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How the SNP’s green policies sealed Longannet’s fate

THE SECOND least surprising piece of news this week broke on Tuesday, when Scottish Power announced that it was very likely that Longannet Power Station in Fife would have to close next year. The decision came following the announcement that Scottish Power had failed to win a contract from National Grid to supply voltage control, ...

by Murdo Fraser

Sunday 29, March, 2015 , | Comment

ThinkCulture

A very simple choice

DANNY ALEXANDER has received some degree of criticism for uttering a clear and simple truth. The General Election in Scotland is a choice between two movements. One wishes the end of Britain, one wishes its continuance. If you wish to see Britain continue then you have only one choice you can make, one choice whatever ...

by Hugh Andrew

Monday 16, March, 2015 , | Comment

ThinkOutLoud

We need an OBR to see what politicians are really spending

WHEN John Swinney offered Scotland his latest budget, we at TaxpayerScotland were slightly baffled to see the line item entry for its Fiscal Commission set at zero. 

That no funding had been allocated for the much vaunted overseers of fiscal probity puzzled us. So much importance had been put on the “three ...

by Eben Wilson

Wednesday 18, March, 2015 , | Comment

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