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Scotland’s minimum alcohol pricing – an ill conceived proposal?

Scotland’s minimum alcohol pricing – an ill conceived proposal?

Eddie McGarrity November 15, 2017 0

In a landmark victory for the SNP, the Supreme Court has ruled that their Government in Holyrood can set a minimum price for alcohol, in spite of a persistent challenge from the Scotch Whisky

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Opinion: The SNP are embarrassing Scotland

Opinion: The SNP are embarrassing Scotland

Eddie McGarrity November 14, 2017 1

Robert Burns, Scotland’s bard, wrote in the Scots language: “O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!” In “To a Louse”, Burns wished the gift of looking

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Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show shames Scottish nationalism

James Bickerton November 13, 2017 0

All politicians lie, it’s true, but few do so as shamelessly as Alex Salmond. In terms of sheer quantity of deceptions I’ll admit he’s far from the worst offender. Some political figures lie far

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Salmond’s Comments On Faith Are Ironically Self-Defeating

Salmond’s Comments On Faith Are Ironically Self-Defeating

Alan Grant September 9, 2015 0

It’s Ok Alex, I Prefer People Who Win Referendums Over Those Who Don’t.  Over the course of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, presidential candidate – and contender for the title of World’s Most Realistic

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Politics Gets Desperate: The Floods, Scottish Independence, and Nick Clegg

Politics Gets Desperate: The Floods, Scottish Independence, and Nick Clegg

Backbencher February 21, 2014 0

Jack Wharton dissects a bizarre fortnight in UK politics It’s been a strange couple of weeks in the world of Westminster. Whilst the Prime Minster’s been away, falling over himself to be seen pointing

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Nationalism and the Referendum on Scottish Independence

Nationalism and the Referendum on Scottish Independence

Backbencher February 13, 2014 2

The countdown clock on www.YesScotland.net has just informed me that there are precisely 218 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes until the referendum on Scottish independence. The most recent polls taken collectively suggest that

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Alex Salmond’s Banana Republic

Alex Salmond’s Banana Republic

Lee Jenkins November 28, 2013 2

The SNP’s vision for an independent Scotland shares a worrying number of traits with the world’s less than successful new states. Dependence on exporting one commodity. The very expression Banana Republic derives from the

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Scottish Independence One Year Out From Referendum

Backbencher September 23, 2013 0

The all-important vote for Scottish Independence will take place on the 18th of September next year. In less than a year, the electorate of Scotland will go to the polls to decide their fate.

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The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

Andrew Thorpe-Apps September 7, 2013 1

It has been said that the Conservative Party is the natural party of government. Yet the Tories have not secured a majority since the 1992 general election. A quick glance at any national campaign

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Common Weal or Commonwealth: Scots Must Decide

Common Weal or Commonwealth: Scots Must Decide

Backbencher August 23, 2013 2

Contradictions are being voiced by putative separatists on post-independence Scotland’s Commonwealth membership In his novel ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, Thomas Harris has one of his more competent characters, the intriguing Jack Crawford, articulate

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