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There’s no wall of welfare cash heading north of the border. Kukhmar

Why Scotland is unlikely to become a welfare paradise

The “vow” that the main UK party leaders made to boost the powers of the Scottish parliament in the days before the independence referendum started a sequence of events that will see welfare benefits vary…
Did Brown really build Britain’s future? EPA

Was the Gordon Brown government really that bad?

In the week Gordon Brown announced he will stand down from his Westminster constituency at the May 2015 general election, two central observations come to mind. From the Brown government to its Cameron-Clegg…
Is former Better Together leader right about consequences of income tax devolution? Chris Boland

Scottish income tax control needn’t raise UK borrowing costs

Alistair Darling, writing in the Financial Times, warned this week that the full devolution of income tax to Scotland would increase UK borrowing costs and expose Scotland to the destabilising ups and…

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