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Judy Steel is voting Yes

Judy Steel is a weel kent figure in the Borders. For nearly 50 years she has campaigned for the Liberals in the Borders since the by-election her husband David won in 1965. Over that time Judy has been involved with many grassroots … 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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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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Defence 2: Scotland needs to remain vigilant

MOD Police from Clyde Marine Unit  training Gibraltar police on a 2 week high speed training course By Professor Gavin Kennedy In my first article I started the debate about the defence of an independent Scotland by setting out what foreign … Continue reading

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Scottish economy now performing at pre-recession levels

By Russell Bruce Higher employment levels and record inward investment in Scotland is now bringing growth in the Scottish economy back to levels not seen for 7 years. As the recession finally heads for the dust, confidence is growing again … Continue reading

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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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