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Category Archives: Gordon Wilson

Dundee East Rivals United for Independence

Dundee East Rivals United for Independence John McAllion MP, MSP for Dundee East (1987 – 2003) and Gordon Wilson MP for Dundee East (1974 -1987) have united to launch an article commissioned by Options for Scotland from John setting out his vision for an independent Scotland from the left: Sae come aa ye at hame [...]

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Why Scotland Should have its Own Currency

In a forceful article by Jim Fairlie, former deputy leader of the SNP released today by Options for Scotland, Mr. Fairlie criticises the implicit decision of the YES Campaign to accept the option of a formal currency union with rUK when Scotland becomes independent. He points out that the strident tone of the opposition of [...]

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Meeting with Scientific Alliance

Following upon publication of the paper on Electricity Generating Options for an Independent Scotland, Options for Scotland Director, Gordon Wilson had a meeting today in Edinburgh with representatives of the Scientific Alliance. Attending the meeting were Prof. Jack Ponton, FREng, FI ChemE (former vice president of the Institution of Chemical Engineers), Chartered Engineer, Keith Burns [...]

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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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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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