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Obama sends best wishes to athletes
9 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
BARACK Obama has wished the teams competing in the Invictus Games well as Prince Harry staged a party to welcome those taking part in the sporting spectacle.

Blair aide defends terror suspect meeting
8 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
Tony Blair's former chief of staff has defended his decision to meet with an on-the-run republican terror suspect as part of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland.

Labour MP Jim Dobbin dies on trip to Poland aged 73
7 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
ED Miliband has paid tribute to the Labour party backbencher Jim Dobbin, who has died aged 73.

Alliance assures Kiev that Nato member states will be defended
5 Sep 2014 at 9:04pm
DAVID Cameron has given a cautious welcome to a ceasefire in Ukraine but insisted what was needed was a long-term peace plan, warning that the West would not accept any partition of the crisis-torn country.

Obama: The West will defeat 'extremist nihilism' of the Islamic State terrorists
5 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
BARACK Obama has made it clear the West will defeat the "extremist nihilism" of the Islamic State as he toughened up his stance after claims of a lack of leadership by the US president against the terror threat.

Miliband told to offer EU vote or risk losing General Election
5 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
ED MILIBAND risks losing next year's General Election if he does not offer voters a referendum on the EU, the leader of the UK's largest union has warned.

UK 'won't be held to ransom'
4 Sep 2014 at 9:04pm
DAVID Cameron has warned fellow Nato leaders that paying ransoms to free hostages such as Scottish-educated David Haines, held by Islamic State (IS) militants, was "not the way to defeat terrorism".

Sound bites
4 Sep 2014 at 9:04pm
Alistair Carmichael:

EU to extend targeted sanctions on Russia over crisis in Ukraine
4 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
THE European Union will today ramp up the pressure on Vladimir Putin and his government with the announcement of fresh targeted sanctions against Russia as Nato leaders lined up to show solidarity with Ukraine.

Ukip candidate ousted by ex-Tory resigns and warns party move may backfire
4 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
THE man ousted as a Ukip candidate by defector Douglas Carswell has warned the party risks alienating its core membership.

TUC chief: Politicians are too like Marie Antionette
4 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
TOO many politicians have a "touch of the Marie Antoinette" and fail to realise the struggles of ordinary people, the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

Cuts of £10bn from UK military budget 'bungled by ministers'
4 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
MINISTERS have been accused of putting Britain's military capabilities at risk by "bungling" money-saving army reforms.

Clegg red-faced as boy, nine, quizzes him on school meals
4 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
NICK Clegg was left squirming as he was quizzed on the Coalition's Liberal Democrat flagship free school meals policy by a nine-year-old boy.

Bid to strip licences of bad energy firms fails
3 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
A LABOUR Party motion calling on misbehaving energy companies to be stripped of their licences for persistently breaking rules has been defeated.

Republicans told on-the-run letters do not offer immunity
3 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
THE UK Government has warned republicans who received official letters assuring them they were not being hunted by police they can no longer rely on them.


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Scottish independence: Salmond & Sillars team up
10 Sep 2014 at 8:57am

ALEX SALMOND and Jim Sillars yesterday insisted they had set their differences aside as the former deputy leader of the SNP’s “Margo Mobile” campaign bus teamed up with Yes Scotland at an event in Edinburgh.



Scottish independence: BP boss hopes Scots vote No
10 Sep 2014 at 7:32am

ENERGY giant BP has said the future of North Sea oil and gas is best served by maintaining the integrity of the United Kingdom.



Scottish independence: Devo max ?not UK policy?
10 Sep 2014 at 7:32am

MPs used the final Prime Minister’s questions before the referendum to beg Scots to reject independence.



Mary Miller: Scots can follow Nordic lead
10 Sep 2014 at 6:30am

DESPITE ‘No’ camp suggestions to the contrary, Scotland can take its place as a vibrant social democracy in the mould of its Nordic neighbours, writes Mary Miller



Standard Life issues contingency plan for Yes vote
10 Sep 2014 at 6:23am

STANDARD Life has sought to reassure investors by announcing it has put ‘precautionary measures’ in place in order to tackle any disruption caused if Scotland votes for independence.



Currency union case is ?weak?, say STUC
10 Sep 2014 at 5:52am

Scottish independence: The case for a formal currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK is “weak”, Scotland’s biggest trade union body has said.



Scottish independence: Trident removal ?dangerous?
10 Sep 2014 at 5:29am

PLANS to remove Trident from an independent Scotland would “add a dangerous period of destabilisation” to the UK’s nuclear defence posture, while a Yes vote would be “deeply worrying” for the country’s allies in Scandinavia and the Baltic, a former defence chief has warned.



Questions raised on leaders trip North
10 Sep 2014 at 5:21am

The announcement that the leaders of the three main pro-unionist parties - including Prime Minister David Cameron - are to visit Scotland today has raised a number of questions:



Google Hangout: Scottish independence referendum
10 Sep 2014 at 4:41am

WITH just over a week to go until the referendum, all three Westminster leaders have headed north to Scotland to hit the campaign trail.



