Independent Scotland: A Wish for the Chance to Make Our Own Mistakes

Sep 15, 2014

Scottish independence is the first stage in a process to work toward a better society. The way the debate on the pros and cons of the potential independence of Scotland has developed has been fascinating in a number of ways. The first is the considerable gap between the selectivity and the...

The Scottish Referendum Explained

Sep 15, 2014

Will Scotland secede from the United Kingdom? Background On September 18, 4 million voters in Scotland will be asked a “yes” or “no” question that could have profound implications for their country, and for the United Kingdom of which it is a part: “Should Scotland be an independent...

Scotland’s Independence: One-Way Ticket to Uncertainty?

Dec 04, 2013

The SNP has unveiled its independence white paper. But how realistic are its tenets? Scotland joined England over 300 years ago after the Acts of Union were signed in 1707, following Scotland’s failed attempt of colonizing Panama that left the country nearly bankrupt. Now, the citizens of...

The Evolution of Revolution: An Independent Scotland’s Constitution

Jul 23, 2013

Before Scotland's referendum, voters have a number of crucial questions to ask themselves. Written constitutions are borne out of revolution, not evolution, or so the saying goes. Whilst the Scottish independence movement cannot be easily characterised as either, it has become a position in...

How Realistic is Scotland’s Bid for Independence?

Dec 26, 2012

While many view the Edinburgh Agreement concessions as a sign of weakness by the Prime Minister, uncertain support for Scottish independence in the absence of a third option might prove a wining point for David Cameron and the Union in 2014. The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) only emerged from...