Mike Robertson of Yes Orkney, which is affiliated to Believe in Scotland, was part of the steering group involved in drawing up The Route to Independence Statement, which was published at the weekend.
Voting from abroad is now open for this autumn’s local and municipal elections in Norway and any Norwegian citizen or anyone who is otherwise entitled to, can vote in person at Orkney’s Honorary Norwegian Consulate from now until 1 September.
Information which applies in Scotland about voting in person and postal voting
“So with a UK voting electorate of 47.6 million ( as of March 2020) our next PM will be anointed by 0.4% ( roughly) of the electorate .”
“What if that other voice we all know so well responds by saying, ‘We say no, and we are the state’? Well we say yes – and we are the people.” Canon Kenyon Wright
Here is a list of the councillors elected and an explanation of why every vote cast counted.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln
“We needed change last time, we need it even more this time.”
“There’s an array of national issues that should be reflected locally, none more so than the climate crisis and biodiversity emergency”
“The councillors elected across Scotland in May will be in their position for for five of the eight years left in this vital decade for urgent and transformative action to avert climate breakdown” Friends of the Earth Scotland manifesto