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28 06, 2017

Andrea Leadsom deserves support for her point about broadcasters and patriotism

By | June 28th, 2017|As We See It|

by Charles Leach ANDREA LEADSOM has taken a great deal of stick for her comment made on Friday night’s BBC Newsnight that “it would be helpful if broadcasters were willing to be a bit patriotic, because the country took a decision and government is determined to deliver on that decision”. The wailing and gnashing of [...]

26 06, 2017

No fuss as negotiations open on time

By | June 26th, 2017|As We See It|

by Brian Monteith Despite a great deal of speculation to the contrary the UK's Brexit negotiations opened on time and without a great deal of controversy. Critics of both the Government and Brexit looked to find their negative angles to portray them as a failure but as Brexit Secretary David Davis pointed out - it's [...]

29 03, 2017


By | March 29th, 2017|Latest News & Events|

BREXIT NEWS BRIEF 29th March 2017 Today’s headlines: Article 50 to be triggered; MPs walk out on Benn committee captured by Remainers; Dr Lee Rotheram says blueprint for a new EU constitituion proves UK is right to leave; and more BREXIT GOOD NEWS CNN Money: Brexit boost: Qatar will invest another $6 billion in UK [...]

28 03, 2017

Brexit News Brief 28 Mar 2017

By | March 28th, 2017|Latest News & Events|

BREXIT NEWS BRIEF 28th March 2017 Today’s headlines: Staying in the EU would cost a separate Scotland £1bn a year; Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage clashes with Blair spin doctor Alistair Campbell; Siemens committed to London whatever happens with Brexit; and more BREXIT GOOD NEWS Evening Standard: Siemens 'committed to London' whatever the outcome of [...]

31 03, 2017

Evening News: May or Sturgeon? It’s no contest for me

By | March 31st, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, The Edinburgh Evening News, Friday 31st March 2017 Finally, after nine months of court cases, political grandstanding, parliamentary votes, demonstrations and international jet-setting the EU has been served notice. The legal process of leaving the EU has begun and the resulting spectacle of double standards provides more entertainment than the BBC licence fee. Nicola Sturgeon tweets that [...]

15 03, 2017

CityAM: May 2, Sturgeon 0: The SNP has no case for a second referendum on Scottish independence

By | March 15th, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, CityAM, 15th March 2017 If there is one thing that we can be certain about following this week’s political events, it is that Prime Minister Theresa May is not simply David Cameron in a skirt. After a significant amount of establishment and media pressure to back down on her Brexit timetable and allow [...]

13 03, 2017

A second independence referendum is not justified: Brexit was a known risk for Scotland staying in the UK

By | March 13th, 2017|As We See It|

by Brian Monteith THERE CAN only be one reason the SNP can justify demanding a second independence referendum and that is to demonstrate that there has been a material change in the circumstances of Scotland’s relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom. Before we consider if there has been a material change or not, [...]

13 03, 2017

The Scotsman: Ireland Needs to consider its future in the EU

By | March 13th, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, The Scotsman, Monday 13th March 2017 While Scotland’s political focus is likely to concentrate this week on the triggering of Article 50 by the UK government and the Pavlovian response about another independence referendum from Nicola Sturgeon, the rest of the world will not stand still. In other parts of Europe some hard thinking will [...]

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