Category Archives: Scotland

In Full: Michael Moore’s speech to the Chamber of Commerce in Dunfermline: Scotland, better, safer and stronger in UK

Like it says on the tin, the whole speech delivered this morning, which neatly summarises what he’s been doing in terms of the Independence debate over the past few months. And reminds us all, that, actually, independence would be a … Continue reading

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Pensions, the triple lock and Scottish Independence

Steve Webb has come under a bit of fire for comments that his triple lock, which guarantees a state pension rise by the higher of earnings, inflation or 2.5%. Let’s look at what he actually said to the Financial Times. My view … Continue reading

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What rights could we lose in Cameron’s EU gamble?

Well, if Liberal Democrat activists were feeling a bit lethargic and demotivated, David Cameron gave them lots to fight for today. We have got to do everything we possibly can to stop him getting an overall majority. If you’re not … Continue reading

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A few harsh facts of life on an independent Scotland’s EU membership

Of all the weeks for Willie Rennie not to have a question at FMQs, this was probably the worst. While Johann Lamont and, particularly, Ruth Davidson gave Salmond just enough wiggle room over the bizarre EU legal advice issue, Willie … Continue reading

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The Scottish Government experiments on my child!

It’s a pretty anxious time for any parent with a child in the early years of secondary school in Scotland. The Scottish Government has introduced a new Curriculum, called the Curriculum for Excellence which aims to produce a new generation of … Continue reading

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Rennie questions Salmond’s £400k on "London embassy" for the Olympics

The Scottish Government, understandably enough, has decided to showcase Scotland to the representatives of business and government from all over the world who are currently visiting London for the Olympics. Showing Scotland off is never a bad thing, especially when we are … Continue reading

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Look what happens when people work together – equal marriage to become a reality in Scotland

The Scottish Government announced this morning that it would legislate for full equal marriage in Scotland, giving same sex couples the right to marry and allowing those religious organisations who wish to conduct these marriage ceremonies to do so. No … Continue reading

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Social Liberal Forum Scotland conference in pictures

On Saturday 23rd June, the Social Liberal Forum Scotland conference took place in Glasgow. Sadly I couldn’t go due to illness, but Norman Fraser took some lovely pictures of the event. Enjoy. Willie Rennie chatting Don’t we all? Is everyone … Continue reading

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The Questions: Ben Colburn’s Social Liberal Values Part 4

Ben Colburn, pictured above (credit to Norman Fraser) was a Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge until September 2010 when he became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Glasgow. … Continue reading

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From social liberty to liberal policy: Ben Colburn’s Social Liberal Values Part 3

Ben Colburn, pictured above (credit to Norman Fraser) was a Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge until September 2010 when he became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Glasgow. … Continue reading

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