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Nash Riggins is an American freelance journalist based in central Scotland. He currently writes for The Huffington Post, World Finance and Ones to Watch. For more from Nash, follow his blog at: www.nashriggins.com.

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Can British Renewables Survive Another Tory Government?

(1) Comments | Posted 23 May 2014 | (00:00)

Britain's renewable energy sector bears every trait you'd expect to see from a thriving, economically-driven international industry. It employs over 100,000 people, has been instrumental in helping domestic construction firms prosper during recession and has allowed families across the country to soften the blow of increasingly unaffordable household energy bills...

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Britain's Got a New Housing Bubble - and It's About to Explode

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2014 | (08:53)

Ever since Britain's housing bubble went splat in 2008, the coalition has been making a lot of noise about fixing this country's severe lack of affordable housing. In fact, you could almost say it's become a sort of crusade for the PM and his little-known housing minister.

Yet as the...

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What Happened to 'the Greenest Government Ever'?

(1) Comments | Posted 20 March 2014 | (23:00)

When David Cameron rose to power in 2010, he vowed to pilot the UK's "greenest government ever". He condemned the lackluster environmental credentials of the Labour regime that preceded him, arguing its leaders had callously showed little regard for Britain's sustainable impact on Mother Earth. Then, in a...

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The Co-op's Demise Has Serious Implications for British Farms

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2014 | (08:34)

The Co-op is in trouble again. Just months after its financial arm all but collapsed, the company has been forced to admit it's completely haemorrhaging cash. And facing some £2bn in losses, it only makes sense Co-op bosses have decided it's time to go into shutdown mode.

The...

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Does the Government Really Care About Homelessness?

(18) Comments | Posted 27 February 2014 | (23:00)

Ever since the coalition came to power in 2010, they've carried out reform after reform under the sanctimonious presumption that we've got to 'trim the fat' off of Britain's social safety net. Yet by allowing that to happen, we've afforded politicians a golden opportunity to diminish the bulk of income...

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George Osborne: Scottish Nationalist?

(8) Comments | Posted 13 February 2014 | (11:14)

George Osborne has finally decided to throw his cards on the table. An independent Scotland will not be allowed to retain the pound via some bureaucratic currency share scheme, he claims - a view that's reportedly shared across the political spectrum down south. As usual, this has gotten...

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Do Better Wages Really Make For a Better Society?

(1) Comments | Posted 10 February 2014 | (19:00)

Britain is on the brink of a disaster. The prices of food and fuel have been allowed to spiral out of control. Meanwhile, affordable accommodation is quickly dissipating - egged on by the coalition's dubious desire to slash cost-cutting holes in Britain's social safety net.

With that in mind,...

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What's the Human Cost of the World Cup?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2014 | (23:00)

We all know entertainment comes at a hefty price - but where the world's favourite sport is concerned, that price may now be too much to bear.

For decades, governments of all shapes and sizes have bent over backwards to accommodate the globe's top sporting event. You can hardly blame...

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It's Time for a New Debate on Welfare

(3) Comments | Posted 13 January 2014 | (23:00)

Ever since dream team George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith decided to launch their counter-intuitive campaign against Britain's sterling social security system, the public has tolerated their fodder based upon the delusional presumption that the government 'sort of' knew what it was doing.

"After all," we reassured ourselves. "Times...

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The NHS Can't Afford Any More Bureaucracy

(0) Comments | Posted 30 December 2013 | (21:09)

Britain's National Health Service was built upon the firmly held conviction that good healthcare should be available to everyone in society - that it should be based on clinical need rather than one's ability to pay hefty sums of money upfront. Well, apparently that's no longer the case.

In a...

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Britain's Next Housing Crisis

(3) Comments | Posted 11 December 2013 | (20:35)

In last week's autumn statement, Chancellor George Osborne was able to showboat the supposed successes of his austerity-driven financial agenda and renew his increasingly unlikely commitment towards balancing Britain's topsy-turvy budget. Yet while he's busy fritting away government assets and liabilities at break-neck speed, Mr Osborne appears keen to ignore...

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Is Privatisation Really the Answer?

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2013 | (14:20)

The Student Loans Company has always been an enigmatic public burden - a costly but necessary evil that allows Britain to foster young talent and train the leaders of tomorrow. In turn, these government-funded loans go on to perpetuate a forward-thinking attitude that willingly takes on the risk of investing...

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Let's Talk About Sex

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2013 | (12:40)

If there's anything worse than watching an out-of-touch politician squirm his or her way into a debate on sex, it's watching an entire gaggle of politicians squirm their way into a debate on our children having sex. Well, it's turning out to be that kind of week.

Conservatives across the...

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Will 'Help to Buy' Actually Help Anyone?

(14) Comments | Posted 13 November 2013 | (23:00)

Like any power couple, David Cameron and George Osborne are incredibly busy - and consequently, they don't have time to make new mistakes. Instead, they'd rather repackage the regurgitated innards of old policies the global economy has already chewed up and spit out. So enters the coalition's coveted 'Help to...

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British Universities Fall Victim to Immigration Reform

(32) Comments | Posted 5 October 2013 | (00:00)

Here in Britain, the future is looking pretty bleak for higher education. According to the latest global rankings released by the Times Higher Education group, nearly all of the UK's top universities have continued to free-fall down their list of the world's best. Bearing in mind that higher...

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Does America Understand the War it's About to Enter?

(2) Comments | Posted 4 September 2013 | (12:40)

It seems the world police have called Syria's bluff. CIA-trained operatives have been deployed on the ground to help bolster the country's rebel forces, and Barack Obama is now within inches of attaining what David Cameron so embarrassingly failed to achieve in Britain: Congressional approval to fire a few hundred...

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The Dumbest Political Protest in History?

(0) Comments | Posted 30 August 2013 | (12:30)

There are millions of ways a politician can shoot his or herself in the foot. Perhaps she gets too easily distracted, and fails to show up for hearings. Or maybe he abstains from key votes, and tweets crotch-shots to impressionable teens. Well, Labour's shadow transport minister, Jim Fiztpatrick, has taken...

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Is Hosni Mubarak's Release a Good Thing?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2013 | (16:01)

At this point, it's pretty safe to say Hosni Mubarak is an awful human being. For 30 years, he ruled Egypt with an iron fist, killing and imprisoning dissenters at will. Luckily, the Arab Spring of 2011 saw Mubarak dethroned and tossed into a posh cage, where he would presumably...

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If Theresa May Wants to Ban Divisive Groups, She Should Start With Her Own Political Party

(3) Comments | Posted 27 May 2013 | (15:04)

In the aftermath of Woolwich, people are looking to MPs for answers - the most sought after of all being: 'how can we prevent this from happening again?' Well, as usual, Home Secretary Theresa May has stepped up to the plate with a legislative solution that's almost as...

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Should We Be Teaching Our Future Leaders to Rationalise Violence?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2013 | (17:40)

It's no secret that Westminster is chalk-full of privately-educated career politicians - in fact, around 34% of our MPs got the best education money could possibly buy. Yet it's worth noting that one institution in particular appears to churn out more movers and shakers than all the rest...

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