Category Archives: International

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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First Dr. Schäuble came for the Greeks and I did not speak up…

By Russell Bruce In this latest article on the Greek crisis, I examine the implications of the treatment of Greece. Power and influence are what drives politicians. Money is never far behind, an easily created commodity today, with – who it … Continue reading

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Are we all Greeks now?

This article first appeared on Newsnet.scot – 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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Oil: a holistic view on our energy future is required

Part 3 of What price a barrel of oil?  looks at consumer advantages of the price fall, the urgent need for fiscal reform for the industry and the place oil and gas production plays in a longer-term transition to marine renewables. By Russell Bruce The … Continue reading

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Let me tell you a secret: ALL the oil is running out

WHAT PRICE A BARREL OF OIL – PART 2   By Russell Bruce There is question we are entitled to ask concerning the drop in the oil price – is the fall a rational price movement? We all know economists … Continue reading

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Sheikhs in shakedown mode

What price a barrel of oil? Part 1 By Russell Bruce What price a barrel of oil? – is the thousand-dollar question. One thing we can be sure of is $1000 is not on the cards. For several years, between … Continue reading

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Open letter to thon quine in Lundun

Dear Quine, Speeches are funny things and it is easy to get things wrong – just as I am not sure how to address you. I will be honest. I am a bit of a soft republican. So for me … Continue reading

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