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Revealed: Secret plans to jail nationalists in nuclear crisis
Margaret Thatcher's ­government imagined rounding up and imprisoning Scottish nationalists in the event of a possible nuclear war, previously secret official documents show.

Education is key as former MP takes on Pakistan role
Former Labour politician Mohammad Sarwar has made it his mission to improve education in Punjab as he begins a five-year term as governor of Pakistan's largest province.

Lawrence 'to get peerage 20 years after son's murder'
DOREEN Lawrence is to be given a seat in the House of Lords, 20 years after the murder of her son Stephen in a racist attack.

Fears sparked by Labour election 'suicide note'
OFFICIALS feared the election of a Labour government committed to unilateral nuclear disarmament could have wrecked Britain's alliance with the United States.

Caravan awaits peer after 'desolate' apology
A TORY peer who branded the North East of England "desolate" has been invited to visit the region and has even been offered the chance to stay in a caravan.

US invasion of Grenada caused strife
IT was the moment the partnership between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan almost hit the rocks.

Clegg noncommittal over Trident
NICK Clegg refused to say if Trident would be a red line issue in any future coalition negotiations as he suggested voters could ignore much of his party's next manifesto.

Tories 'plan to make sacking staff easier'
LABOUR have called on the chairman of the Conservative Party to "come clean" on whether he broke employment law after he said firms had to invent "disingenuous reasons" to make staff redundant.

Former Prime Minister tried to save Timex jobs
MARGARET Thatcher personally intervened in a bid to save almost 2000 jobs at the Timex factory in Dundee on the eve of the 1983 General Election, previously secret papers show.

Retaliation fears led to rejection of cut in oil tax
MARGARET Thatcher's government rejected a cut in the tax on North Sea oil in the 1981 Budget because of fears the Norwegians would retaliate, previously secret papers show.

Call for court fines to rise in line with inflation
OFFENDERS should be hit with an inflation-linked hike in fines, according to the Conservatives.

New options to reform benefits system under independence, says top think-tank
INDEPENDENCE would provide new opportunities to reform the benefits system in Scotland, the UK's leading economic think tank has said.

PwC boss hints at opposition to independence
ONE of the UK's largest accountancy firms has appeared to back the Union with claims that big business north of the Border may fear pinning their colours to the independence mast.

Anger at court's 'legal' verdict on bedroom tax
Campaigners have attacked a "devastating" High Court ruling that the Coalition Government's bedroom tax is legal.

Britain 'complacent' while it loses war on internet crime
BRITAIN is losing the war against internet crime, an influential group of MPs has warned.

 

Scotsman

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The Scotsman cartoon - 01/08/13

WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning is the subject of today’s cartoon



Lairds warn Holyrood over new land buy-out powers

SCOTLAND’S landowners have warned the Scottish Government against breaking up their sporting estates, saying that the move could have a “disastrous” effect on rural communities.



Thatcher considered using troops in miners? strike

MARGARET Thatcher secretly considered the use of troops to break the miners’ strike, according to newly released government papers.



Natalie McGarry: Listless Labour losing value

AMID vague promises and a vacuum of policies from the left, the Yes camp can seize the initiative, writes Natalie McGarry



Michael Kelly: SNP?s apparent calm masks divisions

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond’s highly risk-averse case for independence covers a mass of conflicting visions in his party, writes Michael Kelly



Bill Jamieson: Happiness is just a flag wave away

FORGET austerity, a bizarre exercise in statistical jiggery-pokery concludes we were happier than ever in 2012, writes Bill Jamieson



Scottish independence: Labour group dubbed ?a sham?

A LABOUR campaign in support of independence was branded a “sham and a SNP front” after members of the SNP were pictured alongside a banner from the group.



Scottish independence: Border controls warning

Scotland’s border controls would be a “complete nightmare” after independence, with the prospect of minor roads and farm tracks being patrolled, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has claimed.



Bill Walker says wife attacked him with dagger

An MSP accused of a series of assaults against four women has told a court his second wife attacked him with a dagger.



Police Scotland apologise for Toby Young tweet

POLICE Scotland have apologised after a tweet was sent from their official account mocking columnist Toby Young during an appearance on Newsnight.



Cruddas wins damages over ?cash-for-meeting? claim

FORMER Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas has spoken out against his treatment by the Tories after winning his High Court libel action over allegations of corruption.



Mohammad Sarwar ?honoured? at Pakistan appointment

The UK’s first Muslim MP has described his appointment as the governor of one of the largest provinces of Pakistan as a “high honour”.



The Scotsman cartoon - 31/07/13

A high Court ruling cleared the way for the so-called “bedroom tax” to be imposed on disabled people



Scots militant ?threatened to poison Gordon Brown?

A SELF-STYLED militant separatist is to be extradited to Scotland over claims he threatened to poison former prime minister Gordon Brown and contaminate water supplies to English cities.



Scottish independence a major risk - Michael Moore

A YES vote in the independence referendum will mean “lasting, irreversible changes” for Scotland and its relationship with the rest of the UK, the coalition government will warn today.



Wingsland Blog

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Is this a trick question?
For some reason which escapes our understanding, the operator of the misleadingly-named “Scottish Labour” Twitter account chose to tweet this message this afternoon. We know the answer, but we’re jiggered if we get the point. Because these things are a matter of public record, and it’s easy enough to find out – five out of [...]

The curse of volatility
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Project Feart?
We’re now in the sixth day of our attempt to arrange a public debate between the respective chairmen of the Yes and No campaigns, Dennis Canavan and Alistair Darling. Yes Scotland director Blair Jenkins accepted on behalf of Mr Canavan some days ago, but despite his “Better Together” counterpart Blair McDougall initially agreeing (on the [...]

The pride of Britain
It’s very rare, viewers, that we get so angry in the course of writing a post that we have to stop. But when we ran a picture last night of Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, opening a foodbank with a cretinous smile on his face as if being a member of the [...]

