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Unionist propagandists accusing others of propaganda – irony abound

Unionist propagandists accusing others of propaganda – irony abound

REMEMBER the Alanis Morissette song, Ironic? A catchy tune about all the ironic things that can happen in life that is probably now more famous as proof that Americans don’t understand irony, as none of the examples she used were actually ironic. Morissette is of course Canadian so ironically… And this last week or so Scottish […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (17.08.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (17.08.16)

| 17/08/2016 | 0 Comments

Motherwell steel ready to resume production with Liberty.  Dalzell mill in Motherwell and the Clydebridge plant in Cambuslang were shut down by Tata Steel last year with the loss of 270 jobs. However, they were later saved from closure when they were bought by metals group Liberty House in a deal brokered by the Scottish […]

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Westminster economic thinking out of touch with new reality

Westminster economic thinking out of touch with new reality

It was nearly 10 years ago when I completely lost faith in what is called neo-classical/neo-liberal economic thinking. That wasn’t easy for me as at university the neo-classical approach was presented as the only plausible option. Everything else, we were told, was old fashioned: quaint ideas with no place in the new economic reality. Back […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (10.08.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (10.08.16)

| 10/08/2016 | 0 Comments

Greens launch fresh case for Scottish independence this autumn. The Scottish Greens are behind plans drawn up under the banner of Green Yes2 to launch a second campaign for independence this autumn. Leaflets, posters and social media graphics are to be deployed which focus on the democratic deficit existing in the UK and the lack of […]

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Why Brexit can’t be stopped and Scotland’s best option

Why Brexit can’t be stopped and Scotland’s best option

OVER the last few weeks the emerging trend among political commentators is best summed up as an emergence of Brexit denial. Many in the liberal left-wing press joined in, stating, without evidence,  that the UK population now collectively realises they made a terrible error and that there was now a feeling of Bregret.  Legal experts […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (03.08.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (03.08.16)

| 03/08/2016 | 0 Comments

Scotland second only to Sweden in reducing greenhouse gas emissions  New figures released have shown that Scotland has achieved second place in our reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Western Europe over the last quarter of a century. Figures released by the Scottish Government reveal that the country managed a reduction of 39.5 per cent from 1990 to 2014. This […]

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Brexit damage to Scotland’s economy will drive up Yes vote

Brexit damage to Scotland’s economy will drive up Yes vote

The latest poll by YouGov shows increased support for independence, up from 46% pre Brexit to 47% but that is a little disappointing, (even they excluded 16 & 17 years olds who are majority previous Yes voters). However, that poll doesn’t surprise me, as the SNP have emphasised the wrong message on Brexit. It is not simply the […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (27.07.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (27.07.16)

| 27/07/2016 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s carbon-capture ‘clusters’ hold key to reducing UK costs of tackling climate-change. A new study of “clusters” of industrial facilities in Scotland shows that delivering shared transport and storage infrastructure can greatly reduce the cost of achieving deep cuts in the UK’s carbon emissions. The analysis published by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage shows how re-using […]

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Brexit hammers UK Economy, EU remarkably resilient, Scotland’s exports most at risk without independence 

Brexit hammers UK Economy, EU remarkably resilient, Scotland’s exports most at risk without independence 

Last week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its Post Brexit UK growth forecast for next year by 0.9%. The Pro Brexit press, namely the Express and the Telegraph claimed that the remaining 1.3% growth and the fact that this year’s growth is only expected to drop by 0.2% was a strong indicator that Brexit […]

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USA flirts with authoritarian Trump but how far behind is Post Brexit Britain?

USA flirts with authoritarian Trump but how far behind is Post Brexit Britain?

FOR the last hundred years the axis of western power and influence has pivoted on the relationship between the USA and its junior partner the UK. Some call that relationship special but in reality it’s not so much special as practical. The UK, once the dominant global power in an age when that meant invasion, […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (20.07.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (20.07.16)

| 20/07/2016 | 0 Comments

Report shows Scotland has the edge for investment in energy storage A new expert report from commercial energy company Everoze named Cracking The Code: A Guide to Energy Storage Systems and How to De-Risk Them’, commissioned from Everoze, with assistance from RES and Strathclyde University’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre, aims to decode complex market opportunities for UK […]

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If federalism is the answer you have asked the wrong question

If federalism is the answer you have asked the wrong question

SINCE the Brexit vote, several Unionist politicians have been scrambling around for a solution to the UK’s constitutional crisis, many are pinning their hopes on federalism. The problem is that they are asking how do we solve the constitutional crisis caused by Brexit when they should be asking how dow we solve the economic crisis that Brexit […]

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Policy Research Executive for Business for Scotland – Graduate Opportunity

Policy Research Executive for Business for Scotland – Graduate Opportunity

Please pass this opportunity on to anyone you think would like to apply. Business for Scotland, the pro-independence business network, is expanding our team to boost our new push to increase support for independence.  We are looking to add a new member to our Glasgow city centre based team. The role will involve supplying policy research […]

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