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Britain is Bust

Do you remember, not so long ago, the joy with which the No side sneered at the prospect of an independent Scotland being given the thumbs down by the credit agencies? No AAA status for this small nation state, no Sir, better to shelter under the brilliant economic management of the Brown/Balls/Darling Labour era and [...]

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Press Coverage of Options for Energy Generation in Scotland

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Options for Energy Generation in Scotland

Download the PDF version OPTIONS FOR SCOTLAND Electricity Generation Options for an Independent Scotland Foreword Electricity is central to modern life.  It is a prime responsibility of Government to ensure that domestic and industrial customers have a reliable and environmentally clean electricity supply, produced at the cheapest possible cost. Scotland has a huge reservoir of [...]

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Scottish Think Tank Warns of Energy Crisis

In a devastating critique of UK energy policy, Options for Scotland warn that urgent action would need to be taken by an incoming Scottish government to halt the huge expansion of energy capacity, especially offshore wind which would produce intermittent power for which there would be no market. The bill for this would fall on [...]

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Launch Coverage

   

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See EU, Jimmy

I wonder what my mother’s brother, my uncle Jimmy, would think of things now.  He went into a POW camp after the 51st. Highland Division was forced to surrender at St. Valery in June 1940.  He never came back.  Lots of Scottish uncle Jimmys never came back.  Their graves are to be found all over [...]

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Referendum Initiative by Gordon Wilson

Following upon an initiative in November 2012 when Gordon Wilson and Jim Sillars raised the option of EFTA (The European Free Trade Association) as a solution to the wrangling over whether Scotland would be admitted to membership of the European Union, Gordon Wilson, former Chairman (Leader) of the Scottish National Party today announced the setting [...]

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Introduction by Gordon Wilson

So far, the debate in the Independence referendum has been poor. The YES campaign has been passive, merely soaking up punishment The No Campaign has been more active but unrelentingly negative. The YES strategy is getting under way at last but has a great deal of headway to make up, given that support for Independence [...]

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Wilson and Sillars Intervention in the Scotland-EU Issue

Statement by Gordon Wilson, past leader of the SNP, and Jim Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP. This statement is issued because of our concern that the Scottish Government, and through it, the Yes side, has had  difficulties over the question of Scotland and Europe –something that must be resolved quickly given its importance [...]

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