Monthly Archives: January 2015

Smith Commission and the Rapid Fallout: Budget Cuts for Scotland

Analysis of the Smith Commission, and how the UK Government is using it to line up a £5.8bn budget cut for Scotland As we move into 2015 the Smith Commission remains nothing more than a recommendation to the UK Government, … Continue reading

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Smith Commission: Context and Personal Submission

Ahead of the referendum I had stated that a factor in my decision to vote Yes was the uncertainty of a No vote, and the risk that comes from having such limited democratic influence over our constitutional future, as determined … Continue reading

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Albums of 2014 (10 – 1)

Following on from my run down of my top 27 – 11 albums from 2014, the top 10: 10: Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love.  For some reason I’d never truly listened to Paolo Nutini until Iron Sky was touted by Bella Caledonia as … Continue reading

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Albums of 2014 (27 – 11)

It is all too easy to play to the convention of sticking to multiples of 10 or 5 when creating lists, but I’m breaking from convention here with my top 27 albums of 2014.  There’s no science to it, these … Continue reading

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