Scottish independence: Don?t rip Union apart - PM
10 Sep 2014 at 4:21am

DAVID Cameron pleaded with Scotland not to rip apart the Union as he issued a warning that independence is a “leap into the dark” from which there is no going back.



Scottish independence: John Major?s Yes vote fears
10 Sep 2014 at 3:00am

FORMER prime minister Sir John Major has warned the UK’s international standing would be “diminished” should Scotland vote Yes in the independence referendum.



Scottish independence: Darling?s devolution pledge
10 Sep 2014 at 2:50am

SCOTLAND can have more devolution within months of a No vote, whereas a vote for independence will lead to years of wrangling with the UK and Europe, according to the leader of the Better Together campaign.



Scottish independence: Brown vows to ?nail NHS lie?
9 Sep 2014 at 6:00pm

GORDON Brown yesterday spoke movingly of the NHS treatment his baby daughter received before she died as he vowed to “nail the SNP lie” that Scotland’s health services is at risk of privatisation.



Scottish independence: Henry Kissinger backs Union
9 Sep 2014 at 6:00pm

FORMER US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has said he would not welcome anything that would make the United Kingdom smaller.



Scottish independence: Yes chases votes from Poles
9 Sep 2014 at 6:00pm

THE Yes camp says it is poised to make big gains among the 120,000 non-Scots EU nationals as the battle for referendum votes intensifies.




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Politics is satire plus time
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:38am
Here’s an image we made back in October 2012: It’s based on an image from the movie version of “V For Vendetta”. And here’s a piece from the right-wing Guido Fawkes blog today: The rather creepy video itself – which is notionally a “Better Together” one, but really a Labour election broadcast bashing the Tories in […]

Point and counterpoint
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Sep 2014 at 6:00am
We don’t think, in our entire lives, we’ve ever before seen a newspaper (or any other publication) make a front-page splash saying “WE’VE PUBLISHED SOMETHING THAT WE THINK IS TOTAL RUBBISH, BUT READ IT ANYWAY!” The problem, of course, is that Simon Heffer’s opinion isn’t an isolated one.

Amongst the little people
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Sep 2014 at 5:12am

Spoiled for choice
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Sep 2014 at 3:40am
George Monbiot in the Guardian, 10 September 2014: “If Scotland becomes independent, it will be despite the efforts of almost the entire UK establishment. It will be because social media has defeated the corporate media. It will be a victory for citizens over the Westminster machine, for shoes over helicopters. It will show that a […]

A case apart
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
9 Sep 2014 at 11:13am
We’ve long argued that whatever the small print, when it comes to an independent Scotland’s membership of the European Union common sense and realpolitik will prevail, because nobody wants Scotland to be out of the EU for even a day and it’s in nobody’s interests for it to be. Of course, we’re just some idiots […]

A time to choose
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
9 Sep 2014 at 9:56am
Between this, and this.

A list of nothing
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
9 Sep 2014 at 6:53am
The Daily Record today outlines what it’s pushing hard as a triumphant intervention from Gordon Brown which justifies a No vote in the referendum. (It also claims the credit, suggesting comically that its Monday front page drove Brown’s announcement.) It lists “12 new powers” in Brown’s plan. Let’s take a look. ———————————————————————————————————– “1. New powers […]

A spontaneous outpouring
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
9 Sep 2014 at 4:03am

Too easy
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
8 Sep 2014 at 5:25pm

We don?t think we understand
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
8 Sep 2014 at 2:40pm
We just watched, jaws agape, as the BBC news channel gave Scottish Labour an uninterrupted 50-minute party political broadcast for no immediately obvious reason. It mainly took place at Loanhead Miners’ Welfare, and featured speeches from a warm-up man, then Johann Lamont, and finally Gordon Brown. The ostensible event justifying this extraordinary coverage lasted just […]


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Leaders make Scotland 'No' vote plea
10 Sep 2014 at 9:19am
Prime Minister David Cameron makes an impassioned plea to keep Scotland in the Union, saying: "I love my country more than I love my party."


Salmond attacks 'Team Westminster'
10 Sep 2014 at 5:59am
The Scottish first minister dismisses the efforts of David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to keep Scotland in the UK.


Prescott: Cameron 'a hindrance'
10 Sep 2014 at 8:51am
David Cameron's visit to Scotland is probably a "hindrance" to the "No" campaign, former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott says.


Experts set out oil prediction views
10 Sep 2014 at 7:42am
An oil economist predicts more North Sea discoveries, as a major industry figure warns against basing an independent Scotland's economic future on a "huge gamble".


More powers or just a timetable?
10 Sep 2014 at 6:04am
The three main UK political parties - Labour, Tory and Lib Dem - have pledged a fast-track deal on new tax and welfare powers for the Scottish Parliament.


Monarch 'above politics' Palace says
9 Sep 2014 at 2:36pm
Any suggestion that the Queen would wish to influence the Scottish referendum campaign is "categorically wrong", Buckingham Palace says.


