Category Archives: Europe

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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A triple mandate process

Whilst we are waiting for Theresa May to set out her Brexit objectives, which we are told will be next Tuesday, it is well worth looking at the process the Scottish Government has been following since the morning of 24th … Continue reading

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Reminder: The media is part of the establishment, in mindset and presentation

As we get to the end of 2016 and with Scotland having different objectives to the UK on our future in Europe, or lack of it, I thought this study by Professor Robertson was a timely reminder of the difficulty … Continue reading

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Are we all Greeks now?

This article first appeared on – usually I publish articles in my blog around the same time. Nothing much has really changed in the meantime and all eyes are focussed on Sunday’s referendum in Greece. The subject has obtained acres … 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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