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Dangerous Games at Govan and Grangemouth

I’m not sure that last week’s First Ministers Question Time did a lot to reassure Scots the nation is in sound hands. Labour’s Johann Lamont and Nicola Sturgeon, standing in for Alex Salmond who was in China, turned the indignation meter up to 11 in a finger-jabbing confrontation my granny would have called a stair-heid … Continue reading

Fight for Clyde yards showed how we really are in it together

We’re not gonners”, cried the Govan union convenor, Jamie Webster, yesterday, relieved that “only” 800 shipyard jobs are to go in Scotland. The unions have shown a defiant realism in the face of adversity thathas not always been evident in Scottish industry recently. The Clyde has been written off so often that you forget it … Continue reading

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