Yes vote 'means big Scots EU boost'
9 Sep 2014 at 11:06am
Scottish independence would give the nation's profile its biggest ever boost in Europe, First Minister Alex Salmond says.


Council in plea after toddler death
9 Sep 2014 at 6:10pm
A council that was criticised after a toddler died in the care of his drug addict mother wants better funding for child protection services in Scotland.


Parties back more Scotland powers
9 Sep 2014 at 5:14am
The Scottish leaders of the main pro-Union parties back more powers for Holyrood as the prime minister and Labour leader announce a flying visit to Scotland.


Leaders skip PMQs for Scotland trip
9 Sep 2014 at 10:03am
David Cameron and Ed Miliband agree to cancel their weekly Prime Minister's Questions clash to travel to Scotland.


Health board 'acted unlawfully'
10 Sep 2014 at 3:57am
NHS Grampian acted unlawfully over pharmacy dispensing rights in rural Aberdeenshire, the Court of Session rules.


Pound falls after referendum poll
8 Sep 2014 at 1:15pm
The value of the pound falls in the wake of an opinion poll which suggested the pro-UK campaign has lost its lead ahead of the Scottish referendum.


Orkney councillor resigns his seat
9 Sep 2014 at 9:49am
An Orkney councillor resigns his seat on the authority, saying that the job had become bogged down with red tape.


Wind farm refused planning consent
9 Sep 2014 at 4:27am
Highland Council refuses planning permission for a 14-turbine wind farm proposed for a site near a Munro in the Highlands.


VIDEO: Alistair Darling on Reporting Scotland
14 Aug 2014 at 2:35pm
Chairman of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling MP speaks to Reporting Scotland presenter Sally Magnusson about the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence.


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On Paul Krugman's New York Times Editorial 'Scots, What the Heck?'
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
9 Sep 2014 at 10:09am

  By Mark McNaught
 
When Newsnet Scotland availed me of the opportunity to write editorials two years ago, I was able to pursue an art form that I could only dream of living in the United States, especially in the Washington Post and the New York Times.



Can Brown save the Union with a timetable?
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
9 Sep 2014 at 8:52am

  By Lesley Riddoch
 
Can Gordon Brown's new timetable for more devolution coax wavering voters back to the No camp before next Thursday?
 
It's certainly true that Devo Max would have won the referendum hands down two years ago.  But Devo Max isn't what Gordon Brown is offering now and two years has proved to be a small eternity in Scottish politics.



George Osborne 'devalues' pound
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
8 Sep 2014 at 12:45pm

  By Russell Bruce
 
On Sunday morning on the Andrew Marr show Chancellor George Osborne was pressed by Marr on currency arrangements in the event of a Yes vote.
 
Osborne was very, very clear: "Scotland would not be sharing the pound, as an independent country, with the rest of the United Kingdom."



Subsidising social inequality
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Lynda Williamson)
6 Sep 2014 at 6:32am

By Ashley Husband Powton

We live in an era of profound and increasing inequality, at the heart of which is inequality in education. For any nation truly committed to creating a fairer and more equal society, private schools have no place. If the complete abolition of private schools in Scotland appears unlikely at present, however, the removal of their charitable status is a moral necessity.



Labour voters are moving to Yes
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Lynda Williamson)
5 Sep 2014 at 1:44pm

By Alan Bissett

WE are going into the last ten days of the long campaign for Scottish independence and things are now very exciting indeed.

The latest poll, from the No- friendly YouGov, places Yes at 51 per cent and No at 49 per cent, a massive swing of 12 per cent in just one month, making victory for Yes very much possible.  Even Better Together cheerleaders the Daily Mail are describing the result of as being 'on a knife edge'.



Ed has yet to realise that Scotland has moved on
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
5 Sep 2014 at 1:54pm

  By Lesley Riddoch
 
So was that it?  Was Ed Miliband?s stiff, arrogant and highly contentious appeal to Labour voters the ultimate weapon in Better Together?s armoury?  If so, it was a blunderbuss that backfired spectacularly.
 
Earlier this week, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson surprised viewers by suggesting that David Cameron might find re-election difficult -- a move clearly designed to persuade Scottish voters that Labour might still be in with a shout.



Hands Across The Border ... Rory's Cairn
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Lynda Williamson)
6 Sep 2014 at 4:14am

By Peter Geoghegan

"We're looking for the cairn." The woman behind the counter in the Cadbury's outlet store in the Gretna Gateway shopping centre looks slightly bemused.  All around her, piled precariously high, are clear plastic bags filled to bursting with 'Roses' chocolates and mini-Wispas. "Any 2 for £6" declare signs in red dotted across the shop.



Vote Yes for social justice, fairness and equality
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Lynda Williamson)
4 Sep 2014 at 3:26pm

By Jeane Freeman

I GREW up supporting the Labour Party.  For a time, I was a Labour member and for four privileged years I worked for the party when it was in government at Holyrood.  What drew me to Labour politics were the values of social justice, fairness and equality.

And it is my continued belief in those values that leads me to support independence now, in 2014.