Two cousins
The internet’s been enjoying itself since last night knocking up satirical versions of The Sun’s wraparound cover today. For no immediately apparent reason (except perhaps that it’s a slow time for news) the paper has suddenly decided to give a “State Of The Union”-type address explicitly setting out its beliefs on a variety of subjects. [...]

We could do these all day
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Please give generously
Some people in Britain can’t afford to eat and are having to go to foodbanks to survive. So open your heart (and wallet) for this hungry little ginger fella. There’s only so far an expense account will stretch when you’re on a tightly-controlled public sector salary.

Fear debunked while you wait
(Link and link and link.)

The big decision
You’ve bravely waded through a 3500-word book review already this morning, so let’s give you something a little more bite-sized to digest. This one could be a game-changer, folks. Brace yourselves. We’ll keep this brief. We currently have a cash ISA (balance £3.42). It pays 0.1% interest.  The annual cash limit for contributions to an [...]

Another country
Wings Over Scotland went to London last weekend, for no particular reason other than a change of scenery. After a trip to the faux-bohemian Camden Market – in which about six different stalls are now repeated over and over in a strange gentrified mockery of its previous more anarchic life, yet while still maintaining much [...]

BBC Scotland

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Move to extend fuel discount scheme
A fuel discount that applies to the Scottish islands and the Isles of Scilly could be extended to remote and rural parts of the UK mainland.

Think tank reports on Scots welfare
Independence would allow Scotland to reverse recent "poorly-designed" reforms to the UK's welfare system, according to a think tank.

Scottish shop sales continue to rise
Scottish retail sales rise for the second quarter in a row, according to the latest retail sales index figures.

Punjab role 'honour' says Sarwar
Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar thanks the prime minister of Pakistan for asking him to take on the role of governor of Punjab.

Labour attacks independence group
The Scottish Labour party's deputy leader, Anas Sarwar, describes the campaign group Labour for Independence as an "SNP front".

Fish quotas sanction move agreed
European sanctions will be brought in against Faroese herring and mackerel imports from the end of August.

MSP claims dagger attack by wife
An MSP accused of a series of assaults against four women tells a court his second wife attacked him with a dagger.

Elderly care at home costs double
The amount of money being spent by Scottish councils providing personal care for elderly people in their own home doubles in eight years.

PWC denies independence stance
Accountancy firm PwC denies it has taken a stance on Scottish independence despite comments from its chairman reported on a website.

Housing benefit challenge fails
A group of disabled people lose a High Court challenge to social housing benefit cuts for residents with spare bedrooms in England, Wales and Scotland.

More 'overdose reversal kits' issued
Health groups issue a record number of "take home" overdose reversal kits in a bid to cut drug-related deaths in Scotland.

VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
MSPs pass the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill.

VIDEO: Can welfare reforms be reversed?
BBC Scotland's political correspondent Raymond Buchanan rounds up the latest report on pensions and benefits.

VIDEO: Alarm over alcohol pricing plan
European wine-producing nations are warning that Scotland's plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol could have a devastating impact on the industry.

VIDEO: Scottish islands seek greater autonomy
Scotland's three island councils are campaigning for greater powers after the independence referendum.

Newsnet Scotland

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Scottish News, News Scotland - Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish

Iran to Gift its Oil to England ? Exclusive

By Brent Crood, BBC Scotlandshire Energy Correspondent

Newly elected Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has made his inaugural speech on the Iranian economy. During his address, which is normally a formal and uninteresting affair, he made an announcement which has shocked the international community.

Mr Rouhani, who last month succeeded former premier Mahmoud Achmadinnersbad, announced that he intends to petition the UK government, asking them to take over responsibility for the administration of all Iranian oil revenues as a matter of urgency.



Orwellian Propagandists United Against Scotland (OPUAS): OBR, 'Better Togethe...

  By Mark McNaught
 
The excellent NNS articles detailing the collusion between the BBC and the 'Better Together' campaign have not only annihilated any pretence of BBC objectivity towards the independence debate, but also laid bare the absurd notion that the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) is anything more than a propaganda weapon targeting independence.
 
The OBR was created in 2010 by Scroz (George Osborne's new nickname: help it catch on), presumably because he was tired of legitimate economic analysis discrediting his fascist, neoliberal, Tory ideology.



A Scot Abroad and a Nation with No Name

By Angus Baird
 
Like most I received news of the 'royal baby' by checking the international news websites when I awoke on the morning of the 23rd of July. 
 
The gaggle of sycophants triumphantly declaring the new royal heir to the throne led immediately to feelings of frustration, anger and disappointment.  The more I read and watched the more it increased.



Britain ? no longer the land of the future, but one living in the past

  By Gerry Hassan
 
Once upon a time, like many other Scots, I believed in Britain.
 
Britain seemed the future: it had appeal, appeared modern, progressive and full of promise. That now seems a world away from the Britain of today: which appears content to live permanently in a fictitious past.

This is the Fantasyland Britain we see before us this week ? of a society, culture and media obsessed with celebrating the birth of Kate and William?s royal baby and third in line to the throne. And this Sunday is the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War which will be officially commemorated next year.



Cameron forgets babies born into poverty

  By Aamer Anwar
 
Cameron wasn't shy bouncing out of the doors of Number 10 to pronounce what a great moment the royal birth was for the nation.
 
He did the same with Andy Murray and the Olympics but as the PM rejoiced over a child being born to rule over us, 700 others were born into poverty, that's one in five children born into poverty every day in the UK.



Sport's biggest transfer overshadows battle

  By George Kerevan

Forget Luis Suárez: the real transfer story is Ian Livingston, the Glaswegian boss of BT, quitting to join the UK government as a trade minister.

Livingston leaves BT on a high, having rescued the company from its recession nadir in 2009, when the share price hit 72p. Thursday?s first-quarter earnings report claimed 500,000 subscribers already signed up for BT?s new sports cable channel ? which does not start till next month. Better still, pre-tax profits outperformed market expectations.



Earth to Westminster: The Sun has set on the British Empire

  By Mark McNaught

Several disclosures in the past weeks have vaporised any pretence of the Westminster government's legitimacy, and demonstrated not only that the system is no longer fit to govern, but also overtly contemptuous of the residents and the land within the UK. 

