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06/08/2007 In Defence of Independent Schools
A version of this letter appeared in The Scotsman on 4th August

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10/06/2007 So, exactly who's in charge here?
This article by Bill Jamieson appeared in Scotland on Sunday on 10th June

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31/05/2007 Pricing Beauty
This article on planning appeared in the Rettie magazine of 2007

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30/05/2007 Brian Monteith Joins The Policy Institute


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29/05/2007 Powers of the State
A letter from Tom Miers published in The Scotsman on 29th May

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28/03/2007 The Real State of Scotland's Schools - Must Do Better


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05/03/2007 How to Save Devolution


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28/02/2007 The Key to Economic Success in Scotland
Open Debate sponsored by HBOS plc

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13/02/2007 How to Cure Scotland's NHS
An open debate

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18/12/2006 Three Elephants In The Room
Christmas Newsletter

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14/12/2006 Market Forces Must Replace The Planning Bureaucracy


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15/11/2006 Reforms Needed To Protect Our Historic Buildings


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26/10/2006 We Should Welcome Cross Border Raids
A version of this letter from Tom Miers was published in The Scotsman on 26th October

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24/10/2006 Lord Harris of High Cross
Lord Harris's work inspired the creation of the Policy Institute. This obituary by Bill Jamieson appeared in The Scotsman on 24th October

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20/10/2006 Why there is so much discontent about tax
This letter from Tom Miers was published in The Herald on 20th October

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04/10/2006 Clear analysis of the relative merits of reactions to climate change is overdue
This letter from Tom Miers was published in The Scotsman on 4th October

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12/09/2006 Why Barnett Formula may soon be coming to the end of its time
This article by Bill Jamieson appeared in The Scotsman on 12th September 2006

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26/07/2006 Is Prison Tough Enough?
A Talk by Clive Fairweather CBE, Former Chief Inspector of Prisons

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06/07/2006 Easy To Decide Which Bills Are "English"
This letter from Tom Miers was published in The Herald on 6th July

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21/06/2006 Former Prisons Chief Unveils Radical Plan To Cut Reoffending


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10/06/2006 Scottish Water Flotation
A letter from Tom Miers published in The Scotsman

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12/05/2006 The Best Investment In Scottish Education
A letter from Tom Miers published in The Herald

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25/04/2006 Planning Power to the People
A Speech to the Scottish Countryside Alliance by Tom Miers

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19/04/2006 A Presentation: The Economic Case For Fiscal Autonomy
The Policy Institute is co-hosting this at Jury's Inn, 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh on 19th April. Press 'more' for further information.

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18/04/2006 Marta Andreasen Lecture
The Former EU Chief Accountant describes her experience to an Edinburgh audience

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06/04/2006 Free Us From These Politicians - However They're Elected
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 6th April

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20/03/2006 It's Time To Rein In Our Power-Mad Politicians


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08/03/2006 A New Way To Fund Universities
Letter from Tom Miers published in The Scotsman

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02/02/2006 Radical Proposal For "University Bonds" Will Help Scotland


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20/01/2006 Government Pensions - A First Step Out Of The Mess
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 20th January 2006

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18/01/2006 Winter Debate
Citizen & State: Three Visions For Scotland in 2026

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06/12/2005 Out Of The Sidings - A Debate On Transport


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28/11/2005 Andrew Neil Delivers Hayek Lecture


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31/10/2005 Policy Institute Unveils Radical Vision For Scottish Transport


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25/10/2005 "Arts Vouchers" Will Encourage Public Participation


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06/09/2005 City Of Queues
This article appeared in The Scotsman on 6th September

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29/08/2005 Scotland Should Adopt A Highway
A verison of this article by Suart Crawford appeared in The Scotsman on 29th August

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03/08/2005 Scotland Should "Adopt A Highway"


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29/06/2005 Why The Churches Are Wrong To Back Geldof
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 29th June