Lord George Robertson will kill Unionism stone-dead
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
5 Sep 2014 at 4:56pm

  By Alex Mooney
 
There is something deep in the human psyche that takes joy from mocking the little things in life.  City folk do it to town folk who do it to village folk.  Big football clubs' fans do it to smaller clubs' fans. 
 
The tall do it to the small.  Even big countries do it to tiny countries.  At its worst, it's cruel.  At its best, it's patronising.  But this superiority complex is always wrong.



City?s Verdict on Westminster Currency Threat: Don?t write cheques your arse ...
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
4 Sep 2014 at 11:17pm

By Mark McNaught
 
After 2 years of largely ignoring or laughing off the referendum, the City of London is finally waking up to the fact that the Scots will vote for independence. After all, who wouldn?t choose economic freedom? As with all things financial, they have no misty-eyed illusions of Scottish or British nationalism. They are looking at a bottom line, and Westminster?s bottom has suffered self-inflicted sodomy.




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Escaping the babble of Westminster's Babel - why I'm voting Yes!
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:40am

Even aged 12 – Edinburgh born, living in England, Scottish Independence made sense to me. 1964 was filled with independence ceremonies: Empires were ending, countries were returning to the natural ...

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Scotland independence referendum: what's the mood around Scotland?
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:35am

We’ve been hearing from our readers about the atmosphere in their part of Scotland as polling day approaches. What’s the mood where you are?

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Dateline Scotland: Episode 7 - YouTube
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:32am

This week's headlines: Shock new poll puts the No campaign at 90%, and it's the only poll this week! Briony Laing investigates the cost of a weekly supermark...

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Theatre of the Absurd
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:17am

Today, in a glorious piece of botched political theatre, three representatives of the Austerity Union who are now joined at the hip on issues of the constitution and economics  - are ...



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On Scottish Campaign Trail, Prescott Suggests Merging English And Scottish Fo...
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:11am

The Labour Party deployed John Prescott to Scotland today, as Westminster politicians flocked north of the English border in an effort to prevent the break-up of the United Kingdom.

However the former deputy prime minister, in his unique way, went...

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Hague: giving Scotland more powers if it votes No is not Government policy
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:08am

Giving Scotland more powers if it does not vote for independence is not Government policy, William Hague has said.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Credit where it is due. William Hague is not prepared to lie in the House of Commons just to help the British nationalist campaign.



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I'm English, I feel British ... but I'll still be voting 'Yes'
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 8:05am
We're driving down to Durham where my parents live and I'm trying to explain to my two sons, five and seven, why I'm voting Yes.

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"If you want to protect the NHS, you should vote Yes" - YouTube
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 7:14am

On the campaign trail with Leanne Wood, leader of the Welsh party,Plaid Cymru, Nicola Sturgeon spreads the message that anyone who wants to save the NHS shou...

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Scottish independence: Expert Alex Kemp predicts 99 further North Sea oil & g...
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 7:11am

A leading oil economist has predicted a potential North Sea bonus of 99 new discoveries in the next 30 years. Alex Kemp, from the University of Aberdeen, has used detailed financial modelling to set out “commercially viable” projects for the industry following the Wood Review. The sector has been...

A Yes will give Scotland job-creating economic powers - YouTube
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 7:03am

John Swinney MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, has said that independence will give Scotland the full range of economic powers it needs to encourage in...

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HARVIE ON 'DISCONNECTED' CAMERON, MILIBAND AND CLEGG
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 7:00am

Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow and Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:


“This referendum has been coming since 2011 yet with less than ten days to go only now do the UK’s political leaders spring into action, with the attempted hoisting of a flag."



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New Statesman | The Scottish independence surge has forced a complacent and s...
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 6:53am

Alex Salmond, whose political mission from the outset was to destroy Great Britain, might end up creating the conditions in which it can be remade and thus saved.

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Joan McAlpine: Real power is within Scotland's grasp so don't be duped by der...
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 6:30am

JOAN says Gordon Brown's home rule plan still leaves Westminster Tories calling the shots and only a Yes vote puts Scottish people in charge of their own destiny.

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Another Country
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 6:28am
The stream of cultural outpourings brought on by the referendum has turned into a torrent. We can't keep up, so apologies if yours isn't amongst this semi-random handful. We'll just grab a group an...

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Yes is the right choice for Scotland's children - YouTube
by Peter A Bell
10 Sep 2014 at 6:25am

There's so much more we could be doing for Scotland's children. Alison Thewliss is a Glasgow City councillor and a mum of two. She's voting Yes to ensure a b...

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Independence referendum latest news LIVE: September 10
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 9:11am
JOIN us for our daily live blog in the run up to the independence referendum for regular updates on what the politicians, campaigners and the public are saying about our nation's future.


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: What will happen after a No vote?
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 9:00am
APART from sighing with relief, what will the unionist parties be doing and what will their plans be if we wake up to a No vote on September 19?


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: What will happen after a Yes vote?
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 8:48am
MANY voters still feel in the dark about the realities of voting for independence. Here's how it will play out if we wake up to a Yes vote on September 19.


