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Kevin Hague, Founder & CEO of M8 Group Ltd, Non-Exec Director of Endura
Kevin Hague, Founder & CEO of M8 Group Ltd, Non-Exec Director of Endura

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In other news ...
I've been quiet on this blog recently - here's why. Yesterday saw the publication of a paper which I authored for the These Islands forum (which I co-founded and chair), which responds to the SNP's Growth Commission in what I think can fairly be described a...
In other news ...
In other news ...
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Growth Commission: A Simple Mistake
I'm indebted to Fraser Whyte  who first spotted this rather significant error in the Growth Commission report and blogged about it here . I trust Fraser - he's good - but there's nothing wrong with a bit of peer review. What he identified was such a howler ...
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Growth Commission: Cohort Selection
As a quick exercise I wanted to check how the Growth Commission's "peer group of 12 countries" had been selected. The report offer no explanation at all other than by inference - so I used the same data sources they used to create an objective  list of comp...
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Growth Commission: Cohort Selection
As a quick exercise I wanted to check how the Growth Commission's "peer group of 12 countries" had been selected. The report offer no explanation at all other than by inference - so I used the same data sources they used to create an objective  list of comp...
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Andrew Wilson's Doublethink Masterclass
I'll keep this brief. I've just caught up with Andrew Wilson's Sunday Politics Scotland interview from 27/05/2018. If you want to see the words I'm taking issue with being spoken, watch here from 7:30 Verbatim, emphases mine: "well in fact, we do the opposi...
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Kate Forbes SNP MSP Question Time Claim
Kate Forbes MSP sat on the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission (see blogs passim). I was just catching up with Thursday Night's Question Time  and was taken aback when she made the following statement (about 31 mins in); "Over the last 10 years the Scottish...
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Kate Forbes SNP MSP Question Time Claim
Kate Forbes MSP was a member of the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission (see blogs passim). I've just got round to catching up with Thursday Night's Question Time  and was taken aback by the following statement from Ms Forbes (about 31 mins in); "Over the l...
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There Is No Growth Assumption
There appears to be be some confusion about the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission recommendations when it comes to austerity. Let me attempt to quickly clear that up. Nicola Sturgeon has taken to Twitter to make clear that the report " explicitly rejects ...
There Is No Growth Assumption
There Is No Growth Assumption
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Growth Commission - Embracing Austerity
Recap on Growth Commission GDP/Capita Growth Rate Assumption In previous blogs we've seen that the Growth Commission assumes an independent Scotland would achieve a GDP/Capita growth rate +0.7% pa greater than it would if remaining in the UK. The justificat...
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Growth Commission Claims
Having written a couple of work-in-progress blogs on this topic ( here  and here) , I thought it might be helpful to summarise what we've been able to conclude so far about the claims made in the Growth Commission. To be absolutley clear: this is not a crit...
Growth Commission Claims
Growth Commission Claims
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