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Owen Polley
Irish border? Ditch the dogma – do the deal

Irish border? Ditch the dogma – do the deal

IN THE IMAGINATION of remainers, the Tory European Research Group is a cadre of irreconcilable Brexit ultras, determined to wrench the UK from the EU in chaotic fashion. It’s ironic then, that the ERG’s latest ...

Aaron Brown
Fishing entitlement must be reformed if communities are to boom following Brexit

Fishing entitlement must be reformed if communities are to boom following Brexit

FISHING FOR LEAVE welcomes some areas of the UK Government's fisheries White Paper more than others. One thing we are adamant that must be fulfilled is that all repatriated resources are held as a national ...

Eben Wilson
Grievance Scotland will soon have its own quango

Grievance Scotland will soon have its own quango

TRYING TO SWIM through the treacle of Scottish Government policy pronouncements can sometimes feel like an out-of-body experience. While trying to give our politicians the benefit of the doubt that they have something valuable to ...

Miles Saltiel
There's good news about UK plc if you ignore the doomsayers

There's good news about UK plc if you ignore the doomsayers

IT IS COMMON GROUND that Brexit is going badly. Remainers deplore their country’s theft by rascals who bamboozled an innocent electorate. Leavers lament the betrayal of their hopes by a cabal of duplicitous Brinos. The ...

Paul Spare
Small-scale power plants – are they a solution?

Small-scale power plants – are they a solution?

THERE HAVE BEEN regular warnings in recent years – especially during the drought – that the UK needs new policies to reduce carbon emissions – i.e. to decarbonise.  The sectors with greatest emissions are transport, domestic ...

Owen Paterson MP
Leaving the CFP discard scandal requires us to chuck Chequers

Leaving the CFP discard scandal requires us to chuck Chequers

SINCE THE UNITED KINGDOM joined the EEC in 1973, the effect on the British fishing industry and once vibrant rural coastal communities has been utterly shocking.

Forty-five years ago, more than 20,000 ...

ThinkScotland
Jacob Rees Moog explains – Chequers is the wrong deal for Britain

Jacob Rees Moog explains – Chequers is the wrong deal for Britain

Jacob Rees Mogg MP, chairman of the Conservative backbench European Research Group, has written to constituency association chairman challenging the Prime Minister’s claims for her Chequers Agreement. This is the detailed leaflet that accompanied the letter.

Ivor Tiefenbrun
Why be afraid of chucking Chequers and doing the right thing?

Why be afraid of chucking Chequers and doing the right thing?

THE CAMPAIGN against Brexit is stupefyingly alarmist. The bulk of our trade is with countries outwith the protectionist EU trade zone.  This trade has been expanding since we joined the EU, and while our trade with ...

Jonathan Stanley
Glyphosate risk? Why don’t we enquire ourselves?

Glyphosate risk? Why don’t we enquire ourselves?

THE CONCERNS over the herbicide glyphosate, originally marketed as the brand Roundup, have grown in recent years.

A recent court case has awarded a man hundreds of million of dollars in punitive ...

Paul Spare
Saving carbon emissions from electric vehicles could be illusory

Saving carbon emissions from electric vehicles could be illusory

THE DROUGHT this summer has kept the issue of global warming and carbon emissions in the public eye.  Road transport is the principal sector where emissions continue to rise and the government has proposed to reduce ...

Stuart Crawford
In praise of older workers

In praise of older workers

ACCORDING TO the Equality Act of 2010, it is illegal in most circumstances to discriminate against an employee, or in an advertisement for a job, on account of age. Yet many recruiters and head-hunters will ...

Brian Monteith
The McNanny State: How the smoking ban closed Scottish pubs

The McNanny State: How the smoking ban closed Scottish pubs

IT WAS SUNDAY 26 March 2006. Nothing much seemed different from the previous weekend. The Old Firm had won their matches, the weather was poor, and the odd empty beer can tumbled down the road. ...