Fundraising for monument to Scottish conscientious objectors tops £25,000
Campaign hopes to erect bronze memorial in Edinburgh for the centenary of the end of imprisonment of First World War objectors next year
THE CAMPAIGN for an Edinburgh memorial to the thousands of Scottish conscientious objectors (COs) who refused on political, religious or moral grounds to fight in the First World War has announced that over £25,000 has already been raised towards its construction.
Tommy Sheppard: Explaining Scotland's vote against Brexit
Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East and SNP Spokesperson on the House of Lords, Scotland and Cabinet Office, explores why Scotland voted overwhelmingly against Brexit, as part of the Compass´thinktank´s report ‘The causes and cures of Brexit’
I’VE been asked to give a Scottish perspective on why people here voted for Brexit. Or, more to point, why they didn’t.
Poll: No cracks in the pro-indy vote as Yes nears the finishing line
Despite fears over Brexit, new polling shows 46 per cent in favour of an independent Scotland
NEARLY HALF OF SCOTS back an independent Scotland, according to a new Ipsos Mori poll conducted on behalf of STV News.
Echoing the results of the 2014 independence referendum, in which 44.7 per cent of Scottish voters chose Yes, the polling would indicate that support for Scottish independence has not dramatically risen or fallen, but remained solid.
Radical Independence conference: Putting Jeremy Corbyn in Number 10 will not solve the crisis of the British state
Speakers at the RIC conference address the limitations of Corbynism in tackling the British establishment
UK LABOUR LEADER Jeremy Corbyn may be “a new kind of Labour leader”, but putting him in power will not solve the imbalances of the British state, argued speakers at the spring conference of the Radical Independence Campaign (RIC).
No retreat from radicalism as radical independence movement prepares for Edinburgh conference
The Radical Independence Campaign will debate future tactics and points of controversy in the independence movement on Saturday
THE RADICAL INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGN (Ric) will tackle key points of division within the Scottish independence movement and debate its reaction to an unpredictable and fast-moving world in its upcoming Spring conference on Saturday, 10 March.
Tommy Sheppard: second referendum should only be held after next Scottish election
Delivering the annual Thomas Muir lecture, the SNP MP for Edinburgh East argued in favour of securing a fresh mandate for a second referendum in the next Scottish parliamentary election
TOMMY SHEPPARD, the SNP MP for Edinburgh East, has advocated using the next Scottish parliamentary election to secure a fresh mandate for a second independence referendum, arguing against the idea of holding another vote prior to the completion of Brexit.
Gillian Martin: Independence supporters, ignore the north-east at your peril
SNP MSP Gillian Martin responds to comments made by her colleague Tommy Sheppard MP in a recent CommonSpace article
OVER the last week or so I’ve seen the odd person offering opinion from a fair geographic distance on the north-east political situation.
Tommy Sheppard: SNP must respond to wake up call of Corbyn effect after #GE17
SNP MP says 2015 success in conservative areas "probably won't ever happen again"
by Neil Dallimore and David Jamieson
LEADING SNP MP Tommy Sheppard has said the SNP's loss of voters to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour message is a "wake up call" for the party.
The MP for Edinburgh East, who withdrew from a bid to lead the SNP's reduced Westminster parliamentary group on Tuesday (13 June), called on the party to recognise the need for leftwing politics to keep the SNP relevant in an era of sharp political polarisation.