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A better United Kingdom?

Lord Tyler

Yesterday’s debate on the constitutional implications of the Scottish independence referendum naturally highlighted the profound and shocking potential impacts of a ‘Yes’ vote on 18 September.  However, there was a consistent theme – growing in intensity as the evening wore on – that there were important implications for the whole of the UK, whatever the…

In Scotland’s National Interest

Lord McConnell

Five years ago, Scotland’s unemployment was below the rest of the UK, and our Annual GDP growth rate had climbed above that of the United Kingdom.  In the past year, however, those positions have been reversed with unemployment higher and growth lower than the rest of the UK. Uncertainty and disagreement over the timing of…