Tag Archives: scottish independence

On simplifying without simplification

[Every now and then, the law throws up something really fascinating. This week’s exercise in fascination was instructions to prepare a briefing note on the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis, directed at yours truly. What made these instructions so difficult to follow is that while the causes and consequences of the GFC […]

Smart Alec

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has insisted his government has a mandate to hold a referendum on independence in the autumn of 2014. It comes after ministers in London said such a move would be unlawful without Westminster’s approval. But a spokesman for Mr Salmond said Scottish National Party ministers were “entirely confident” of their […]

The Scotland Bill

… is likely to be £6 – £8 billion. That’s the likely oil-based revenue that stands to be removed from British coffers if Scotland restored Independence and withdrew its share of North Sea assets (previously established in both The Continental Shelf Act 1964 and the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968 as the UK North Sea […]