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Why Scotland?

Why is it that of all the various parts of the UK, it is only in Scotland that there is a broad based movement in favour of independence. Why not an independent Yorkshire for example? The reason is quite simple … Continue reading

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Why did UKIP do so badly in Scotland?

This should really be the big question for our political pundits in the media. Given the astonishing success of UKIP in England and Wales, why did they poll so poorly up here in Scotland. For make no mistake about it, a … Continue reading

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Scotland – Why Independence?

This is a follow-up to my previous post on Why Scotland? The starting point is that Scotland is a distinct and separate jurisdiction with its own legal, education, health, local government systems etc. The simple and basic answer is that … Continue reading

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Full Fiscal Autonomy for Scotland?

The SNP has come out in favour of Full Fiscal Autonomy (FFA) for Scotland as the next step in reforming the UK and securing more powers for Scotland. Unionists, and in particular, Labour, are strongly opposed to FFA. Why this … Continue reading

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Why do they want us to stay?

It is always a wonderful sight to behold – the British establishment in one of its periodic bouts of panic. And none surely come greater than the current one. The sight of Messrs Cameron, Clegg and Milliband downing tools at … Continue reading

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Norwegian Lessons for Scotland?

20014 is quite a year for anniversaries. One that is likely to pass more or less unnoticed in the UK is the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution. Not of course in Norway itself, where there are various exhibitions on this … Continue reading

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Only Scotland can save the West!

George Roberston, or Lord Roberston as he now is, has made some rather startling claims for Scotland. In his latest speech in the USA he asserted that Scottish independence would be cataclysmic for the west. Not just for Scotland mind … Continue reading

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The Media in Scotland – a failure of capitalism?

A recent post by Wee Ginger Dug highlighted the terrible state of the media in Scotland.  The central thrust of the article is “that there is a breadth and depth of opinion in Scotland that our media is not reflecting.” … Continue reading

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Why does Martin Kettle act like a spoilt child?

The battle over Scottish independence is well and truly hotting up. And it is becoming more and more like a battle rather than a campaign. Hardly a day goes by without some Unionist or Britnat venturing forth with assaults on … Continue reading

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The EU welcomes Montenegro, but rejects Scotland!

The above is not a headline you are likely to see anywhere today. Instead we are treated to almost blanket coverage of Barroso’s assertion that Scottish membership of the EU would be very difficult, if not impossible. Which merely confirms … Continue reading

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