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Independence is about being in charge of our own destiny so we can better face the challenges and maximise the opportunities for generations to come
Independence is the best way to materially improve the economic and social circumstances of this and future generations.
Independence is not some abstract constitutional argument.
Independence is not about flags, anthems and passports.
Independence is normal.
Pensions?The republic of Ireland, independent since 1922, has far fewer natural resources, a smaller landmass, and a smaller population than Scotland, but its GDP is 23% higher.
Ireland's state pension is equivalent to 42% of the average male wage.
Scotland's in the UK is just 29%.
Do you really believe that an independent Scotland can't do as least as well as Ireland?
Economy?Iceland, with a population of just 334,000 (about the same as Aberdeen and Dundee combined) has a GDP per capita 82% higher than Scotland, despite their bank crisis of 2008-2011.
In 2017, Iceland's GDP grew by 5.1%. With its economy almost wholly run by Westminster, Scotland's GDP grew by just 0.8%.
Do you really believe that an independent Scotland can't do as least as well as Iceland?
Self sufficiency?Scotland is a net exporter of fuel, power, food and drink. It's the only part of the United Kingdom that is not only able to feed all its own population, but fuel and power itself, and still have enough of all three to export.
Since 1945 more than 150 countries have chosen independence (51 of them from the UK) and full control of their own affairs for the benefit of their people. Not one has ever asked to give it up again. Not one.
Yes We Can.
About Yes NEF
We campaigned actively and extensively for the 2014 Independence Referendum and, in common with Yes groups across Scotland, we’re getting ready for the next one.
We need to be prepared. Ready for fresh conversations and new ideas, ready to distribute material, to canvas, to talk, to bring alive once more the hope and ambition of voters.
We’ll need your help, in all sorts of ways, with all sorts of things. Please sign up to our mailing list in order that we can let you know of events and activities, of meetings and get-togethers, so that we can all be ready when the time comes.
“The economic cost to the UK of leaving the EU could be as high as a reduction of 10% in average incomes by 2030. If Scotland, by becoming independent, can avoid that fate then you a clear long-term economic gain right there.”
“The most important benefit with independence? The freedom to make your own choices. There is nothing like it. (Norway. population 5 million, independent since 1905).”
“Asked MEP from Spain's governing party if they'd veto an independent Scotland joining the EU. His answer? No.”
“Would UK agriculture thrive or survive post-Brexit? The findings speak for themselves. Very high proportions are going to be worse off. The magnitude of some of the income loss is very dramatic.”
“In 2016 Norway generated nearly £12 Billion revenue from its oil and gas industry.
Managed by Westminster, Scotland's similar sized oil and gas industry lost £312 million.”
“The unelected House of Lords, making decisions that affect us all, now has more that 800 members (34 more than the elected European Parliament), and each peer costs us £300 per day just for attending.”
“I'm just getting my NHS England prescription (£8.40) after my NHS appointment (£4 parking), then visiting my grandma (house sold for elderly personal care) after I pop into university for my assignments (£27,000 fees). Can I pay 1p extra in tax to get all of the above free?”
“England no longer has an NHS except in name - England has gone along a completely different route to model itself on the American model - this puts Scotland's NHS in a more vulnerable position.”