EVERY week for the last few months, the Scotsman has published a longform essay on the key issues surrounding the Scottish independence debate. As the polling date approaches, we’ve collated these.
Scottish independence is a relevant and important matter that has been debated for many years but is now at the pinnacle of debate. Both public and politicians and opposing opinions about independence and throughout this work I will evaluate the most current and most emotive arguments for and against independence.
This essay will examine the issue of Scottish independence by providing an insight into the historical and political events that have led to the 2013 proposal to hold a referendum on the issue. It will also look in depth at the campaigns for and against Scottish independence in order to assess the approaches that each one has taken in order to sway voters towards their individual cause. This.In this essay, I will present a fair conclusion by weighing up the arguments for and against Scottish Independence. The relationship between Scotland and its larger neighbour have always been difficult, especially during the “wars of independence” led my William Wallace and then by Robert the Bruce.Brexit has transformed the debate over independent Scottish membership of the EU. In the 2014 referendum campaign, the EU's top official actively discouraged the Yes movement.
The above question suggests that Scottish people voted yes in the recent independence debate because they are unhappy with the current Scottish parliament and that it is not satisfying the aspirations that led to its creation. In order to fully answer this you need to look at what are the key events that led up to the creation of the parliament. The functions and founding principles of the.Read More
The Act of Union in 1707 set off a wave of anti-Scottish sentiment in England, which has threatened to creep back since the creation of the Scottish Parliament and the electoral success of the SNP.Read More
News Opinion Independence essay: Tommy Sheppard on voting Yes This is the latest in a weekly series of essays in which influential figures explore ideas related to the Scottish independence referendum.Read More
The Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 Collection at the National Library of Scotland is a unique and valuable resource that is growing larger each week. Being built up over the next few years, it is intended to be unbiased, representative and inclusive of the varied and often complex angles surrounding the Scottish independence debate.Read More
A particularly important part of the Scottish debate is the changing of the currency arrangement. This creates a number of issues not just of risk willingness but also of risk perception. For individuals with pensions, deposits and other important financial contracts denominated in pound Sterling the prospect of an uncertain currency arrangement may be perceived as risky. There is a high.Read More
Scottish nationalism is a powerful movement in contemporary politics, yet the goal of Scottish independence emerged surprisingly recently into public debate. The origins of Scottish nationalism lie not in the medieval battles for Scottish statehood, the Acts of Union, the Scottish Enlightenment, or any other traditional historical milestone. Instead, an influential separatist Scottish.Read More
The Scottish independence referendum in 2014 saw the breakthrough of online political campaigning in the UK. Despite the outcome, research and media alike concluded that the main pro-independence c.Read More
As I suggested above, in the current debate over Scottish independence, federalism is the dog that hasn’t barked in the night. In the debate over Irish home rule in 1880s, it barked quite frequently and fairly loudly. A leading dog handler was Joseph Chamberlain, who saw—or claimed to have seen—that the federation of Canada was a model for the relationship between Ireland and the rest of.Read More
How did two giants of the Scottish left - Jim Sillars and George Galloway - end up on different sides of the Scottish independence debate?Read More
The advantages of Scottish Independence outweigh the disadvantages’ Discuss The fight for Scotland’s independents began as early as 1707. The devolution campaign in 1999 helped Scotland become more independent due to the powers that they were able to control, such as education and their ability to create laws that don’t affect the UK.Read More