Ash Regan Backs A Scottish Currency After Independence

"Ash Regan today announced that if she becomes SNP leader she will back the Party adopting a policy of a move to a Scottish currency as fast as is practicable on Independence. She announced that she does not support setting tests before a currency is introduced and, if she becomes First Minister, commits herself to explore immediately what steps can be taken within the powers of the Scottish Parliament to begin to build the infrastructure of a new currency immediately."

Brexit Is A Big Factor In The UK's Food Shortages

"Yes, bad weather has reduced the supply of fresh produce. But the UK is losing out from not being part of the EU’s single market which has always prioritised food security.  Food production at home is also been damaged.  An independent Scotland back in the EU would be able to build a country where nutritious food is affordable and available to all, as it is across the European Union."


Hit The Road Jack

Some of our Dgp4indy.scot members went up to Glasgow to support GP4indy at their protest against Alistair Jack's role as Governor General of Scotland at Atlantic Square on 23rd February.  There were also representatives from groups in Fife and Paisley.

Scotland's Economy

"Simply understanding this straightforward fact (because that is what it is) about the Westminster government’s ability to spend makes it clear that the claim that there is no money, much beloved of most Westminster ministers, is complete nonsense. The UK Government can, as a matter of fact, spend any amount it wishes so long as it legally decides to do so. It can never be short of money and any claim to the contrary is, to be blunt, untrue. It is also a known fact that if a government was to spend without limit then there would be inflation. As a result, a government like the one in Westminster has no choice but to tax. But, I stress, it does so not to fund its expenditure, because that has already been paid for by money creation. Instead, it does so to reclaim the money that it is already spent into circulation in the economy. In that case, for a government like that in Westminster tax is first and foremost a mechanism to control inflation that also happens to tackle inequality, the repricing of goods and services if that is considered desirable, and that can be used to encourage or discourage certain types of economic activity."

Dgp4indy.scot Market Stall Dot Board

We had a great day speaking to folk on 4 February in Dumfries town centre and getting them to put dots on our Dot Board.  We think the result of our informal poll is quite revealing.