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: What will the vote mean for culture and...
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 8:37am
HOW we see ourselves is likely to play a big part in how we vote on September 18. Will out identity change ? one way or another ? after the results are out?


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: Welfare and pensions
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 8:25am
ARE our pensions safer in the Union? Is independence a way to axe hated Con-Dem benefits cuts? And who will pay in either scenario? 


Independence referendum: David Cameron tells Scots "Don't destroy the Union j...
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 8:14am
THE Prime Minister made an impassioned speech as he visited Scotland to throw his weight behind the Better Together campaign to keep the country in the United Kingdom.


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: Battlegrounds are drawn over defence
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 8:09am
THE Yes campaign say independence means Scotland won't have to pay for unwanted nuclear subs. The No side claim going it alone could cost defence jobs and put our security at risk. Who will win this fight? 


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: Claims and counter-claims about what th...
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 7:54am
THE Yes camp say only independence can protect our health service from Westminster-imposed cuts. The No side say an independent Scotland wouldn't have enough money to pay for the NHS. What's the healthy option?


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: What Yes and No say about keeping the p...
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 7:42am
CURRENCY is one of the very hottest topics in the big debate. Here are the arguments on both sides of the campaign on whether Scotland can keep the pound, and if so, under what conditions.


Independence referendum - Your Guide: How Scotland is governed and how electi...
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 7:26am
WHAT do Holyrood do and not do? What powers do they have and which are off-limits? And how does voting differ north of the Border? Read on and find out.


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: The long, hard road to our date with de...
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 7:04am
VOTES about self-government are not news to Scots ? here's the events that led us to the historic vote on Septmber 18.


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: Experts who get to the bottom of the is...
by dailyrecord
10 Sep 2014 at 6:37am
THE Record have brought in two of the most respected political writers in Scotland to unravel the main questions in the referendum debate.


Motherwell & Wishaw campaigners - thief says 'Yes' to flag
by Craig Nisbet
10 Sep 2014 at 5:38am
A group of Motherwell and Wishaw campaigners at the local YES Scotland office have had their Saltire flag stolen by a


Record View: The No camp have work cut out to get their message across before...
by Record View
10 Sep 2014 at 1:58am
WITH just eight days to go until the independence referendum, Record View raises fears about Better Together's late bid to convince voters to stay in the Union.


Independence referendum: Alex Salmond says No campaign is 'falling apart' as ...
by Torcuil Crichton
9 Sep 2014 at 4:59pm
FIRST Minister believes the fact David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg are having to jet in to Scotland shows that Yes camp's rivals are now in a state of panic.


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Readers should note that the so-called "Dateline Scotland" uses moving pictur...
by BBC Scotlandshire
10 Sep 2014 at 7:33am
Readers should note that the so-called "Dateline Scotland" uses moving pictures. Research has shown that watching moving pictures reduces your wist for and ability to have sex.

So Episode 7 comes with a Government Health Warning - DON'T WATCH IT!



Dateline Scotland: Episode 7

This week's headlines...

Academics prove that Scotland should be less well-educated.
by BBC Scotlandshire
9 Sep 2014 at 1:34pm
Academics prove that Scotland should be less well-educated.


Academics for No publish their research
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Better Together are cereal misleaders.

Kate's pregnancy - the story behind the story.
by BBC Scotlandshire
9 Sep 2014 at 9:35am
Kate's pregnancy - the story behind the story.


Will came too late to save the Union
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Extra security should be provided to prevent her from making a break for the Scottish border, when her time is due

Purdey in Purdah. The New Avengers are here in Scotlandshire.
by BBC Scotlandshire
8 Sep 2014 at 10:58am
Purdey in Purdah. The New Avengers are here in Scotlandshire.


New Avengers - the new idea to save the Union
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BBC Scotlandshire - All the news we want you to see. Bringing you ludicrous, spurious and ill-conceived Scottish stories from Atlantic Quay. Any similarity to other...

Our lawyers are currently looking over these libellous remarks made by well k...
by BBC Scotlandshire
7 Sep 2014 at 7:42am
Our lawyers are currently looking over these libellous remarks made by well know rabble rouser and hate speech writer Rab McNeil.

The fact he prefers to use the colloquial "Rab" rather than "Robert" is obvious proof of his links to AlecSammin and the Cybernats.

The rapacious rapscallion will...

"Am bu choir do dh'Alba a bhi neo-eisimeileach" seems to have caused a frisso...
by BBC Scotlandshire
6 Sep 2014 at 1:52pm
"Am bu choir do dh'Alba a bhi neo-eisimeileach" seems to have caused a frisson of linguistic discord.


Crisis in Gàidhealtachd as U-KOK accused of 'impropriety'
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I cannot accept that voting for independence will make me any more depraved than I already am

A sneak preview of our new video clip show coming shortly to BBC Scotlandshire.
by BBC Scotlandshire
5 Sep 2014 at 10:03am
A sneak preview of our new video clip show coming shortly to BBC Scotlandshire.


