Salmond’s ‘sterlingisation’ Plan B1 would cause chaos as a transitional stop gap

It became clear yesterday that First Minister, Alex Salmond has Plan B1 ['sterlingisation' for the time being] as a stop gap on the way to Plan B2 – Continue reading

Andrew Argyle: Yes campaign impaled on currency

In Tuesday evening’s [5th August] debate with Alasdair Darling, Alex Salmond railed against food  banks in Scotland. Continue reading

The debate: Darling’s finest moment – ‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man’

Tonight’s STV debate between pro-independence Alex Salmond and pro-union Alastair Darling was unexpectedly riveting – because Alastair Darling proved a complete surprise. The bookies will have lost a fortune. Continue reading

Alexander sees Swinney borrowing commitment as acceptance of no sterling union

On 16th June 2014 Scotland’s Finance Secretary, John Swinney, committed to borrowing around £7 billion over the first three years Continue reading

‘No Borders’ campaign the first serious support for pro-union case

The most intelligent and persuasive case for the union is now being made in the newly launched ‘No Borders‘ campaign – Continue reading

Russell Bruce: EU warns London – every household £3,000 a year worse off if UK leaves

Speaking at the annual Mackenzie-Stuart Lecture at the University of Cambridge Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission Continue reading

NIESR paper looks at the fiscal challenges and opportunities for an independent Scotland

The independent National Institute of Economic and Social Research has just produced a series of six research papers Continue reading

Less a ‘debate’ more a screaming match for three

Watching the STV Scotland Tonight Referendum Special debate in process, with the ‘head to head’ Continue reading