anwar said

“What these statistics show is that people of colour can never expect to be considered British citizens when we have a Home Office hell bent on imposing a racist hostile environment.

“Racial profiling is exactly what the Home Office is engaged in – such a policy leads to a climate of fear, where innocent people are targeted because of the colour of their skin. There should be no real surprise that the Home Office conducts itself in such a manner when they continue with unlawful deportations and racist policies which gave us Windrush.”

And he is right!

Finally the row over currency continues – I say row but actually it’s just howling at the moon by people who think Scotland is too poor, too wee and too stupid to do anything for themselves.

Can’t use the £ – not true

Have to use the € – not true (but what’s the problem with that anyway?)

Can’t have your own currency – not true

The people that argue these things are saying that Scotland with its top universities, it’s financial services sector, it’s history of innovation uniquely amongst all the countries of the world will be unable to have a currency which works.

Aye…….Right!

#YouYesYet?

And on and on and on and on

So… Brexit

Annnnnnnnnnnd….. cross party talks are still continuing

The Labour Party’s NEC meeting concluded yesterday with everyone claiming they had got what they wanted. It’s a bit muddled out there but apparently this is their policy

Labour will deliver Brexit. They will do a deal with TM to do so. If that deal falls through they will push for a General Election and if they win they will deliver Brexit. If they can’t get a TM agreement and can’t get or win a General Election they may consider the option of a People’s vote.

I think that’s right but like many of Labour’s MPs I’m not entirely sure

The Tories have said that they are giving the talks one more week.

So hey ho we shall see.

The Tories appear to have decided they will drop the Human Rights Act, despite committing to keeping it, they are now saying they will keep it until after Brexit Is delivered. Commentators suggest that this is a change in their position and the likelihood is that repealing the HRA will be in their manifesto.

Not that they pay it any attention. The UN special rapporteur on poverty would attest to that. The victims of the various immigration failures over the last few years would attest to that.

Meanwhile in Scotland ….

Labour have no idea how they will campaign on that NEC decision in a country that voted remain.

Anas Sarwar Labour MSP has published his response to the news that his complaint about Islamophobic comments from a labour councillor were dismissed. Now I’m not a fan of Anas Sarwar but it makes shocking reading. I was talking earlier this week about anti semitism in Labour and how their failure to confront it and have a robust response at the earliest opportunity has caused them untold problems and this is exactly the same issues. Get a grip Labour!

Ruth Davidson is back at work this week after having her baby. She wants compromise and dialogue on Brexit which means she wants Scotland to shut up and do as WM tells us.

On a second independence referendum she wants compromise and ….. oh no sorry … she just wants Scotland to shut up and do as WM tells us.

In other news SG has been pushing for a drug consumption room in Glasgow to help reduce the number of drug related deaths. It’s an approach which works elsewhere in Europe but as this is a reserved matter SG cannot press ahead with it. No matter that evidence shows it works – WM refuse to give permission to Scotland to do this. Alison Thewlis wrote to Sajid Javid as Home Secretary to ask him to come to Glasgow, hear from experts and see how this would work so that he could better understand the issue.

He wrote back to say he is too busy.

Back in your box Scotland

#YouYesYet?

Optimism

So…. Brexit

The Labour Party NEC meet today to decide on Labour’s Brexit policy.

They agreed at their conference which people were able to watch on the tv that if there was a failure to agree a deal or a no deal Brexit Labour would call for a General Election. However it was also agreed that if Labour cannot force a GE the party “ “must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote”.

There has been a bit of a row over EU election leaflets that were printed without reference to a confirmatory referendum and on Sunday we were being told by commentators that the big unions Unison, Usdaw, GMB were not supporting a commitment to a people’s vote but by Yesterday we were being told that they WERE supporting a commitment to a people’s vote. So who knows? I bloody don’t.

We also heard there’s a “new Optimism” in the cross party talks. Did you laugh? I did! A new Optimism…. THERE IS NOTHING OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THIS WHOLE RIDICULOUS CARRY ON.

Labour can’t agree with Labour and Tories can’t agree with Tories. Tory activists are refusing to campaign for the EU elections and every single labour voter and member I speak to looks down at the floor and has no clue what’s going on either.

Meanwhile in Scotland we have optimism – we have it in bucketloads – you might have missed it right enough because the SNP conference from Edinburgh was not on the tv. Not on BBC 2 BBC Scotland, not on BBC Alba or even on BBC Parliament. The half hour speech of Nicola Sturgeon made BBC2 but nothing of the rest of it did. In fact as Wings over Scotland showed regardless of the searches he tried to do there was little sign of SNP conference or Plaid Cymru conference stuff on the BBC website. We get Tory labour and libdem conferences shown live – even when the Libdems includes about four people and a dog, I wonder why no SNP. The picture below shows you why not. They filled a 2000 seater hall.

It’s not good enough BBC.

