SNP HEALTH REFORMS ARE TICK BOX TIMID

By John Knox It is one small step, when what is required is a giant leap. The SNP government’s Adult Health and Social Care...
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Opinion: UK government should look to Scotland to give young a chance

By Martin Sime Tens of thousands of young people are being denied one of life’s key big breaks – a first foot on to the...

The sick Scottish economy – agreement on diagnosis but not on treatment

Alex Salmond declared this morning that the Scottish economy was “bumping along the bottom”. With the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures showing Scotland...

Opinion: Why the euro will win eventually

By John Knox The search for a way out of the euro crisis is just the latest example of the eternal search for balance in...

When democracy isn’t always the answer

Sometimes we can get muddled between what is fair and what works. We put the principle of fairness ahead of the practicality of what...
Vicky Pollard from 'Little Britain'

‘No’ – the campaign that dare not speak its name

Alistair Darling would be loath to admit it, but there is something of Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard in his pro-Union campaign which launched this...
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‘Britishness is not predicated upon political union’ – academic

By Fiona MacGregor Claims that people in an independent Scotland wouldn't be entitled to call themselves British have been rebutted by an award winning academic. Dr...

Opinion: Let’s get the question on Scotland’s future straight from the start

By Willie Rennie The referendum on Scotland’s future is one of the most important decisions any of us will face in our lifetimes. Every example from...
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Scotland’s economic future: Business will ‘thrive’ regardless of independence

Business likes certainty. It wants to operate in an environment where it can take the kind of decisions which will have lasting effects. Thus...

Scots will be offered everything in the referendum except what they really want

It is hardly a slogan to have them running to the barricades. In fact, it is difficult to imagine anything less inspirational than: “What...