Tag Archives: Darling

How to run a foreign policy when you have no authority

This post was prepared in haste just before the second Salmond/Darling TV debate on 25 August. The press say that Scotland’s place in the world may be a topic on the programme and I thought this post might form an interesting context. We … Continue reading

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Have you tried paying a London taxi driver with a Scottish £20 note?

Update 12 April 2015. Myths and moans about ‘Scottish notes in England’ continue unabated by the referendum result. I usually tweet a link to this article when this nonsense resurfaces. The latest manifestation was a tweet yesterday by journalist and nationalist Lesley Riddoch, who said … Continue reading

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Project Fear

One of the most irritating aspects of Alex Salmond’s performance in the independence referendum debate on 5 August was the number of times he used the word ‘fear’ and the phrase ‘Project Fear.’ I explain why. Continue reading

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