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Daily Archives: October 20, 2011

Editorial: The Old Rock 21.10.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 21.10.11

20/10/2011, by in News

What shape for EU? Greece, it seems likely, will before long have to pull out of the Euro and revert to the drachma, with all the attendant negatives for people in that country and the financial system of the globe more generally. (more…) Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

20/10/2011, by in News

I plead guilty. I was in Tesco. It was a perfectly ordinary shopping outing, looking for food for the week, and maybe there would be a wee bottle of something on the trolley as well, as a treat. (more…) Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

20/10/2011, by in Features

One of the changes that this government has made to parliament which does not get a great deal of attention outside of Westminster has been to hand over control of a chunk of parliamentary time to a committee of backbenchers. Up until the last election the subject for debate was controlled entirely ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

20/10/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe Firth construction camp could close next year. As work continued on demolishing a part of the oilworkers’ camp this week, BP confirmed that they were considering their use for what is left of Firth. (more…) Read more...