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10 11, 2017

500 days since the referendum, Project Fear looks more discredited than ever

By | November 10th, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Ewen Stewart, Brexit Central, 4th November 2017 One does not need a long memory to recall the persistent and dire warnings that if the UK voted to leave the EU, in June 2016, there would be an immediate sharp recession and subsequent collapse in employment. HM Treasury official guidance to voters, in a letter sent [...]

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

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 [...]

21 02, 2017

The Scotsman: Blair should keep his counsel to himself

By | February 21st, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, The Scotsman, Monday 20th February 2017 Just as Charles de Gaulle’s large nose and ears were of no consequence to him being the last great Frenchman, so Tony Blair’s perma tan does not impinge on his ability to fashion a reasoned argument. The former prime minister’s lectures, after dinner speeches and consultancies with corporate [...]

31 01, 2017

The Scotsman: Are the wheels about to come off the SNP bandwagon

By | January 31st, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, The Scotsman, Monday 30th January 2017 This is a big week for the SNP administration that deigns to call itself a “Scottish Government”, for by the weekend we shall know if it is worthy of the name. The Scottish First Minister has a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street which, if not handled delicately [...]

25 01, 2017

City AM: are we at Peak SNP?

By | January 25th, 2017|Media Coverage|

City AM, Wednesday 25th January 2017 With the Supreme Court ruling there is no need to consult Scotland on Article 50, are we at Peak SNP? Brian Monteith, a director at Global Britain, says Yes. Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision is the latest of many setbacks since Peak SNP was reached in 2015’s General Election. It has been [...]

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