What about trying a free-market solution? Abolish all the planning regs and laws. Abolish the green belt.
At present the planning is so complex only the big builders can get building permission and we end up with land banking. Freeing up that should allow supply to increase. I also agree that interest rates are causing house price rises so let’s see them go up as soon as possible. At present we are seeing surplus money flowing into property rather than savings and investments
Wish a speedy recovery for Boris. Praying for him
I am Scottish, first, second and last. I love the English as neighbours and friends but I am not and never will be British
I read the review, and having seen various previews, am interested in Lloyd’s writing. If Andrew’s review is accurate then once again it will be the usual mishmash of “Too poor” and Nationalism = Anglophobia. Smears without any real evidence. The grandfather who is apparently a raging Anglophobe because he rejoiced in the return of the stolen Stone of Destiny despite being a solid “Unionist”.
As always a positive case for the Union is sadly absent alongside the slightly wild notion that by being British we can be even more Scottish. Could do better I think
I agree. To take Nationalism from the lows of the late 80s and the “feeble fifty” to winning a Scottish Parliamentary election and getting 45% of the vote to break up a 307 year Union is a mark of a political Titan. He has put Nationalism on the map in Scotland and he really can be said to have changed British politics for ever.
Now in fairness it needs to be said that 55% voted against him, his record in government is spotty at best and there remains smoke and fire re the allegations but politically he is up with Thatcher in changing a country
I can only suggest you haven’t been to Edinburgh if you think there are lots of “Cult” members!
Regarding the offences alleged in Westminster I can only trust that the MPS and CPS will investigate fully and make a decision based on the evidence and whether it is in the public interest.
That is an honourable position, one I don’t agree with but one I can respect. Henry’s is not
The problem,Henry, is that no verdict would have been read as anything other than trouble for the SNP and its cause by you. Salmond guilty - SNP in crisis with sex crime ex leader, Salmond innocent - SNP in crisis with internal fighting.
As regards the insinuations and the forked tongue vindicated in his own mind at least that’s low. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law which didn’t happen so he is innocent in the eyes of the law as well as his own mind.
As regards Scotland being unable to match the efforts of the British state we only need to look at Norway, Sweden, Denmark etc etc to show that it can be done. It’s only in the minds of the most extreme Unionists that Scotland is uniquely incapable
Oh my word! Stop! My sides are splitting. She has either decided that, for the moment, it’s best to put the referendum to one side because this is a crisis for the planet OR she thinks it would play badly politically. I think both are true but there is no sudden conversion to the benefits of Union in Nicola’s thinking