Tag Archives: indyref

  1. Why David Cameron might have been better off after a “Yes” vote.

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    September 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I have a feeling that David Cameron might end the next few months wishing that Scotland ahead indeed voted for …
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  2. When (or because) push came to shove, it was a No

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    September 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The recriminations have started. How could they have got it wrong. They thought it would be Ok, they thought it …
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  3. An independent Scotland CAN be successful. But the rest of the UK must help them.

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    September 18, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Amidst all of the dire warnings made by the NO campaign of what will happen to Scotland if they vote …
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  4. Scottish referendum – Are we really getting the whole story from the mainstream media

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    September 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    On Sunday there was a demonstration outside BBC Scotland in which an effigy of Chief political correspondent Nick Robinson was …
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  5. Why is Devo Max being offered by the No campaign without consulting the British people?

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    September 16, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    14 years ago I was sitting in a sales meeting at my old IT consultancy. We were attempting to persuade …
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  6. It may be the teenage vote wot’ll win it

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    September 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As we near a referendum that is looking likely to be incredibly close, with polls published yesterday morning indicated leads …
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  7. Trade Union leaders’ “NO” not as much of a surprise as it may seem

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    September 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    An interesting decision announced on Sunday was by the Trade Union leaders of Scotland to support the “NO” campaign. One …
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  8. Who is the most principled political party leader in the Scottish Independence campaign?

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    September 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the leaders of all the UK’s major political parties gathered in Scotland to try and persuade the Scots not …
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  9. It will be hard to build the Socialist Republic of Scotland if you are relying so much on other peoples’ money

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    September 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    One of the reasons for the momentum that the “Yes” vote has been gaining has been the switch of allegiances …
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  10. “YES” they can. Our last chance to persuade the Scots not to.

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    September 8, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The galloping hooves of an impending constitutional crisis got much louder yesterday morning with the publication of the first official …
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  11. Why Scottish Independence could cause a UK political earthquake

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    September 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the “Yes” campaign gathers what is beginning to look like inexorable momentum a possible political scenario is taking shape …
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  12. Another nail in Alex Salmond’s currency coffin

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    September 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Another day, another nail in Alex Salmond’s currency coffin. Last night, The Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander talked …
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  13. Salmond decides the referendum is now on currency union, not just independence

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    August 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    By far the wierdest portion of the Scottish Independence campaign last night was when Alex Salmond decided to unilaterally remodel …
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  14. Tony Abbott – secret weapon for the Scottish “Yes” Campaign

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    August 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If I were Alistair Darling I would have been on the phone to the Foreign Office last week asking who …
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  15. 5 thoughts on tonight’s Scottish Independence debate

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    August 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    1 The general view was that this was an excellent debate, particularly in the first hour when the candidates were …
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  16. A “No” vote will leave the West Lothian question unanswered

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    July 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    When the “No” campaign aren’t spending their time pointing out the actual consequences of the Scots voting for independence (called …
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  17. The ‘hidden voters’ could make a mockery of the opinion polls in the Scottish referendum

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    July 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Two months before the 2011 Scottish Assembly election, opinion polls put the Labour Party 15% ahead of Alex Salmond’s SNP. …
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  18. Cybernats should understand that going for the person not the argument weakens their case

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    July 9, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I have a rule I follow when it comes to debate. If someone has resorted to personal attacks it’s because …
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  19. Whatever Cameron says, Scotland is sliding towards a “Yes” vote

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    May 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron visited Glasgow today to make an appeal to the Scottish people to vote “No”. He argued that doing …
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