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Let’s hope John Swinney has his wits about him. This is the most important week for public finances since the Barnett Formula was introduced in 1978.

THE discovery of gravitational waves involved decades of effort by some of the greatest scientific minds using mathematics of breathtaking complexity. Perhaps now they have confirmed Einstein’s relativity hypothesis, they could turn their attention to another issue of mind-bending difficulty: the fiscal framework for income tax devolution. I know: the debate about Scotland’s financial black … Continue reading

Has Nicola Sturgeon launched a new Highland land war?

READ IAIN ON TUESDAYS THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY IN THE HERALD AND SUNDAY HERALD.  Has Nicola Sturgeon launched a new Highland Land War with her abolition of rates exemptions for sporting estates? 30/11/14 If so, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of good old-fashioned class politics to spice up her first Programme for Government, which … Continue reading

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