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Paul Spare
Wind power ain't all that's claimed for it

Wind power ain't all that's claimed for it

EVERY SO OFTEN there is a story in Scotland’s media that hails the great advances being made by technology designed to be environmentally friendlier and help us reverse climate change. That’s fair enough, but what ...

Jack Ponton
Tidal power ain't all that's claimed for it

Tidal power ain't all that's claimed for it

IT IS DEPRESSING how the media routinely publish press releases from renewable energy developers and lobby groups as if they were scientific fact rather than exercises in public relations. An example of this appeared in ...

Eben Wilson
Hammond's neo-Keynesian budget threatens us all

Hammond's neo-Keynesian budget threatens us all

A NUMBER of commentators have pointed to the oddity that Conservative Chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have succumbed to a worldview in which Her Majesty’s Government is the owner of all our money, and it ...

Aaron Brown
Brexit: the UK should not sign its freedom away

Brexit: the UK should not sign its freedom away

FOR TWO years Fishing for Leave has warned UK ministries and ministers that whatever Theresa May signs us up to will be treated as an international treaty. Under the Vienna Convention governing international treaties, and ...

Ewen Stewart
Austerity at an end? What austerity…

Austerity at an end? What austerity…

IT IS ODD to create a brand of pain and punishment when the truth has been public spending has continued to rise in real terms. Over the last eight years the Government has, however, succeeded ...

Sophie Sandor
Crowdfunding appeal: Exposing our education scandal

Crowdfunding appeal: Exposing our education scandal

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EDUCATION? I am making a feature-length film – Why The Poorest Get The Worst Deal Out Of The UK’s Education System – that aims to persuade the public to reject the status quo. 

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Murdo Fraser
The SNP’s budget choices – which way will Derek turn?

The SNP’s budget choices – which way will Derek turn?

ON MONDAY we will have the UK Government’s Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. This is eagerly awaited in Scotland, because it will help identify the overall size of the Scottish Government’s budget for ...

Ewen Stewart
The Single Market remains the wrong answer to the UK’s future prosperity

The Single Market remains the wrong answer to the UK’s future prosperity

IT IS A CLICHÉ but Britain is a trading nation. Last year the UK exported £615bn of goods and services to the world. Trade is the lifeblood of the nation and the historic UK referendum vote ...

Jamie Nugent
Venezuela's tragedy: education now in a state of collapse

Venezuela's tragedy: education now in a state of collapse

MOST VENEZUELAN schools are now empty of children and teachers, in a major crisis for the poverty-stricken country.

Former President Hugo Chavez used to boast that he was improving the education system, ...

Jamie Nugent
Venezuela’s tragedy: sanctions are not the cause of Venezuela’s difficulties

Venezuela’s tragedy: sanctions are not the cause of Venezuela’s difficulties

SANCTIONS ARE OFTEN TOUTED as a significant factor either in Venezuela’s decline or its current crisis.  Neither is true. US and EU sanctions mainly target corrupt individuals, such as top minister Tarek El Aissami, who has ...

James Bundy
Scots4Leave arrives to fill the void

Scots4Leave arrives to fill the void

ON JUNE 23RD 2016 over one million Scots voted to leave the European Union. This simple fact, however, seems to have been forgotten. The narrative – thanks due to a lack of parliamentary support from ...

Jamie Nugent
Venezuela's tragedy: how the US helps Venezuela survive

Venezuela's tragedy: how the US helps Venezuela survive

A COMMON refrain among defenders of the Venezuelan regime is that the country’s problems are somehow caused by the USA. Precisely the opposite is true. The USA is the main source of the hard cash ...