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09/06/2005 Flat Taxes Would Benefit Scotland


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24/05/2005 How Democracy Takes Away Our Freedoms
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 24th May

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14/05/2005 Scottish Water Should Go With The Utility Flow
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 14th April 2005

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12/05/2005 Reviving The Scottish Water Industry
Open Debate with Prof. Colin Robinson 5.45 pm - 7.30 pm

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12/05/2005 Democracy Means Big Government


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01/04/2005 Scotland's Water Industry Should Be Opened To Competition


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28/02/2005 How To Close Scotland's Productivity Gap
For a commentary by Tom Miers, press 'more' below.

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05/02/2005 Alan Greenspan on Adam Smith
The Chairman of the US Federal Reserve gave a speech in Kircaldy on Adam Smith. Read the whole lecture.

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14/01/2005 Alexander The Greatest
A version of this article appeared in The Scotsman on 14th January 2005

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01/12/2004 Scotland's Economy: New Points of Departure
Public Debate

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23/11/2004 Open Debate
Would More Parental Choice Help Scottish Schools?

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07/11/2004 Planning System Must Be Reformed


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21/10/2004 Teachers and Parents Could Tranform Scotland’s Education


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11/10/2004 Scotland’s neighbours show the way to Highland revival
A version of this article by Tom Miers apepared in The Scotsman on 11th October 2004

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11/10/2004 Who Governs Rural Scotland?
Conference held by People Too on 29th October

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20/09/2004 Fantasy Jobs – why ‘indirect employment’ figures should be taken with a pinch of salt
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 20th September 2004.

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19/09/2004 Jobs Figures Can Distort Public Policy


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09/08/2004 Free Books!
The Policy Institute is offering a number of publications for free

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02/08/2004 Valuing The Environment Is The Only Sensible Energy Strategy
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 2nd August.

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19/07/2004 Down The Wrong Track On Rail
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 19th July

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08/07/2004 A Plea For An Enlightened Debate On Army Cuts
A version of this article by Dr Craig F Smith appeared in The Scotsman on 13th July 2004

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28/06/2004 Missing An Open Goal – Scotland’s Politicians Must Wake Up To The Opportunity Of Public Service Reform
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 28th June

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25/06/2004 Scotland's Universities Must Free Themselves From Political Control


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03/06/2004 There's Nothing Wrong With A Shrinking Population
A version of this article appeared in The Scotsman on 3rd June

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01/06/2004 Debate on Scotland's Financial Sector
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21/05/2004 Executive Must Act To Boost Scottish Financial Services


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29/03/2004 Pricing Public Services - Why the Executive should let schools and hospitals compete
A version of this article appeared in The Scotsman on 29th March 2004

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28/03/2004 Scotland Can Leapfrog UK and Europe to Better Public Services


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01/03/2004 Should Governments Set Our Interest Rates?
A version of this article appeared in The Scotsman on 1st March 2004

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09/12/2003 Scottish Enterprise Must Change To Succeed


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01/12/2003 Local Government Bill Does Not Go Far Enough


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01/12/2003 New Study Points To ‘Fiscal Autonomy’


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03/11/2003 Reforms Needed for a World Class Health Service


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09/10/2003 New Series on Economy Launched!
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09/10/2003 Debate on Scotland's Economy, 4th November
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04/09/2003 Red tape isn’t working – so let the private sector cope with risk
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 4th September '03.

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01/09/2003 Valuing environmental beauty is the best way to preserve it
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 1st September '03.

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15/08/2003 Freeing the Isles from the stranglehold of CalMac
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 15th August

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07/07/2003 Should Darling travel down Smith's road pricing route?
A version of this article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 7th July

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03/07/2003 New Web Site!
The Policy Institute has gone live on the Internet...

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14/04/2003 How those party promises could cost us millions
This article by Tom Miers appeared in The Scotsman on 14th April, just as the Scottish parliamentary election was hotting up...

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