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Time for Yes Campaign to call off the dogs

IT IS THURSDAY morning in Cupar, usually a quiet time in North-East Fife’s market town. After a dull start, the sun has come out and the temperature is rising.

The Cross in the centre of town is the venue for the latest speech by Labour MP Jim Murphy, on his “100 Streets ...

by Murdo Fraser

Saturday 30, August, 2014 , | Comment


The Dean's Diaries: The Dean's Erse

Office of the Dean:
St Andrew's College,
King George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh EH1 3TD

       It was off to Ireland last week,leaving the College in the hands of the Bursar and Rector. I was heading west into the Gaelteacht, the term (also used in Scotland) ...

by Prof D.W. Purdie

Tuesday 26, August, 2014 , | Comment


The arrogance of Ian Bell and others is cause for concern

THE INDEPENDENCE debate is of course full of arguments. No statement goes unchallenged. Many positions appear plausible, provided you don’t think about them very much; and given the frequency with which they are recited verbatim by audience members in TV debates, they obviously appeal to some people.

With the referendum day now ...

by James Corbett

Thursday 28, August, 2014 , | Comment


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