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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.



Gordon Brown vs Scotland: The Balance-Sheet (September 2007)

This article was first published on openDemocracy

The first meeting of Scotland's council of economic advisers (CEA) convenes on 20 September 2007. Among its eleven members are a couple of Nobel prizewinners (Finn E Kydland and James A Mirrlees), and the economics journalists Frances Cairncross and John Kay ; its chair is George Mathewson, until recently governor of the huge Royal Bank of Scotland. The composition of the CEA was announced by first minister Alex Salmond on 28 June, less than two months after the elections to the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh which brought his (and my) Scottish National Party to power after it won the narrowest of victories over the Labour Party.

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Drop The Dead Shark! (August 2007)

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

Scotland has a chance to join the small states that combine entrepreneurial flair with social-democratic responsibility.

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Common Ground (August 2007)

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

In the current climate, the Commonwealth takes on a new, radical significance - and Scotland has a role to play in it.

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A Bridge Not Far Enough (August 2007)

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

Scotland - and the rest of the UK too - will need a solid public works strategy as the fairy gold of Brown's boom vanishes.

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Save Scotland's Media (July 2007)

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

It's time to break up the BBC and establish a Scottish Broadcasting Corporation.

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