Iain Duncan Smith 'defended' his £500 per week overall welfare cap by citing his 'belief I am right' that his savage cuts will induce a 'cultural change' and transform skyvers into strivers through depriving the disadvantaged of the means to continue their existence.



Can the TV licence be justified in today's Scotland?

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
Last week three unrelated things happened that for me marked the beginning of the end of the BBC in Scotland ? at least as we know it.
 
A survey revealed that less than half of Scots felt that the broadcaster represented them in news and current affairs programming.  Forty eight per cent of those who responded to a BBC Trust survey said they were unhappy with the programming output from the corporation.



Recovering from Brain Injury

  The second in a two part series by Lynn Malone [Part One Here]
 
When my son regained consciousness following an accident my immediate response was relief but it was short-lived when it transpired he had a ticking time bomb in his head.
 
Mike, 28, who was studying social work while working with disadvantaged young people, lost his balance going up stairs to his tenement flat, falling onto concrete steps and landing on his head in November 2011.  He suffered a bleed on his brain and an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and had been placed on a ventilator.



Terrorism, Double Standards and the EDL

  By Aamer Anwar
 
You may be shocked to learn that over the last 4 weeks a bombing campaign appears to taken place in England but there was 'no cause for alarm'.
 
In Walsall a nail bomb was found and exploded by bomb disposal squad with the police denying at first that it was an 'act of terror', a week later in Tipton the wrong timing meant only seven people were in a building when a bomb exploded strewing nails, debris across the adjacent car park and shattering windows.



Referendum 2014 (Scoop.it)

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Natalie McGarry: Listless Labour losing value

AMID vague promises and a vacuum of policies from the left, the Yes camp can seize the initiative, writes Natalie McGarry

See it on Scoop.it, via Referendum 2014

Is this a trick question?

For some reason which escapes our understanding, the operator of the misleadingly-named “Scottish Labour” Twitter account chose to tweet this message this afternoon.



See it on Scoop.it, via Referendum 2014

Jim Monaghan (Poet): I?m A Labour Party Member & Supporter Of Scottish Indepe...

"I am a Labour Party member and a supporter of independence for Scotland.  I believe in devolving power as close to people as possible.  There is no doubt that working with other neighbouring nations is a good idea and the UK has been a reasonably succesful union, but now that we are part of the ...



Scottish independence: Border controls warning

Scotland’s border controls would be a “complete nightmare” after independence, with the prospect of minor roads and farm tracks being patrolled, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has claimed.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Mr Pointless must have drawn the short straw since he's been delegated to make the b...



Scottish independence: Labour group dubbed ?a sham?

A LABOUR campaign in support of independence was branded a “sham and a SNP front” after members of the SNP were pictured alongside a banner from the group.
Peter A Bell's insight:

We always knew that this was a crock. The fact that Anas Sarwar has belatedly jumped on the rickety bandwagon only conf...



Labour for Independence

While it would be ill advised to respond to every negative story in politics I think it is only right in this instance to correct some of the mis-truths which have been peddled about our organisation. To return to the beginning, LFI was set up as a social media site by myself (Allan Grogan) I was...



SNP dismiss Labour accusations | Scottish National Party

Dismissing the accusations made today by the Labour party in relation to the Labour for Independence group, an SNP Spokesperson said:


"The Labour Party would do better to worry about why they are 18 points behind the SNP in the polls, and why they refuse to commit to scrapping the Tory Bedroom Tax...



NOT THE DAILY MAIL

Last week a new low was reached in the debate about illegal immigration. In its wisdom, the UK Government decided that it would tackle the UK’s dreadful record on illegal immigration by putting bil...

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Moore comments branded more Project Fear nonsense | Scottish National Party

The SNP have today branded comments made in a speech by Scottish Secretary Michael Moore claiming that border posts would be built between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK as ‘more nonsense from Project Fear’.



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Labour Freedom for Scotland Group are SNP Imposters

In the top photo five freedom fighting Scots smile for the camera as part of the Labour for Independence campaign in Scotland. Interesting that a group of Labour members would form a group arguing the case for independence, you might think. Just the one problem. Four of the five ‘Labour’ supporte...



No problems over pensions says John Swinney
No problems over pensions says John Swinney
Peter A Bell's insight:

John Swinney is quite correct to state that the pension issues that feature in Project Fear scaremongering  “have been created by the Union". He might also have pointed out that these issues will have to be addressed whether or not...



Another 25 Business Ambassadors join the Yes cause

Yet another Business for Scotland Business Ambassador training session was sold out yesterday.  We had 25 business people in training plus a couple of guests.

See it on Scoop.it, via Referendum 2014

Independents for Labour

It was a bright and optimistic Saturday morning this last weekend, and I decided I wanted to attend Labour for Independence’s policy conference. The website said I could if I joined the organization. I strolled up to the venue (the STUC building in Glasgow’s Woodlands Road), filled in my form, an...

Scottish independence 'yes' camp given fillip by welfare analysis

IFS says independent Scotland could discard 'poorly designed' Westminster reforms – but would face higher bill as result

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Labour for independence? Really?

ONE of the more interesting – and surprising developments – in the referendum campaign has been the emergence of a group called Labour for Independence.



Peter A Bell's insight:

The bilious desperation with which British Labour rent-a-hacks like Euan McColm rail against Labour for Independence is ev...



Daily Record

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Scottish independence would lead to 'complete nightmare' in immigration polic...
MOORE warned that the need for more immigrants to balance an ageing population could lead to a "vastly divergent immigration policy" from the rest of the UK.

Record View: High Court's bedroom tax ruling will bite
RECORD VIEW on the devastating effects already beginning to show as a result of the introduction of the bedroom tax.

Devastating: Bedroom Tax campaigners react with fury after High Court judges ...
TEN families who sought a judicial review of the controversial Con-Dem policy have described yesterday's ruling as an ?absolute travesty of justice?.

Scotland's wealth would be used to fund its pension commitments if it becomes...
THE Finance Secretary was responding to Labour claims that there was a 'black hole' in the country's pension pot.

