Tag Archives: Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Lord Cochrane of Bile

  Few things have exposed the “Union At Any Cost” dogma of British nationalist fanatics more effectively than the fiscal framework talks between the Scottish Government and the British Treasury. And, as one would expect, nobody expresses this demented dogma … Continue reading


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With us? Or against us?

Having heard John Swinney speak on the subject of the financial framework negotiations at the weekend, I am more convinced than ever that we have the right man in place. A man who can be relied upon to tenaciously defend … Continue reading

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The shitty end of the stick

Higher public spending in Scotland relative to the rest of the UK (rUK) reflects two things. Firstly, the different choices made by the Scottish Government in regard to such things as tuition fees and prescription charges. This does not mean … Continue reading

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