"A voice for Scotland”
The SNP constantly accuse the Better Together Campaign of being negative, so here are a few positive reasons why people should vote YES for Scottish independence.
VALÉRIE TRIERWEILER – former mistress of Francois Hollande - is not the only woman who now regards the French President with disdain. With the breakdown of the Franco-German alliance, Angela Merkel is determined to woo David Cameron.
The following article appeared in the Sunday Express Scotland on 22 December 2013:
Following an historic vote in Strasbourg on Tuesday 10 December, the complete reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has been finalised with unanimous approval. The four crucial elements of the reform involved ending discards; devolving day-to-day management to Member States; blocking any move towards internationally transferable fishing concessions and introducing the concept of Maximum sustainable Yields for future long-term sustainable stock management.
The following article appeared in the Stirling Observer on 4 December 2013:
The following article appeared in Scotland on Sunday on 24 November 2013:
Just over a year ago, Michael Moore, the then Secretary of State for Scotland, told the BBC that 16 and 17 year-olds should not be allowed to vote in the referendum on independence. A week is a long time in politics and a year is an epoch, but in that time the Edinburgh Agreement has been signed giving 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote for the first time ever and Michael Moore has been sent to the back-benches to ponder his future.
Whether you believe in man-made climate change or not, the general consensus is that a move towards low-carbon energy generation is crucial. Pumping out excessive CO2 is bad for the environment from any perspective. That is why I welcome the proposed plans for new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point.
Predictably, the mere mention of 'nuclear' sparked fervent green scaremongering about rises in energy bills and claims that the money would be better spent on renewables, even though Government estimates show that energy bills will be £77 lower by 2030 with new nuclear plants.