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Osborne’s Budget: unthinkable in Scotland

READ IAIN IN THE HERALD AND SUNDAY HERALD     THERE could be no clearer illustration of the gulf in political culture between Westminster and Scotland right now than last week’s Budget. Neither of Scotland’s two big parties, SNP or Scottish Labour, would have dreamed of putting George Osborne’s package of class-based measures through Holyrood. … Continue reading

Osborne buys the votes of silver surfers

READ IAIN IN THE HERALD AND SUNDAY HERALD Iain Macwhirter Columnist Thursday 20 March 2014 It took about three minutes for the Chancellor, George Osborne, to announce that this was yet another budget for those mythical “hard-working families” of Britain. In fact, this was more for the hard-voting pensioners of Britain. Rarely has a budget … Continue reading

After the love, the rough wooing.

After the love, the rough wooing. Into Yes Scotland’s letter box drops a Valentine nasty from George Osborne, who will today rule out any currency zone after independence, according to the BBC. The other UK parties will endorse this lock out, according to the same source. If so, it would be a dramatic escalation of … Continue reading

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