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Mismanaging Money

By Rae Fisher Unionists are fond of playing on the uncertainties of the future, imagining all the possible things that might go wrong in the economy of an independent Scotland . This distracts attention from the certainty of what actually… Read More ›

Riddle Me This…

By Mike Small Michael Forsyth’s impact on the constitutional settlement – whatever that ends up being from the Stone of Destiny to the Euro Referendum – will be for historians to decide, but whisper it he’s doing a great job… Read More ›

Poundland

By Daniel Wylie The recent debate over the currency to be used by an independent Scotland has been drearily familiar.  The Yes camp point to the report of the Scottish Government’s Fiscal Commission and claim that the case for a… Read More ›

Hard Money

By Callum McCormick Venezuela’s announcement on 8 February of an immediate currency devaluation was neither unprecedented nor unexpected. Despite government officials’ repeated insistence they were not considering it, most Venezuelans accepted that devaluation had become a grim inevitability. With inflation hovering… Read More ›

The Reign in Spain

As British bankers criminality under Libor is laid bare Douglas Wilson looks at endemic Spanish corruption. There are so many corruption scandals going on in Spain at present it is difficult to keep abreast, from the allegations against the Duke… Read More ›

The Markheims in our Midst

We need a state run bank in an independent Scotland, a bank with a social function in its charter, which supports entrepreneurs, social projects, and the vulnerable in society, that gives the customer a reasonable and fair deal: a people’s bank. A bank devoted to that old fashioned idea of lending money to ordinary people with a project they want to carry out, as opposed to these corrupt institutions of today devoted to playing the stock market and passing on the bill to the tax payer. I would like to see a people’s bank written into the Constitution of an independent Scotland.

Flag Daze

By Mike Small Gerry Hassan wrote recently: “Pro-independence forces cannot just imagine, as Welsh and Sturgeon did, that Britain is dead or beyond reinvention, and that we can seamlessly move on.” Why not? There’s much that is redundant and dying… Read More ›

Tax Haven Toolkit

No, it’s not a DIY guide to looting your country’s wealth but an activists kit to present the case for Tax Justice to folk in your own community.  When a swimming pool or library shuts, public sector staff are laid off,… Read More ›

Showtime

Andy Wightman explores ideas to combat the feral elite who have wrecked havoc on our economy for their own personal aggrandisement…

On the Edge

An exceptional work of analysis and vision from one of the most astute observers of the present worldwide revolt. Jerome E. Roos is the founder of ROARmag.org (Reflections on a Revolution), and has traveled extensively in southern Europe over the… Read More ›

Serco in Scotland

By Johnny Gailey On Friday 4th May at teatime, whilst the Scottish media’s eyes were firmly fixed on the local election counts being totted across the country, the Scottish Government slipped out the announcement that the preferred bidder for the… Read More ›

Parecomic

By Mike Small From Alan Grant (Batman), to Mark Millar (Kick-Ass), Frank Quitely (New X-Men) and Grant Morrison (St Swithin’s Day) Scotland has had a major impact on the comic world. Michael Molcher, a spokesman for 2000AD, recently noted: “The… Read More ›

A Future Equality

I know some people will say ‘What’s this got to do with independence?!’ It has everything to do with independence. Winning the battle for Yes is NOT about competing on the same economic terms as Britain and the failed models,… Read More ›

Infinitely Demanding

…we are entering into a period of increasingly massive social dislocations and disorder which harbors within it countless risks, defeats, dangers, false dawns and fake defeats. But…we are all coming to the powerful and simple realization that human beings acting… Read More ›

The Invisible Fightback

As Gideon Osbourne and the perfidious Liberals announce the most punitive attack on working people that would make even the Milk Snatcher blush crimson, we round-up some of the responses – online and in the real world,

Eorpa

By Mike Small Curious George Lyon has having a go at the annual parlour game called ‘Mibbes Aye, Mibbes Naw’ in which an independent Scotland’s membership of the Euro, the EU or the Eurovision Song Contest is called into question…. Read More ›