Will the Union break?

Some thoughts on Tom Nairn’s death and his obituary. Tom Nairn, hailed as the ‘intellectual godfather of the Scottish Independence movement’, died this week: he was 90 years old. Others have written of his profound writing and of his prediction that the United Kingdom as a state will inevitably break up. So I pose this… Continue reading Will the Union break?

‘Difficult or impossible’ for a third of adults to cover an extra £20 expense

In a recent survey, one third of adults in the UK admitted their finances were so finely balanced that an extra £20 per month would put them in financial difficulties. That figure rises when you consider vulnerable groups: Current government support is a sticking plaster which is quickly being exhausted due to the increased pressures… Continue reading ‘Difficult or impossible’ for a third of adults to cover an extra £20 expense

Alba call for new “Anti-Usury” Law

To save consumers from “Debt Trap” Lenders Alba want a ceiling put on the amount of interest consumers can be charged. Alba Party have called for a ceiling to be put on the amount of interest consumers can be charged in a bid to combat pay day lenders and banks cashing in on the cost… Continue reading Alba call for new “Anti-Usury” Law