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The EU, the Scottish referendum and the EU referendum

A speech I gave yesterday, 15 October 2014, to Forum 2000 in Horsforth, West Yorkshire Introduction In January last year, the Prime Minister announced there would be an in/out referendum in 2017 after a renegotiation of the terms of the … Continue reading

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DEAR VOTER IN THE SCOTTISH REFERENDUM

You have the privilege of voting in the referendum to decide the future of both Scotland and the United Kingdom. I, as a proud Scot, a proud Welshman and a proud Briton do not have this privilege. Like millions of … Continue reading

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DEBUNKING AN UNDEBUNKED SNP MYTH: SCOTLAND ALWAYS HAS TO ENDURE WESTMINSTER GOVERNMENTS IT DOESN’T ELECT

Not true. The SNP, as with so much, the SNP and the Yes campaign is wrong. As I understand the complaint in the myth, it is that in general elections, the majority of MPs elected in Scottish are always of … Continue reading

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HOW TO TELL THE SNP?

How do we point out to SNP supporters that they should vote No next Thursday to save their party, without alarming No voters? The survival of the SNP depends on a No vote. The party exists to campaign, lobby and … Continue reading

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PROUD SCOT – BETTER TOGETHER

Iā€™m a proud Scot and a proud Briton. Like many ā€“ perhaps most ā€“ Scots I am denied the vote in the referendum because of the naked fiddling of the franchise by the First Minister to stack the odds in … Continue reading

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