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Bring forward better proposals to last NOW!

ON 18TH SEPTEMBER 2014, the people of Scotland will go to the polls to vote on the future political direction of their country, whether she should remain a part of the United Kingdom, or re-establish herself as an independent nation.  With less than a month to go, the result is still far from certain, with ...

by Marcus Booth and Craig Buchanan

Tuesday 26, 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

        Co. Sligo nestles in the north-west corner of Ireland cosseted by vast, empty, Mayo to the west and loch-studded Donegal to the north, while the UK – in the ...

by Prof D.W. Purdie

Tuesday 26, August, 2014 , | Comment


Negotiations and bursting bubbles

THE ONLY honest answer to the question about an independent Scotland’s currency is “I don’t know”. You don’t know either; nor does any politician, economist, journalist or blogger. Fortune tellers, tea leaf readers and animals with mysterious premonitory powers are similarly unaware of the answer. Any predictions that resemble the reality (should a Yes vote ...

by James Corbett

Friday 22, August, 2014 , | Comment


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