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 […]
The government must reconsider punishing changes to women’s pensions after it emerged earlier reforms boosted state coffers by more than £5 billion a year, campaigners say. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found more than one million women are worse-off by an average of £32 a week after the retirement age moved from 60 to 63. The change, which happened between 2010 and 2016, has taken 1.1 million women off the pensions book, saving the […]
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 […]