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Tales of alleged fraud, drugs and child rape: Why it’s vital we stop Alex Salmond’s Leveson law

@peterabellfb The ‘Salmond's Leveson law' heading simply reflects the fact that he is the driving force behind a separate Scottish response to Lord Leveson's report. Our concern is not the detail of future legislation but whether or not further regulation is required in Scotland at all. At the end of the day the public has more to fear from an unchecked government than an unregulated press.


18 Dec 2012 - 15:26

Tales of alleged fraud, drugs and child rape: Why it’s vital we stop Alex Salmond’s Leveson law

@MacThomais This link gives some practical insights into repurcussions: http://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2012/11/29/what-could-leveson-report-mean... But my primary point is that I do not agree the case has been made for greater regulation of the press north of the border, if anything the Scottish press is not currently challenging enough. Sorry if you found the blog bland. But to paraphrase; sometimes what is in the public interest is not necessarily of interest to the public!


18 Dec 2012 - 11:58
O2 hires former Brazen head of digital Paul Fabretti as head of social media

O2 hires former Brazen head of digital Paul Fabretti as head of social media

Well done, Paul a great move.


6 Nov 2012 - 12:56

Why the creative sector in Scotland and the north of England is heading south

@kevin18653 I hope you are right and my friend is wrong. But the fact remains there are many parallels between law and marketing - not least of all they are full of talented people doing a great job for clients. However they also have a diminishing client base in common and an increased reliance on the public sector. A spate of mergers and takeovers has also created risk that that many once independent firms are simply becoming branch offices to firms based elsewhere. Of course there are exceptions where Scottish firms have merged to create stronger Scottish-based entities. The picture is mixed which was why I interpreted my friends comments as being more about risk than current reality.


4 Nov 2012 - 09:40

Why the creative sector in Scotland and the north of England is heading south

@georgeshepherd The Scottish business is dominated by some strong personalities and I reckon that might count against Scottish firms merging with each other. In terms of Devo Max, or Independence it is pretty clear the current system of Government hasn't worked. Scotlands private sector as a whole is in crisis and I doubt it offers much opportunity for the kids growing up today, But I think many of the English regions share these frustrations too. I reckon a bit of DevoMax there might provide the boost they need.


2 Nov 2012 - 12:05

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