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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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The SNP's Indyref2 Mandate
There's a lot of nonsense being talked about the SNP's mandate to request a second independence referendum, so I thought I'd try and very quickly clear it up. Let's start with what most people will probably have seen and heard - what was actually said durin...

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Richard Murphy, GERS Denier
Twitter has been been rife with “GERS denial” over the last 24 hours, triggered by a bizarrely ill-informed blog written by "the man behind Corbynomics ", Richard Murphy. It's clear if you read his blog that he hadn't read the GERS methodology statement bef...

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Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
Like a Hollywood producer who can’t find any original ideas, it seems First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is determined to make Indref2: The Sequel. Her problem is that nobody wants to see the same old story told again just with a different cast of actors. There...

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Nicola Sturgeon's Right: Scotland's Great Deal
[This piece orginally appeared in the Daily Record on 26/01/2017] On Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon used her column in this paper to talk up the benefits of living and working in Scotland. After listing many of our country’s wonderful attributes, sh...

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Anyone for Tennis?
Political debates sometimes seem a bit like tennis. First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) is a serve and volley game: a question is served, the First Minister returns with as much spin as she can muster and her opponent might get just one chance to volley it ba...

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Impact of UK Austerity on Scotland's 2017-18 Budget
When Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced his party’s Budget last week, he came under pressure for many reasons, not least because buried in the detail was the fact that the SNP are imposing a £327m cut in central Government support to local government ...

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Spinning the Scottish Budget: Part III
- Seriously Kev, you're still banging on about this? - Yes, yes I am. You see I've invested quite a lot of effort into understanding what’s actually been going on with our Scottish Budget, and in the process it's become clear to me that the Scottish Governm...

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Spinning the Scottish Budget: Part II
Yesterday I rushed out a blog looking at the figures that were (and just as importantly were not ) shown in the Scottish budget (>  Spinning the Scottish Budget ).  I've had some time now to dig a little deeper and if anything the spin is worse than I initi...

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Spinning the Scottish Budget: Part II
Yesterday I rushed out a blog looking at the figures that were (and just as importantly were not ) shown in the Scottish budget (>  Spinning the Scottish Budget ).  I've had some time now to dig a little deeper and if anything the spin is worse than I initi...

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Spinning the Scottish Budget
I haven't had time for more than a cursory look at this and am indebted to the ever-diligent Fraser Whyte for pointing out this latest example of presentational spin by the Scottish Government [you really should follow him:  @FraserWhyte81 ]. So taking this...
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