Author Archives: Eric Hewett

About Eric Hewett

I am an internet programmer, and smallholder. I am really trying to figure out what I can do with Wordpress. A few observations and thoughts which someone on the dark side of the moon might find either useful or interesting.

Fair Scotland, Fair for Everyone

The SNP leader, Alex Salmond, has announced the Scotland will be fairer after independence. The gap will be closed between rich and poor. To me this suggests that taxes will be raised. Since the SNP have said they will lower … Continue reading

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Salmond says Vote not about SNP

Salmond says the Vote is “not about the SNP” and “not about him”. Well he is wrong on both these counts. The Scottish National Party is defined by the Yes campaign, without the independence debate there would be no SNP! … Continue reading

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Mr Vladimir Putin – the Chess Grand Master

Mr Putin is the master planner. He thinks like a chess grand master. He thinks many moves ahead planning the long game often play multiple games at once or perhaps one game on many fronts. Initially I suspected he was … Continue reading

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I’m with stupid or am I? But who?

Westminster politicians don’t have a clue. They stupidly adopt a bullying tone assuming the Shots will cow tow to their greater knowledge and wisdom. The reverse will be true the more English politicians tell the Scots what to do the … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence – Using the Pound

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Scottish Referendum – Questions and Answers

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My Problem with Scottish Independence

What is is my problem with Scottish Independence? Actually my problem isn’t independence. It’s politicians! My faith and trust in politicians is limited. Specifically I suspect both sides of the political debate are going to make promise they can’t deliver. … Continue reading

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Scottish Independance

I was born in England and grew up in Wales, lived in France, recently moved to Scotland, and I am entitled to vote in the Scottish Independence referendum. I should add, I am libertarian in the sense that I believe people … Continue reading

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Musings on farming and food, in the light of recent weather-related disasters in the UK

Musings on farming and food, in the light of recent weather-related disasters in the UK.

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My Patent Ten Commandments

Patents are so supposed to protect inventors, allow them to innovate and earn a living from their inventions. However they are been assimilated into the corporate arms arsenal, used to bombard corporate rivals, and annihilate start-ups before they have a chance to blossom. Any large … Continue reading

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