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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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The Scottish Independence Movement Has Stalled

This article by Stuart Crawford, published here, does not mean endorsement of all content; it appears in the interests of widening debate on this important matter. Another year, another promise of an independence referendum in Scotland remains unfulfilled. Despite increasingly … Continue reading

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Not Learning from History

“”Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” —George Santayana Boris Johnson, having won his “decisive victory” declares this has cleared the air of doubt so he can “get on with the job of delivering for … Continue reading

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You Can Tell Republicans…but You Can’t Tell ‘Em Much

Gun violence in America reared its ugly head yet again in Uvalde TX. It can be scant comfort to those trying to comprehend this  in Britain, where guns are uncommon and not part of the culture, to know that Americans … Continue reading

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