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What is capital flight?

You may have heard unionists and some in the independence movement warning about 'capital flight'. This is used either as an argument against independence or against an independent Scotland having its own currency. So what is capital flight and how worried should...

The Five Stages of Indy-Grief

Even the most enthusiastic and optimistic independence supporter has had much to deal with over the last five years – the promise of imminent referendums that keep failing to show up, the fear that the next one might not show up either. This leads to the Five Stages...

What is lobbying?

You've heard of lobbying scandals, of the influence of big business on government, of the role of money in politics. But what actually is lobbying, how does it work and what should Scotland do about it?What is lobbying?In England in the late 17th century, the House of...

Why the hydrogen hype?

You will have heard a lot about the 'hydrogen economy' and how it is the future. You may also have heard that Scotland could be a world-leader on hydrogen. But what is the hydrogen economy, why is it important, is it over-hyped and what is happening in Scotland. ▶︎...

Why does nothing ever change?

One of the things having a Scottish Parliament was supposed to do was to protect Scotland from the seemingly endless failures of rule from Westminster. But since devolution there has been a wide range of social, economic and policy failures which have been widely...

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