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Kezia Dugdale should get to know her Laffer curve

by Eben Wilson
KEZIA DUGDALE has been honest enough to propose how her anti-austerity spending plans would be paid for.  That in itself is a welcome change from days before the presence of campaign groups like the TaxPayers' Alliance and TaxpayerScotland; ...

Article from Wednesday 18, November, 2015
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Scotland needs more capitalism – not less!

by Ivor Tiefenbrun
INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES in Scotland are increasingly uncertain about their future prospects.  Until recently it was unimaginable that we would question whether the three-hundred-year-old United Kingdom of Great Britain would survive.   Scotland’s contribution to this partnership has been enormous, ...

Article from Wednesday 11, November, 2015
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Scotland needs an independent nuclear power industry

by Malcolm Mackay
NUCLEAR POWER creates energy by unlocking the power of the supernova, uranium and thorium were formed in one, billions of years ago. Both are found in the granites of northern Scotland and contribute to a background level of radiation we ...

Article from Monday 9, November, 2015
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Seemingly not self-evident truths about Scottish politics

by James Corbett
TODAY I shall be expressing some views that others may find controversial, disagreeable or give cause to question my humanity or my right to have a forum for my views. If you are one of that charming group of people ...

Article from Friday 6, November, 2015
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Just when EU thought it was safe to go back in the water

by James Corbett
IT'S DEJAVU all over again. There’s suddenly lots of press coverage of a referendum and the line between passionate debate and angry ranting on Twitter is even finer than usual. There’s even a campaign for the status quo with an ...

Article from Monday 19, October, 2015
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College and university admissions point to SNP education failure

by Elizabeth Smith
LAST MONTH, the First Minister told us – boldly it has to be said – that her “neck was on the line” when it came to addressing the attainment gap between those pupils who come from poorer backgrounds and those ...

Article from Thursday 10, September, 2015
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Only by ending its union with Germany can Greece escape its abuse

by Jonathan Stanley
THE CURRENT Greek crisis is being played out in every form across social and mainstream media. It is easy to be caught up in the fine detail of the debt levels involved, in the bailouts and the round robin round ...

Article from Wednesday 22, July, 2015
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Introducing the living wage? "Put your money where your mouth is"

by Robert Kilgour
IN PRINCIPLE, I am strongly in favour of the introduction of the 'Living Wage'; currently £7.85p an hour. I believe that paying all staff the Living Wage is an admirable goal to which all businesses should aspire. But it is ...

Article from Monday 13, July, 2015
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Memo from Edinburgh: Yes Scotland can teach Eurosceptics lessons

by Jonathan Stanley
IT’S NOW OVER nine months since the Scottish referendum and Eurosceptics are in a remarkably similar position to Nicola Sturgeon’s crew were nearly two years ago. What’s really remarkable is how little Eurosceptics seem to have learned ...

Article from Monday 29, June, 2015
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Gun killings bring politics before grieving

by Lap Gong Leong
IF THERE is one thing I hate about America, it’s the polarised state it’s been in since the Bush-Obama Era began.  Five minutes into the Charleston tragedy, people began to talk about the politics rather than the ...

Article from Friday 26, June, 2015
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