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Brexit is Marmite but Marmite is not Brexit

by Jonathan Stanley
WE LIVE in strange times.  Our very former deputy PM Nick Clegg has unleashed a phalanx of pithy untruths about the price of food upon leaving the European Union. Our old mate Marmite hasn't had a good ...

Article from Wednesday 19, October, 2016
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Gorilla Sturgeon is no King Kong

by Effie Deans
WHICHEVER fat fingered BBC technician “accidentally” substituted some film of a psychotic rampaging gorilla for the latest film of Nicola Sturgeon making threats deserves some sort of award. Give that man or woman a Nobel Prize for services to humour. ...

Article from Monday 17, October, 2016
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Arctic diversity and other SNP myths

by Jonathan Stanley
IT LOOKS LIKE we're all Scandinavian again. The First Minister has returned in triumph from Reykjavik to announce a new Scotland-Iceland trade deal. Apparently we are all going to go on holiday with each other. (Of course bilateral trade deals by ...

Article from Tuesday 11, October, 2016
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Making a step change for our youngsters who need our assistance the most

by Elizabeth Smith
THROUGHOUT all the welcome debate about how to raise attainment, there is one group of youngsters who could be forgiven for feeling a bit left out. That is those who have additional support needs. The data from ...

Article from Monday 26, September, 2016
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It’s time for a REALLY British Bake Off

by Jonathan Stanley
THREE CONSTITUTIONAL have hit Scotland in as many years. First the battle for staying in a union. Then came the battle for not staying in a union. As far as Scots go on the whole we’re fairly conservative in how ...

Article from Friday 23, September, 2016
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Is a German exit required for the EU to survive?

by Ian Milne
LE FIGARO is France’s Daily Telegraph. In its main French paper edition of yesterday, 4th August 2016, its principal op-ed writer, Yves de Kerdrel, a well-known figure on France’s (quite excellent) discussion programmes on TV and radio, launched an unprecedented attack ...

Article from Friday 5, August, 2016
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We need to take down those misleading EU signs

by Keith Steele
IF YOU READ my previous blog (and if you didn’t you can read it here: As a remain voter, let’s get on and make Brexit work) you will recall I revealed that having voted to remain in the EU referendum ...

Article from Tuesday 19, July, 2016
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Winners and losers lost in France

by Iain McGill
WELL, Scotland are not, on our own, members of the EU – but just as that's not stopped Nicola Sturgeon heading to Brussels and getting involved in a party that she's not invited to I took off to EURO 2016 ...

Article from Saturday 2, July, 2016
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The revolving door of EU membership

by Alan Sked
LAST MONTH Switzerland withdrew its official application to become a full member of the European Union. Elitist Swiss governments had been attempting for no less than twenty-four years to persuade their voters that full membership rather than the existing ad ...

Article from Thursday 23, June, 2016
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Imperial nostalgia in the battle for Europe

by Hugo de Burgh
THE ECONOMIC arguments are inconclusive. Since we are not very democratic ourselves who cares about the EU’s democratic deficit? In today’s world sovereignty is meaningless. No, the real passion underlying Brexit is a hankering for Agincourt and the Delhi Durbar: ...

Article from Wednesday 22, June, 2016
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