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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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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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The SNP’s taxation proposals prove they’re not a left-wing party

The SNP’s taxation proposals prove they’re not a left-wing party

Eddie McGarrity November 6, 2017 0

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has said there are “tough questions” around taxation in Scotland. In a discussion paper launched at Holyrood on 2 November 2017, Sturgeon and her Finance Secretary Derek Mackay believe

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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 1

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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Sturgeon Respects Trump Victory, Ignores IndyRef

Sturgeon Respects Trump Victory, Ignores IndyRef

Thomas Walker November 9, 2016 0

“It is the verdict of the American people and we must respect it.” That was SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon’s comment on Donald Trump’s ‘surprise’ victory in the US presidential election. How fascinating it is to see

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Ominous: SNP adopts new gagging laws on party dissent

Ominous: SNP adopts new gagging laws on party dissent

Alex MacDonald March 30, 2015 3

The case for the free-thinker in the SNP is waning thin. At the party’s conference, a new motion was brought in which will prevent members from airing their views should they disagree with the

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Scottish Independence – For Whom?

Scottish Independence – For Whom?

Backbencher October 22, 2012 5

Alexander Richardson, @marketanarch Might I be in favour of Scottish Independence by reason or virtue of being a Libertarian? As a Jeffersonian Libertarian, it follows that I favour less government – indeed, to the

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