VIDEO: SNP18 - When do you think Indyref2 should be?
On Day Two of the SNP 2018 conference, we asked delegates when they think the next Scottish independence referendum should take place.
Many felt that waiting until after Brexit was the right thing to do with the uncertainty of the deal making the situation too precarious at the moment. Other wanted time to be able to re-energise and build a campaign, or wait until all the factors were favourable.
Independence referendum now ‘impossible’ before UK leaves EU, constitutional expert says
An independent Scotland would have to apply to join the EU or EEA if a referendum delivered a Yes vote after 29 March next year
THERE is not enough time to hold an independence referendum before the UK officially leaves the EU, a constitutional expert has told CommonSpace.
Robin McAlpine: Scotland's recent past is disappearing – and Davos is winning
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says Scotland is at risk from the status quo elitism that it so nearly defeated in 2014
PEOPLE tend to talk as if the 'battle for Scotland' is a purely constitutional battle, like the only unresolved big question is 'independence or not independence'.
But this has done an intentional disservice to our recent history. There has also been a battle over what Scotland is for, who it is for. For a few brief moments, it looked like that battle might bring some real change.
Robin McAlpine: Our era of hypocrisy isn't going to end well – for anyone
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says we need to start owning our own hypocrisy before it's too late
I VERY much hope that as I am writing this the west's liberal opinion-deciders are in a conclave deciding what the 'correct' opinion is on Zimbabwe. I'd hate to get it embarrassingly wrong.
Brexit is the contradiction facing the Yes movement, activist tells independence convention
Liam Stevenson spoke of the need to engage working class voters at SIC conference
PRO-INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGNER and co-founder of LGBTI equality campaign Time for Inclusive Education (Tie) Liam Stevenson told the Scottish Independence Convention on Saturday that another independence referendum should not be hinged on the Brexit question.
Having never been involved in politics before 2014, Stevenson organised a series of local Yes meetings during the referendum campaign in a “very working class area” in Cumbernauld.
Robin McAlpine: Winners make decisions, losers wait for things to happen
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says there are three possible options for the independence movement.
I know it will surprise many of you but I don't want to spend the rest of my life writing about constitutional politics. I've always been in this for social outcomes and constitutional politics alone does not deliver these.
Independence events pass "without incident" as supporters mark the third anniversary of 2014 referendum
Events were held across Scotland to mark the third anniversary of the 2014 referendum
PRO-INDEPENDENCE supporters held events across Scotland to coincide with the anniversary of the 2014 referendum.
A march, organised by All Under Oner Banner Saor Alba (AUOBSA), took place through the streets of Glasgow city centre that joined with a rally hosted by Hope Over Fear (HOF) at the city’s George Square on Saturday.