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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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The Brexit black comedy and Scotland’s golden opportunity

The Brexit black comedy and Scotland’s golden opportunity

With Andrea Leadsom withdrawing for the Conservative leadership race Theresa May is now sure to be the new (unelected) PM of the UK and my life just got harder.  You see I have a new hobby. It’s called “trying to explain what’s happened in the last two weeks in UK politics to overseas journalists”. The […]

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Scottish Business Buzz (06.07.16)

Scottish Business Buzz (06.07.16)

| 06/07/2016 | 1 Comment

Brexit could trigger financial bonanza for Glasgow and Edinburgh if Scotland stays in the EU. Leading lawyer Philip Rodney, a chairman of Scottish legal firm Burness Paull, has said that Scotland would be a strong place for financial services if its become the only nation in the UK to retain access to the EU single market […]

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Business for Scotland responds to Mark Carney’s move to stabilise the economy

Business for Scotland responds to Mark Carney’s move to stabilise the economy

| 05/07/2016 | 3 Comments

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned today that the UK has “entered a period of uncertainty and significant economic adjustment” and added that the efforts by the Bank of England will not be able to fully and immediately offset the economic volatility that is to be expected ahead of the Brexit negotiations […]

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Potential Brexit bonanza for independent Scotland within the EU

Potential Brexit bonanza for independent Scotland within the EU

Last week’s Brexit vote in the rUK which runs contrary to Scotland’s conclusive remain vote hasn’t just opened the door to independence, it has opened the door to a massive economic Brexit bonus for an independent Scotland, gifting us the opportunity to attract tens of thousands of high-paying jobs across many sectors. It has also […]

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EU President to help UK with velvet divorce after Scottish independence

EU President to help UK with velvet divorce after Scottish independence

| 01/07/2016 | 5 Comments

The European Union’s next President Robert Fico (Prime Minister of Slovakia), who will take over presidency of the EU on Monday, has offered to help broker a velvet divorce for Scotland from the rest of the UK if Scotland votes to become an independent nation. The velvet divorce was the name given to the process of the […]

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EU just put Westminster between a rock and a very hard place over Scotland

EU just put Westminster between a rock and a very hard place over Scotland

The question of Scotland’s ability to remain in the EU has been getting clearer and clearer. Although Unionist newspapers claim it is a blow that Spain doesn’t want Scotland as part of the EU to negotiate outwith the UK’s official channels, it actually makes independence more likely. Scotland’s EU membership is a special case as part of […]

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Scotland and the EU: a timetable for change

Scotland and the EU: a timetable for change

| 30/06/2016 | 3 Comments

Guest opinion from James Aitken, solicitor and founder member of Lawyers for Yes. I was quoted just a few weeks ago in an article in the National.  I had been asked what might happen if the UK votes to leave the EU but Scotland votes to stay.  I said the Scottish Government’s priority should be to […]

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Osborne and Cameron confirm Scotland better off outside the UK

Osborne and Cameron confirm Scotland better off outside the UK

At Tuesday’s The Times CEO summit during a Q&A George Osborne said: “As Finance Minister over the last 6 years, quite often I’m asked why can’t we be more like Singapore or Switzerland. These are much smaller countries, there are many fewer people living in them. 4 million people live in Norway, 65 million people […]

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