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Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Rallies for a Retry

After the independence referendum, the resigned First Minister Alex Salmond said on Sky’s Murnaghan programme said Scotland had “a situation where the majority of a country up to the age … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Britain Prevails

Scotland has decided. With an astonishing 84.6% turnout, 55.3% of Scots voted to reject the proposal of independence and the creation of a new Scottish state. Only four of the … Continue reading

September 20, 2014

Murphy’s Flaw II

Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK writes that free market advocates reveal their “Hayekian bias”, listing ten assumptions supposedly made by market economists. Mr Murphy argues the probability of these … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Permanent Rule

One of the common ideas surrounding the Scottish independence referendum is that the British Labour party is persistently reliant on its Scottish MPs to establish governments in Westminster. By virtue … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Nordic Paradox

The campaign for Scottish separatism has idolised the Nordic economies. In 2008, First Minister Alex Salmond named Iceland and Norway as part of the “arc of prosperity”, into which an … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Link to the Past 12/09/2014

Here are a selection of interesting articles from the past month. Eylon Aslan-Levy (Times of Israel): On the Semantics of Semitics Ryan Bourne (City AM): Labour’s faulty rent control plans … Continue reading

September 12, 2014

Our Green and Pleasant Dreamland

As the Green Party conference begins in Birmingham, Ian Dunt asks ‘Are the Green Party the only left-wing party left in the UK?’ The editor advocates Caroline Lucas – … Continue reading

September 7, 2014