#indyref HILARIOUS VIDEO

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Can you help? Police Scotlandshire has put out an urgent bulletin for a str...
by BBC Scotlandshire
5 Sep 2014 at 9:05am
Can you help?

Police Scotlandshire has put out an urgent bulletin for a street magician who's been defrauding the good people of Scotlandshire.

He's not even that good at the magic.

One victim reported: "He's no David Blaine for sure!"

Call Crimeploppers on 0800 666 666 666.

Don't go to ...

More tales of woe for the Conservative and Unionist Party as yet another MP d...
by BBC Scotlandshire
4 Sep 2014 at 2:54pm
More tales of woe for the Conservative and Unionist Party as yet another MP defects.

To add insult to injury, Ruth Davidson MSP, the heid cheerleader of the Scottish Tories, had to fall on her sword last night in what can only be described as an act of incredible benevolence.

She had to utter...

Alecsammin's crazed Natz seem to be everywhere in Scotlandshire - there is si...
by BBC Scotlandshire
3 Sep 2014 at 8:33pm
Alecsammin's crazed Natz seem to be everywhere in Scotlandshire - there is simply no escape for us loyal subjects of the Empire.

Sadly, even The Scottish Police Federation has been infiltrator by devotees to the Sweetie Leader who's more sour ploom than Liquorice Allsort.

Read our explosive e...

The latest instalment of our specially commissioned news and current affairs ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
3 Sep 2014 at 5:00pm
The latest instalment of our specially commissioned news and current affairs show: "Dateline Scotland".

Happy but devastating news about the show to follow within the next few days!


Dateline Scotland: Episode 6

This week's headlines: Jim Murphy and EggGate, Briony Laing in an exclusive one on on...

"The McCrone Mantra" We must be really really quiet. We must not mention a...
by BBC Scotlandshire
3 Sep 2014 at 4:03pm
"The McCrone Mantra"

We must be really really quiet.

We must not mention anything about "oil reports".

We must suppress the news that there is even more oil than anyone ever believed.

Sssshhhhh!!!




Dramatic evidence of the demon Natz at their foulest!
by BBC Scotlandshire
2 Sep 2014 at 1:06pm
Dramatic evidence of the demon Natz at their foulest!


Blow to Salmond as Natz vandals caught on camera
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Davie Mundell says that the shite wasn't bullshit, and he's an expert on that.

As Galloway's attacker turns out to be a NO supporter, Murphy falls foul of t...
by BBC Scotlandshire
1 Sep 2014 at 12:56pm
As Galloway's attacker turns out to be a NO supporter, Murphy falls foul of the agents of the British state.


Betrayed! - CI5 minders turn on Britnat Labour MP
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
BBC Scotlandshire - All the news we want you to see. Bringing you ludicrous, spurious and ill-conceived Scottish ...

UKIP "all fired up for the fight".
by BBC Scotlandshire
31 Aug 2014 at 2:30pm
UKIP "all fired up for the fight".


Cameron, Milliband and Clegg get a kick in the Clactons!
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
In the Premiership Egg-hurling Division, the score remains locked at Murphy 1 - 1 Sillars


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it's time to get above ourselves


Say Yes Posters for Everyone
by bellacaledonia
10 Sep 2014 at 6:45am
These magnificent posters designed by Ciaran Murphy are being distributed for free throughout the country. We need your help to be part of the distribution network. Today we are sending out and delivering posters to Yes Shops in Dundee, Skye,... Read More ›


Start As We Mean to Go On
by bellacaledonia
10 Sep 2014 at 5:46am
Laura Eaton Lewis argues we need to be the change you want to see. There is another big question facing Scotland… what happens on September 19th? A day of dancing in the streets – or crying into a pint of... Read More ›


Theatre of the Absurd
by bellacaledonia
10 Sep 2014 at 5:01am
By Mike Small Today, in a glorious piece of botched political theatre, three representatives of the Austerity Union who are now joined at the hip on issues of the constitution and economics  – are travelling north as we speak to... Read More ›


O Na h-Eileanan an Iar do Thaobh an Ear: A? Fàgail nan Làbarach gus Seann Thr...
by bellacaledonia
9 Sep 2014 at 2:53pm
?From the Western Isles to the East End: Leaving Labour to preserve an old tradition? By Ruairidh MacIver B’ e a’ chiad uair a fhuair mi tuigse, no mothachadh air choireigin, air saoghal nam poilitigs, A.D. 1992 ? Bliadhna Nèill, nuair... Read More ›


Coming Home from Coventry
by bellacaledonia
9 Sep 2014 at 1:51pm
By Peter Arnott ‘No campaign spends years talking about uncertainties and demanding answers. Gives last-minute offer of maybe something, offered by someone.’ – Kieran Hurley 21 last thoughts on the way home: 1) We should be the patient with our... Read More ›


Another Country
by bellacaledonia
9 Sep 2014 at 10:36am
The stream of cultural outpourings brought on by the referendum has turned into a torrent. We can’t keep up, so apologies if yours isn’t amongst this semi-random handful. We’ll just grab a group and throw them out there as we... Read More ›


