This Any Questions audience member from Aberdeenshire voted No in 2014 – but now backs independence. After Westminster imposed Brexit on Scotland against its will, the Union from 2014 no longer exists.
Irish economist David McWilliams: “Independence is how a nation grows up. You create a vision for your country, and you can put together structures to achieve that.”
After a clear SNP election win and an increased pro-independence majority, Bernard Ponsonby of STV says “it is not credible” for politicians to deny Scotland’s right to choose.
The size of our economy, our highly educated workforce, the abundance of natural resources, and cutting-edge innovation – all of them demonstrate that Scotland’s got what it takes to become a prosperous and thriving independent nation.
A hugely important intervention from Donald Tusk, former President of the European Council: “I am very Scottish, especially after Brexit… Emotionally, I have no doubt everyone will be enthusiastic here.”
Golden Globe-winning actor Brian Cox: “We’ve been sidelined for so long, and treated really not very well, and not taken very seriously. We need to take care of our own destiny. Finally.”
Labour MP Ian Murray: “The Labour Party in 2014 destroyed itself by campaigning for Scotland to stay in the UK because it was the right thing to do, and I’m sure the Scottish Labour Party would do the same again.”
This SNP voter is spot on. Scotland must have the choice of a fairer, more equal country – where we always get the governments we vote for.
“If Boris Johnson is confident in the case for the Union, then he should be confident enough to make that case and allow people to decide.”