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Malcolm Mackay
Scotland needs an independent nuclear power industry

Scotland needs an independent nuclear power industry

NUCLEAR POWER creates energy by unlocking the power of the supernova, uranium and thorium were formed in one, billions of years ago. Both are found in the granites of northern Scotland and contribute to a ...

James Corbett
Seemingly not self-evident truths about Scottish politics

Seemingly not self-evident truths about Scottish politics

TODAY I shall be expressing some views that others may find controversial, disagreeable or give cause to question my humanity or my right to have a forum for my views. If you are one of ...

James Corbett
Just when EU thought it was safe to go back in the water

Just when EU thought it was safe to go back in the water

IT'S DEJAVU all over again. There’s suddenly lots of press coverage of a referendum and the line between passionate debate and angry ranting on Twitter is even finer than usual. There’s even a campaign for ...

Elizabeth Smith
College and university admissions point to SNP education failure

College and university admissions point to SNP education failure

LAST MONTH, the First Minister told us – boldly it has to be said – that her “neck was on the line” when it came to addressing the attainment gap between those pupils who come ...

Jonathan Stanley
Only by ending its union with Germany can Greece escape its abuse

Only by ending its union with Germany can Greece escape its abuse

THE CURRENT Greek crisis is being played out in every form across social and mainstream media. It is easy to be caught up in the fine detail of the debt levels involved, in the bailouts ...

Robert Kilgour
Introducing the living wage?

Introducing the living wage? "Put your money where your mouth is"

IN PRINCIPLE, I am strongly in favour of the introduction of the 'Living Wage'; currently £7.85p an hour. I believe that paying all staff the Living Wage is an admirable goal to which all businesses ...

Jonathan Stanley
Memo from Edinburgh: Yes Scotland can teach Eurosceptics lessons

Memo from Edinburgh: Yes Scotland can teach Eurosceptics lessons

IT’S NOW OVER nine months since the Scottish referendum and Eurosceptics are in a remarkably similar position to Nicola Sturgeon’s crew were nearly two years ago.

What’s really remarkable is how little ...

Lap Gong Leong
Gun killings bring politics before grieving

Gun killings bring politics before grieving

IF THERE is one thing I hate about America, it’s the polarised state it’s been in since the Bush-Obama Era began. 

Five minutes into the Charleston tragedy, people began to talk about ...

Struan Stevenson
Putting the brakes on the EU super-tanker

Putting the brakes on the EU super-tanker

DAVID CAMERON will have to move fast if he hopes to bring forward the date for the "EU - in or out" referendum to 2016. Achieving change in the EU is like putting the brakes ...

Lap Gong Leong
Should Alistair Carmichael resign? That’s beside the point.

Should Alistair Carmichael resign? That’s beside the point.

SCOTLAND EXHIBITS more Unionist-Nationalist warring as both sides fight over the old #FrenchGate memo. One side is angry over the besmirching of Alistair Carmichael and the double standards about politicians lying. While the other side ...

Ivor Tiefenbrun
Who is responsible for business in an irresponsible society?

Who is responsible for business in an irresponsible society?

BRITAIN WAS ONCE a leading player in consumer electronics.  How could it be that the people who led British companies that once dominated world markets lost the will to compete, and that their once great ...

Neil Lovatt
That N56 'analysis' of fiscal autonomy: 
spun for social media

That N56 'analysis' of fiscal autonomy: 
spun for social media

THIS WEEK we received two publications from the SNP-leaning “think tank” N56, one on growth the other on Fiscal Autonomy

This post concerns itself with the second of these publications rather then the ...