Tag Archives: Scotland

National Priorities in Education – what does the law say?

On Monday, I was fortunate to be in the audience while the First Minister gave a speech on education.  In that speech, she set out “twin priorities of improving attainment for all children and tackling the attainment gap between children … Continue reading

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A Constitutional Convention?

The Lord Purvis of Tweed, otherwise known as Jeremy Purvis, was the MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale from 2003 to 2011. On Monday 1st June 2015, his Constitutional Convention Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords. … Continue reading

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Devolution in the UK

I have just sent off my submission to the Commons Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform in response to their inquiry on the future of devolution in the United Kingdom, in the light of the referendum result. The Committee’s … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Future – Absolvitor’s Questions Answered

I have just finished a cursory scan of the White Paper “Scotland’s Future” which (at long last) answers some of the fundamental questions raised by this website answered: Q590. There will be no change in the constitutional position of the … Continue reading

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Falkland Islanders “Better Together”

Earlier this week, the denizens of the Falkland Islands voted by an overwhelming majority to remain as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.  This result was not unexpected, but are there any lessons to be learned for our own … Continue reading

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Max Evans has had a busy week

Max Evans has had a busy week.  Fresh from being acquitted by a jury of his peers at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, he received a yellow card in today’s Six Nations Ireland v. Scotland test match. Earlier this week, a jury … Continue reading

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