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Please Sign Our Petition

We all know that electricity prices will rise massively. This will have a disproportionate effect on older people like me, and other  less well off individuals, eg the unemployed and the low waged. But it will also have an effect on the economy due to higher utility costs for businesses. It is estimated that rises in costs of over 100% will not be uncommon.

We call on Government to take active steps now to protect the most vulnerable in our society, and the economy in general, by tackling the causes of these rises at source. Government has the power to cap prices, by using the money that we, the taxpayers give them. They need to focus on the health and welfare of the 99% of people who will be hardest hit by these rises-the older age group, the low waged, the more vulnerable, the housebound. Government exists to act on behalf of those who elect them.  We cannot continue to live in conditions where people have to chose between heating and eating, or are being asked to give up things that the better off can take for granted. The more of us who make our voices heard on this subject, the more likely that Parliament will have to take action.

Billions have been spent on failed projects. Time to spend our money on things that will have a real benefit.
https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-heating-or-eating

Pensions In An Independent Scotland

"Since the Conservatives are once again trying to scare Scottish pensioners with the threat that they would lose their state pension if Scotland votes for independence, it’s worth revisiting the pensions question...."

"What is clear is that under no circumstances will an independent Scotland be expecting “English taxpayers” to foot the bill for Scottish pensions, and that state pensions will continue to be paid. Indeed the SNP has committed to raising the meagre British state pension in an independent Scotland to a level that will permit older people to have a dignified standard of living."
https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com

England Is Sucking Value From Scotland As Hard As It Can

"Johnson wants to retain Scotland precisely because he knows London needs its economic support. Ignore the rigged data in Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland. The reality is that little England knows that it is sucking value from Scotland as hard as it can. And it does not want that to stop. And the chance that it might is what petrifies them."
https://www.taxresearch.org.uk

How The UK Loads Debt Onto Scotland

"So, with no borrowing powers, Scotland could not gave accrued debt, and even as a region of the U.K., it has always been in surplus. Even under the worst governance imaginable in an independent Scotland, we would have been better off than we are now. All GERS ever shows is how badly the Union has failed Scotland."

Why don't the Scottish Government wise up to this and stop behaving as if GERS are gospel?  Why don't they produce proper staistics of their own to show Scotland's true economic health.
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

How Would An Independent Scotland Pay for it?

"It’s that time of year again when unionists start spreading lies about how an independent Scotland is subsidised by taxpayers money from the rest of the United Kingdom. This is an argument that supporters of independence have often struggled to tackle. In fact a recent YouGov poll found that, despite a majority saying they would vote Yes, one of the weakest arguments on independence was the economy.

There are may reasons for this, but today we’ll touch on just one, which is important. Right now unionists have complete control of the narrative. By using GERS each year they propose the argument that Scotland’s high government deficit is bad for us and that we rely on taxes to fund our spending. Instead of actually debunking this argument we accept it. We agree with unionists that our deficit is bad and we agree that we need taxes to fund our spending. So we’re forced on the defensive to prove to them that we can lower the deficit.

This is completely and utterly wrong. So now it’s time to turn the tables."  Now read on...
https://themammothwhale.wordpress.com

Scotland's Smart Borders

“We must think of self-governing Scotland as an independent legal jurisdiction which has internationally recognised legal boundaries. A Customs officer at an immobile Customs Station, in an open-borders 21st Century European community, has very little impact and demonstrates how Unionists miss the point, whilst further; successfully confusing our electorate by claiming “hard borders” are a show-stopper when in fact they are very largely irrelevant.”
https://independenceconvention.scot