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Aspiration or reality?Alex Salmond has today claimed that an independent Scotland’s (iScotland) EU membership terms could “be finalised in 18 months” i.e by March 2016. There is an obvious political reason for wishing to play down the disruption caused…

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Ahead of next month’s crucial Scottish independence referendum, the Scottish government has put out its own paper on EU reform, designed to position the SNP on the pro-reform as opposed to the status quo side of the debate. The report has generated ver…

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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:The UK must be the first country, with the forthcoming Scottish and EU referenda, to simultaneously have an intense political debate about the difficulty or otherwise of both joining and leaving th…

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