Recently Jeremy Corbyn, on one of his occasional visits to “North Britain” – a.k.a. Scotland – is reported to have said that it would be difficult for Scotland to have its own distinctive legal system, separate from that in England. Would someone please take him on one side and gently whisper in his ear that Scotland has had its own distinctive legal system for centuries.
Large quantities of North Sea oil are processed on the rigs and exported directly to other countries without coming ashore. Prior to December 2016 oil that was shipped directly from the rigs was counted towards the Oil Companies’ Head Offices, rather than being counted as produced in Scotland. Oil imported or exported into or out of the UK was normally associated with the region of the UK where it was produced, but oil exported directly […]
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 view, there is no doubt that Scotland could prosper as an independent nation. The video is well worth watching – for anyone who […]
We now have active campaigning groups in Edinburgh and Lothians and in Glasgow and West of Scotland. The aim is to try to set up groups based around each of the other cities in Scotland, and after that to attempt to reach out into the surrounding rural areas. We are currently trying to identify people in and around other cities who might be interested in helping to set up new groups. This will enable us […]
So, the Tories are looking after their own in the insurance markets! Who would have guessed ? Quote from a city worker: “The Conservatives will attempt to soften the blow by promising that pensioners will not have to sell their homes to pay for their care costs while they or a surviving partner are alive. Instead, ‘products will be available’ allowing the elderly to pay by extracting equity from their homes, which will be recovered […]