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Seven SNP Brexit Myths
William Ross | 30th November 2016
Well over 30 per cent of nationalist voters supported Brexit in the referendum. On St Andrew’s Day one of them has written for the Wealthy Nation Institute why the SNP should reconsider its position in opposing Brexit.
1. Scotland heavily voted Remain
Yes, this makes sense as a colloquial expression. But what did the 62 per cent of EU referendum voters in Scotland vote they should Remain in? The unambiguous answer is the United Kingdom. Not a single Scottish voter voted for Scotland to Remain in the EU as an independent or quasi-independent country, for ...
Michael Fry: Chancellor's Autumn Statement Revealed a Truly Grim Economic Outlook
Michael Fry | 26th November 2016
IT was grim news indeed from Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Autumn Statement. There was, in terms of tax, the usual mixture of bitter pills and sweeteners, all pretty minor this time round. But the really bad tidings came in his projections for the overall performance of the UK economy during the next five years.
In 2016, as he pointed out, it has survived the immediate effects of the ...
The New Alignment in Scottish Politics
Professor David Simpson |21st November 2016
A profound realignment of Scottish politics is under way. The traditional spectrum of parties ranging from Left to Right is being replaced by a new axis running from Nationalist to Unionist. At one end are the SNP, the Greens and the smaller socialist parties while the Conservatives and Labour are at the other. In May’s Scottish Parliamentary Election the Conservatives openly courted those Labour voters who are unionist by inviting ...
Our Devotion to Equality Ignores its Practical Implications
Michael Fry | 17th November 2016
NICOLA Sturgeon urged a care for equality on Donald Trump (fat chance) when she finally got round to sending him her congratulations a couple of days ago.
Equality seems to be the word of the week, what with a major report from Professor Glen Bramley of Heriot-Watt University and with BBC Scotland devoting a series to the subject.
It is a subject that also ...
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