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Federalist Solution to UK Over-Centralisation?

A federal system, akin to that in Canada, is proposed in the RIC Dundee Smith Commission submission Their proposal addresses the need for a “coherent and comprehensive constitutional settlement that covers all parts of the UK, including England”. Report author … Continue reading

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EU: Peaceful, Prosperous, Neoliberal

 “While vague on virtually everything, it is clear from the language that this is a serious attempt at the supranational level to further entrench neoliberalism and deepen corporate power over states.” As we await the results of the European elections, … Continue reading

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I’m YES because….(#2)

“Freeing ourselves from this Westminster/London centric view of the world will be one of the major benefits of independence.” Vote Yes to join the world says local RIC activist  Alister Rutherford. The basic and most important reason for voting Yes … Continue reading

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Why is a Republican Perspective Important?

“The idea of sovereignty of the people extends to many aspects of our lives. If we, not parliament in Holyrood, are to be sovereign, then parliament must be restructured to allow this.” Iain Robertson looks at monarchy, republicanism and democracy … Continue reading

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Engagement and Empowerment

“The Radical Independence strategy of targeting the disillusioned and disenfranchised is being shown to be successful as we begin to collate our canvass data, finding large Yes majorites in working-class communities across the country.”  Duncan McCabe looks at how the … Continue reading

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RIC#2013 Another Perspective

“..we have to learn an alternative thinking and dialogue which grows many, many genuinely community based models and brings true ownership of the peoples’ assets by the people.” Wendy Andersen gives her views of RIC2013 and where the campaign should … Continue reading

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Media, Power and Democracy

“The closer the relationship between those in power and those in media, the weaker our democracy”. Cygnus, a local Radical Indy activist, discusses media, power and democracy. Democracy is ultimately about control – the control of power by the people over … Continue reading

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