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Tag: Alistair Darling

A question of morals for the ‘golden oldies’ of Project Fear

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s Golden Oldies time for Better Together…with two giants of Project Fear demonstrating their moral credentials in the same week. First Alistair...

Tax credits saved at a stroke: cut benefits to the wealthy

As Chancellor Osborne prepares to unveil a new "benefit savings" proposal, Russell Bruce presents a costed alternative George Osborne has to find savings of...

Despite the rhetoric, Labour remains a long way from re-discovering its...

Commentary by Derek Bateman If Labour has rediscovered its soul, is it time to ask why it lost its voice in the indyref? How is...

SNP balancing act as leadership copes with membership expectations

Commentary by Hugh Kerr The SNP conference is taking place in Aberdeen next weekend. On the face of it, this will likely be a loyalist...

As Osborne turns on the poor, Labour spin doctor turns on...

By G.A.Ponsonby There is no shortage of opinion pieces and articles on George Osborne's budget.  Every newspaper, blog and broadcaster is doing it to death. ...

Osborne: friend of the well off and maker of ‘secret’ millionaires

Russell Bruce argues that tax allowances on savings should help the many and not just the few Lord Ashcroft's national polls have not shown any...

Treasury chief Macpherson rapped for abandoning civil service impartiality

Report by Thomas Connolly The head of the Treasury has had his knuckles rapped by a House of Commons select committee for his admitted bias...

The legend of Gordon Brown

Analysis by Maurice Smith   At the height of the independence campaign, as Gordon Brown paced the stage during his carefully-choreographed interventions, my attention was drawn...