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Ewen Stewart
The UK paradox – never have so many worked for so little wage growth…

The UK paradox – never have so many worked for so little wage growth…

ECONOMISTS of a certain age may well remember when the Phillips Curve was all the rage. Some believed back then there was a crude trade-off between inflation and unemployment.  Indeed the current Governor of the ...

Martin Livermore
Why electrification should mean going nuclear

Why electrification should mean going nuclear

ELECTRIFICATION is the future if the world’s energy use is to be radically ‘decarbonised’ – as the IPCC says is necessary. The somewhat contentious Paris accord is the latest stab at a concerted approach to this, ...

Brian Monteith
Clearance for Super Pumas to fly announced

Clearance for Super Pumas to fly announced

THE NORTH SEA'S “workhorse” helicopter can fly again. After an accident off Norway in April last year, the Super Puma H225 and AS332 L2 helicopters were grounded by the UK and Norwegian authorities. They have now ...

Robert Kilgour
The independence bus may be parked but the engine is still running

The independence bus may be parked but the engine is still running

DESPITE AVOIDING a recession the recent warning from the Fraser of Allander Institute that Scotland faces a "lost decade" of low growth despite sends yet another signal that Scotland is trapped in a Catch-22 situation of ...

Tony Trewavas
Technology is the solution to environmental challenges – not the problem

Technology is the solution to environmental challenges – not the problem

IT IS TWO YEARS now since an Ecomodernist manifesto was published by eighteen prominent greens. Its eighty-four statements were a radical departure from traditional environmentalism that it rejected.  It remains a document well worth considering ...

Liam Kerr
Speed cameras play an important safety role

Speed cameras play an important safety role

I was asked recently to comment on figures sourced by the Scottish Conservatives, that showed that almost a third of speeding fines in Scotland come from Fife, Tayside and Central Scotland. In this area, approximately ...

Brian Monteith
Urgent decision needed over Super Puma airworthiness

Urgent decision needed over Super Puma airworthiness

IT IS NOW over a year since the Norwegian and UK civil aviation authorities grounded the Super Puma 225 and its close variant the 332 following a fatal crash in Norway. Safety of crews and ...

Tony Trewavas
The myth of renewables: Why green energy is not green

The myth of renewables: Why green energy is not green

RENEWABLES use sun, water, wind; energy sources that won’t run out. Non-renewables come from things like gas, coal and uranium that one day will. But unless electricity and motorised transport is abandoned altogether, all ‘renewables’ ...

Martin Livermore
Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

FOOD PLAYS A UNIQUE part in our lives. At minimum, it is essential for life, but it also has great cultural significance. For those of us lucky enough to live in peaceful, prosperous societies, eating ...

Tony Trewavas
Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

MEETING THE NEEDS of the present without compromising those of future generations is the basis of sustainability. For agriculture sustainability is all about smart technology, robotics and optimising efficient use of land.

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Liam Kerr
Can changing road speed limits work both ways?

Can changing road speed limits work both ways?

BACK IN MARCH, I wrote about the folly of the plans to cut the national speed limit to 20 mph in all residential zones as it would not improve road safety and nor would it ...

Ewen Stewart
Cost of indy now at least £2000 per person per year

Cost of indy now at least £2000 per person per year

WE HAVE SEEN in recent days and weeks a number of terrorist atrocities in the UK. Our thoughts and prayers must go to those so brutally effected by the actions of these perverted individuals.

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