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    Andrew Mitchell 9th Sep'17 0
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    Murphy on GERS

    In the week of the now annual GERS ‘debate’ it’s worth getting some perspective from the much derided ‘experts’. Richard Murphy has just re-posted an […]

    Mike Small 25th Aug'17 10
  • Economics

    Money Myth and Magic

    It is often said that Governments have to operate just like any household budget. Governments can only spend what they can earn; where Government earnings […]

    John S Warren 18th Aug'17 7
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    8th Jul'17 8
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    The GERS Debate (concluded)

    Richard Murphy at Holyrood on the deficiencies of the #GERS figures. Richard Murphy at Holyrood on #GERS, and gets a couple of wee digs at […]

    Mike Small 19th Apr'17 8
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    The Currency Question

    Why establishing a new currency is the right choice for an independent Scotland by John Alexander Smith. As the currency debate dominated the 2014 Indyref […]

    John Alexander Smith 31st Mar'17 36
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    Can the UK afford to be independent?

    After Mhairi Black’s statement of disillusionment about life as a backbencher it was good to see another young MP at least getting the satisfaction of […]

    15th Mar'17 15
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    Laurie Macfarlane 19th Jan'17 6
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    Beyond GERS: a Response to Comments

    And if he is compelled to look straight at the light, will he not have a pain in his eyes which will make him turn […]

    Craig Dalzell 24th Nov'16 24
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    Beyond GERS

    The Scottish independence debate has been ill served by the annual (or, in the case of 2016, twice annual) focus on GERS (the Government Expenditure […]

    Craig Dalzell 22nd Nov'16 11
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    Trump: the 1990s are over

    Trump ‘s victory is just the latest in a string of surprising electoral results for insurgent parties in the West. The 1990s are over, and […]

    Alistair Davidson 10th Nov'16 24
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    Who pays for higher inflation?

    One of the main macroeconomic consequences of Brexit is that inflation has reached a 22-month high. This is set to become worse- much worse- in […]

    Emanule de Vito 26th Oct'16 13
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    Take Back Control

    Richard Taylor on a fantastic opportunity to take back control of our money from the commercial banks which could be key to indyref2. Positive Money […]

    Richard Taylor 11th Oct'16 20
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    What does GERS tell us?

    The publication of GERS – an assessment of Scotland’s nominal public finances – is by common consent the most tedious event in our political calendar. […]

    Jamie Maxwell 26th Aug'16 83