The personal consequences of Brexit. Danish Lene moves back home after 33 years.

I’m desperately sad to see my long term Danish friend Lene Kruhoffer reluctantly abandon her adopted Scotland after 33 years. Essentially Lene has been forced out of her defacto home by the uncertain future of the Brexit shambles . I have known Lene for about half of that time and attended Napier University in Edinburgh […]

“Great” Repeal Bill is Constitutional Vandalism Providing Irrefutable Grounds for Immediately Calling an Independence Referendum

By Dr Mark McNaught In retrospect, the ‘Great’ Repeal Bill (GRB) for Scots may turn out to be historically analogous to the 2010 Ruling of the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal over the Catalan Statute of Autonomy. Both of these acts constitute a revocation of many hard-won devolved powers. Both shall have dissolved the brittle consensus over […]

#ScotRef: Westminster using Brexit to close the door on Scottish independence

It is increasingly clear that the Brexit process is being used by Westminster as an opportunity to close the door, once and for all if possible, on any practicable route for Scotland to gain independence.   The hostile rhetoric coming from Westminster in recent weeks regarding Scottish independence and a pre-Brexit referendum, in contrast to […]

Theresa May has ‘Balfoured’ us

Driving to work yesterday a strange feeling enveloped me as I tried to compute the fact that another country is telling us we cannot have a mandated democratic vote. There was no other way to put it, I felt like a prisoner. I was being held in the UK against my will. In Robert Louis […]

Macwhirter: “decision time” as Brexit points to much “tighter controlled” and “centralised” U.K.

Iain Macwhirter tells IndependenceLive.net it’s “decision time”! IndependenceLive.net recently sat down with political commentator for the Herald and Sunday Herald, Iain Macwhirter, to talk about what Brexit means for Scotland. We asked Macwhirter about his recent article on the Lord’s ruling of a possible Scottish veto of Westminster’s Brexit process and triggering of Article 50 […]

Brexit, Hannah Bardell and Trainspotting

MP’s have once again followed parliamentary tradition, ignored available efficiencies of the digital age and traipsed through the Aye and No division lobbies.  This time, the regressive outcome is the European Union Bill (Brexit Bill) passing it’s first HoC debating stage.  498 of our parliamentary representatives voted for the UK to become an isolationist backwater and […]

Scotland Not Consulted Only Insulted

England’s supreme court has ruled that it is not Scotland’s concern what the UK parliament does. Legally we are nothing. We don’t exist as a political entity as far as the Supreme Court is concerned. All power, all of it, remains with the London parliament, which is sovereign. Devolution, more powers, federation, home rule, sovereignty, […]

Brexit Max – the shafting

Things we know from the Tory conference. Forget about the single market, migration controls will be severe, the economic consequences will be devastating and you should prepare to suffer. Theresa May and Ruth Davidson have less integrity than a floppy disk on top of a magnet. Ruth clearly takes her orders from London. They both […]

Tory double-cross as May banishes SNP from Brexit plans

The democratically elected (at least by the rUK) Tory government has decided not to be accountable to those very people who placed them into power and at the same time are backtracking on repeated promises by excluding the SNP from Brexit negotiations and plan to keep the detail from Parliament. The backtracking PM said at […]

Did Nicola Sturgeon just announce indyref2?

In a week where Tesco decided to boycott their Scottish customers by ditching our flag and Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t find a seat on a train, some real politics actually happened today. Following Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement she would explore all options to protect Scotland’s place in the EU, she has all but concluded that will mean a […]