SARAH BEATTIE-SMITH

On this anniversary of the referendum I’ve been thinking back to 2011 when the SNP won their first majority Scottish Government and the vote on our future became an inevitability. I remember feeling pretty disengaged and sceptical that the SNP could secure a Yes vote. Support was around 25-30% and most of the arguments one …

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In early summer 2014 I had the privilege of speaking to young voters from Boroughmuir and Gillespie’s high schools in Edinburgh. Alongside Kez Dugdale MSP, I had some of the most intelligent and challenging questions of the whole referendum. This is the speech I gave that day.

This article was first published in Greenprint, the Scottish Green Party’s newsletter. Imagine you’re watching Newsnight Scotland (or Scotland Tonight if you’re that way inclined). There’s an item on some independence related argument – some big business threatens to leave, some report says we’d be better off alone – you know the drill. There’s a …

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