Tag Archives: Referendum


Contrary to what the Yes campaign wants us to believe, there is not a political party called Independent Scotland fighting a general election on 18 September, whose victory will answer every problem with a utopia to suit every taste. It’s … Continue reading

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Does the Yes Campaign in the Scottish referendum even like Scotland and the Scots? I have long had my doubts, but after Scottish Government Finance Secretary John Swinney’s confirmation that an independent Scotland would default on debt and First Minister … Continue reading

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Greece and the Eurozone crisis

Just when I think I understand what is going on, I don’t. There was a deal to resolve the Eurozone crisis, which meant solving the Greek crisis.  Then there wasn’t because the Greek prime minister, George Papandreou, called a referendum … Continue reading

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Fair Votes referendum

Have just Attended Nick Clegg’s excellent speech in Leeds city centre in support of a yes vote in the Fair Votes referendum in May on changing the voting system to the Alternative Vote: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12504941. He was speaking following the passage … Continue reading

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