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Where now for eurosceptics in Scotland?

by Jonathan Stanley
UKIP’s MANIFESTO LAUNCH in Scotland never really left the launchpad, largely I suspect because there was never fuel in the tank to begin with.  There really was no manifesto and I doubt there ever will be, rather like a cheque ...

Article from Saturday 9, May, 2015
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Notes from the #GE2015: part 1

by Lap Gong Leong
THIS ELECTION was and will be remembered as the most important in a generation. It will be up there with 1945 and 1979. So many problems that were boiling under the surface are now coming to light: the future of ...

Article from Friday 8, May, 2015
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New research paper: The SNP's broken promises revealed

by Murdo Fraser
A COMPONENT in the SNP’s electoral success in recent years has been the party's perceived reputation as providing competent government in Scotland, during its period of minority rule in the Scottish Parliament in 2007-2011, and as a majority government from ...

Article from Wednesday 6, May, 2015
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How tax cuts get a bad name...

by Ivor Tiefenbrun
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 ...

Article from Thursday 30, April, 2015
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Fast and Furious 7 – For Paul

by Conor Hargan
Film Review: Fast and Furious 7 Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham. Produced By: Michael Fottrell, Vin Diesel, Neal H Moritz. Directed By: James Wan THE LATEST INSTALMENT of the Fast and Furious ...

Article from Wednesday 8, April, 2015
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Legislation is not the key to raising attainment

by Elizabeth Smith
LAST WEEK, the Scottish Government published its new education bill. It appears to have been met with a less than enthusiastic response within the educational establishment.  This is not because the central aim of the bill is ...

Article from Tuesday 31, March, 2015
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A very simple choice

by Hugh Andrew
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 ...

Article from Monday 16, March, 2015
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Alex Salmond follows the money

by Hugh Andrew
I RECEIVED a fair amount of coverage for my comments on our former First Minister’s Memoirs. Sadly much of it missed the point I was trying to make. It is a point well worth restating. 
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Article from Wednesday 11, March, 2015
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Fifty Shades of Garbage

by Emma Lockett
Film Review - Fifty Shades of Grey Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Max Martini Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Written By: Kelly Marcel, E.L James THIS YEAR'S most ...

Article from Friday 27, February, 2015
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Can Sturgeon really grasp the education thistle?

by Elizabeth Smith
AT LAST, it looks like Scotland will get the kind of school reform that every pupil deserves The blunt admission from Scotland's First Minister, that the current school system is not fit for purpose is a major ...

Article from Sunday 8, February, 2015
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