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There is a very interesting video on YouTube about the currency of an independent Scotland and the economics of Scottish independence generally.  It is no. 17 in a series by Phantom Power Films Limited, and shows Richard Murphy, Professor of political economy at the City University, London, pointing out that, in his
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State Pensioners beware !

Why would any Scottish state pensioner even consider voting Conservative in the General Election ?  The Tories will remove the current protection for annual increases in state pensions and rob many Scots pensioners of their winter fuel payments. Given half a chance, they’ll also continue to cut the Scottish Parliament’s funding until
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Triple-lock on state pensions

There has been renewed publicity paid just recently to the future of the triple-lock on state pensions. This is the committment made some time ago that annual increases will be whichever is the greatest of :-  the rate of inflation, the change in the Consumer Prices Index, and 2.5%.   Both the Conservatives
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Scotland’s Oil ? Aye, right !

Scotland’s Oil ?    Aye, right ! Now that income from North Sea Oil has fallen in recent times, an independent Scotland would find it hard to make ends meet,  right ? Wrong ! The biggest single financial benefit from North Sea Oil is all the taxes paid by the big oil companies
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Protect the value of your state pension !

UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, MP has recently predicted that the Westminster Government will not be able to protect annual state pension increases after 2020. In contrast, the SNP Scottish Government have pledged that after Independence, they will protect annual state pension increases indefinitely. The ONLY way to protect the future value of
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