Monthly Archives: November 2013

Carmichael: 3 questions the SNP must answer on currency, pensions and costs after independence

In the beautiful surroundings of Bishop’s House in Inverness, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael gave his first keynote speech. The whole thing is published below the cut, but here are the highlights: The Highlands and Islands … Continue reading

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Authors for Philippines – one-off lterary prizes on auction to raise funds for Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan appeal

In March 2011, author Keris Stainton set up Authors for Japan which raised money for the victims of the earthquake in Japan. It raised a spectacular £10,962.25. She’s now done the same to raise money for the Red Cross’s Typhoon … Continue reading

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Carmichael: Don’t question my Scottishness because I say we’re stronger and safer in the UK

New Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael makes his first keynote speech in the role in Inverness on Wednesday. This is a chance for Scotland to get to know him a little bit better. The Nationalists and … Continue reading

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SNP Councillor calls Alistair Carmichael a "supposed Scot" as furious debate over shipyards continues for too long

It’s been a fairly depressing couple of days for anyone watching the independence referendum campaign north of the border. Both sides would do well to remember that people are losing their jobs in Portsmouth, Glasgow and Rosyth after the BAE … Continue reading

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Susan Kramer: How does Scotland get the best out of HS2?

Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Susan Kramer came to Glasgow yesterday to talk about a new study which will look at how to make sure that Scotland gets the best out of HS2. She spoke to the BBC here.

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