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Outsiders might think that the SNP and The Scottish Government are run by Nicola Sturgeon ,or her husband Peter Murrell, who is CEO of that party.

There are others in the ruling clique, as the Rev Stuart Campbell points out

https://wingsoverscotland.com/soapbo...n/#more-119796

A commentator here says - "The SNP has turned into a meal ticket organisation and appears to favour meal ticket groupies to real committed members for indie."
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Although I have always been interested in following British politics,as a person born in England,I do not favour any particular party in Scotland.I just want that country to thrive & it will be my choice of where to finish my days.In the 1970´s I voted to join the EU in that first referendum & have been a supporter ever since especially as I chose to start a business in another EU country some years later & did well there simply because I was a European citizen as stated on my ID card.It is my hope that Scotland will decide to "go it alone" & separate from the hold that MY birth country has.Perhaps not a popular view that most of my own fellow countrymen hold as I can then foresee that even the principality of Wales could possibly start a few mumblings.I was never a labour party supporter when I WAS allowed a vote in UK,taken away by the Tory party because it was deemed we,who have been abroad for more than 15 years are exempt for any say ,even that in the EU referendum.Would be interesting for me to have your comments regarding what you think & I can then share those views on forums in my region.
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There are a number of blogs worth looking at if you want to keep in touch with what is happening in Scottish politics.
Wings Over Scotland
Craig Murray
YoursforScotland by Iain Lawson
Bella Caledonia
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https://www.theoxfordblue.co.uk/2020...Iu3hAvbo-2ghsM

A view from Oxford !
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Although I have always been interested in following British politics,as a person born in England,I do not favour any particular party in Scotland.I just want that country to thrive & it will be my choice of where to finish my days.In the 1970´s I voted to join the EU in that first referendum & have been a supporter ever since especially as I chose to start a business in another EU country some years later & did well there simply because I was a European citizen as stated on my ID card.It is my hope that Scotland will decide to "go it alone" & separate from the hold that MY birth country has.Perhaps not a popular view that most of my own fellow countrymen hold as I can then foresee that even the principality of Wales could possibly start a few mumblings.I was never a labour party supporter when I WAS allowed a vote in UK,taken away by the Tory party because it was deemed we,who have been abroad for more than 15 years are exempt for any say ,even that in the EU referendum.Would be interesting for me to have your comments regarding what you think & I can then share those views on forums in my region.
I agree and feel Scotland has so much potential but the whole idea of Britain is holding them back. I see similar in Ireland and the last time I drove up to Belfast, it got me thinking how lucky we are in the Republic.
Especially when it comes to foreign investment and new jobs, being in the UK means that a city like Belfast is missing out on so many things.
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I agree and feel Scotland has so much potential but the whole idea of Britain is holding them back. I see similar in Ireland and the last time I drove up to Belfast, it got me thinking how lucky we are in the Republic.
Especially when it comes to foreign investment and new jobs, being in the UK means that a city like Belfast is missing out on so many things.
I went to Belfast on a wedding anniversary a few years back and loved the place but it was blindingly obvious that they were a whole generation behind the UK as far as tourism and infrastructure was concerned. 30 years of The Troubles didn't help certainly but the place had so much potential. Unfortunately it's politicians are still fighting old battles and can barely agree on anything.
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I went to Belfast on a wedding anniversary a few years back and loved the place but it was blindingly obvious that they were a whole generation behind the UK as far as tourism and infrastructure was concerned. 30 years of The Troubles didn't help certainly but the place had so much potential. Unfortunately it's politicians are still fighting old battles and can barely agree on anything.
We've been twice and it really is a strange place. I loved the city centre and we walked along the docks to Titanic but apart from the museum it seemed empty and that surprised me most. Of course it's not a huge city, though when I compare with Galway where we live, it really felt like Belfast has the potential to attract more tourists and companies. And if you think how close Scotland is, there are loads of opportunities to be connected.
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Which will come first ? A United Ireland ? Or an Independent Scotland ?
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Which will come first ? A United Ireland ? Or an Independent Scotland ?
Hard one but I'd say an Independent Scotland. After visiting the North, it does seem like they have a long way to go and wouldn't be ready. I'd say it's more likely you'd have an Independent Northern Ireland and things in Sport (Rugby already) would be Ireland. The Republic of Ireland has come a long way in recent years but I think many would also be scared of the costs or actually don't see the benefit. We already have the € as currency and many are just happy the way it is now and don't want to be involved.
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Moses, Too many "Little Irelanders" ?
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Fireworks in Scotland, not widely reported in the Outside World. The fallout from The Salmond Trial continues - https://yoursforscotlandcom.wordpres...esht-for-indy/
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https://civillibertyscotland.com/ More on the aftermath of The Salmond case. It is not over yet.
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