Richard Murphy on Scottish Economics

Richard Murphy is an economist. He runs the blog Tax Research UK  where he is described as:

Richard Murphy (60) is a chartered accountant and a political economist. He has been described by the Guardian newspaper as an “anti-poverty campaigner and tax expert”. He is Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University, London and Director of Tax Research UK. According to International Tax Review Richard was the 7th most influential person in global tax in 2013. In 2016 Richard was in the same journal’s Global Top 50 in tax, one of only two people to have been so for the whole five years it had published such a list. In 2017 he was ninth on the same list.

And he’s a supporter of Scottish Independence. Here are a couple of videos where he talks about  how Scotland will do economically as an independent nation.

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Nation Videos by Lesley Riddoch

Lesley Riddoch is a well kent face in media Scottish, and in the Indy Movement. for a number of years she has championed aligning Scotland with our Nordic neighbours. She’s frequently to be found at Yes Group meetings around Scotland. This is her at Clydebank Town Hall before Christmas.

This is her blog: Another Side of Lesley Riddoch

One of the results of her focus on our Nordic neighbours is a series of short films looking at the similarities and differences between us and the three nations of Faros, Iceland and Norway. Here are the three films.

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This Is It – £104,065 Raised So Far

P4Indy is one of the stake-holder groups of Scottish Independence Convention. Our National Co-convenor, Alan Logue, attends SIC meetings and regularly reports back to the National Group and that info gets fed back to our local groups.


The Scottish Independence Convention is a coalition of Scotland’s national pro-independence organisations, the pro-independence political parties and, through the membership of regional forums, of Scotland’s local grassroots pro-independence groups. The work’s already begun and our public research work has shown us the type of people who could vote for independence if the situation was right for them. Between us, we can bring together the best people to win them over.

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George Kerevan Speaking to Edinburgh & Lothian P4Indy

In 2016 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a Growth Commission to look at the issues that face Scotland’s economy and the opportunities we can seize with independence. The Commission has now published its final report  – click on the image to go to the report website where you can download the report.

In November economist and former Edinburgh MP, George Kerevan spoke at a public meeting organised by the Edinburgh & Lothians Group of P4Indy who asked him to talk about  the Growth Commission Report. 

Keith McLeod, of the Edinburgh group, reports that there was an audience of around 35 folk to listen to the former MP and a lively Q&A session afterwards. His talk was recorded by Edinburgh RIC. Here it is… it’s easier to catch what he says if you use headphones!

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P4Indy Conference – Nov 2017, Edinburgh

We organised a conference back in November 2017 at Broughton High School in Edinburgh.We had a fantastic group speakers:

  • Craig Dalzell, Common Weal, on opportunities for a State Pension in Scotland
  • Maggie Chapman, Green Party, on Social Security and Social Care 
  • George Kerevan, SNP, on the Economy of an independent Scotland
  • Iain Black of Heriot Watt University on different voting groups, their current beliefs and opinions regarding independence and what will influence their vote next time.
  • Kate Campbell on the politics of homelessness in Edinburgh
  • Natalie Reid of the Scottish Socialist Party : “A Strategy for Independence”
  • Robin McAlpine, Common Weal, on how we can give No voters the confidence to vote yes next time.

The proceedings were videoed and you can watch it all here:

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