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Chris Harvie is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines, blogs and opinion forums such as openDemocracy, the Scottish Review of Books, Scots Independent, the Guardian’s Comment is Free and the Scottish Review.



Trainspotting at St Boswells (January 2008)

This article was first published on The Guardian's Comment is Free

The tosh-spouting, isolationist Jeremy Clarkson tendency may hate it, but the Borders will get their rail link.

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Off The Rails (January 2008)

This article was first published on The Guardian's Comment is Free

British trains are twice as expensive as German ones, and four times more likely to be late.

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Not Yet Back On Track (January 2008)

This article was first published on The Guardian's Comment is Free

The Waverley railway in Scotland, closed by Labour in 1969, should have reopened this year. Now it's maybe 2011, and maybe never.

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Salmond's Christmas Present (December 2007)

This article was first published on The Guardian's Comment is Free

The pendulum has swung. Scottish independence now stands at 40%, only just behind devolution at 44%.

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Divine Right and the Shuttlefolk (November 2007)

This article was first published on The Guardian's Comment is Free

The Scottish cabinet always used to feel it had London peering over its shoulder. Not any longer.

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