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Nicola Sturgeon has set out her plans for the economy in an independent Scotland. Today’s third independence paper details the economic architecture, proposals for Scottish currency, trade, EU membership, and border arrangements.
The policy of the Scottish government is to establish a Scottish pound. “The paper sets out in detail a careful and responsible phased approach, as well as the arrangements necessary to support a new currency and, in the shorter term, our continued use of sterling,” said Sturgeon.
She said a “stronger, fairer and more sustainable” economy was more likely with Scotland’s independence than under Westminster control.
“The UK economy is in long-term decline. The uk economic model is failing, and failing badly. But, in relation to an independent Scotland, people want to know, indeed people have a right to know this. Can we do better? Do we know how to do it, and will it be worth it?,” asked Nicola Sturgeon.
The Supreme Court is looking at whether Scotland can hold a second independence referendum without the permission of Westminster.
While she was campaigning for the Conservative Party leadership, Liz Truss said that her upbringing in Paisley made her a “child of the Union” and that the second independence referendum is the “wrong priority” for Scotland.
On Tuesday evening, about 120 Conservative MPs flocked into No 10 to watch the England v Wales game. Inside, the flags of England and Wales were displayed on either side of the giant TV. Snacks and drinks were served. MPs stood and joined in singing the national anthem before the game. MPs representing English and…Keep reading
Scotland cannot hold an independence referendum without the consent of the UK government, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. “A lawfully held referendum would have important political consequences relating to the Union and United Kingdom Parliament,” noted Supreme Court President Lord Reed. “The Scottish parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum…Keep reading
Due to supply issues, British Tesco is now limiting the number of egg boxes per consumer. Customers are allowed to purchase three boxes at a time. Grocery stores, Asda and Lidl, have also implemented rations on the product at some of their stores. The existing shortages are partially due to producers cutting back on output…Keep reading
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