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Scottish Labour’s tax plans will hurt most Scots and their own campaign

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale set out her party’s plans today to stop the need for government spending cuts with income tax rises. Under her plans the Scottish Rate of Income Tax would rise by 1% across the board. This means Scotland’s income … Continue reading

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Revealed – The Scottish Government and NATO’s Communications

It was currency unions not military unions which fuelled debate in the final weeks of the independence referendum. Every now and again, however, defence would be raised as a referendum issue. On every occasion the same two arguments from the … Continue reading

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Scottish Nationalism and Catholicism

I have decided to write this article on the back of comments made on Twitter by pro-independence activists supporting  the closing of Catholic schools and the wider discussion sparked by Common Space editor Angela Haggerty’s response to those comments. The … Continue reading

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Corbynism in a Cold Climate

One of the promises of Jeremy Corbyn’s reign was the turning of the Nationalist tide in Scotland. Leading Scottish Labour left winger Neil Findlay MSP prophesied that the SNP would “fear a Corbyn led Labour party” and would see “a … Continue reading

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Scottish Labour Declare Autonomy (Again)

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale proclaimed Monday marked a “new chapter in Scottish Labour’s history” on Twitter with the signing of a joint statement with Jeremy Corbyn on her party’s autonomy. The statement failed to make a significant impact in the following day’s press. Indeed her tweet … Continue reading

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By-Election Autopsy: Scottish Tories On The Rise At Labour and the Liberals’ Expense

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Jeremy Corbyn won’t stop the SNP’s rise, he will solidify it

As the Labour leadership election draws to a close it looks increasingly likely that far-left’s candidate Jeremy Corbyn will be the man to replace Ed Miliband. Corbyn’s pitch to Labour members and supporters is that he will provide the anti-austerity … Continue reading

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