Tag Archives: Scotland

What Queen’s speech?

By Russell Bruce Within hours of Miliband dropping his no coalition, no deal with the SNP bombshell, his colleagues were explaining to the media that, of course, they would talk to the SNP. Andy Burnham on BBC Five Live was … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Borderlands are facing a major challenge

  Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Christine Grahame MSP and Calum Kerr and with former First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP in Kelso By Russell Bruce The three Westminster constituencies that meet the Border are currently held by each of the three unionist parties. … 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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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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Open Letter to Jean–Claude Juncker

Dear Mr Juncker, I write to congratulate you on your appointment as President of the European Commission. I am nobody important, just a Scot, proud of Scotland and proud to be a citizen of the European Union. I wish to … 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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What happened to the oil revenues?

By George Kerevan There was much fuss regarding a recent story in the pro-independence Sunday Herald. This revealed a confidential government paper from the 1970s by Professor Gavin McCrone, then Chief Economic Advisor at the Scottish Office. This draft green … Continue reading

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