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COMMENT Richard Thomson: We need ability to take our own big decisions

EVEN among politicians convinced of its benefits, it’s rare to hear an argument from them in favour of the Union which isn’t based either on an appeal to the familiar or on some sense that an independent Scotland would manage less well over the piece in the world than it would as part of the UK.

COMMENT Keep faith in SNP and we can make indyref2 an unstoppable reality

ISN’T it extraordinary? Support for Scottish independence hits 54%; support for the First Minister’s leadership in the midst of a pandemic wins widespread acclaim within and outside Scotland; the primary party of independence is seemingly on course for another big win at the next Holyrood elections; political opponents are marginalised and in disarray and yet … still there are some supporters of independence who it seems can’t fight back the urge to try and pull it all down around us as if none of this were actually happening.

Comment Keep faith in the SNP and we can make indyref2 an unstoppable reality

ISN’T it extraordinary? Support for Scottish independence hits 54%; support for the First Minister’s leadership in the midst of a pandemic wins widespread acclaim within and without Scotland; the primary party of independence is seemingly on course for another big win at the next Holyrood elections; political opponents are marginalised and in disarray and yet … still there are some supporters of independence who it seems can’t fight back the urge to try and pull it all down around us as if none of this were actually happening.

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