Monthly Archives: October 2012

Two Other Views

Yesterday’s blog was one response to “An Historic Day” but I have come across two others from regular cyberauthors whose opinions I generally value. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending the both of them for further reading on the … Continue reading

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The Start of Ane New Sang

The Edinburgh Agreement, signed today by Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon on the one hand and David Cameron and Michael Moore on the other signals the end of jostling for position of the hows and wheres of process for a … Continue reading

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Oily Evasion

One of the regrettable developments of the 21st century is that you can’t read any authoritative brief on fiscal matters without stumbling over acronyms for bodies you’ve never even heard of. Two such are the OBR (Office of Budget Responsibility) … Continue reading

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Nightmares Don’t Deserve Commemoration

David Cameron has announced that the UK government is to spend £70m in commemorating (not, you note, ‘celebrating’) the centenary of the outbreak of World War One in less than two year’s time. Meaning no disrespect to any of the … Continue reading

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Living Next Door to the Blenheim

Regular visitors to this blog may have noticed a certain hiatus in its usual crisp sequence of posts every other day. Normal service may resume but I’m not sure I can promise it. The reason is a particularly hectic weekend … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Auditors

Since taking over control of East Lothian Council five months ago, the new Labour/Tory administration has not exactly hit the ground running. But what they have been busy doing is sowing alarm and despondency about the “parlous state” of council … Continue reading

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Buck-Buck, Bu-aaaaack!

Ten days ago, in a blog entitled Ten of the Best, I threw the gauntlet down to the assorted rammy of unionists who claim that Scotland would be better off in the UK in any and all situations. OK, I … Continue reading

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Embra-rassing: A Public Transport Pygmy

  The recent criticism of restructuring the EGIP railway electrification project to bring Scotland’s key intercity track out of the 19th century rather misses the point. As with the rest of Britain, we think that throwing money at individual lines … Continue reading

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