Keeping it simple

February 1, 2012
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I have an admission to make, up until a few years ago I was fairly ambivalent about independence. My politics were Labour and socialist, until Labour abandoned any pretence at socialism, at which point I abandoned Labour (many moons ago now). I still believe that a form of socialism is the way forward for Scotland…

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Moore on the Scotland Bill-

January 31, 2012
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From a year ago- Don’t forget why the Scotland Bill is as it is: The Scotland Bill is built on a principle that the Scottish Government should be more accountable for its spending, and in bearing responsibility for revenue collection- or so we are told. If this is the case then followed to a logical…

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Must have and nice to have

January 30, 2012
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Its all about…  Some of the knock-down effort directed against Independence by Labour is a result of misunderstanding the spectrum of aspiration that exists amongst Independence supporters. Some principles or outcomes are seen as far more valuable than others. Although this is not a constant across all supporters, it is true in general. Labour can…

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Between now and one day in 2014

January 30, 2012
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There we have it, one day in autumn 2014 is the big day, The Scottish Independence Referendum. No doubt there will be those demanding date and time, but they can wait again. In one way this is going to be easy politics for Cameron. To fight an effective campaign the parties of opposition and the…

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What I thought before