Category Archives: Economy

Interactive ONS Data

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released a set of interactive charts so you can examine the concentration of industry in different areas and cities around the UK. It includes Scotland’s major cities but for some reason not the … Continue reading

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What has the SNP ever done for the Borders?

Watch this video then ask what the Tories have ever done for this part of the Borders except carp

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Tax Credits: saved at a stroke

Cut the ‘benefits’ of the wealthy instead! By Russell Bruce George Osborne has to find savings of £4.5bn to reinstate his proposed tax credit cuts as the House of Lords, being unusually populist, decided to throw out his changes to … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s wretched plan to expel talented young people from Britain

Benjamin, as he explains, is an American who is about to start his PhD at Cambridge. Theresa May’s policy is about number targets and not about economic sense. The Scottish government has long argued that we need to allow talented overseas … Continue reading

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Cameron and Clegg plan Rose Garden mark 2

Russell Bruce writes on Conservative/Lib Dem planning for Coalition mark 2, Tory dissent in the Borders and the close contest in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk Life has not been a rose garden for most of the population anywhere in the … Continue reading

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A quiet revolution in the Borders and proof the UK economy is beginning to stall

By Russell Bruce I wrote some weeks ago about the difficulty the SNP would have in changing the political landscape in the three constituencies that lie on the border with England. This was an area that voted No in the … Continue reading

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Agincourt: £1m to celebrate defeat of French and ‘Scottish nationalists’

Image from Histoire de France, Wikimedia Commons By Russell Bruce During Osborne’s budget speech he announced in extraordinary terms £1M to celebrate the battle of Agincourt “And, Mr Deputy Speaker, we could not let the 600th anniversary of Agincourt pass … Continue reading

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