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Eben Wilson
Beware the “level playing field”– it is a dangerous myth

Beware the “level playing field”– it is a dangerous myth

WE ARE GOING to hear a lot about “level playing fields” in the upcoming months of EU negotiation.  Consumers should beware; what sounds like a sentiment for fairness ends up being precisely the opposite. 

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Liam Kerr
 Changing Scotrail franchise solves nothing

Changing Scotrail franchise solves nothing

AS WE APPROACH the busy festive period, I know that the everyday frustration felt by commuters, tourists and businesses when another train is cancelled or delayed will only be exaggerated in the coming weeks. And ...

Brian Monteith
Getting Brexit done - until the next extension?

Getting Brexit done - until the next extension?

YOU CANNOT GET AWAY from the Conservative slogan: Get Brexit Done. In newspapers, on television and radio, on social media, it is everywhere. But what does ‘Get Brexit Done’ actually mean? In the famous words ...

Eben Wilson
Corbynomics takes the mickey out of rational expectations

Corbynomics takes the mickey out of rational expectations

THE OTHER DAY I got a startled look from a Lib Dem canvasser at my door when I suggested that I was not minded to vote for yet another socialist party.  Clearly, the twenty-something activist ...

Eben Wilson
There may be an election on but where have all the values gone?

There may be an election on but where have all the values gone?

A COLLEAGUE TELLS ME she is struggling with this peculiar election campaign. Too many contrary influences, confused interests and conflicting incentives, she says.  But I demur; she is a political scientist looking for evidence that might ...

Fiona Campbell
A tourist tax is too important to get wrong

A tourist tax is too important to get wrong

DESPITE OBJECTIONS from Scotland’s vital tourism industry, the Scottish Government has made it clear that it wishes for local authorities to have the power to place a levy on visitors to their areas in order ...

Miles Saltiel
Ending the uncertainty will deliver the winner

Ending the uncertainty will deliver the winner

THE COUNTRY has endured forty-one months of uncertainty, propelled by the absence of losers’ consent, a weak prime minister, a rogue parliament, and a hand which the EU has played effectively or mischievously according to ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Zombieland: Double Tap

Think Movies: Zombieland: Double Tap

IF THERE IS ONE ILLNESS that movies suffer from more than any other at the moment, it’s that they often come down with a really bad case of ‘the sequels’. It feels as if every ...

Miles Saltiel
Brexit and the discipline of the prospectus

Brexit and the discipline of the prospectus

BORIS HAS GOT HIS ELECTION and ingenuously places his future in our hands. So what do we know, what alternatives are before us?

We may expect the parties to focus-group their lines, ...

Miles Saltiel
Floundering around on Brexit

Floundering around on Brexit

DOMINIC CUMMINGS may have a brain the size of a planet, but no-one wants their boss to cheese off his party, the Commons and the Supreme Court all in one go, then leave half the ...

Miles Saltiel
Brexit's day of judgement?

Brexit's day of judgement?

IT COULD NOT BE WORSE for the Government. The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that Johnson’s prorogation was unlawful and is of no effect; and it has accepted the most extreme remedy. It has resolved ...

Jon Woods
Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

IN THE EVENT of a customs border being re-established as a result of Brexit it is claimed this will lead to shortages of food, medicines and other essentials. This is complete nonsense.

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