When Scotland achieves Independence from England it becomes in reality a NEW STATE and will require a NEW set of rules regarding the management of government institutions and authorities - in other words a written Scottish Constitution setting out how the NEW state of Scotland will operate. The CSCS have crafted a "Guide to a Provisional Constitution" that is intended to be the basis for a public debate to enable the People to review and authorise a draft Constitution prior to Independence Day.
It is the intention to publish the "Guide" online as a CONSULTATIVE document during 2018. It is expected that it will be taken apart word by word, examined and rebuilt by everyone with an interest in the shaping of an independent self-governing Scotland. It is a framework that is meant to be controversial and thought provoking.
As an introduction to the proposed Constitution - view the 10 minute video which can be seen by following the link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ag-A5R2khF-CjQQxDxfESL9sYRLQ
See also our article about a "Constitution for You by You"
When Scotland becomes Independent we will have a unique opportunity to convert to our own Currency.This will also be an opportunity for the Government to take back control of the Money System from the private banks and thus eliminate future National Debt.
The Campaign for A Scottish Currency: www.scottishmonetaryreform.com
See video: Campaign for a Scottish Currency. Presentation –
The Value of land is a combination of the natural resources provided free by nature and the value of services generated by society - its Public Value.
This "Public Value" has been diverted and retained by landowners for their own benefit. This "Public Value" has a rental value and it is proposed that a revenue system termed "Annual Ground Rent" be applied to regain a portion of the "Public Value" to share with society in general.
During the 2014 referendum campaign no clear picture was provided of what the people of Scotland were being asked to vote for.
The current system of governance across the UK has been referred to as an "Elective Dictatorship", essentially an outdated system of governance that operates with little accountability to the electorate who are required to pay for it.
Essentially the relationship between the people and the government across the UK bears little to do with democracy. The system, is essentially controlled by political parties, with each main party representing a minority group within the electorate.
Political party elites select the majority of the candidates we are required to vote for and these candidates primarily "canvas" on the manifesto promises set out by the party organisations. Many elected representatives see their political career prospects as dependent on accountability to party bosses rather than being accountable to the electorate who pay their wages.
Is this convoluted form of democracy what we want in a Modern Democratic Independent Scotland? I don't think so!
See the attachment that outlines an achievable Democratic Independent Scotland.