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Tag: independence

Labour and Tory peers bid to remove control of referendum from...

By G.A.Ponsonby  A bid to strip Holyrood of the power over the holding of an independence referendum has been added to the Scotland Bill...

‘Separation’ v’s ‘Inclusion’

by Pete Wishart MP If there is one word that is going to dominate the referendum debate, then it is the word 'separation'.  If...

Scotland’s Stamp Act: could the Scotland Bill lead to the demand...

by Elliot Bulmer Few seem to appreciate the constitutional implications of the Scotland Bill, currently making its way through Westminster Parliament.  The UK government...

Union – the parasite in Scotland’s body

Parasite – hanger on, one who lives at the expense of society or of others and contributes nothing. (Chambers Dictionary 1998) by Peter Thomson...

The Union: what’s in it for the Tories?

The centre-right is waking-up to the potential political benefits of independence - for England By James Maxwell The Conservative Party’s unflinching fidelity to Britain’s...

Failed state and Scottish political branch operations

by Alex PorterNews this week that the Conservatives in Scotland must hand over their management and their money to their London headquarters is yet...

2011 to be ‘Year of Decision’

In 2011, Scotland could take major steps toward securing the powers needed to maximise the nation's economic potential and increase opportunities for all of...

Mr. Salmond’s New Year Message was: ‘Scots must determine their own...

by Alex Sloan The problem is how to achieve this end, the present system of government does not allow the Scottish people to be...

UK VAT rise poses strategic dilemma for Salmond

by Alex Porter, Economy Editor So the latest measure to save the UK economy from collapse has been rolled out by the ConDem coalition government in London....

Salmond: Scots must determine their own future

The First Minister, in his New Year Message, has said that Scotland must seize the chance to create its own opportunities and determine its...