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EU powers post-Brexit – a case for more devolution to Scotland?

As I write this, I see that UK secretary of state Damian Green is due to meet the SNP’s deputy first minister John Swinney and Brexit minister Michael Russell in Edinburgh to discuss ‘the possibility of releasing new powers to … Continue reading

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An open letter to Gina Miller about the SNP

  Dear Mrs Miller I see from the press that your campaign group Best for Britain has not only raised over £340,000 in less than two weeks but is thinking of supporting the general election funds of at least some … Continue reading

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First thoughts on the possibility of another Scottish referendum

It’s four days since the first minister announced she wanted to hold another referendum and less than 24 hours since the prime minister responded with a firm ‘No,’ or at least a firm ‘Not yet.’ Already, a few preliminary points … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up – the SNP, the EU and another referendum

Ever since the Brexit decision, the SNP have used the claim that ‘Scotland doesn’t want to leave the EU’ as their excuse to up the ante for another referendum on separation. Their monomaniacal pursuit of their one objective through this … Continue reading

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Nine reasons why my money’s on no more Scottish referendums …

… for a considerable time. It’s simple. Getting a proposal through Holyrood would be impossible without the support of the Greens, who’ve made it clear they’ll only support one if there’s a popular demand, which there isn’t – see 9. … Continue reading

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The curious story of the thirteen No-voting GPs who all became Yes voters

Here’s a strange tweet. Posted yesterday, I spotted it this morning: I was surprised at thirteen GPs all being No voters and then all becoming Yes voters. I asked Paul Aitken how his mother in law knew. He was kind … Continue reading

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Scotland and the EU referendum – some home truths about the statistics

After a pre-referendum foray in which I declared my (losing) hand I’ve shied away from any substantive comment on Brexit. I didn’t like the decision but it’s a done deed, we’re a democracy and we live with the consequences. The … Continue reading

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