Scottish Independence Rambling – Adam Sturrock

2014 is a huge year for scotland: hosting both the Commonwealth games and the Ryder Cup. But most importantly, Scotland gets to decide where they stand in their Union with Britain.

What has become a staple of politics is the constant faeces flinging to belittle the opposing side but not showing an actual attempt to answer questions. A flailing attempt to win over floating voters is only met with confusion by the public.

Solidarity at last

Both sides still have questions to be answered. We could for example, call into question the validity of rejoining the EU as an independent country; would Spain vote for us in fear of starting off a Catalonian campaign? Why are we trusting our money with the bank of England?

To the other side; Why aren’t the government down south getting involved? Will you offer more powers to Hollyrood if No is the majority?

To both sides, how are we to deal with the pension problem?

To be quite honest, neither side have offered anything to be proud of. One offers blind patriotism and the other, fear mongering. Guess which one is which?

Pro- Union or Pro- Independence?

With what can only be described as one of the most historical propositions in Scottish politics to be presented to Scots in over three- hundred years, Scottish Independence is a topic on everyone’s lips. Having been part of the United Kindgom for over three hundred years, the outcome of this event is likely to alter the country, over the coming years, forever.

It is apparent that the majority of Scots remain undecided as to whether they are pro- independence or pro union. Many are still not convinced by the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) proposals. One Twitter user tweeted “I hear a lot of SNP buzzwords, exaggeration and speculation, but no answers to attract economic questions to do with #scottishindependence”. It is clear that the SNP must be most specific in what they hope to achieve if they wish to convince the Scottish public that independence is the way forward. Continue reading

Uproar as SNP Propose Bill to put Minimum Price on Alcohol.

By Jack Smith

It has been announced that the SNP Government have put forward a bill to implement a minimum pricing on alcohol, with the hope of solving the growing issue of alcohol abuse that lies within Scottish society. Continue reading

Owen & Mike On Scottish Politics

A fine three minute discussion between Owen O’Donnell and Michael Millar over the state of Scottish politics in 2011. The focus of the discussion is on leadership. Who are the strong characters of Scottish politics? What should each party be doing coming out of the election? All of this and more are covered by three minutes of thrilling audio.