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Michael Fry: We Need to Cut Scotland's Deficit, so Let's Start With a Spending Freeze
Michael Fry | 18th April 2017
‘WITH what should we fix it, dear Michael, dear Michael, with what should we fix it, dear Michael, with what?” So ran the rhyme from Peter Piper, a reader taking time out from picking his pickled peppers to respond to my column last week lamenting the shrinkage of the Scottish economy at the end of 2016.
This is not only a bad thing in itself (because it means there is that little bit ...
Reform Scotland: Blueprint for Local Power
Reform Scotland | 18th April 2017
We are pleased to pass on to our readers this report on local government from Reform Scotland, one of the few sources of radical thinking in our country. The full report is accessible from its website.
This not a local government manifesto, rather it sets out policies which Reform Scotland believes will lead to greater local power in Scotland. Reform Scotland’s founding principles are limited government, diversity and ...
Michael Fry: Stanford was Treated to a Side of Sturgeon That's Rarely Glimpsed: Nicola, Capitalist
Michael Fry | 14th April 2017
DURING her visit to the Golden State of California for Tartan Week, Nicola Sturgeon gave a speech at Stanford, one of the world’s greatest universities. I wonder if she noticed how the campus contains a special car park reserved just for its Nobel prizewinners – 20 of them, including five for economics, are based there at the moment. Something extra in the balmy air of the San Francisco Bay area must have been working on the First Minister, because she ...
Michael Fry: Rocky start on road to Brexit as Tories are blindsided by Madrid
Michael Fry | 7th April 2016
THE UK and Spain are alike in their post-imperial status. As great powers they used to be splendid, but today they have come down in the world. This similarity might not yet have hit home with Theresa May, but experience of Brexit is likely to do the trick.
Spain is certainly the country more aware of its true position in the 21st century, having suffered continual and unmistakable decline since the days when it ruled most of ...
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