We saw yesterday that the Tories are offering a three year visa for EU students coming to study in Scotland. When it was pointed out by John McNally SNP MP tgat Scottish degrees are 4 years the Tory minister said that students would have to apply for a tier 4 visa to finish their degree. With no guarantee of acceptance, and at significant Cost.

So again, no recognition of Scotland’s needs.

The SNP conference however focused on what is best for Scotland, for the people living here – all of us – wherever we came from. We heard there will be extra Payments for low income families when their child starts nursery There will be Help for first time buyers and

Regulations on short term lets to tackle housing issues. There will be an extra 70 million for NHS to tackle waiting times and there is a recognition of a climate change emergency and a commitment to listen to experts to tackle this in Scotland.

Here was an unequivocal clear and coherent policy on Brexit. How refreshing to hear that. A position upon which the party agrees.

There will be a social justice and fairness commission to look at how economic growth can be shared more equally in an Independent Scotland.

An Independent Scotland as an outward looking Internationalist modern democracy – A better fairer society for all of us.

Here is optimism.

#YouYesYet?

A change is as good as a rest

So… Independence.

Surprised? Well let’s see, there’s not much going on just now on Brexit that we haven’t already talked about. So I thought maybe a change is as good as a rest.

Today in the Scotsman Pamela Nash (ex Labour MP and leader of Scotland In Union) wrote an article which says that the SNP do not speak for Scotland. So let’s have a wee look at that.

What does “speaking for Scotland” actually mean?

For me, it’s lots of things but it means making sure that the collective voice is heard, preferably from the people themselves. It means that the wide variety of views that any collective group have are represented. We don’t need a consensus, different groups have different needs. It means consulting widely and listening to those you may not agree with and it means challenging situations where you are being ignored and forgotten about. It means standing up for what the group agrees they want you to stand up for, even if it’s hard to do.

And so, perhaps not surprisingly I don’t agree with Pamela Nash. We are once again, facing an independence referendum precisely because the SNP have been speaking for Scotland and we have seen again and again that it gets us absolutely nowhere.

Brexit has been an eye opener for many. Time and again the SNP MPs have tried to engage WM on Scotland’s needs for Brexit, the need to protect our economy – reliant on EU workers for example; the need to protect our many businesses – reliant on the single market, customs union; our world class universities – reliant on international collaboration. Many many times the SNP and the SG have spoken for the people of Scotland – those on the end of the appalling Universal Credit, pip reviews, benefit caps, they have mitigated the effects of so many of WM policies that some of us think those policies have actually gone away. They have done all this whilst Tory politicians vote through policies which they know will damage all the things we have mentioned already and Punish people even further and the Labour Party sit on their hands and can’t agree about anything.

In 2014 Scotland voted to stay in the UK and I wrote about how we moved on in 2015 in a blog post called “Mad Bad and Dangerous to know” where I said

“it’s about working within our political system to get the best we can for Scotland and the rest of the UK.”

Brexit has shown with absolute clarity that we are unable to do that. It has shown that we cannot achieve the best outcomes for Scotland whilst working within our political system. We can’t even speak in WM without sneers, jeers and being told to go back to Scotland.

And so Pamela Nash and her merry band of Scotland In Union pals are wrong. The SNP is speaking for Scotland. The electorate empowered them to do so when they voted for them in 2015 in WM, in 2016 in Holyrood and in 2017 in WM. They are the biggest Scottish Party by any measurement you choose, they hold the largest number of Scottish seats in WM and in Holyrood, they have the largest membership in Scotland and the second largest in the UK, they are the Scottish Government and they are leading in the polls by a huge amount.

Speaking up for Scotland is exactly what the SNP have been doing. An independence referendum is part of that. It’s about giving Scotland a choice on our future having seen what that future may be like. All of Scotland – even those who do not agree with the SNP like Pamela Nash. Our world has changed since 2014 and we need to give people an opportunity to have their say on what happens next. On how that future will look.

We can be an independent Scotland with a voice at the EU table, supported by the rest of the EU nations, an equal partner – like Ireland – with our own voice, our own vote and control over our own future.

Or we can be Scotland – a region of an increasingly isolated, angry and unequal UK, dragged out of the EU against our democratically decided will. Where people like Tommy Robinson are chosen to represent us and Scotland is sidelined, ignored, and shouted down at every turn.

What Scotland does next will be up to us and in demanding the right to make that choice the SNP are speaking for the right of the people of Scotland -even those who disagree with them – to have their say and as a result they are speaking for Scotland as a whole.

The Pamela Nashes of the world don’t want Scotland’s people to be heard – What are they scared of?

#YouYesYet?

What’s next?

So…. Brexit

Well guys nothing concrete is emerging from anywhere like “official” channels on Brexit.

However, there are a few things worth highlighting. Reports are that the talks between Corbyn and May have not reached any agreement and not likely to do so. I rather imagine that they are by now sitting across the table glowering at each other, having to put themselves through this for appearances sake with their teams sat behind them playing candy crush or texting their partners saying “OMG I’m losing the will to LIVE”.

