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Thinking about the Election


Hi. I have been quiet since the Scottish Referendum in 2014 but there is much in this year’s Holyrood Election that concerns me and about the way Scotland has been governed in the past five years. So, I am considering … Continue reading

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Scotland will enjoy greater powers when we stay secure within the United Kingdom


The nationalists will tell you it is all Westminster lies but ask yourself why, with a general election due next May, the mainstream parties would each commit to including the promise  of greater powers for the Scottish Parliament in their manifestos. The … Continue reading

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Scotland and the EU


It will take years for an Independent Scotland to qualify for EU membership. Professor Adam Tomkins outlines the legal situation and quantifies some of the costs that will be incurred on its way to membership. Scotland and the EU.

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I’ve been away but back in time for the great Debate #indyref


I’ve been travelling around France in our motorhome since early April; enjoying fabulous weather, rural french countryside and wonderful seaside towns and villages. This was our 2nd year of springtime adventure since I retired. It is a great way of life; plenty … Continue reading

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#indyref The Status Quo will not be an option!


The Scotland Act 2012 already provides for further devolved tax powers to Scotland from 2016 in which the Scottish rates of income tax will be reduced by 10% at all levels; allowing the Scottish Government to determine what the Scottish … Continue reading

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We cannot afford to take such a huge Risk! #indyref


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just be presented with a document telling us, in clear and absolute terms, what independence would do for us; what it would cost in both start up  / set up terms & in … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Finances : Would we be better off? I am not convinced!


According to the YES Campaign, and well before that, Alex Salmond and the SNP have always maintained that the Westminster Government has been ‘robbing the Scots blind’ because we put more into the UK economy that we get back out. … Continue reading

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