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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Another view on Scottish Independence

November 26, 2013

As the other Celt who writes on these pages, I wanted to offer an alternative viewpoint to the one held and espoused today so eloquently by my mate Charlie East-West. Before I start, let me say how much sympathy I have for the notion of Scottish Independence. The idea of being a young person in […]

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#809: 2003, Alasdair Roberts, Farewell Sorrow

November 26, 2013

So on the day that the Scottish independence White Paper was published by Alex Salmond, it seemed appropriate to mark the occasion with a song from one of the finest young Scottish folk singers around, Sterlingshire’s Alasdair Roberts. Roberts, who is the son of folk singer Alan Roberts, has recorded three albums of traditional Scottish […]

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Scotland has got what it takes

November 26, 2013
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The Crystal Ball Politics of Scottish Independence

November 26, 2013

So there we have it. The Yes campaign led by Alex Salmond has published its 670 page White Paper opus on their vision for an independent Scotland. Unsurprisingly, this paper looks great in terms of purple heather prose, but less impressive in terms of hard answers to the key questions surrounding negotiations on currency, Bank […]

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