Vote no and get ready for more bad medicine

JOAN isn't convinced by George Osborne’s deficit reduction strategy. She believes trying to clear the UK's debts too early could have a devastating effect.

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We've tamed son of poll tax..but no thanks to Labour

JOAN puts forward the view that the SNP are the champions of the poor thanks to their freezing of council tax, and says that an independent Scotland would be able to help people even more.

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Unionist parties think we were all born yesterday

JOAN says that in an independent Scotland pensioners would be better looked after as she slams the UK state pension...

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Don't let fear stop you from living your dreams

JOAN reckons it's normal for nations to want to achieve independence and says the residents of Scotland need to step outside their comfort zone and support this notion.

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We all speak with one voice

JOAN says she hates the word "foreign" and insists we all belong to the same human family, regardless of where we stay in the world...

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Stop using oil lies to rig Independence debate

JOAN debates whether the treasury lied about the Scottish oil wealth and believes nothing it says can be considered impartial.

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I welcome 'loser' Gordon Brown joining in the referendum debate

JOAN says that the former Prime Minister's intervention only showcases the weaknesses of the United With Labour campaign.

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No reason why Saltire shouldn't fly proudly alongside world's flags at the UN

WHEN the United Nations was created in a spirit of hope and optimism at the end of the Second World War, it had 51 members, roughly matching the number of independent countries in the world.

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School lesson we can all learn.. say goodbye to 'can't'

THIS week Joan believes Scots should adopt a more positive attitude by dropping the word 'can't' from our vocabulary.

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Tolerance will help to heal bloodied Boston's wounds

JOAN McAlpine on the sickening attacks that rocked America last Monday and why people will not be bullied by terrorism.

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Oil industry is booming

DURING the first oil boom, Scotland gave Thatcher's treasury £125billion in oil taxes but lost 250,000 jobs

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We're right to dig up past on day Thatcher is buried

AS the people paying for Margaret Thatcher's £10million send off, we should be given the to express our views through our political representatives.

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Dailly seems perfect bedfellow for the nasty party

MIKE DAILLY should stop trying to be something he is not - like pretending to side with the poor while campaigning with the Tories.

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IDS and Co are leaving a horrible impression..

AS we countdown to the independence referendum of September 18, 2014 - comedian Rory Bremner believes there should be more Scottish political satire on the telly.

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Education should be something we can all benefit from

I LOVED every minute of my four years at Glasgow University in the early 1980s, even if I’d rather forget my New Romantic fashion phase.

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No room in civilised nation for this cruel tax on poor

MOVING home is one of the most stressful events any of us will go through in our lives - yet this is being imposed on the sick and vulnerable.

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Listen to people on nuke weapons

2013-03-27_daily_record_thumbnail.jpgTHE SNP have tabled two deabates, one on the Iraq War and another on Trident weapons on the Clyde, for this week but Labour have branded them a waste of time.

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Oil and gas paid for London boom...now it can fuel Scotland

Joan believes if Scotland was put in charge of its oil revenues then it would be in a far better position to cope with the recession than other countries.

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Pulp Fiction embarrassment for Better Together campaign

THE pro-union campaign issued a leaflet that said London control meant cheap mortgages in Scotland because of the UK’s triple-A credit rating. 

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Time for change of direction

ANAS SARWAR should stop focussing on the downsides of free university tuition and focus on some of the priorities Labour have such as their controversial commitment to renewing Trident.

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