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One Year to Go. It looks like No.

It’s not exactly been a happy pre-anniversary for the Yes Scotland campaign. Looking at the deluge of one-year-to-go opinion polls, the only sensible conclusion is that very little has changed and independence is set to be rejected by a substantial majority. Yes, the number of don’t knows has gone up and there is a degree … Continue reading

"Red Ed" is trying to make capitalism work.

From Herald, 26/9/13   Reaction to Ed Miliband’s plan to freeze energy prices has been, well, electric. Energy UK warned of “black-outs”; Centrica said it might go out of business; press commentators accused “Red” Ed of taking Britain back to the bad old 1970s of price controls, shortages and nationalisation. I suspect most consumers, this … Continue reading

On yer bike Chancellor.

Talk about an open goal. The most unpopular Chancellor since Nigel Lawson, George Osborne, came north again this week, bearing Treasury propaganda disguised as objective analysis – and he seemed to get away with it. Where’s the anger? The independence campaign has not just stalled, it is in danger of going into reverse. People who were … Continue reading

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