In the meantime, the 1922 committee is looking at changing the rules so they can hold another vote of no confidence in TM. Remember they did that last year and so she is currently safe from another challenge for a year. Not any longer apparently. There’s a meeting on Wednesday to see if a rule change can be made. It’s incredible that she has stayed this long in the face of such division within her party. She must be in an awfully lonely place.

We also appear to be facing the imminent reappearance of the Withdrawal Bill to Parliament for the 7,345th time. No? It just feels like that. It’s suggested that TM will strip out the NI Backstop to see if that can make a difference but I think she could dress it up as a white fluffy kitten with a bow and big eyes and it would still be as appealing as last nights left over cold fish supper that the dog had a scoff at and slobbered all over.

Talking about division, the Labour Party has still not decided on their Brexit position. Several meetings of internal committees appear to have taken place, and the NEC will meet on Tuesday to finally agree a position on a 2nd confirmatory referendum, or not, well maybe, perhaps, who knows.

I’m also utterly appalled to see Tommy Robinson being touted as a candidate for the European elections in the North West. Robinson is a thug, a bully and a racist with criminal convictions. He is a liar and a disgusting excuse for a man. The idea that he should be a representative of the UK in Europe, that he should represent the hard working, plain speaking people of the North West of England, regardless of their opinions on Brexit, makes me feel sick.

Meanwhile in Scotland, Our FM made a statement to Parliament which said that we will have a referendum on independence during this parliamentary session. That’s before 2021.

Scotland, ignored, sidelined and patronised will not be dragged out of the EU against our will. It is becoming absolutely clear across the EU that Scotland will be able to be independent inside Europe with no fuss.

Of course the Tories were apoplectic and the deputy PM said no way will Scotland get a Section 30 order. Some obnoxious actor on question time last night said that Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland “must be kept in line” and lots of muttering about no appetite for independence. NS has pointedly remarked that “I’m not going to spend any time bothering about the diktats of a government with zero authority or credibility that I fully expect will be out of office before too long”.

Well we shall see. The SG is setting up Citizens Assemblies which will explore the issues facing an independent Scotland and how we begin to build a better fairer place for us all.

What a hopeful and empowering way to move forward and open a discussion on the future. What a contrast with WM and the way the UK Government approaches things.

#YouYesYet?

The state of things!

Go on – you know you’ve missed this 🙂

So…. Brexit

A few things happening mainly we are seeing campaigning starting for the EU Elections.

Well. Except for the Tories – it seems many of their activists are refusing to deliver leaflets, campaign, knock doors. There also appear to be mutterings that Hammond and others are planning to cancel the EU elections and that will lead to us having to leave without a deal.

UKIP have unveiled some of their candidates. They include a bloke who was found guilty of posting a racist video of his dog doing Nazi salutes and was supported in court by Tommy Robinson and a man who ‘joked’ about raping Jess Phillips – a Labour MP. When asked whether he thought that was ok, he said “100% deal with it”.

Nigel Farage of course has started a new party as we have mentioned before. The Brexit Party. He got backing this week from George Galloway – That great(?) socialist. George Galloway has more faces than the town hall clock. He is a fool and a charlatan and everything he does is about promoting George Galloway. Im surprised he isn’t one of their candidates.

Change UK – remember them – the independent group of MPs are now a registered political party and is expected to field 70 candidates.

Three quarters of the Labour Party’s candidates apparently back a second referendum but whether the Labour Party does is not clear – as usual. They are however – at last – ahead in the Polls for WM voting intentions.

Talking of WM, a few things have come to light this week. Firstly the home office told Norwegian parents who live here and who’s baby was born in London, that their baby had no rights to live here as they arrived back at the airport. He has been given a three month visitors visa!

The home office minister Caroline Nokes has said that EU women who flee domestic violence should not get any benefits and should just “go home”. Ignoring that those women may have children and be unable to leave. Because apparently it’s just “tough shit” that your husband batters you.

Meanwhile in Scotland the SNP have announced their candidates and these include Alyn Smith who has spoken so powerfully about Scotland’s desire to remain in the EU. The list is of course (like Scottish Labour’s list) gender balanced and includes Christian Allard, originally from France he was an MSP and has been vocal in his condemnation of the way EU citizens have been treated by the UK government.

Labour produced a list of 100 policies which they want to introduce after the win a general election. I spent a wee while going through it and ticking off those we already have in Scotland. The ones we don’t have are largely cos they are reserved to WM. Scotland is way ahead of the game with progressive policies even without independence, imagine what we could do if we had independence.

The Scottish Government have also committed to continuing to welcome and fund EEA students regardless of what happens with Brexit.

This is how you build an inclusive internationalist country.

The sort of country I want my children to grow up in.

#youyesyet?

Post Navigation