“The purpose of an experiment is to determine whether observations of the real world agree with or conflict with the predictions derived from a hypothesis. If they agree, confidence in the hypothesis increases; otherwise, it decreases.” It is time for the independence movement to get to grips with the scientific method. Something does not become […]

Robin Mcalpine: Sterlingisation is a terrible idea and a massive liability



“When 75 percent of the nation would vote for independence with ‘the right economic case’, when is the Scottish Government finally going to publish one?”

Ellen Höfer: The blank White Paper


Merry GERS-mas! No, Lionel Messi is not signing for Rangers. GERS day is the geek term for the ultimate geeky day in Scottish politics, where a statistical publication is wielded like a constitutional axe, weaponised as the definitive financial statement of whether an independent Scotland is perfectly viable or a disaster waiting to happen, depending […]

On GERS day 2020, we should remember that economics is about choices




“What we ultimately need in the SNP is the space to begin talking about new, positive ideas again. Wider democratic debate within the party needs to go beyond listening exercises. We need to facilitate discussions to develop our independence strategy and economic policy, and we need the democratic mechanisms to ensure the party is delivering the will of its membership.”

Craig Berry: Democracy within the SNP must go beyond listening exercises