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Jamie Gardiner
Playing 'Chicken' with Scotland's future

Playing 'Chicken' with Scotland's future

THE TROUBLE with predicting which currency Scotland will use following independence is that this is no longer a question of economics or strategy. It's a game of chicken. 

Nobody meant for it ...

Ivor Tiefenbrun
United and divided – the choice is stark

United and divided – the choice is stark

THE INCREASE in support for independence in Scotland is quite astonishing.  The core support of committed nationalists was stable for years in the region of a quarter of the population, yet recently support for independence ...

Jaber George Jabbour
A No vote can offer hope for harmony and tolerance

A No vote can offer hope for harmony and tolerance

Why Scots must teach the world a much needed lesson about harmony and the benefits of living together

James Corbett
The referendum - the best and worst of times!

The referendum - the best and worst of times!

AS WE REACH the end of the referendum campaign, it’s only appropriate that we start to wonder if the referendum has been a good thing for Scotland. Of course whatever the result, one side will ...

Elizabeth Smith
Councils banning referendum debates in schools are making a huge error of judgment

Councils banning referendum debates in schools are making a huge error of judgment

HOW DEPRESSING it is to hear that some local authorities have instructed their schools to refrain from holding referendum debates during the five weeks between the start of the new school session and referendum day. ...

James Corbett
The arrogance of Ian Bell and others is cause for concern

The arrogance of Ian Bell and others is cause for concern

THE INDEPENDENCE debate is of course full of arguments. No statement goes unchallenged. Many positions appear plausible, provided you don’t think about them very much; and given the frequency with which they are recited verbatim ...

Eben Wilson
ECONOSENSE: No cap-in-hand corporate state cabals, please

ECONOSENSE: No cap-in-hand corporate state cabals, please

ONE OF the biggest threats to taxpayers’ wallets is the long-term commitment made by central government to various key infrastructure sectors.

Once made, the political capital that becomes tied up with these ...

James Corbett
Negotiations and bursting bubbles

Negotiations and bursting bubbles

THE ONLY honest answer to the question about an independent Scotland’s currency is “I don’t know”. You don’t know either; nor does any politician, economist, journalist or blogger. Fortune tellers, tea leaf readers and animals ...

Andrew Morrison
The Palestinian flag does not fly in my name

The Palestinian flag does not fly in my name

SO GLASGOW City Council has decided to fly the flag of Palestine from the City Chambers as a gesture of solidarity towards the Gazan people in the ongoing conflict – I should like to point ...

Alison Payne
We need to talk about the ‘F’ word

We need to talk about the ‘F’ word

I WAS ONLY a month old when Mrs Thatcher entered No 10, so to me as a young child growing up in the 1980s, I believed women could do whatever wanted.  Unaware of politics, sexism, ...

Stuart Winton
The people’s sovereignty Vs public choice theory

The people’s sovereignty Vs public choice theory

IF NOTHING ELSE then the often constant refrain from Yes supporters regarding more powers for the Scottish Parliament demonstrates a lack of confidence. Why moan that Westminster won’t grant Holyrood any more powers if independence ...

Kyle Thornton
Why I'm pro-union: a young person's perspective

Why I'm pro-union: a young person's perspective

ON TUESDAY, I had the pleasure of hearing Ruth Davidson talk about why she felt young people were naturally against Alex Salmond's separation plans. She made a convincing case that I agree with wholeheartedly. 

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