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Vivian Linacre
Designed to fail – the truth behind the sham competitions to redevelop Perth City Hall

Designed to fail – the truth behind the sham competitions to redevelop Perth City Hall

IN SEPTEMBER 2004, Perth and Kinross Council published a brochure, launching a public competition to propose new uses for Perth City Hall, the great ‘B’-listed building to be declared redundant and closed upon completion of ...

Eben Wilson
Socialism is Scotland's enemy – not Brexit

Socialism is Scotland's enemy – not Brexit

WHAT ARE WE to make of the reports that Scotland’s growth rate went negative at the end of last year and we could be heading for a technical recession if this is repeated into 2017?

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Miles Saltiel
Turning the table on Michel Barnier should be the UK's approach

Turning the table on Michel Barnier should be the UK's approach

AT 8.04AM ON 29 MARCH, Sir Tim Barrow’s Eurostar left St Pancras to arrive in Brussels at 11.05am local time. Later that day he delivered Theresa May’s letter, serving notice under Article 50 of the United ...

Robert Kilgour
Scottish business needs to speak out for Britain

Scottish business needs to speak out for Britain

I HAVE TODAY launched Scottish-business.uk a new website designed to give business people across all sectors and geographies within Scotland a place to register their support for us to remain as part of the ...

Miles Saltiel
Guile rather than aggression is the UK's likely posture

Guile rather than aggression is the UK's likely posture

NOW THAT Article 50 notice has been served, the two sides are shaping up. What do we learn? First, we heard of Merkel’s relief that May used language signalling that the UK will stand by ...

Eben Wilson
Where's the beef? There are no grasslands in Brussels

Where's the beef? There are no grasslands in Brussels

DONALD TUSK says that the EU negotiations must “encompass safeguards against unfair competitive advantages through, inter alia, fiscal, social and environmental dumping”.

Matthias Machnig, the German deputy economy minister warns that “a ...

Jonathan Stanley
You've been served!

You've been served!

FIRST OF ALL Happy Brexit everyone, we made it.

Leaving the EU has taken up years of hard work and time for many of us, often at great personal cost. We're finally ...

Liam Kerr
The SNP has missed the bus so let's change route

The SNP has missed the bus so let's change route

THE NUMBER of bus journeys being made is at a near-record low, having fallen dramatically under the SNP.

From a peak of 487 million in 2007 when the SNP took office, passenger ...

Eben Wilson
Scotland must go beyond Europe to become truly global

Scotland must go beyond Europe to become truly global

A REASON often given for another referendum is that we should not become isolated.  We are told that we need the comfort and benefits of the single market and its customs union, need to belong ...

Ewen Stewart
Forget the Budget, it's the Government's monetary policy that counts

Forget the Budget, it's the Government's monetary policy that counts

Now that the dust has settled on Philip Hammond’s budget – and the immediate reaction to the now dropped NIC increase for the self-employed has subsided – we can see that it was a quiet ...

Robert Kilgour
Now is the time for Scottish Government to support elderly care

Now is the time for Scottish Government to support elderly care

IT SIMPLY cannot be right that someone is paid more for stacking supermarket shelves than for looking after our vulnerable elderly relatives. I fully welcome and support the Scottish Government’s introduction in October 2016 of the ...

Jonathan Stanley
What should we do about farming?

What should we do about farming?

TWO SCOTS, a Unionist and a Nationalist, walk into Holyrood. They talk about matters reserved to Westminster and then the Tories defend the Westminster government from the Scottish government-in-opposition – who talk about anything except ...