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SNP Pull a Hissy Fit Over Money

SNP Pull a Hissy Fit Over Money

Alan Grant August 26, 2015 0

In the immediate aftermath of the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, an interesting, if entirely predictable, social media phenomenon occurred. Some of the more vocal supporters of Scottish independence rallied round the banner of

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Words Fail: Scotland bans GMO Crops

Words Fail: Scotland bans GMO Crops

Alan Grant August 12, 2015 0

It is no secret that I have found much to disagree with in the way the SNP has governed Scotland. Police centralisation, knee-jerk and wasteful approaches to healthcare and education and the “named persons”

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Results don’t matter: SNP Surges ahead with Dire Record in Government

Results don’t matter: SNP Surges ahead with Dire Record in Government

Alex MacDonald August 11, 2015 1

News out of today’s Herald/TNS poll voices that the SNP could win 78 out of 129 seats at next year’s Holyrood elections. The poll follows the last General Election, which saw the SNP dominate UK and

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“Scotland’s paler Mandela” should resign, according to leading Yes Blogger

“Scotland’s paler Mandela” should resign, according to leading Yes Blogger

Alex MacDonald August 13, 2014 1

One of the leading Yes bloggers has dramatically switched his stance on Alex Salmond. Jeff Breslin, associated with blogging about SNP tactical voting, once declared Alex Salmond to be, err, “Scotland’s paler Mandela”, but now

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The Tories Embrace Devolution For Scotland

The Tories Embrace Devolution For Scotland

Backbencher June 6, 2014 0

At last, the Conservative Party has embraced devolution. The past week has seen a remarkable volte-face when it comes to Conservative attitudes towards devolution in Scotland. It was not that long ago that the

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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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Don’t Cross Off the Military Just Yet, Scotland

Don’t Cross Off the Military Just Yet, Scotland

Calum Heaton April 18, 2014 0

As specified in the Scotland’s Future manifesto, Alex Salmond aims to remove all trace of the Trident nuclear system, as well as stripping the would be Scottish Armed Forces to the bare minimum. Instead,

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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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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 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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