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PLEASE God, let this be the last Holyrood election fought in the constitutional Limboland of devolution.
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The Scottish Tory manifesto was released on Monday and it says a lot about their plan for Scotland - or lack thereof. The sparse manifesto would have drawn a lot of attention in part due to Douglas Ross's inability to answer how Scotland can have a democratic independence referendum when asked by a Channel 4...
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The Scottish Tory manifesto was released on Monday and it says a lot about their plan for Scotland - or lack thereof. The sparse manifesto would have drawn a lot of attention in part due to Douglas Ross's inability to answer how Scotland can have a democratic independence referendum when asked by a Channel 4...
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Are Scotland's parties rising to meet the economic challenges of post-pandemic Scotland?The post Analysis: Covid ‘Winners and Losers’ – is Scotland’s politics up to the challenge? appeared first on Source.
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It is certainly welcome news from the briefing room that President Joe Biden is hosting a virtual summit on Climate change about now with other world leaders, though our Nicola has been left off the White House 40 strong invitee’s list, despite the fact that Joe’s little pow-wow will be a preparatory preamble for next […]
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IT has been a year where the Yes movement had to do what everyone else did, which was act safely and conduct business online as much as possible.
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BREXIT has made a “deep and possibly even a decisive impact” on the opinions of Scotland’s people towards independence, according to Scotland’s leading historian Professor Sir Tom Devine.
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IMAGINE a tiny country that discovers great natural energy resources on its doorstep. Imagine there is a huge, pent-up global demand for these resources. Fortunately, it is a country of brilliant engineering ingenuity as well as being rich in capital. This most fortunate of nations has everything it needs to exploit the resources nature has bequeathed it. Surely there are happy times ahead for...
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MANY observers would describe Boris Johnson, a man who seems better suited to an earlier century, as a reactionary, determined to return to a supposedly glorious past.
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Scotland should revisit the idea of a 20mph national speed limit for residential streets after 130 countries signed a pledge to introduce it, Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell has said.
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Scotland should revisit the idea of a 20mph national speed limit for residential streets after 130 countries signed a pledge to introduce it, Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell has said.
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Arguably the most misunderstood part of the UK public sector budgeting mechanism is the Barnett Formula. The vast majority of people, politicians and the media seem to think that Barnett represents a subsidy to Scotland. Many Westminster MPs (mainly Conservatives) have described it as English taxpayers subsidising Scottish public spending, and the mainstream media have […]
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Arguably the most misunderstood part of the UK public sector budgeting mechanism is the Barnett Formula. The vast majority of people, politicians and the media seem to think that Barnett represents a subsidy to Scotland. Many Westminster MPs (mainly Conservatives) have described it as English taxpayers subsidising Scottish public spending, and the mainstream media have […]
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Young people aged 18 and under are set to get free bus travel in Scotland, thanks to the Scottish Green Party.The Scottish Government has agreed to work to implement free bus travel for young people in Scotland, in a major win for the Scottish Greens as part of the Scottish budget process.This means from 2021 young people across Scotland should be able to travel for free on bus routes, in a...
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Young people aged 18 and under are set to get free bus travel in Scotland, thanks to the Scottish Green Party.The Scottish Government has agreed to work to implement free bus travel for young people in Scotland, in a major win for the Scottish Greens as part of the Scottish budget process.This means from 2021 young people across Scotland should be able to travel for free on bus routes, in a...
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I have two more results for you tonight from the Panelbase poll this blog commissioned with your help.  The first question is an extremely simple and obvious one that no-one seems to have asked before.  The UK government insist that the SNP's landslide win in the general election is neither here nor there, and that it's certainly not a mandate to hold a second independence referendum...
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Your questions on Within our Grasp answered by Common Weal’s Craig Dalzell
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Is Ian Murray right? Find out here...
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Many people are unsure about Scotland’s natural wealth and they ask whether it could actually support the economy of an independent Scotland. We say that the question should be more about how Scotland’s natural wealth can help the Scottish economy’s transition towards sustainability? We researched the facts and we found the following: The Truth Scotland […]
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