Category Archives: Economics of Indepenedence

More powers

 BORDERS GROUP  By Russell Bruce The following submission was lodged with The Smith Commission on Friday 31st October It is proposed in this submission to make the connection between powers and responsibility by drawing attention to the Government and Expenditure and … Continue reading

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Osborne ‘devalues’ pound

By Russell Bruce On Sunday morning on the Andrew Marr show Chancellor George Osborne was pressed by Marr on currency arrangements in the event of a Yes vote. Osborne was very, very clear. “Scotland would not be sharing the pound, … Continue reading

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Business for Scotland looks at pensions , currency and cost of Independence

By Russell Bruce Real information and answers on people’s key questions from economist and Business for Scotland CEO, Gordon Macintyre-Kemp. Watch these three short videos and make up your own mind. Over the last few months I have met many business … Continue reading

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Wee Blue Book arrives in Borders

Copies of the booklet that is taking the Scottish electorate by storm arrived in the Borders tonight. The Week Blue Book has been produced by Wings over Scotland, a pro-independence website, and was initially funded by a crowdfunding appeal last … Continue reading

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On Debt and Destiny: Scotland is a rich country

  The Maersk Oil UK operated Culzean project, one of the largest gas discoveries of recent years in Scottish waters. Total investment is expected to be in excess of £3bn (US$ 4,7bn).   By Russell Bruce Debt and Destiny is … Continue reading

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No deal on currency union. No deal on debt

By Russell Bruce Listen to Alex Salmond speaking to business leaders at the Vision for Scotland Conference in Edinburgh on 6th August. It is vital there is no doubt what the position of the Scottish Government is going into the … Continue reading

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Independence and the economy: The facts

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LSE Professor applauds streamlined government structure for independent Scotland

  By Russell Bruce We reported last month on the overblown Treasury estimates of the costs of setting up the additional departments an independent Scotland would require following Independence. In a report released on Sunday, Transitioning to a new Scottish … Continue reading

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Former senior civil servant, John Jappy, blows Unionist case out of the water

Using their own words, former senior servant John Jappy, quotes political figures from the British establishment and quietly, yet forcefully makes the economic case for Independence. Watch the video it’s a must see.

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Irish eyes are smiling as Ireland pays less for debt than UK

By Russell Bruce The news that the interest rate the Irish government is paying on its debt has fallen below the yield demanded for the London’s treasury’s gilt debt has no doubt led to raising a glass of Guinness in … Continue reading

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