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Lender of Last Resort? Let’s Build a System That Doesn’t Need One...
Michael Fry | 3rd July 2016
When I wrote a couple of weeks ago that the currency of an independent Scotland would have to be the pound sterling, I never suspected the question was about to embark on a rapid rise up our order of priorities. While it may be still some distance from the top, it is bound to get higher and higher now that the actual Brexit is only a couple of years or so away. We may not have heard much about it amid the ...
Closing Our Borders is Self-Harm by a Senile Polity
Michael Fry | 23rd June 2016
DAVID Cameron accuses Leave campaigners of stoking intolerance and division with extreme warnings on immigration.
The Prime Minister thinks these campaigners, for all their motley ideological hues, have `become very narrowly focused' on a single, somewhat peripheral question – at any rate not the most important, given the range and weight of the other political and economic issues involved in ...
Confidence Can Come From Spending Less
Eben Wilson | 23rd June 2016
Scotland’s local council budget estimates were published yesterday. They show that spending has increased by 0.8 percent to nearly £12 billion. Education spending is up by 2 per cent and welfare spending by 1.9 per cent. So, the figures show an actual growth in spending at around the level of inflation, and not the cuts that a lot of interested parties are always shouting about.
Councils are to be congratulated ...
Who Knows Our Children?
Eben Wilson, director, Taxpayer Scotland | 20th June 2016
It’s good to see the Scottish government take up cudgels with the vested interests of state education. It looks like we might get a proper debate going on how we spend our taxes on schooling in Scotland.
Predictably, the teaching unions, professional bodies, councils and other rent-seekers are coming forward and expressing disquiet. John Swinney will no doubt adopt his calm, friendly persona and listen, but he ...
Michael Fry: The Currency Question is Simple - an Independent Scotland Would use the Pound
Michael Fry | 16th June 2016
Who said this?
`While indeed her contradictions, her antagonisms, the class contradiction and so on, reached an even higher degree than in any other country of the world, all the same Scotland never experienced a real monetary crisis (the fact that a few banks, exceptions, collapsed because they had made careless loans is irrelevant here): no depreciation of ...
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