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Lord Low: Is the economic deficit actually being reduced?: ePolitix.com

Lord Low of Dalston asks the government to clarify how much it has reduced the deficit by since it took office and to clarify a discrepancy in figures.

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Cameron's 'better together' boomerang

Cameron's 'better together' boomerang | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it

David Cameron has undermined the launch of the Labour/Tory No campaign today, as he set out Welfare reform proposals that would see benefit cuts for people because they live in Scotland.

The Prime Minister's intervention comes as an IPSOS Mori poll shows 67% of people want the Scottish Government to take control of welfare and benefits.


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Tax Cheating Danny Alexander

Following the Jimmy Carr crash last week Danny Alexander took to our screens to attack tax avoiders. That’s the very same Danny Alexander who conned the Treasury out of over £100,000 by flipping his home back during the expenses scandal. Beaker shamelessly registered the property as his second home when he became an MP in 2005, despite admitting to Revenue and Customs that it was in fact his main residence.


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Scottish independence: ‘Give 16-year-olds right to vote in referendum’ - Education - Scotsman.com

Scottish independence: ‘Give 16-year-olds right to vote in referendum’ - Education - Scotsman.com | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S largest teaching union has called for all 16 and 17-year-olds to be given the vote ahead of the independence referendum.
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Analysis: A ‘bonkers’ policy that damages the party’s credibility - News - Scotsman.com

NEWS that Nato has dropped off the agenda for the SNP’s meeting on 16 June raises a few eyebrows.
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Economics – New Links for Students from the IMF

Economics – New Links for Students from the IMF | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
The IMF's Finance & Development magazine has recently published two helpful online compilations of articles that may be useful to students and those interested in economic issues. They are rich...
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Economics - An Economists Guide to Teaching Styles

Many thanks to Paul Bridges for this witty and revealing interpretation of teaching styles - I am sure our student and teaching community can suggest additional styles and we will happily showcase the best!
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Salmond backs 'excellent' Norway-Scotland grid-link plan - Politics - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal

Salmond backs 'excellent' Norway-Scotland grid-link plan - Politics - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has thrown his weight behind the NorthConnect project, which seeks to build a subsea interconnector linking the grids of Norway and Scotland.

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Scotland outperforms UK as figures show 24,000 more Scots in work

Scotland outperforms UK as figures show 24,000 more Scots in work | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
Scottish News, News Scotland - Politics, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | News Net Scotland, uniquely Scottish (RT @LydiaReid2: http://t.co/srgCYQqF This is what happens when we have an SNP...
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Total stops North Sea gas leak

Total stops North Sea gas leak | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
Work to stop leak on Elgin platform, which involved pumping heavy mud into well, has been a success, says Total (#Total stops #NorthSea #gas leak http://t.co/faqd1W7O independent inquiry Must look...
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David Cameron: Eurozone should 'make up or break up' - Telegraph

David Cameron: Eurozone should 'make up or break up' - Telegraph | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
David Cameron has told eurozone countries they must choose whether to “make up” or “break up” in his bleakest warning so far on the debt crisis.
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LIBOR's poker | openDemocracy

LIBOR's poker | openDemocracy | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it

The City's Financial Services Authority has given Barclays Bank a massive fine for lying about its cost of capital in the obscure process that sets a key price in the financial markets. It shows again that finance is too important to be left to the so-called market.

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North could see benefits slashed to match living cost of south-east

North could see benefits slashed to match living cost of south-east | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
Unemployed people could see their benefits cut if they live outside the south-east of England under plans considered by David Cameron.

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Questions over regiments decision delay | Scottish National Party

Questions over regiments decision delay | Scottish National Party | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it

An SNP MP has questioned whether a decision on the future of Scottish recruited units, threatened by UK defence cuts, has been delayed so as not to damage the launch of the ‘No’ campaign.

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Press and Journal - Article - Thousands of jobs to be created in new oil boom

Press and Journal - Article - Thousands of jobs to be created in new oil boom | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it

THOUSANDS of new energy jobs are expected to be created by a record-breaking licensing round for North Sea oil and gas drilling.

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Oil and gas enthusiasm | Herald Scotland

OIL and gas companies have underlined their enthusiasm for the North Sea by submitting a record number of bids for exploration licences.
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The Courier - BBC Scotland told closing blog comments leaves it open to accusation of censorship

The Courier - BBC Scotland told closing blog comments leaves it open to accusation of censorship | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it

A Fife man has called on BBC Scotland to explain its decision to suspend comments from its political blogs as the country enters its biggest constitutional debate for centuries.

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Johann Lamont’s leadership questioned as Labour caught in minimum pricing chaos

Johann Lamont’s leadership questioned as Labour caught in minimum pricing chaos | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont's leadership has been questioned after it emerged Scottish Labour politicians are set to adopt a two way stance on minimum pricing for alcohol.
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SNP welcome 'Respect our Regiments' campaign | Scottish National Party

SNP welcome 'Respect our Regiments' campaign | Scottish National Party | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it

Welcoming a cross-party effort to secure the identity of Scotland’s historic army regiments, the SNP has stepped up demands for the UK Government to rule-out the further amalgamation and disbandment of Scottish raised units as a parliamentary question revealed that less than 3 per cent of regular army units are now stationed in Scotland.

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Not the Treasury view...: Gilt yields and confidence (again): the Prime Minister vs. the Bank of England

Not the Treasury view...: Gilt yields and confidence (again): the Prime Minister vs. the Bank of England | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
Gilt yields and confidence (again): the Prime Minister vs. the Bank of England
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Greece must remain in the eurozone - The Guardian

Greece must remain in the eurozone - The Guardian | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
Greece must remain in the eurozone - The Guardian http://t.co/zjgrthVq...
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The Benefits of Manufacturing Jobs | Economics and Statistics Administration

The Benefits of Manufacturing Jobs | Economics and Statistics Administration | Economics a Scottish Perspective | Scoop.it
Commerce.gov is the official website of the United States Department of Commmerce and Seceretary of Commerce Gary Locke.

This is from an American point of view but it adequately illustrates why Scotland needs to invest in manufacturing jobs.

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