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About davidsberry

Local ex-councillor, tour guide and database designer. Keen on wildlife, history, boats and music. Retired in 2017.

Democracy for Sale

This blogger subscribes to a number of sources regarded as reliable with the intention of presenting information and opinions here based on factual evidence. Occasionally, those sources present what Americans might call a “humdinger” of a scoop that demands wider … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 5

“The case for independence has been swallowed up by a £14bn North Sea black hole.” This quote from unionists in 2016 was based on a fall of 97% in tax revenues from North Sea Oil from £1.8bn in 2015 to … Continue reading

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Tweedledumb vs. Twaddledee

“Your automobile can be any color you want, as long s it’s black.” —Henry Ford, launching his Model T The candidates for the vacant post of PM made the obligatory brief stop in the colonies when they attended hustings in … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 4

“UK will be a high growth, high skills, high wage  economy.” After briefly rising in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, real weekly wages fell back below their 2008 level, as workers came off furlough. This fall in real wages reflects the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon’s Stavka Stays Shtum

Liz Truss appealing to darkest Tunbridge Wells by suggesting any government she led would ignore Nicola Sturgeon is political folly for any unionist.  Over a year ago in May 2021, this site featured a blog entitled “Sturgeons Stavka”, in which … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 3

“UK’s Size Creates Wealth by “Punching Above Our Weight” A major claim by the UK has been it enjoys “the fastest growth in the G7. This statement is true for the last year but ignores the fact that the UK … Continue reading

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Union Myth-Take 2

“UK Trade with the EU Is Higher Than pre-Brexit Levels” Despite cross-channel hold-ups, lorry driver shortages and labour shortages as many EU nationals have gone home, UK trade with the EU has improved over the last five years. However, EU … Continue reading

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Full of Eastern Promise

The date is now set for “IndyRef2”: October 19th next year. Since that was announced, the airwaves have been fair buzzing. Those in favour of “Yes” argue Scotland must control all its own resources to combat Brexit, Covid and the … Continue reading

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Pro-Life v. Roe v. Wade

On Friday, June 24th, the US Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion. The Court overturned Roe v Wade, a 1973 landmark decision which ruled that the constitution protects a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an … Continue reading

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The Road to Scindy VII—A Case for the Union?

The SNP has relaunched its case for an independence referendum; Westminster has repeated its assertion that Scotland is better off in the UK because of its size and ability to “punch above its weight in the world”. But have Brexit … Continue reading

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