The cost of providing free personal care for Scots living at home has risen b...
THE increase has been put down to a shift away from providing support for the elderly in care homes.

Bedroom tax does not discriminate against the disabled, rules High Court as i...
JUDGES threw out a bid to block the controversial housing benefit regulations which came into effect in April but did criticise the Government over the law's provision for disabled children.

Closure of Remploy factories to be probed by National Audit Office after disa...
MORE than 1700 disabled workers have been made redundant across the UK, and the watchdog has promised to review 'the whole disposal process'.

Energy watchdog Ofgem blasted for 'failing consumers' as bills look set to hi...
THE Commons energy and climate change committee said that the public had no trust in the big six energy companies, and criticised Ofgem for failing to task them to task.

Hunt launched for Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling lookalikes by satirical p...
THE artist, famed for creative lookalike photography, has turned her attention away from the birth of Prince George to give some alternative coverage to the independence referendum.

Independence referendum: Support for Union has nine point lead, according to ...
ACCORDING to the Panelbase survey support for the union is at 46 per cent as opposed to 37 per cent in favour of independence.

Mail Opinion: £25bn obscenity of Trident
MAIL Opinion argues that the £25billion cost of Trident is morally and financially wrong - and would be better spent on our hospitals, schools, roads, police officers and cutting national debt.

Shadow pensions minister questions SNP scheme which could open £250m black ho...
FINANCE Secretary John Swinney last week promised a state pension of £144 in 2016 but Labour's Gregg McClymont has raised concerns over the move.

Bookies see £176m rise in cash staked on casino-style terminals dubbed the 'c...
ACCORDING to new figures, Scots gamblers staked £4.4billion on the fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) between October 2011 and September 2012 - losing £149million in the process.

William Hague criticises Egyptian security forces over violent clashes which ...
THE Foreign Secretary warned leaders on all sides that reducing tension was their responsibility.

George Osborne claims tiny growth figures prove UK's economy is 'on the mend'
THE Chancellor says that the 0.6 per cent growth for the quarter is a triumph, despite experts warning the country is stuck with low productivity and stagnant living standards.

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Poultice reports on our latest poll. Please vote in our new survey of Unionis...
Poultice reports on our latest poll. Please vote in our new survey of Unionist opinion to preserve his income stream.


Poultice polls 'Something for Nothing'
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The prime target for immediate cuts, however, was spoof broadcaster 'BBC London (Glasgow Office)'. 45.3% targetted ...

If the UK government accepts the proposed Iranian scheme, the London treasury...
If the UK government accepts the proposed Iranian scheme, the London treasury will collect all of Iran's vast oil revenues, and will be required to pay back less than 10% of the total tax take to the Islamic Republic in return, keeping the balance for themselves.


Iran to Gift its Oil to England ? ...

A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection o...
A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection of a new Labour candidate for Falkirk.

Unite the union (that is, the union itself as opposed to "unite the union" the campaign for a different union altogether) threatened to shut down Grangemouth refinery, which could c...

A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection o...
A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection of a new Labour candidate for Falkirk.


Falkirk - fratricidal fiddlers face furious foes
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Johann Lamont was unavailable for comment. As was everyone else in Labour's Scotlandshire subsidiary.

A new claim by Dictator Eck (©2013 Anus Sarwar) threatens world peace ag...
A new claim by Dictator Eck (©2013 Anus Sarwar) threatens world peace again.


Salmond's rearmament plans threaten European peace
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Salmond must detail exactly the hideous death each recruit will suffer as a stormtrooper in a separate Scotlandshire invasion horde

Yet another new pair of pants decorates the Scotlandshire hurdies! "North Bri...
Yet another new pair of pants decorates the Scotlandshire hurdies!
"North Britain Isles in turmoil following Salmond visit"
Fury as slippery Salmond escapes again

http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/shorts.html

Leading North Sea oil and gas companies issued a statement warning that Alist...
Leading North Sea oil and gas companies issued a statement warning that Alistair Darling is in danger of running dry by 2014.


Oil companies warn that Darling is a depleting resource
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Darling's personal economic model isn't reliant on a single resource, but flips revenue so...

Alex Salmond is in the process of handing in his badge and gun and retiring f...
Alex Salmond is in the process of handing in his badge and gun and retiring from politics.


Barack to the future as U-KOK re-invent telephone
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Johann?s comments about Falkirk and Trident are currently on their way to her by horse and carriage, and should be available early ...

Exclusive : Separatists plot to discover what people think!
Exclusive : Separatists plot to discover what people think!


Rev begs for handouts
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
All the polling needed has been done by the Better Together campaign and Strathclyde University.

David Cameron to severely restrict the availability of PORN (Pernicious Onlin...
David Cameron to severely restrict the availability of PORN (Pernicious Online Republicanism & Nationalism).


Westminster Block Internet P.O.R.N.
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Asking Google to hide PORN is like Johann Lamont asking Twitter to stop calling her Jimmy Krankie. It's a nice idea, but anyone...

BBC Scotlandshire broke the news that all the oil would be gone in two years ...
BBC Scotlandshire broke the news that all the oil would be gone in two years way back in December of last year.

The spoof media is only now catching up with our award winning journalism.

Here's the scoop from last year:
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/108-oil.html


'Scotlan...

Our Agony Aunt has problems of his own! Here's a sad letter from my uppity ne...
Our Agony Aunt has problems of his own! Here's a sad letter from my uppity nephew Scott, who thinks he can run his own affairs better than Dave and I can."


How do you solve a problem like a Scott?
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I?ve heard some rumours, but all the regulars I?ve spoken to seem happy for...

Auchenshoogle celebrates royal birth.
Auchenshoogle celebrates royal birth.


Hysteria in Auchenshoogle at Royal birth
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
UKOK head, Alastair Darling, attempted to sneak into the viewing enclosure of the pigsty and unfurl a large Union Flag behind Princess as she delivered her final triumphant push.

EXCLUSIVE! We reveal the first 50 questions that UK Gov will demand that the ...
EXCLUSIVE! We reveal the first 50 questions that UK Gov will demand that the Natz answer.


