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Scottish English Border Information

"Scotland’s Gateways is a team of volunteers from across the south of Scotland, who have worked for many months to create a source of information about the Scotland/England border, including how it works now and how it may work in the future. This is a very important topic which tends to be either ignored, or misrepresented. We will address this topic, filling this gap with a reliable resource. We hope to provide reassurance about many day to day issues affecting those who live, work, trade or travel across the border."
https://www.shared-border-shared-future.scot/#Topics

10 Questions For Those Who Want A Hard Brexit

"Hard Brexit is then not about giving up rules. It’s all about adopting different rules. Rules that cost jobs. And impose cost on business. And harm their cash flows, which could send many under. And which means we breach our legal obligations in Ireland, making new deals with anyone nigh on impossible. Whilst protecting UK public services from abuse will be exceptionally hard. And enforcing the law will be much more difficult. And this summary only scratches the surface of the issues. This is not project fear. It’s the reality of a ruinously harmful proposal that only the insane, the uninformed and the stupidly reckless would promote."
https://www.taxresearch.org.uk

The SNP Has To Wake Up To Economic Reality

"Let me summarise it like this. Keith Brown is the slave of defunct economic thinking that does not represent the way that any economy now works, or the way in which the Scottish economy should work. He wants to ensnare the future of Scotland to bankers, most of whom will be in London. The people of Scotland want an independent future where they are in charge of their own destiny, and their government works to achieve it. The SNP has to change its economic thinking to ensure that future is delivered. It really is time it woke up to the need to do so."
https://www.taxresearch.org.uk

The London Productivity Miracle Is An Illusion

"At a quick glance it looks like a London job adds almost exactly three times as much value to the UK economy as a whole as a South Scotland job. And let's be honest, a quick glance is often taken as plenty to dismiss the economics of independence in the media. But there is a problem, which is that the 'agglomeration effect' is measured without any reference to the many other factors which influence GVA. The Sheffield University report strips those factors out one by one to assess what like-for-like productivity would be."
https://www.commonspace.scot