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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Victory for Business for Scotland as CBI is forced to register as part of the No Campaign

Victory for Business for Scotland as CBI is forced to register as part of the No Campaign | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Exclusive The CBI has, under pressure from Business for Scotland, registered with the Electoral Commission Scotland (ECS) as part of the No Campaign. It has done this against the stated positions of its member companies some of which support independence and the vast majority of which have been at
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Scottish independence: Confusion over SNP proposal

Scottish independence: Confusion over SNP proposal | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
SNP government plans to create a single, powerful competition watchdog after independence could drive up “costs and complexity” for businesses, according to industry leaders.
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The usual whining from the fearties at the CBI who, thankfully, represent very little of Scottish business and who evidently hold to the belief that all change is the work of Satan.

 

Then there's the customary knee-jerk reaction from the terminally pointless Michael Moore. A man who is never shy about making a complete fool of himself in the name of the British nationalist cause. Here we have him trying to argue that one regulatory body is somehow more complicated than seven. And at a time when the rest of us have fresh in our minds recent massive regulatory failures in the banking, financial services, press and food sectors, we have Michael Moore arguing for even less regulation.

 

Just as well he's pointless. Otherwise, he might be dangerous.

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Business for Scotland response to CBI release

Business for Scotland response to CBI release | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Today's release from the CBI in London is an entirely one-sided misrepresentation of the business and economic evidence concerning a vote for Scottish independence. Business for Scotland - which has a membership of over 1,600 Scottish businesspeople - considers that Scotland will be better off
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CBI accused of rehashing old anti-devolution arguments

CBI accused of rehashing old anti-devolution arguments | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The SNP has today condemned the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) for publishing an analysis of the Scottish Government's White Paper which they say has simply reworked the same arguments the organisation put forward against devolution.

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Scottish independence: Uncertainty over vote ‘biggest bogeyman’ for business

ONE of the UK’s leading business figures will warn today that the independence debate has laid “a thick layer of uncertainty” over Scotland’s future, as he backs the case for the Union.
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