Comment posted First Minister announces ‘radical rethink’ on land reform by Graeme mccormick.
Great responses! Just as the Referendum debate provides an opportunity for land reform so it also opens minds to other fundamental reforms such as access to justice, honest money, a new definition of “family” and state guaranteed citizens income.
It would be a great shame if those opposed to Independence did not join the wider debate on these and other issues. Independence must not be an end in itself
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- Finance to fund land acquisition is finite. Surely the simple way to resolve the land issue is to take the value out of it?
Suggestions as to how we achieve it without infringing human rights please!
Recent comments by Graeme mccormick
- One month to go and in one day – Scottish Government announces almost £7 million of community funding
Leeds is bigger than Glasgow.
- Spiked’s O’Neill offers the most muscular position yet on indy – with comfort for neither side
Is there any link between the UK governments willingness to issue licences for fracking and the landed estates displaying “No thanks” posters on their land?
Oil is nationalised but access isn’t so guess who will get a bonanza if Scotland doesn’t become independent?
- Public support on Bute for Mount Stuart Trust’s Masterplan project
Would the trust sell off 4 plots of say two acres for homesteads per farm at £10000 each subject to the planning permission? This could create an extra 16 people on each farm and start to reverse population decline with young families living and working in the communities. Basic 2 bedroomed houses could be erected for £50k each by loans provided by the Trust or the local council. These house could be extended as the families grow.
- Why has Scottish Government let Ferguson’s shipyard go down?
EU competition rules apply. If you put out a ferry to tender how can you be sure the Scots yard will be successful?
I understand that if the UK had designated the ferries as defence support ships then competitive tendering would not be required and they could’ve built in the UK.
As Scotland is not a state at present only the Ul has the power to do it.
Roll on Independence!
- Insights from Andrew Neil’s look at the impact of independence on the rest of the United Kingdom
I thoroughly enjoyed your précis of the programme but found the conclusion wanting. I felt like writing: and?
I recall telling the CML conference three years ago about preparing for a YES vote in the Referendum. It wasn’t on their wavelength.
There are countless examples of our southern cousins not thinking this through. They can’t say they haven’t had plenty of notice. Maybe they are just arrogant.
Slightly off topic: over the last three months my own business has seen a significant rise in English folk buying houses in Scotland.
I think it’s called inward investment!
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