Journey to Yes 1-6
As more Scots who voted No to independence reconsider their decision, we follow their journey to Yes and self-determination for Scotland.
Journey to Yes #1 - Fraser, Labour member
Fraser is a Labour member who, let down by the empty promises made by Better Together in the final days of indyref and concerned about an increasingly right-wing UK out of the EU, sees independence as the only choice now.
Journey to Yes #2 - Daniel, engineer
Daniel says Yes. As more Scots who voted No to independence reconsider their decision, we follow their journey to Yes and self-determination for Scotland. Daniel is a Dundee based engineer originally from London. Daniel discusses the personal, political and economic impact of the Brexit vote and the need for Scotland to take a different path.
Journey to Yes #3 - Caroline, Business
Caroline is a business woman who lives in Edinburgh and is originally from Sussex. Traditionally Conservative, Caroline developed a keen interest in Scottish politics after the first indyref that was to completely alter her view of Scotland’s position in the UK. Caroline discusses the post-Brexit landscape, her concern of the increasingly right-wing populist UK Conservatives, disappointment in Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh voted 75% Remain), the economic implications of staying in a Tory dominated post-EU UK and the huge opportunities of independence for Scotland.
Journey to Yes #4 - Mike Dailly
Mike Dailly is the Principal Solicitor of Glasgow's Govan Law Centre and Govanhill Law Centre. Traditionally Labour, Mike was a high profile campaigner for Better Together during the first independence referendum.
After the UK Government’s broken promises on more powers, the prospect of decades of Tory austerity and xenophobia, Mike has come to the conclusion that Scotland needs to take a different path now.
Journey to Yes #5 - Tom Morton, writer and broadcaster
Tom Morton is a broadcaster, writer and journalist based in Shetland. For Tom, Scottish independence is a question of moral authority and whether the Scottish people are best served by self-governance. The collapse of Labour, Brexit and the prospect of eternal Tory reign in the UK has transformed the political situation. The independence movement's claims for self-determination now has a clear moral and reasoned case but it will take time to build a strategic campaign because the next indyref must be won.
Journey to Yes #6 - Christopher
Christopher Graham leads Yes Bikers, a group of motorbike riders who support pro-independence events in Scotland and now Europe.
Christopher voted No based on the mainstream media and now feels he did not have all the information needed to make an informed choice. It was a decision Christopher almost instantly regretted and the further betrayal of promises on more powers validated. Scotland now faces a choice between Tory Britain or a journey to self-determination and a more open progressive Scotland.