Post Tagged with: "UK"

The economic consequences of Scottish separation

I received today a copy of Ewen Stewart‘s paper for the Scottish Research Society, Much Cost, Little Benefit – The economic consequences of Scottish separation. This excellent paper covers currency, debt and borrowing, public spending and taxation, oil revenues, the Scottish banks, trade, population, energy, defence and more. The conclusion […]

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Democratic self-determination is a basic right: both Kashmir and the UK should have referenda on who governs them

After Easter, I spent a week in Pakistan and Kashmir, visiting Islamabad, Thara, Sava, Dadyal, Mirpur and Skardu, which is in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan province. During a live news conference with Kashmir’s Prime Minister, I was asked why I take the time to support the cause of democratic self-determination for […]

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National Insurance Fund: No quick fix

This post is by Tim Hewish, my Parliamentary Assistant. A number of Steve’s constituents have written to him regarding the National Insurance Fund (NIF).  The Fund was flagged in the media when it lost £4.5bn back in March which is the first time since 1993 that it had decreased. This was largely […]

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