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Hinkley Point: The UK Government’s Nuclear Folly

Hinkley Point: The UK Government’s Nuclear Folly

The UK government’s decision to go ahead with Hinkley Point has to be one of the most short-sighted, politically motivated, anti-green and even anti-Scottish energy decisions ever made by any UK government. If you were to gather together the UK’s leading energy policy experts and challenge them to come up with an energy policy that […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (21.09.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (21.09.16)

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Aberdein Considine expands into England and Wales. Aberdein Considine – which already trades across Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling – has acquired Wallers Solicitors to help meet the growing need for lawyers who can act across multiple UK jurisdictions. The deal gives Aberdein Considine its first foothold in the substantial English and Welsh legal […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (13.09.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (13.09.16)

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Tidal energy breakthrough for Europe with first ever multi-megawatt farm in Scotland. As tidal energy in Scotland goes from strength to strength, another important milestone was reached this week with the launch go the MeyGen tidal farm in Scotland – the first ever multi-megawatt tidal farm. Europe is currently the global technology leader in tidal […]

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EU and Sturgeon will bring May’s political honeymoon to an abrupt halt

EU and Sturgeon will bring May’s political honeymoon to an abrupt halt

When Theresa May became Prime Minister she really did inherit a poisoned chalice, but it’s hard to feel sorry for her as her own lack-lustre EU Remain campaign contribution (designed to leave the door open for a run at Number 10 if Cameron failed) was very much part of the poisonous cocktail. Had she been […]

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Gordon Brown – Eat, sleep, offer home rule, repeat

Gordon Brown – Eat, sleep, offer home rule, repeat

MOVIE buffs will say that there are exceptions to the rule, but generally a sequel is never as good as the original. Sometimes technology, acting and direction can all be better but it still misses the impact of the first. The same rule applies in politics; Gordon Brown pops up every few months promising federalism […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (31.08.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (31.08.16)

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World’s largest tidal turbine begins testing in Orkney In a second world first in as many days, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine is due to begin testing in Orkney. At 63m in length, the Scotrenewables Tidal Power SR2000 turbine is longer than the Scott Monument in Edinburgh is tall and is capable of generating 2MW […]

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The question to ask every unionist about GERS

The question to ask every unionist about GERS

THE mainstream press are falling over themselves to point out the size of the financial deficit that Scotland has as part of the United Kingdom. From this, unionists conclude that Scotland cannot afford to be an independent nation and that it shows how much we need the UK to subsidise us. Putting aside that remarkable […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (24.08.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (24.08.16)

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Workplace innovation service from Scottish Enterprise to help boost productivity.  The service was launched on Monday (22nd August) by Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse. This launch included a master class demonstrating how employers can redesign jobs to deliver a range of business benefits including increased productivity, decreased staff turnover and reduced absence. […]

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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)

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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)

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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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