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Tories cut the dole, Labour pursue poll tax arrears – who says Margaret Thatcher is ancient history?

READ IAIN ON TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY IN THE HERALD AND SUNDAY HERALD   2/10/14 THROUGHOUT the referendum campaign everyone, myself included, was saying that the poll tax and Margaret Thatcher were ancient history to most Scots. Well, wham, bam thank you ma’am, suddenly they’re back. Last week, the ghost of the poll tax … Continue reading

Tory spending cuts? Barnett scrapped? English votes? Vow broken? Can’t say we weren’t warned.

Scottish voters can’t say they weren’t warned about George Osborne’s £25 billion austerity programme. But even I’m shocked that Britain’s already paltry benefits are to be cut in real terms for two years. Forget the bedroom tax; this is the austerity tax, and it’s hitting the poorest. But that’s the Union we’ve voted to remain … Continue reading

Is there a unionist alternative to independence?

READ IAIN IN THE HERALD AND SUNDAY HERALD. 30/6/14 On February 16th 2012 David Cameron effectively launched the longest campaign in Scottish electoral history with the promise that Scots could look forward to “new powers” for the Scottish Parliament, provided that they rejected independence in the September 2014 referendum. For the next 18 months, the … Continue reading

Are unionists united yet on devolution max?

READ IAIN IN HERALD AND SUNDAY HERALD       Thursday 3 April 2014   I was in London earlier last week as the April Fool jokes were being rolled out by the press at Scotland’s expense. I particularly liked the idea of UN peace-keepers being brought in after a Yes vote to police the … Continue reading

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