YOURS FOR SCOTLAND INTRODUCTION
I think many of us share a deep frustration at the lack of progress in delivering Independence for Scotland. We often display a lack of trust in the current Scottish Government and question it’s commitment to our cause.
We see no sense in being constrained and dictated to by Westminster, being reliant on their approval to progress our undeniable right to the self determination of our nation. Worse the timidity of our Government and the First Minister in particular means that huge problems, which became apparent in the 2014 Referendum remain unsolved, none more so than the deeply flawed franchise, a loose voting arrangement that cost us a win in 2014 and which has got markedly worse since, so many English voters have chosen to move North of the Border since the last referendum. Another referendum with the same flawed franchise would be a trap.
We need to look at alternative routes other than a flawed referendum. I have no doubt we will end up with a plebiscite election but before then we must face the task of establishing that the sovereignty of the Scottish people is the paramount authority in Scotland rather than England’s belief in the sovereignty of Westminster.
Scotland’s claim is lodged in the Claim of Right 1689 that established conclusively the Scotland’s People were sovereign. Like Scotland’s ancient constitution It has never been repealed nor does Westminster hold any power or authority to either repeal or annul its contents.
It therefore provides a legal way to end English interference in our future constitutional arrangements and it is crucial that as many people know and understand it’s contents and significance. We need to put the Unionists on the back foot. It also provides a clear way to pressurise the leadership of the Yes Movement. Did they know about this? Did they know there could be no Union without the Claim of Right being included as a pre condition and that Westminster holds no power to ignore it, or amend it, or annul it?. if the answer is yes then we have to question why they have never sought to enforce it. Why even today ” Gold Standard Sturgeon” seeks Westminster approval for her neverendum? Let’s be fair, if the answer is Yes but they have never thought we could challenge in this way, we need to know the reasons. Why? Because we are the people and it is our power they are choosing not to use.
This week, daily, Yours for Scotland will publish a section of the excellent paper prepared by Sara Salyers setting out the content and why it matters. Sara would also like to thank David Younger and Laurie Flynn for their valuable contributions to the project.
I detail below Sara’s Bio and I wish to congratulate her on her excellent and very valuable work. If folk want they can copy each day the daily article to their own file and by the end of the week shall have the entire document for future use and referral.
The challenge is always how to spread valuable information on Independence strategy in the face of a hostile media. This method through my site will get it out to thousands of YES supporters in every corner of Scotland and also abroad. It can then be used to educate others on a concrete method of advancing our cause. Other bloggers and sites are welcome to copy and share any of the content on their own sites. All I ask is that they acknowledge that the original articles were published on Yours for Scotland.
To a better, fairer, Independent Scotland
I am, as always
Yours for Scotland.
I am a mother, a grandmother, a writer, activist, former tv writer/producer and college teacher.
As a writer/producer, I worked for three of the major broadcast companies in the UK and a number of high profile, corporate clients including Scottish Power, the Health Education Board for Scotland and, not least!, the Scottish National Party, (party election and party political broadcasts), as well as the European Free Alliance. I managed two independent production companies, hiring and managing staff, designing budgets, overseeing accounts and was the investigator and producer for two short-listed documentaries (Channel 4 and BBC), and one award winning documentary for the BBC.
I taught in the USA from 2009 to 2014, creating my own syllabus for classrooms of ‘non traditional’ college students, then taught communications in Fife College from 2015 to 2017. I won a national teaching award in 2011 and published an academic paper which examined the way in which formal English is taught as ‘proper’ English and the effect of this approach on students.
I joined the SNP in 1985 campaigning, leafleting and standing for Council election and rejoined the party on my return from the USA to Scotland in 2014. I joined Alba as a founder member and am presently working, with other writers and researchers, on a project to restore the sovereignty of the Scottish people, (unlawfully replaced by UK parliamentary sovereignty), under the ratified provisions of the Claim of Right.
BEAT THE CENSORS
Sadly some sites had given up on being pro Indy sites and have decided to become merely pro SNP sites where any criticism of the Party Leader or opposition to the latest policy extremes, results in censorship being applied. This, in the rather over optimistic belief that this will suppress public discussion on such topics. My regular readers have expertly worked out that by regularly sharing articles on this site defeats that censorship and makes it all rather pointless. I really do appreciate such support and free speech in Scotland is remaining unaffected by their juvenile censorship. Indeed it is has become a symptom of weakness and guilt. Quite encouraging really.
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