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SNP should offer to back May’s British Brexit in return for Westminster’s permission to hold second Scottish Independence Referendum

Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP) today urges the SNP to back a British Brexit in return for Westminster’s permission to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum. Mark R Whittet (LLB, BA) Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (SIRP), said: “Such an offer from the SNP would have many political and economic benefits for Scotland. “It would end the ‘not now’ uncertainty which prime minister Theresa May said in her first refusal to the Scottish Government’s last request to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum. “And by supporting the Tories in the House of Commons over May’s Brexit ‘deal/no deal’, the
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Scots are sick of the ‘first-past-the-rotten-finishing-post’ voting system for Westminster MPs

More people in Scotland are unsatisfied with the British political system than in any other part of the UK – reflecting the growing disenchantment of voters in Scotland with Westminster’s ‘first-past-the-rotten-finishing-post’ system. Only 14% of Scots are satisfied with the UK political system according to a new study, compared to 41% of Londoners who believe the UK’s political system works well, falling to 28% in the Midlands and 23% in Wales and the north of England. Despite that, the study by the Hansard Society also found that Scots are most knowledgeable about politics and are amongst the most likely to vote.
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Boris’ Big Brexit Lie: Govt. of the people, by the people for the people (except for ‘viewers in Scotland’..)

One of the few moments of clarity in otherwise vague and vapid ‘defining speech’ on Brexit by Alexander (Boris) Johnson, the British Foreign Minister was when he said that Brexit was all about ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’.   Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party commented today:  “This is admirably true – as far as England goes, which voted for British Independence from the EU Bloc.  “But ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’ is patently untrue when it comes to voters in Scotland – who voted by a majority of
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Now the time comes closer for Scottish Independence Referendum following Brexit omnishambles in London, Brussels, Dublin and Belfast

Now the time comes closer for Scottish Independence Referendum following Brexit omnishambles in London, Brussels, Dublin and Belfast Not now, but soon will be the time for a second Scottish Independence referendum given the vastly-changed political landscape following last night’s Brexit omnishambles by the British government. Mark R Whittet, (LLB, BA) Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party said today: “The entirely-unsurprising collapse of the London-led ‘negotiations’ over Brexit with the EU has clearly exposed the double-dealing duplicity of the Tory government in Westminster, which wants a ‘Brexit cake and eat it’ policy of leaving N. Ireland in the EU customs
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GERS report should be shown the red card, says Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party

The annual Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2016-17 (GERS) report has been published today. Commenting, Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (www.SIRP.scot) said: “Whatever statistics are published in this report, they will not paint the whole picture. “The GERS report was expressly designed by a Tory-run Brit-Govt to create confusion and to paint a one-sided picture of why Scotland is ‘too poor, too wee, too stupid,’ etc to be Independent. “The GERS report should be shown the ‘red card’ and kicked into touch – permanently. “Only with an independent economic study – including the real data on
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Case for Scotland’s second Independence Referendum boosted by Tory secrecy over Brexit economic fall-out (just like Labour’s ban on the McCrone N. Sea oil bombshell report)

The Brit-Govt is refusing to publish its secret report showing Scotland will ‘lose most from Brexit’ – just like Brit-Govt refused to publish the famous McCrone report in 1975 showing that Scotland would become as rich as Norway on Independence. Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party today calls for the UK government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) to publish all analysis about the impact of Brexit on Scotland – following reports the department’s former Chief of Staff that bombshell findings have been withheld. James Chapman, former adviser to the UK Govt Brexit Minister David Davis adviser
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A Labour-led coalition to ‘remain in the EEC’ could yet make Corbyn prime minister

Question: Who won the British parliament election? Answer:  It is too early to tell – yet. Prima facie, everybody lost. No political party won and the people have been defrauded of a meaningful, effective government (whether in coalition or not) by a voting system manifestly not fit for purpose. By any measure of fairness and democracy, Jeremy Corbyn should now be prime minister, leading a Labour-led ‘soft Brexit’ coalition in Westminster with the SNP, Liberals and a Green. Even now, he could still achieve this simply by declaring victory – just like the British Empire so frequently did in the
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OFFICIAL: SNP set to lose Edinburgh West in massive 7% swing to Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party

According to the latest opinion polls, the SNP is set to lose Edinburgh West as a result of a massive 7% swing – a huge movement in favour of a  ‘so-called’ ‘minority’ candidate – in favour of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (see chart, left). Mark R. Whittet (LLB, BA) – Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, who is standing as the SIRP candidate for Edinburgh West in the British parliament election, said; – ‘It’s note too late for voters in Edinburgh West- which recorded the largest ‘keep Scotland in the EU’ vote in Scotland – to vote against the so-called
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EXCLUSIVE: £750 million in lost revenue from SNP’s Stamp Tax could have paid for 5,000 NHS Scotland hospital bed spaces

Edinburgh West is one of the top five marginal seats in Scotland in next week’s British parliamentary elections. Normally, party leaders have to be dragged away from campaigning in marginal seats so as to encourage their candidates. But today Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – a local resident who is standing for election in Edinburgh West – said: “Where are Sturgeon, Davidson, Dugdale and Rennie, the leaders of the SNP and London based Unionist parties? “There’s been no sign of them here in Edinburgh West. Why are they afraid to meet their prospective voters in this
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UK POLITICS; Statement from Nicola Sturgeon, SNP Leader: Whether you vote Tory, Labour or Liberal, Scotland will still be force-fed a full English Brexit on 9 June

EXCLUSIVE  NO! This is not (yet) the key message from SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon for the British parliamentary elections next month. But it should be – according to Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party and party candidate for Edinburgh West in the UK general election on 8 June, 2017. Whittet – who resides in Edinburgh West and who formerly served an elected councillor in the capital as a member of the city’s Barnton, Cammo and Cramond Community Council – said: “Whether you vote Tory, Labour or Liberal next month, Edinburgh West – and Scotland – will still
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