Scotland Weekly Digest – Edition II

As the Scottish independence referendum draws nearer, Cicero is pleased to share our second weekly Scottish digest. This edition outlines the latest polling average, looks at the recent developments on the possible televised debates between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling and provides a round-up of the other top stories and opinion pieces from the Scottish and …

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Gavin Hayes: Why airport expansion really matters

Britain does twenty times more trade with countries with which it has a direct air link. 40% of Britain’s exports by value travel by air, and an increase of just 1,000 passengers a year between two countries sees trade increase by up to £1m. Yet due to years of political dithering, the 3.5km of tarmac …

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Election Analysis: Newark shows the markedly changed ambitions of Labour

Today is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the pivotal moment at which the tide was turned in the Second World War in the Allies favour. The Conservative Party will be quietly rejoicing that this important day of commemoration wasn’t overshadowed by another headline; that of UKIP gaining its first Parliamentary seat …

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Party Political Analysis – The Queen’s Speech 2014

In a joint statement ahead of this year’s Queen’s Speech, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister announced that “this Queen’s Speech is unashamedly pro-work, pro-business and pro-aspiration.” They should have also added that this Speech was designed to be pro-Coalition. Following the local and European elections, it was important for both Coalition partners to …

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