First 50 questions from UKOK Black Paper revealed.
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We present a preview of the first 50 major Black Paper questions here.

As part of the austerity drive David Cameron’s government intends to merge th...
As part of the austerity drive David Cameron?s government intends to merge the Department of Health and the Department of Work and Pensions.


Blood for Benefits
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The new department will be called the Department of Wealth from Health and is expected to be officially launched...

Bella Caledonia


"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.? Arundhati Roy

UK Plc
By Jonathon Shafi The state is not a neutral actor in society. It is not a referee between competing interests, nor does it arbitrate contending forces and ideas without interest. The state represents, in concentrated form, the interests of British... Read More ›

The Internet is Being Recast
By Mike Small The incredible bigotry and misogyny cast against Caroline Criado-Perez and Stella Creasy on Twitter, Cameron’s proposals to combat abusive imagery and the secret Soca list - are just some of the recent crisis-points of the web as... Read More ›

Independents for Labour
By Pat Kane It was a bright and optimistic Saturday morning this last weekend, and I decided I wanted to attend Labour for Independence?s policy conference. The website said I could if I joined the organization. I strolled up to... Read More ›

Poundland
Feeling all UK:OK? Still excited about baby George? The Office for National Statistics estimates that 200,000 staff work on zero-hours contracts. But experts now believe the true number is far higher. Welcome to Poundland Britain… This, from the Guardian newspaper:... Read More ›

We don?t need the Hate Van Here
Bella is kicking off it’s own campaign: ‘We don’t need the Hate Van here’. We believe this is a disgraceful attempt to intimidate people of colour and feeds an already febrile attitude of race-conflict in England, actively being nurtured by... Read More ›

RT Interview with Alex Salmond
Sophie Shevardnadze travels to the Shetland Islands to interview Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond … Filed under: Alex Salmond, Referendum on Independence Tagged: Alex Salmond, RT, SNP

Artists for Independence?
By Mike Small Ben Judge, who runs the Edinburgh festival review magazine, ‘Fest’ has written exploring the issue of why there isn’t more focus on the independence referendum at the festival (‘Scotland the Brave?’) : It is strange that at the... Read More ›

What?s the Story?
I believe in the redeeming power of stories, I believe that stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don’t understand, in allowing us to make sense of our lives,  in allowing us to escape our lives, in giving us empathy and in... Read More ›

CIRCA Lead Frack Off Scotland Resistance
By Coco At 8.30am yesterday morning, anti-fracking activists gathered for a clowning action at the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Affairs (DPEA) in Falkirk. Dressed in colourful clown costumes a group of 17 activists mocked the dangers of fracking with... Read More ›

And the Land Lay, Still
By Iain MacKinnon At the Community Land Scotland conference earlier this summer, the Scottish First Minister appeared to dismiss the possibility that legislation giving communities the right to buy land should be strengthened. While his comments angered land reform campaigners,... Read More ›

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish independence: Border controls warning - Scotsman

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Scottish independence: Border controls warning
Scotsman
Published 31/07/2013 22:47. 84 comments. Email this Print this. Scotland's border controls would be a ?complete nightmare? after independence, with the prospect of minor roads and farm tracks being patrolled, Scottish Secretary Michael...


Scottish independence: Labour group dubbed 'a sham' - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Labour group dubbed 'a sham'
Scotsman
A LABOUR campaign in support of independence was branded a ?sham and a SNP front? after members of the SNP were pictured alongside a banner from the group. Labour for Independence (LFI) was launched last year as a platform for par...


Scottish independence a major risk - Michael Moore - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence a major risk - Michael Moore
Scotsman
A YES vote in the independence referendum will mean ?lasting, irreversible changes? for Scotland and its relationship with the rest of the UK, the coalition government will warn today. Scottish Secretary Michael Moore will condemn ...


Labour for Independence 'a Scottish Nationalist front' - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Labour for Independence 'a Scottish Nationalist front'
Telegraph.co.uk
Mr Salmond and the official Yes Scotland referendum campaign has been keen to use this and similar groups to portray support for independence as a phenomenon that reaches across society instead of being limited to...


Scottish independence: 'Spell out monarchy views' - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: 'Spell out monarchy views'
Scotsman
The leaders of the official Yes campaign in the independence debate should spell out their views on the monarchy, the Tories have said. It follows calls at the weekend from Yes Scotland chairman Dennis Canavan to hold a referendum o...


Scottish independence: PwC denies taking stance on the debate - BBC News

Scottish independence: PwC denies taking stance on the debate
BBC News
One of the UK's biggest accountancy firms has denied it has taken a stance on the issue of Scottish independence. Its chairman had been quoted as saying his organisation "believed in the United Kingdom". A spokesman for Ian Powe...


Scottish independence: Higher taxes or bigger cuts - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Higher taxes or bigger cuts
Scotsman
AN INDEPENDENT Scotland could undo ?poorly designed? reforms to Britain's welfare state, but would have to pay for a more generous system with higher taxes or bigger cuts to spending elsewhere, a major report says today. The detail...


Scottish independence campaigner Dennis Canavan says Prince George ... - The ...

The Independent

Scottish independence campaigner Dennis Canavan says Prince George ...
The Independent
While a spokesman for Yes Scotland said Mr Canavan's views were a reflection of the variety of views in the independence campaign, he added: "Scotland is currently a monarchy and will remain so unl...


Charity money 'diverted into pension funds after Scottish independence' - Tel...

Telegraph.co.uk

Charity money 'diverted into pension funds after Scottish independence'
Telegraph.co.uk
Mr Swinney called for talks with the EU for a grace period if Scotland separates but said: ?These deficits exist now as part of the union and are nothing to do with independence. ?The reality is d...


Scottish independence: '£10bn university shortfall' - Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: '£10bn university shortfall'
Scotland on Sunday
THE UK's universities will face a £10 billion pensions funding crisis if Scotland votes Yes in next year's independence referendum, it was claimed yesterday. University pension fund managers are implementing a ...


