Scottish politician John Swinney lifting his hand to make a point as he speaks at an event

John Swinney lecture – full text

Scotland’s Future: Economic Policy Choices in an independent Scotland On Tuesday 10th December the cabinet secretary for finance and sustainable growth, John Swinney MSP, gave Policy Scotland’s first Annual Lecture find the full-text of his lecture here. A podcast of the lecture will follow shortly. Introduction It is a pleasure to speak this evening at…

Scottish politician John Swinney lifting his hand to make a point as he speaks at an event

John Swinney – Independence can meet economic challenges

Scotland’s economy will benefit from independence over the uncertainty that would face the country within the UK, Finance Secretary John Swinney told a large audience at the inaugural annual Policy Scotland lecture on 10th December 2013. Speaking at Glasgow University Mr Swinney said that Scotland’s economic performance has improved significantly since 1999 with Scotland reaching similar…

The Scottish Government’s White Paper on independence: Appeal for a ‘yes’ vote

Dr Thomas Lundberg, Lecturer (Politics), University of Glasgow The Scottish Government has published its long-awaited White Paper, Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland. The paper sets out the Scottish National Party’s aspirations for an independent Scotland by enhancing democracy, prosperity and fairness, though critics have already claimed that many of these aspirations are…

Public Debate: Regulation in an Independent Scotland

Policy Scotland‘s second public debate, this time on Regulation in an Independent Scotland. The debate will address issues such as: What kind of regulatory frameworks will Scotland need to maximise its economic performance? What aspects of the economy should Scotland regulate itself, or jointly with rUK? How will be financial sector be regulated in a…