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It’s official: The hard-left has taken over Scottish Labour

It’s official: The hard-left has taken over Scottish Labour

Eddie McGarrity November 19, 2017 0

“To purge, or not to purge,” as Shakespeare would have written, had Hamlet been a professional politician who knew better than the working classes what was good for them. The answer, as all good

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Scottish Nationalist Boycotts: Being the loudest and pettiest doesn’t make you correct

Scottish Nationalist Boycotts: Being the loudest and pettiest doesn’t make you correct

David Bone November 17, 2017 1

We’re all prone to a bit of pettiness from time to time, aren’t we? Not offering to make a colleague a cup of tea. Not texting someone because of a perceived slight. Usually, this

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The SNP’s Minimum Pricing on Alcohol: A policy conceived in a brewery

The SNP’s Minimum Pricing on Alcohol: A policy conceived in a brewery

Alex Roberts November 16, 2017 0

Yesterday (15.11.17), the policy the SNP hoped to introduce in Scotland, until it was taken to the Courts, has officially been given the green light. The Supreme Court found that the policy to set

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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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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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Can you compare Scotland and Catalonia?

Can you compare Scotland and Catalonia?

Alastair Stewart November 4, 2017 0

The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, is now living in exile in Brussels and several of his ministers have been already been jailed. Europe, and the wider international community, is now faced

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The Political 2017-18 Season Summer Preview

The Political 2017-18 Season Summer Preview

Ed Creedy August 14, 2017 0

With the summer recess coming to an end in a few weeks, and as a celebration of the return of the Premier League for the 2017-18 season, we review the major parties’ end of

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The Party Who Threw Their Majority Down a Toilet

The Party Who Threw Their Majority Down a Toilet

Keith Sinclair June 9, 2017 0

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for this website arguing for the Prime Minister’s political mastery in calling a snap general election. I argued this election would answer pressing, lingering and important

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