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Scotland: a new 'anti-Hong Kong' tax zone?

NICOLA STURGEON and I are almost exactly the same age (even if I dress a bit younger!)  We both grew up in the west of Scotland and we both attended state schools during the 70s and 80s.  But, we have very little in common otherwise.

Like many, I really hoped the fever ...

by Donald Parbrook

Thursday 30, April, 2015 , | Comment


How tax cuts get a bad name...

ONE OF the many reasons why Socialism does and cannot ever work. Please forgive me if you have seen it before but this really should be on the front page of every newspaper during the election campaigns.

Suppose that once a week, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ...

by Ivor Tiefenbrun

Thursday 30, April, 2015 , | Comment


We're all the losers in these party games

THE UK POLITICAL CLASSES made massive gains in power and public money by imposing extra layers of government upon the British electorate in Brussels and at Holyrood.  They both had indeed been created primarily for that very purpose:  the political classes’ own further expansion. 

Following those twin triumphs, they have now achieved ...

by Vivian Linacre

Friday 1, May, 2015 , | Comment


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