Tribute to 9/11 – our capacity to meet a challenge may well be limitless…

“We did not expect, nor did we invite a confrontation with evil.  Yet the true measure of a people’s strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arise. … The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.  They’re our students, and our teachers, and our parents and our friends.  [...]

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I agree with Nadine Dorries

In our first guest post we are pleased to have young (so young she isn’t old enough to vote yet) Scottish Liberal Democrat Alex White write what we hope is the first of many articles for us. I agree with Nadine Dorries. Never thought I would say that. Today Nadine Dorries at Prime Minister Questions asked this: [...]

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Is Murdo actually getting the Tories ready for Yes result in the upcoming independence?

One of the strengths that the SNP has that none of the Unionist parties in Scotland can match is that their leader is in the Scottish Parliament, that their leader is focussed only on Scotland and that their policies only focus on Scotland. The Scottish Labour Party is basically the Scottish Constituency Labour Party as [...]

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I wonder how John Mason and John Walker are feeling now

Today the Scottish Government launched its consultation on same-sex marriage and I am pleased to see that it now “tends towards the view that same sex marriage should be introduced but believes that faith groups and their celebrants should not be obliged to solemnise same sex marriages.” This is actually a stronger position than the [...]

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If we are to be positive about Scotland we need to offer something new

Within days of the Scottish elections in May there were stories appearing in the media about the questions the SNP should put to the Scottish people in its promised referendum on Scottish Independence. Whilst the SNP had won a majority in the election even the SNP would admit that was not and still isn’t a [...]

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Pensions – employers don’t do social welfare anymore!

Post war Britain developed a parallel system of pensions providing Final Salary schemes for the public sector and larger companies along with growing state provision. It was a good system – if you worked for a large organisation.  By the end of the 1960s 53% of the workforce was in an occupational pension scheme. However, [...]

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