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The truth is the SNP are making a complete mess of governing Scotland

The truth is the SNP are making a complete mess of governing Scotland

James Bickerton April 15, 2017 0

The SNP are very keen to talk about Scottish independence. As a news story I’ll admit this ranks alongside the Pope being a Catholic and bears disposing of bodily waste in the woods. Of

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An Abandoned People: The impact of Scottish independence on their Ulster diaspora

An Abandoned People: The impact of Scottish independence on their Ulster diaspora

Michael Shaw April 23, 2014 1

Ulster has always been London’s headache but Scottish independence could make it a real thorn in Salmond’s side. What has been completely ignored in the Scottish independence debate is the possibility that England, Wales

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Why don’t we do ‘English’?

Why don’t we do ‘English’?

James Evans March 18, 2014 0

James Evans questions why Britishness is often confined to England. As an Englishman and a rugby player, I enjoyed watching England’s hard-fought Six Nations victory against the Welsh. The 29-18 win had everything: dynamic

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Time For The Cornish Independence Debate?

Time For The Cornish Independence Debate?

Backbencher March 13, 2014 3

Is it time for Cornwall to reverse a thousand years Anglo-Saxon domination and go it alone? On the 5th March Saint Piran celebrated his feast day; Piran who is the patron saint of tin miners

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The Inner Turmoil Of Libertarian Eurosceptics

Lee Jenkins January 17, 2014 9

Spare a thought for Libertarian and their love-hate relationship with the EU Think of a eurosceptic and a few images come to mind, but chief among them would be that of a flag waving

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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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The arguments for Scottish independence are not convincing

The arguments for Scottish independence are not convincing

James Williamson October 29, 2013 3

James Williamson questions why Scottish independence may be such a difficult task to achieve. Following Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond’s resolute challenge to David Cameron of a televised debate on Scottish independence at the

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The biggest issue with an independent Scotland is defence policy

The biggest issue with an independent Scotland is defence policy

Backbencher October 15, 2013 1

Michael Jones highlights the problems associated with an independent Scottish defence policy. This week, Whitehall published a paper entitled Scotland Analysis: Defence, reiterating the government’s unwavering position on the prospect of an independent Scotland: 

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Young, Bright, Scottish, and er, Unionist

Backbencher June 7, 2013 0

First-time young voters in Scotland’s independence referendum will repay First Minister Alex Salmond by voting to keep the Union When the ink dried on the Edinburgh Agreement, both sides of the debate on Scottish

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UKIP’s unpopularity in Scotland

UKIP’s unpopularity in Scotland

Backbencher May 27, 2013 2

By Matthew Stinchcombe Last week UKIP’s Nigel Farage was harassed by angry Scottish protesters on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile; the incident has had damaging consequences for the UKIP leader’s public image and has further damaged

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