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‘Nicola – free the Growth Commission 14!’

One of the best-kept secrets of the SNP is that their political philosophy includes the taking of hostages, hence this latest cry heard all over Scotland, from the leafy suburb of Govanhill to the disgraceful urban blight that is Morningside. … Continue reading

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Stand by for SNP government relaunch: 10, 9, 8, 7 …

Today’s Times has confirmation of a rumour that seems to have been bouncing around for a while, in their own words – Sturgeon set to relaunch government in autumn. SNP considers radical new policies. In a grave error of judgement, … Continue reading

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What is the SNP’s ‘Growth Commission’ and will it achieve anything?

There’s plenty of comment already on social media about the SNP’s ‘Growth Commission’ announced yesterday, most of it focussing on the links of some of the 14 members with the party: I suspect there’ll be more comment in the Sunday … Continue reading

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SNP MSP boycotts successful Scottish travel company

John Mason MSP has featured in these pages before, usually when he’s made a not very sensible remark, once when I felt he was being less than honest about the SNP’s proposals for the governance of Scottish universities. With that … Continue reading

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A curious document – the Scottish government’s economic strategy

The Scottish government launched a new economic strategy earlier this month, although for all the coverage it’s had in the media the phrase ‘slipped out’ might be more appropriate. I’m still waiting for a serious review by economists and business … Continue reading

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The serial promiscuity of the SNP

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, or Nικολα Oξύρρυγχος as we should perhaps henceforth call her, is in London today. She’s on one of those ‘be nice to the neighbours’ trips that her predecessor often seemed impelled to undertake, combining so … Continue reading

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