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David McHutchon: Without Sovereignty, Scotland Is Only Playing at Politics

On Friday 1 April, Restore Scotland relaunched as Sovereignty at a meeting of members in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire[1]. We remain committed to full independence for Scotland from the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom as opposed to the independence currently on offer, which is merely another form of unionism willing to squander political and economic …

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David Dyson: A New Year’s Resolution to End Drug Deaths in Scotland

My name is David Dyson and I live in Dundee having moved from Yorkshire in 2009. I had an addiction problem which took the form of using cocaine, ecstasy and speed (otherwise known as methamphetamine). Everything came to a head in 2010 when I became homeless and was placed in a Salvation Army resettlement unit. …

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Ewan Gurr: What Christmas Cheer Is There For Scotland’s Hospitality and Retail Industries?

I love Christmas. From mid-November, Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ and Frank Sinatra’s ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ are mainstays on my playlist and our family tree is usually erected around the same time. The change of pace coupled with cosying up under blankets with my children for the first two Home Alone movies and …

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David McHutchon: Lessons from Poland About EU Subservience

Poland – the biggest beneficiary of European Union (EU) membership almost every year since joining the bloc in 2004[1] – has seen more international news coverage than usual for taking a bold stance in recent weeks against EU bullies. However, it has been castigated by the EU as a result and, although it may be …

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Ewan Gurr: COP26 and the Threat to Scottish Industries

What an utterly nauseating and polarising experience week one of COP26 has been. Nothing emphasises the overwhelming chasm gradually materialising between our politicians and people more than tens of thousands protesting their environmental concerns on the streets of Glasgow. Meanwhile, ordinary people are locked out of speeches by global leaders, whose Herculean capacity for undermining …

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Annual Congress, NEC Elections and Constitutional Amendments

Restore Scotland will hold its first National Congress in Dundee on Saturday, 2 October 2021. Congress will be open to all party members. According to Brian Nugent, Secretary of the party, “Restore Scotland’s unique selling point is that the party wants Scotland to be independent of both the UK and the EU.  This double-out position …

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Ewan Gurr: The Tragic Aftermath of a Tragic Morning

On Tuesday 11 September 2001, French brothers Jules Clément Naudet and Thomas Gédéon Naudet were shooting documentary footage of routine checks performed by the New York City Fire Department in Lower Manhattan. Little did Jules know, the trivial nature of his footage would embody global significance. At 8:46am, he captured the clearest footage of American Airlines’ …

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Kevin McKenna, Annemarie Ward and Jim Fairlie Snr. Speak at Historic First Glasgow Branch Meeting of Restore Scotland

Following successful launches of our Dundee and Aberdeenshire branches, Restore Scotland held its very first ever branch meeting in Glasgow on 29 July 2021, at O’Neill’s Bar near Glasgow Central Station. At the event, seven speakers addressed a range of topics, including the defence of Scotland’s national sovereignty; the SNP’s assault of free speech; the …

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David McHutchon: The Coalition Will Hurt the SNP, not the Far-Woke Greens

The typical consensus is that coalition governments do the junior partners no favours. With the SNP having danced for years to a tune of Patrick Harvie’s choosing, it seems reasonable to assume that today’s announcement of an Scottish Greens-SNP hookup may prove to be an exception. With its prioritisation of transgender over all other group …

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The COVID Tyranny Continues…

Restore Scotland has at its heart the value of “The defence of Individual Liberties”. We could understand individual liberties as Civil Rights: the rights (and subsequent responsibilities) inalienable to an individual as they exist within a community. The defence of these is fundamental to the modern liberal democratic tradition. In fact, I would go so …

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