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Jane Lax
Why Covid-19 shows secession is a leap of faith in the dark

Why Covid-19 shows secession is a leap of faith in the dark

HAVING BEEN GIVEN the opportunity to write a defence for the Union, for me there was only one topic to look at – the one area that affects everything from the welfare provision for the ...

Ewen Stewart
Scotland already has a great trade deal with its neighbours, it's called the United Kingdom

Scotland already has a great trade deal with its neighbours, it's called the United Kingdom

SCOTLAND HAS UNFETTERED ACCESS to the wider UK market. The UK is the overwhelmingly critical market for Scotland’s economy accounting for £51.2bn of sales, almost £10,000 per head of population, which accounts for just ...

Victor Clements
It's time to take the secessionist bull by the horns

It's time to take the secessionist bull by the horns

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has long since stopped playing by the rules, and what is more, it will be allowed to continue to do so by those who should be scrutinizing them. For anyone in ...

Stuart Crawford
Where now for the Liberal Democrats?

Where now for the Liberal Democrats?

THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PARTY finds itself lost at sea, rudderless, without sail or paddle, and devoid of compass. Famously, Odyseuss spent ten years afloat after the Siege of Troy – “long adrift on shipless ...

Neil Stratton
The Northern Agreement with Norway: a new model for the future?

The Northern Agreement with Norway: a new model for the future?

A NUMBER OF previous articles in this series have looked at the EU’s fisheries agreement with Norway. The first two of these totted up who caught how much of what and where, the third argued, ...

Robert Kilgour
Now is the time for bold initiatives to back social care

Now is the time for bold initiatives to back social care

AS WE BEGIN to unlock the lockdown the government needs to be bold and take some genuinely radical initiatives. I would like to suggest two.

The Prime Minister recently announced that the ...

Robert Kilgour
Freeman and Sturgeon should ‘fess up, be honest with us and move on

Freeman and Sturgeon should ‘fess up, be honest with us and move on

AT LAST, we are now seeing some signs of hope in the battle against Coronavirus.

At Renaissance Care, since our first resident tested positive for the disease on 3rd April, we ...

Neil Stratton
A new fishing agreement with Norway that works for us

A new fishing agreement with Norway that works for us

THE PREVIOUS three articles in this series looked at the EU’s fisheries agreement with Norway. The first two of these totted up who caught how much of what and where, whilst the third argued, on ...

Robert Kilgour
Where's the Scottish Government transparency and equity over care homes?

Where's the Scottish Government transparency and equity over care homes?

WHEN THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT decided to seek emergency powers to allow it to take over independent sector care homes it deems have “fallen short” during the Covid-19 pandemic it felt like the Scottish Government was trying to ...

Neil Stratton
The Northern Agreements with Norway: what’s the point?

The Northern Agreements with Norway: what’s the point?

WHEREAS the previous two articles in this series, Do the Northern Agreements benefit Scotland and the UK? and The Northern Agreements: who benefits most? looked at what the EU and Norway have each got from their fisheries ...

Robert Kilgour
Social care in Scotland should be respected and applauded

Social care in Scotland should be respected and applauded

I HAVE NEVER been so proud, during thirty years involvement, to be an operator in the social care sector as I have been since the start of the Covid-19 crisis in March – here’s why.

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Neil Stratton
The Northern Agreements: who benefits most?

The Northern Agreements: who benefits most?

THE PREVIOUS article in this series, The Northern Agreements: do they benefit Scotland and the UK?, examined the quantities of fish landed from UK and EU27 waters by the Norwegian fleet under the fishing agreement between ...