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No, we’re not becoming a more unequal society

VETERANS of the independence referendum campaign will remember claims being regularly made by the ‘Yes’ camp that the UK was “the fourth most unequal society in the world”. These were quickly debunked at the time, as (at best) exaggerating the gap between rich and poor across the UK. The situation was nowhere near as bad ...

by Murdo Fraser

Wednesday 7, October, 2015 , | Comment


Faroe Islands: A new route worth exploring

ONE OF THE newest routes in and out of Edinburgh is the Atlantic Air route to the Faroe Islands. Sounds far away, but whilst the islands are remote, the flight time is just over an hour. I can never resist checking a new place out, so off I flew on Friday morning and back on ...

by Iain McGill

Monday 20, July, 2015 , | Comment


College and university admissions point to SNP education failure

LAST MONTH, the First Minister told us – boldly it has to be said – that her “neck was on the line” when it came to addressing the attainment gap between those pupils who come from poorer backgrounds and those who come from richer backgrounds. She added that she wants her government to be judged ...

by Elizabeth Smith

Thursday 10, September, 2015 , | Comment


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