Tag Archive: Scottish referendum

  1. The Referendum Might Be Over – But The Work Is Not!

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    Although the Union has been affirmed, the constitutional changes have not. This is not going to be quite so straightforward. It’s not just about increased powers for Scotland, but rather a far broader reform of the UK’s mostly unwritten constitution. The old issue of Scottish MPs voting on English issues (and vice-versa) will have to be addressed and in doing so we may find ourselves moving towards a more federalised structure of the four nations. Even if these issues are addressed any time soon, we then have other concerns to look at. Next year will see a long run up to the election (7th May 2015). This election is going to be fascinating as frankly anything could happen. (more…)

  2. The Markets

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    If you’re familiar with fairy tales, you’ve probably encountered a story or two that involves the granting of wishes. Usually, these are cautionary tales. Well, there was some wishing going on around the globe last week and, if the wishes come true, the outcomes may be less beneficial than anticipated. (more…)

  3. The Markets

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    French citizens are usually quite cynical over their leaders and especially those who these days seem to be guided by their spin ‘Meisters’ in managing their media coverage. In France the leaders’ media story was obviously going to be dominated by the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, as well as the liberation of Provence and Paris. This provided a
    perfect platform for the President to look statesman-like and a natural leader for the nation. (more…)