Magazine article Public Finance

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Magazine article Public Finance

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CAMPBELL CHRISTIE DIES

Salmond hails 'giant' of Scotland

Campbell Christie, who chaired the Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services in Scotland, has died at the age of 74. Christie, who had been battling cancer, was general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress from 1986 to 1998. Rrst Minister Alex Salmond said Scotland had lost 'a giant of the trade union movement and of public life'.

CROSSBORDER ROAD STOP

Republic withdraws from joint plan

The Republic of Ireland will no longer finance a major cross-border road link with the North. The Irish government's decision to withdraw its promised £400m for the A5 road project was described as 'disappointing' by Northern Ireland's ministers. Northern Ireland's own £400m contribution will now be spent elsewhere. …

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