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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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Time for new Scottish Independence referendum as new poll shows most Scots (60%) believe they will be worse off when UK leaves the EU

With six in 10 Scots (61%) fearing they will be worse off as a result of leaving the EU in a UK-led Brexit, the time is fast-approaching when a new Independence Referendum for Scotland is needed.  Commenting on the results of the IPSOS MORI poll, Mark R Whittet, leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, said:  “The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was based on Tory-led Brit-Govt lies that Scotland would be worse off outside the UK, and that the only way Scotland could remain in the EU was to vote ‘No’ to independence from England.  “As recently confirmed by official Brit-Govt
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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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New poll shows half of all Scots (49%) want Independence and/or full Home Rule

SNP must hold new Scottish Independence Referendum now while Prime Minister May still needs her 13 Scottish Tory MPs for Hard Brexit vote in Westminster  New poll shows half of all Scots (49%) want Independence and/or full Home Rule, according to a new opinion poll carried out on behalf of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (www.SIRP.Scot). The survey, carried out between 24-28 January 2018 by the independent polling company Survation, (encl) asked voters what their voting intention for Scotland’s constitutional future would now be. The results were: Full independence 32% Keeping the current situation 36% Devo-Max 17% Don’t know 16% Mark R Whittet
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Coalition of EVEL taints outcome of British parliament election

Commenting today on the British general election result, and the following statement from the Electoral Reform Society, Mark R Whittet, Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party, said: “There is now a Coalition of EVEL (English Votes for English Laws) haunting the outcome of this Anglo-Scottish election. “Because of EVEL – rushed through in a fit of pique by the last Tory prime minister after the SNP tsunami with 56 seats in the 2015 election – none of the newly-elected British Unionist MPs in Labour, Tory or Liberal parties in Scottish seats will be able to vote on English health or
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Analysis: How British pro-union parties forgot about #ScotRef in the #GE17 campaign

PRO-UNION PARTIES in Scotland have spent much of the General Election campaigning against a second referendum in Scotland, but something is curiously absent. In March the Scottish Parliament already voted to request a referendum on Scottish independence from UK Government, where the power to hold a legal referendum resides. Scottish Tories, Labour, Lib Dems and Ukip all ignore parliamentary vote for #ScotRef   The parliament entered into this debate and vote on the basis of the Scottish elections in 2016, which saw the SNP win the most seats on a manifesto saying another referendum could be held on the basis of the UK
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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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