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Parents fight SNP's plan for state guardians - Express.co.uk

Parents fight SNP's plan for state guardians
Express.co.uk
Mr Salmond's SNP administration wants every child to have a 'Named Person' with the legal authority to ensure they are raised in a government-approved manner. The Children and Young People Bill, which MSPs will vote on later this year, will...


'Scots cannot sustain cost of free care' - Express.co.uk

'Scots cannot sustain cost of free care'
Express.co.uk
He said: ?Free personal care is an admirable enough policy, but when you line it up alongside the SNP's other freebie pursuits the overall picture is worrying. ?With Scotland's rapidly ageing population this bill well is in excess of £450millio...


Scottish Government to use Argyll and Bute as anchor in frisky islands workin...

For Argyll

Scottish Government to use Argyll and Bute as anchor in frisky islands working ...
For Argyll
Proof of the intellectual confusion in the SNP hierarchy is that this strategy is supposed to rest on the fact that Argyll and Bute Council is SNP 'controlled' ? despite the fact that the hierarc...


Jimmy Reid and the SNP - Herald Scotland

Jimmy Reid and the SNP
Herald Scotland
I drove him to campaign in the Glasgow East by-election, which was won by John Mason of the SNP. Jimmy was a member of the Bute branch of the SNP until his untimely death in 2010 and is much missed. I am pleased that the foundation set up in his name ...



MP's independence worry over borders - Herald Scotland

MP's independence worry over borders
Herald Scotland
The SNP has insisted an independent Scotland would be able to opt out of joining the Schengen area during EU membership negotiations and become part of the United Kingdom-Ireland zone instead. SNP MSP Annabelle Ewing said: "This is more ...

and mo...


Claims SNP members seen supporting 'Labour for Independence' - Herald Scotland

Claims SNP members seen supporting 'Labour for Independence'
Herald Scotland
THE SNP is facing calls to distance itself from the 'Labour for Independence' campaign group after claims it was a sham organisation being used to mislead voters. THE SNP is facing calls to distance itself from the 'Labour...


Pro-independence Labour group accused of being front for the SNP - The Times ...

The Times (subscription)

Pro-independence Labour group accused of being front for the SNP
The Times (subscription)
Christian Allard, an SNP MSP, said that he had ?been a supporter since the group launched last year and I am more than happy to help?. Greg Hepburn, the communications director for the ...


Audit Scotland identify Council's leadership and culture as single risk area ...

For Argyll

Audit Scotland identify Council's leadership and culture as single risk area ...
For Argyll
Councillor Sandy Taylor is Leader of the SNP Group; and Councillor Duncan MacIntyre is Leader of Argyll and Bute for Change. The responsibility for rescuing some shred of Argyll and Bute Council's ...


Natalie McGarry: Listless Labour losing value - Scotsman

Scotsman

Natalie McGarry: Listless Labour losing value
Scotsman
Labour party strategists in Scotland have a different sort of enemy in the SNP. Being outflanked from the left is an unsettling position for the Labour Party in Scotland, and one which they have been unable to reconcile. The rightward l...


Michael Kelly: SNP's apparent calm masks divisions - Scotsman

Scotsman

Michael Kelly: SNP's apparent calm masks divisions
Scotsman
It's the vision thing that is going to do for the SNP in the end. It seems to have come as a late surprise to supporters of independence that to secure the vote they seek in next year's referendum they need more than a campaign bas...


Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
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First Minister of Scotland: We will win independence referendum - Mizo News

First Minister of Scotland: We will win independence referendum
Mizo News
... England will be broken. What are the benefits and the drawbacks of such a move? Sophie Shevardnadze travels to the astonishingly beautiful Shetland Islands to meet with the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, the flagma...


Scottish independence campaigner Dennis Canavan says Prince George ... - The ...

The Independent

Scottish independence campaigner Dennis Canavan says Prince George ...
The Independent
Scotland goes to the polls next year in a referendum over independence from the rest of the UK. But even if political union is dissolved, the Queen would remain Scotland's monarch. Today Dennis Can...


Yes campaign split over Canavan's call for referendum on Royals - stv.tv

Yes campaign split over Canavan's call for referendum on Royals
stv.tv
A referendum on the future of the Royal family in Scotland should be held if the country becomes independent, according to a leading member of the Yes Scotland campaign. Former MSP Dennis Canavan, who now chairs the pro-independ...


Scottish independence: timeline to referendum - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: timeline to referendum
Scotsman
Here we look at the key events and forces that brought Scotland to a referendum on deciding whether or not it should remain as part of the UK. 1707: Scotland and England forma political union. The Scottish Parliament is adjourned; with ...


Referendum U-turn for charities - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Referendum U-turn for charities
Herald Scotland
CHARITIES have been given the green light to campaign and take sides in the independence debate after their regulator backed down in a row over their involvement in the referendum. CHARITIES have been given the green light to campaign a...


Gary Muir jailed for stabbing wife in 'referendum row' - BBC News

Gary Muir jailed for stabbing wife in 'referendum row'
BBC News
A man who accidentally stabbed his wife during a heated row about Scotland's independence referendum has been jailed for 14 months. Gary Muir admitted stabbing Matthew Stewart during the row at a flat in Falside Road, Paisley, on 20 Ap...


Taxpayers to foot £1.5m research bill before 2014 referendum - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Taxpayers to foot £1.5m research bill before 2014 referendum
Herald Scotland
Already, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESCR) has appointed seven one-year fellowships, which will look into various aspects of Scottish independence. But in a parliamentary answer, David Willetts...


Majority not ready for referendum - Herald Scotland

Scottish Daily Record

Majority not ready for referendum
Herald Scotland
LESS than half of Scots feel well informed enough about the issues surrounding independence and the referendum, research by pro-independence campaign group Yes Scotland has found. LESS than half of Scots feel well informed enoug...


Scottish independence: BBC's James Naughtie takes referendum role - BBC News

The Times (subscription)

Scottish independence: BBC's James Naughtie takes referendum role
BBC News
Presenter James Naughtie is to play a key role in the BBC's coverage of the Scottish independence referendum. He will present the Good Morning Scotland radio programme on Radio Scotland two days a wee...


