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Michael Fry: Gordon Brown is Back Again to Warn About Rising Poverty – but is he right?
Michael Fry | 16th May 2017
My disagreements with Gordon Brown have always been wide and deep, so I am rather disinclined to take seriously the speech he made in Kirkcaldy on Saturday trying to redefine the General Election in his own terms. This was the parliamentary constituency that recorded the biggest swing against Labour in 2014, with the happy result of replacing Brown as its MP with the SNP's Roger Mullin. I hope the voters will this time send Roger back again with a ...
The Carnivore Politics of the Left
Eben Wilson | 15th May 2017
A LOT OF BILE is being expended on the Labour Party manifesto – much of it on its supposed costs. There is no doubt that it does offer a great deal of manna from somewhere, and thank goodness our politicians have, in general, cottoned on to the idea that spending promises are not free lunches.
But any debate about how much any state funded programme costs is headed ...
Michael Fry: Nicola Needs to Shift to the Right to Win Over Scots in Our Rural Areas
Michael Fry | 10th May 2017
URBAN Scotland spoke quite loud and clear: victory for the SNP in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with just a tiny wee setback in Dundee, but I don’t think that city’s political allegiance is much in doubt.
Rural Scotland sounded a more uncertain note: to be sure, widespread advance for the Tories, but not all that often even to a plurality of councillors in any particular local authority area, let alone to a majority. With four major ...
'It's Going to Blow': Germans Propose Tax Reforms to Prevent Economic Disaster
From Sputnik International | 11th May 2017
At the Wealthy Nation Institute we like to keep our ear to the ground, and we are grateful to one of our readers and occasional contributors, Peter Craigie, for bringing this article to our attention. It is about the universal basic income that has become a hot topic in advanced capitalist countries as a replacement for worn-out welfare systems. In Scotland we would like to supplement it with the flat tax: more of all this once the general election is ...
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