12 Stories True
by bellacaledonia
9 Sep 2014 at 10:02am
One of the great myths that’s perpetuated in the media – you hear this a lot on the radio – is the one that ‘both sides are excited about the huge turnout’ – or ‘both sides have been involved in encouraging people... Read More ›

On grief and independence
by bellacaledonia
9 Sep 2014 at 9:00am
by Andrew Eaton-Lewis My mum will vote No on 18 September, and she will do it, partly, out of grief. I will vote Yes, and I too am doing it, partly, out of grief. We are both grieving for the same... Read More ›


Bella Caledonia: Songs for Scotland
by bellacaledonia
9 Sep 2014 at 5:44am
This is a musical celebration of Scottish independence at the Òran Mór (gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’). This is for all who came on the night and those who couldn’t. You can also support Bella into the... Read More ›


Best of Both Worlds
by bellacaledonia
9 Sep 2014 at 5:27am
By Abi Cornwall ?The Best of Both Worlds? has started to give me heartburn whenever I hear it. It used to be that ?Keep Calm and Carry On? was the collection of words most likely to turn me into a... Read More ›


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scotland independence -guardian - Google News
Google News

Why You Should Care About Scotland's Independence Vote - Huffington Post
9 Sep 2014 at 4:32pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Why You Should Care About Scotland's Independence Vote
Huffington Post
LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An opinion poll showing Scottish independence campaigners have a slim lead nine days before a crucial referendum has highlighted reasons for the wider world and investors to pay heed to ...


BP opposes Scottish independence and backs oil decline warnings - Telegraph.c...
10 Sep 2014 at 7:11am

Telegraph.co.uk

BP opposes Scottish independence and backs oil decline warnings
Telegraph.co.uk
Mr van Beurden, who came out against Scottish independence in March, said :"Sir Ian Wood is right in his technical assessment that the amount of remaining oil and gas that can be profitably extracted from...


Queen Drawn Into Scotland Independence Debate - Sky News
9 Sep 2014 at 4:30pm

BBC News

Queen Drawn Into Scotland Independence Debate
Sky News
The Queen has insisted she does not wish to influence the Scottish independence vote, saying the issue is "a matter for the people of Scotland". Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond had said that while she was right not to discuss her...


Scottish independence: More powers or just a timetable? - BBC News
10 Sep 2014 at 6:03am

BBC News

Scottish independence: More powers or just a timetable?
BBC News
The three main UK political parties - Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems - have pledged to fast-track a deal on new tax and welfare powers for the Scottish Parliament. It came after a poll at the weekend suggested support for ...


Standard Life statement on Scottish Independence in full - Telegraph.co.uk
10 Sep 2014 at 5:59am

Telegraph.co.uk

Standard Life statement on Scottish Independence in full
Telegraph.co.uk
In view of the uncertainty around Scotland's constitutional future, we have put in place precautionary measures which would help enable us to provide customers with continuity. This includes planning for new reg...


The Push to Keep Scotland in the Fold - New York Times
10 Sep 2014 at 1:35am

New York Times

The Push to Keep Scotland in the Fold
New York Times
The Scottish National Party, which is campaigning in favor, seems to have struck a chord with voters in Easterhouse by calling for a more socially inclusive country that it says can be built only with the powers that independence wo...


Scottish independence campaign gaining ground, polls suggest - CNN
8 Sep 2014 at 8:05am

Scottish independence campaign gaining ground, polls suggest
CNN
(CNN) -- With less than two weeks to go until Scotland's referendum, polls suggest an increase in those favoring independence from the United Kingdom, with one survey for the first time putting the "yes" vote ahead. On September 18, v...


Scottish independence: Scotland's independence day - Scotsman
9 Sep 2014 at 11:09am

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Scotland's independence day
Scotsman
The white paper on independence claims that Scotland can negotiate its independence from the United Kingdom, drafting and amending existing treaties and laws, as well as achieving accession to a range of international bodies such a...


British PM to head to Scotland as independence campaign gathers steam - Reuters
9 Sep 2014 at 8:09am

Reuters

British PM to head to Scotland as independence campaign gathers steam
Reuters
It followed a YouGov poll in the Sunday Times that put the pro-independence camp slightly ahead for the first time this year, prompting a fall in the pound and British shares that reflected concerns that an indepen...


Scotland Independence: Film Biz Weighs Options of Break From London - Variety...
10 Sep 2014 at 4:29am

Variety (blog)

Scotland Independence: Film Biz Weighs Options of Break From London
Variety (blog)
It's been 20 years since the shooting of ?Braveheart,? when Mel Gibson, playing Scottish warrior William Wallace, cried, ?Freedom!,? articulating the desire among many Scots for independence. On Sept. 1...



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SNP - Google News
SNP - Google News
Google News

Scottish independence: Salmond & Sillars team up - Scotsman
10 Sep 2014 at 9:13am

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Salmond & Sillars team up
Scotsman
ALEX SALMOND and Jim Sillars yesterday insisted they had set their differences aside as the former deputy leader of the SNP's ?Margo Mobile? campaign bus teamed up with Yes Scotland at an event in Edinburgh. Mr Sillars, whose politic...


