Landslide victory for Jeremy Corbyn in the UK:  What will election of a new Labour Party leader mean for Scotland?

Landslide victory for Jeremy Corbyn in the UK: What will election of a new Labour Party leader mean for Scotland?

Scottish Americans are hearing some interesting news from the United Kingdom today.  The UK Labour Party has chosen socialist Jeremy Corbyn as its next leader by a landslide.  A big one.  It is a result that is sending a few shock waves through Britain.  What will the election mean in Scotland?  More specifically, what will a […]

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Scottish Indy Quick Update: One more poll showing a majority now in favor of Scottish independence

Scottish Indy Quick Update: One more poll showing a majority now in favor of Scottish independence

Just a few days ago we took note of the first reputable poll ever to have identified a clear majority of Scots in favor of Scottish independence (Bletherskite September 3).  Our takeaway, like most others, was well, that is very interesting and definitely worth watching.  We asked questions like, is it an aberration that will be erased […]

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Don’t Blink! Scottish politics is fast and furious these days.

Don’t Blink! Scottish politics is fast and furious these days.

A most amazing thing has been happening in Scotland in the year since the Scottish people rejected independence.  The Scottish National Party has emerged from its Independence Referendum defeat to dominate the Scottish political world and it is on a trend toward a practical exclusivity that has some Scots a wee bit concerned.  SNP membership is up by […]

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Watching Scotland: Your Midweek News Update

Watching Scotland: Your Midweek News Update

Here we are at the middle of the week!  A good time to peek at what’s been going on in Scotland over the last few days: Scottish Environment: Scots Government Taking Heat For Banning GMOs August 11:  Expert who advised SNP slams move to ban GMO crops (Herald Scotland) August 9:  Scottish government under fire […]

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Does Scotland Get An Independence Do-Over? David Cameron Says No But Nicola Sturgeon Says Yes

Does Scotland Get An Independence Do-Over? David Cameron Says No But Nicola Sturgeon Says Yes

A Second Independence Referendum: Whose Call Is It? Less than a year after voting down the “once in a generation” Scottish Independence Referendum Scottish voters may be asked to do it all again as early as 2016 following the next Scottish parliamentary election. Last September 18th Scottish voters chose “No” to independence from the UK. […]

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