Yes leader's monarchy vote plan 'foolhardy' - Herald Scotland

Yes leader's monarchy vote plan 'foolhardy'
Herald Scotland
A call by the chairman of the Yes campaign for a referendum on the monarchy in Scotland if Scots opt for independence has been branded "foolhardy". A call by the chairman of the Yes campaign for a referendum on the monarchy in Scotland if ...


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The Butcher's Campsite

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Twitter Gtf!
Just watching C4 news and there's a feature on twitter bullying & trolls. FFS is that news? Switc...

Gender Gap In Latest Indyref Poll

Latest panelbase poll apparently breaks down to:

 

Men:

 

46% Yes

39% No

 

Women:

 

28% Yes

53% N...



Edinburgh Restaurants

Going through to Edinburgh for the Festival this weekend and looking for somewhere decent to grab...



Standard Of Living
I'm looking for a study on the standard of living in cities across the UK but can't seem to find ...

Mindimoo's Birthday

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Manic Street Preachers

I have been a fan of the Manics since hearing the singles from This is My Truth Tell Me Yours (re...



Better Nation

Better Nation
Work as if you live in the early days of a

Soylent Green is? not real.
As has been covered by the UK-wide Green blog Bright Green, there has been a bit of a stooshie am...

Labour?s chance to seize on a radical Holyrood agenda
April Cumming is Vice-Chair of the left-wing think tank the Scottish Fabians. Here she writes for...

We can fund politics
Last week our friend Andrew Smith did a guest post about the problem of party funding at Holyrood...

Who pays the piper?
Thanks to Andrew Smith for another guest post. Andrew is a Scottish born communications professio...

Vince: your P45 is in the post
All too often since 2010, the left has found itself on the back foot: protesting after fees for E...

Remodelling the unions? links with Labour
Has Ed Miliband’s “Clause Four moment” finally come, with his plans to require union members to o...

Why are Unite (the union) so determined to ignore their members and unite the...
Yesterday, in the heat of the Falkirk row, Lord Ashcroft  published a leaked Unite strategy paper...

You may continue to pay for sex
Well, you probably don’t. Maybe you do, though: some people clearly do. Perhaps you do but you wo...

A sickness at the heart of Westminster
The Tories’ latest wheeze to head the racists in blazers off at the pass is this: to make Johnny ...

Jingo Unchained
Not respecting  ?our? troops is one of the biggest taboos in politics. Armed Forces Day is a most...

Scot Goes pop

SCOT goes POP!
A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

Dramatic YouGov poll suggests that Scots are least likely to care whether men...
Still no sign of that elusive YouGov poll on referendum voting intentions - there hasn't been one...

Yes campaign gains support in latest independence poll
The good news from the latest poll of referendum voting intentions conducted by Panelbase is that...

Our future is in safe hands with Gavin Pearson
As we all know, budding DJs are required to take a degree in Un-Self-Awareness at the University ...

More evidence that Labour is heading for defeat
Although YouGov have yet to match ICM by producing a poll showing the Tories level-pegging with L...

This is something that happens nowhere else in the world
Spotted at the BBC's "live blog of the royal baby celebrations" (give me strength) -

"As a Briti...

Congratulations, Mrs Windsor, it's a head of state!
By a rough extrapolation, Kate Middleton's son was just one of the 5000 or so babies born yesterd...

Go get 'em, Tiger! You da man! Get in the HOOOOOLE!
Yup, you've guessed it. Not content with my already impressive credentials as a woman-hater (wel...

ICM subsample : SNP retain lead in Westminster voting intention
More bad news for the No campaign has arrived in the shape of this month's GB-wide poll of Westmi...

YouGov poll : Scotland says a resounding no to renewing Trident
Here's another significant blow for journalists who like to peddle the fiction that Scottish publ...

Just 11% of Scots think Labour have a strong leader
One fairly consistent feature of GB-wide polling is that Labour tend to fare better in supplement...

UK government proposes military occupation of an independent Scotland. Will ...
One of the best teachers I ever had was a history teacher at Anniesland College. When he was exp...

A plea to Yahoo "UK" : would it be possible for me to check my emails without...
As you can see from the top of the sidebar, I now mainly use a Gmail account, but I still have a ...

Underground, overground, Scowimbling free, the Scowimblian of Scowimbledon Ce...
When Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in a best-of-five-set match on Wimbledon Centre Court to ...

Want to know how to help the world take a small step towards averting nuclear...
If so, click HERE to read my 1000-word potted guide over at the International Business Times. If...

Is the painful 117-year Scowimblian drought about to end?
This is from Ethan Grant at the Bleacher Report -

"When it comes to Sunday's matchup, Djokovic a...

 

Yes Scotland

Blog - Yes Scotland

Scotland can do better on Welfare and Pensions

A Yes vote in next year?s referendum on an independent Scotland ?would give the opportunity for m...



Independence is a chance to build a fairer and affordable welfare system

Responding to an IFS report on benefits spending, Blair Jenkins, Chief Executive of Yes Scotland,...



Perspectives: The best case for welfare justice

The views in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Y...



Latest nationwide group to campaign for independence ? Farming for Yes

The country?s largest grass-roots movement Yes Scotland has unveiled the latest nationwide group ...



Farmers' independence campaign launches at Borders show

On Saturday, July 27, Yes Scotland will launch the latest country-wide group to campaign for inde...



A Yes vote is the key to bringing power closer to the people

Giving people the opportunity to make decisions about their own communities is one of the key adv...



Scotland?s Defence in Scotland?s Hands

First Minister Alex Salmond today set out some of the key strands of the Scottish Government?s vi...



Labour For Independence to hold Policy Conference at the STUC

Labour for Independence will hold their first policy conference at the STUC in Glasgow this weeke...



Scotland Open for Business

UK Government figures published today by UK Trade and Investment confirm that Scotland continues ...



Scotland's energy future in Scotland's hands

Whatever way you think we should use our immense oil and gas resources, one thing is increasingly...



