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Independent Scotland is an economic opportunity for the north of England

Shared economic interests mean Scottish independence could enhance not threaten the north’s economy. This must be part of the independence debate There is a widely taken-for-granted assumption that independence for Scotland would be broadly bad for the economic interests of the north of England. In fact, it is an assumption made so readily and which is so rarely challenged that … Continue reading

26 May 2017 by
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‘Tartan neoliberalism’ isn’t driving the campaign for Scottish independence

Scott Lavery

There is instead the prospect of a re-awakened social democracy In his blog posted two days ago, Craig Berry states that ‘cold-hearted analysis of Britain’s political economy’ has led him to advocate a ‘No’ vote in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum.  His argument is that the SNP’s ‘tartanised neoliberalism’ will ultimately entrench an independent Scotland’s ‘subservience’ to the UK’s finance-led … Continue reading

11 September 2014 by
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Scotland, England and currency union – or two bald men and a comb

Craig Berry

The phoney currency debate in Scotland relies on misunderstanding and is helping to marginalise the real alternatives Craig Berry and Richard Berry   The intervention from senior UK politicians on the SNP’s plans for a currency union, allowing Scotland to retain sterling post-independence, appears to have backfired for the Better Together campaign. Ed Balls and Danny Alexander both backed George … Continue reading

18 March 2014 by
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