New Scottish currency ‘could see pensions slashed by 30%’New Scottish currency ‘could see pensions slashed by 30%’

Plans by the SNP to introduce a new Scottish currency could see state pensions slump by 30 per cent, according to an expert in economics. Speaking to the Scottish Mail on Sunday, professor Ronald MacDonald from Glasgow University, said an independent Scotland would not have the reserves to attach its new currency to the British […]

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Scottish Government accused of ‘wasting’ £10million Brexit fundScottish Government accused of ‘wasting’ £10million Brexit fund

The Scottish Government has been accused of “wasting” £10 million of cash earmarked for Brexit preparations. Budget figures reveal that of the £37 million allocated to the Scottish Government to spend on Brexit preparations this year, just £27 million has been spent. A Tory source said the the figures show the SNP is “effectively wasting […]

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SNP, not Brexit, to blame for these rural problems – Brian WilsonSNP, not Brexit, to blame for these rural problems – Brian Wilson

This week, an outfit called Scottish Rural Action produced a document with the crass title: “21st Century Clearances – What Does Brexit Mean for Rural Scotland?” No fewer than three panjandrums of the Scottish Government turned out to launch it, including our Brexit foghorn, Michael Russell, who is not unrelated to the organisation. This project […]

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European carrier work offered to Scotland, blocked by UK governmentEuropean carrier work offered to Scotland, blocked by UK government

(Editor: This was actually an April Fool) A hastily deleted contract notice has revealed that the European Union planned to assemble a new aircraft carrier on the Clyde, only for the plans to be blocked by the UK government. The contract is understood to have been withdrawn temporarily in part due to it referring to […]

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