Jeane Freeman writing in Scotland on Sunday

Jeane Freeman, co-founder of Women for Independence writing in yesterday's Scotland on Sunday 

"J...



Support for Yes rises as voters become more informed about independence

Increasing numbers of people are planning to vote Yes in next year's referendum as they become be...



Westminster isn't working for Scotland's children

Child poverty costs Scotland?s local authorities £2.1 billion every year, new research has reveal...



Social media users view a No vote as 'fear of change'

People planning to vote No in the independence referendum may be doing so for 'emotive' and 'irra...



The most equitable societies in the western world belong to the small, Nordic...

A new study by leading German think tank, the Bertelsmann Foundation, has confirmed that the most...



Craig Murray (wide-ranging blog with some Scottish political content)

Craig Murray
Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

Feile An Phobail Belfast
The Respectability of Torture St Mary?s University College, Thurs 1st August, 7.30pm   Craig Murr...

Navalny, Ward, Assange, Snowden and the Attack on Free Speech
Russia does not have a functioning criminal justice system at all, in the sense of a trial mechan...

Losing Bet
I lost my money on the name of the royal baby.  Still, I suppose “Privileged Wanker” was always a...

Gently Back Into the Water
I had excellent news from my cardiologist yesterday.  Ready to think about other things now.  I a...

We?re Not Dead Yet
Many thanks for all the very kind messages.  I appear to be back on full  fighting form again and...

Blog Down
This blog is temporarily suspended pending urgent repairs to the author.

Counter-Revolution
What we are seeing in Egypt is counter-revolution pure and simple, military hardliners who are go...

All Law is Gone: Naked Power Remains
The forcing down of the Bolivian President’s jet was a clear breach of the Vienna Convention by S...

Pandering to Racism
Here in Ghana people are stunned by the announcement that a bond of £3,000 will have to be submit...

The Man Who Didn?t Disappoint
Nelson Mandela was a rallying focus for any progressive thinker of my generation.  I attended num...

Russophobia
I am in Africa.  Edward Snowden seems to be doing a super job without me, so I have been working ...

Work for the UN
GCHQ and the NSA between them employ tens of thousands of people.  I am bemused by the shock at t...

Wreck of the Emma
Some of the information that gets volunteered from readers of my blog for use in my Sikunder Burn...

Preparing to Bomb Syria
Quite simply I do not believe the US, UK and French government’s assertion that the Syrian govern...

More NHS Awfulness
It s rather humiliating to reveal so much of my personal medical history in order to expose the a...

Guardian - Scottish Politics

Politics: Scottish politics | theguardian.com
Articles published by guardian.co.uk Politics about: Scottish politics

Scottish independence 'yes' camp given fillip by welfare analysis

IFS says independent Scotland could discard 'poorly designed' Westminster reforms ? but would face higher bill as result

Alex Salmond's claims that independence would allow Scotland to set up a bett...



Scottish independence could leave UK universities with £10bn pensions deficit

Universities Superannuation Scheme says funds face potential crisis under strict EU laws on cross-border pensions

The UK's universities could face an immediate pensions shortfall of nearly £10bn if ...



Alex Salmond criticised over North Sea oil claims

First minister says oil reserves are worth £300,000 a head for every Scot, making independent country richer than rest of UK

Alex Salmond has been warned about making exaggerated claims about the po...



Scottish independence: don't be fooled by Alec Salmond's protestations of fri...

The first minister approved Donald Trump's golf complex plan over the heads of local planners and against local opinion

Ever since Alex Salmond emerged in the early years of Blairism, I've been a fa...



Scottish Nationalists can rest easy, given the opposition | Kevin McKenna

The Better Together campaign uses the sort of propaganda you normally only see when a country is gearing up to invade

Wearied frustration usually follows when another civic panjandrum takes on a com...



William Wallace leads charge of TV history dramas

Scottish warrior hero will be portrayed on screen in two series next year as independence referendum looms

Scotland's independence referendum has not just ignited furious debate over the country's f...



Tough or tolerant? Scotland turns up heat on prostitution debate

Prostitutes have their say in criminalisation v legalisation debate as Edinburgh police step up raids on saunas

Dressed in jeans and a hoodie Roseanne glances around Glasgow's red-light district, wa...



The writers Alex Salmond is courting now will hold him to account | Alan Bissett

The arts world may be galvanised by the yes campaign but are likely to ask serious questions of the SNP after independence

I must admit that I was surprised to learn that Alex Salmond is to enlist S...



Alex Salmond: 'independence will come on a tide of rising expectations'

Scotland's first minister tells Kevin McKenna about the social ties that will always bind the countries of the British Isles ? and that saltire he waved at Wimbledon

On the Cromarty Firth in the Hig...



Alex Salmond aims for independence white paper with a literary twist

Scottish novelist William McIlvanney top of government list to write version that will 'capture the imagination'

Some of Scotland's finest writers are to be asked by the SNP to apply a dash of liter...



Faslane: this was a nuclear weapon for the SNP

The rumoured plans for the naval base were a reminder of how deeply unpopular Trident is among Scots

The MoD's, or Whitehall's, or whoever's plans to designate Trident's Faslane base "sovereign UK t...



Steve Bell on the Trident base row ? cartoon

MoD proposal to designate Faslane as UK sovereign military base if Scots vote for independence sparks Whitehall row

Steve Bell



Trident submarine base: No 10 disowns MoD's Faslane sovereignty proposal

Whitehall row and SNP anger ignites over report of plans to make naval base UK territory if Scots vote for independence

A furious behind-the-scenes row has prompted Downing Street to disown a propos...



No 10: MoD sovereign territory plans for Trident base not credible

MoD proposal to designate Faslane as UK sovereign military base if Scots vote for independence sparks Whitehall row

Downing Street has dismissed as not "credible or sensible" a proposal to designate...



What part of England would you trade with Scotland for Faslane? | Open thread

The Ministry of Defence plan to make the Faslane nuclear base sovereign UK territory could always involve a swap ?

The British government is looking at ways to make the Scottish base that contains T...



 

   

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