Growth Commission report
Robin McAlpine: Noise and silence - why the Growth Commission is the fight of our lives
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine calls on independence supporters to make their voices heard on the Growth Commission proposals as they go before SNP conference
AS a political strategist by trade, I'd tell any client that if you're in the territory of arguing over the difference between 'forever' and 'indefinitely' then you're in trouble. And yet that's where the SNP leadership is.
Craig Dalzell: Gathering thoughts on the Growth Commission
Common Weal head of policy & research Dr Craig Dalzell looks at the grassroots indy consultation on the Growth Commission which began at the Gathering on Saturday, and finds there is more to take issue with in the report than just the currency plans
National Yes Registry announce official grassroots consultation on the Growth Commission
The National Yes Registry have agreed with the SNP an officially recognised grassroots consultation on the Growth Commission report on the economics of independence. The group explains below how the process will work.
SNP councillor at National Assembly: Members 'overwhelmingly opposed' to sterlingisation
Membership must be the ultimate decision makers on Growth Comission proposals councillor argues
AFTER the SNP's final National Assembly in Edinburgh on Sunday [9 September] to discuss the SNP's Growth Commission proposals in Edinburgh, one party councillor in attendance has said members are "overwhelmingly opposed" to it's currency position.
Revealed: The currency debate that won't be heard at SNP conference
It is not clear whether a vote will be taken on the Growth Commission, which will not be discussed at the October conference, at the party’s spring conference next year following debate at SNP national assemblies
COMMONSPACE can reveal the resolution which would have forced an SNP conference debate on Scotland's post-independence currency options at the upcoming party conference in October, but which was rejected by the party's Standing Order and Agenda Committee (SOAC).
Robin McAlpine: Scotland - fit to be a country, fit to have a currency
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that establishing a Scottish currency is essential for Scotland to be a properly sovereign independent country and to banish the ‘too wee, too poor’ tag for good
OK, what now? What does the indy movement do next in shaping a pitch for the electorate? Can I suggest that we try to tackle the currency question first, since that will sort the rest out for us.
Sturgeon: ‘Why’ not ‘when’ most important independence task ‘right now’
Party spokesperson says Sturgeon will provide an “update” on second referendum in the Autumn
SNP LEADER Nicola Sturgeon has told her party’s spring conference in Aberdeen that “why” not “when” is the “more important task” for the independence cause “right now”.
In a speech which was packed with new Scottish Government policy announcements including on NHS and pay and student finance support, the First Minister told the party faithful “not just to focus on the ‘when’ of independence”.