Scots Yes vote 'may cut English and Welsh energy bills' - BBC News
10 Sep 2014 at 9:12am

BBC News

Scots Yes vote 'may cut English and Welsh energy bills'
BBC News
Scottish independence could lead to cheaper energy bills for consumers in England and Wales, senior industry sources have told the BBC. The UK government claims independence would see Scottish bills soar to pay for renewable e...


SNP not straight with Scots - Hague - The Courier
10 Sep 2014 at 9:12am

The Courier

SNP not straight with Scots - Hague
The Courier
His comments came as SNP MP Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire) urged Mr Hague to congratulate the Scottish people for the way the debate had been conducted, adding the process had "galvanised and energised every community in Scotland...


Setting sale: Council puts Perth Harbour on the market - BBC News
10 Sep 2014 at 9:04am

BBC News

Setting sale: Council puts Perth Harbour on the market
BBC News
I also believe that an independent Scotland will bring back the strong political characters from Labour and the Liberal Democrats that will help shape our future as a fairer and more just society. There was a reason that the SN...


Merge English and Scottish football teams, suggests bruiser Prescott in bizar...
10 Sep 2014 at 8:50am

Daily Mail

Merge English and Scottish football teams, suggests bruiser Prescott in bizarre ...
Daily Mail
He was supposed to take the fight to the SNP in defence of the 300-year-old Union. But Labour bruiser John Prescott today set out a bizarre idea to merge the English and Scottish football teams ...


'Don't rip apart the Union' David Cameron Pleads Referendum Vote SNP - Expres...
10 Sep 2014 at 8:46am

Express.co.uk

'Don't rip apart the Union' David Cameron Pleads Referendum Vote SNP
Express.co.uk
Sir John Major was also scathing about the "incompetence" of the 'Yes' camp, spearheaded by the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and First Minister Alex Salmond. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I...


'Westminster': The toxic word that could help Salmond to victory - Politics.c...
10 Sep 2014 at 8:31am

'Westminster': The toxic word that could help Salmond to victory
Politics.co.uk (blog)
As the Labour party's list of 100 SNP broken promises showed in 2011, the SNP aren't immune to criticism either. But in the remaining days of this campaign, that doesn't matter much. "In the league table of peopl...


Which ?us?, which ?them?? - Workers' Liberty
10 Sep 2014 at 8:31am

Which ?us?, which ?them??
Workers' Liberty
?There are five million of us in Scotland, but sixty million in the rest of Britain. We'll always be in a minority. That's why we'll never get the government we want.? That's the SNP case for a 'yes' vote on 18 September. Anyone who has attended referendum...


Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: Battlegrounds are drawn over defence - ...
10 Sep 2014 at 8:25am

Scottish Daily Record

Independence Referendum ? Your Guide: Battlegrounds are drawn over defence
Scottish Daily Record
THE SNP propose an independent Scotland will have a Scottish Defence Force of 15,000 regular and 5000 reserve personnel. The SDF would be funded by a military budget reduced from th...


Scottish independence: Cameron 'a hindrance' to 'No' campaign, says Prescott ...
10 Sep 2014 at 8:21am

BBC News

Scottish independence: Cameron 'a hindrance' to 'No' campaign, says Prescott
BBC News
I also believe that an independent Scotland will bring back the strong political characters from Labour and the Liberal Democrats that will help shape our future as a fairer and more just society. There wa...



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scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
Google News

Scottish referendum: Generation 2014 vote - BBC News
10 Sep 2014 at 2:15am

BBC News

Scottish referendum: Generation 2014 vote
BBC News
Whatever the end result, 16- and 17-year-olds will make history simply by taking part in next week's Scottish independence vote. The referendum is the first time that under-18s anywhere in the UK have had the franchise on a major matter of ...


Scotland decides: The independence referendum explained - BBC News
10 Sep 2014 at 12:58am

BBC News

Scotland decides: The independence referendum explained
BBC News
In nine days time, people across Scotland will face a massive choice - whether or not to become an independent country, separate from the United Kingdom. A referendum asks you to vote yes or no to a question or proposal. The p...


Scotland's referendum: Nationalism and how Australia plays a part in the deba...
10 Sep 2014 at 9:02am

Sydney Morning Herald

Scotland's referendum: Nationalism and how Australia plays a part in the debate
Sydney Morning Herald
Now Scotland is holding a referendum on September 18 asking whether the Act of Union should continue or whether Scotland should become an independent nation. The exact question...


Scottish independence campaign gaining ground, polls suggest - CNN
8 Sep 2014 at 8:05am

Scottish independence campaign gaining ground, polls suggest
CNN
(CNN) -- With less than two weeks to go until Scotland's referendum, polls suggest an increase in those favoring independence from the United Kingdom, with one survey for the first time putting the "yes" vote ahead. On September 18, v...


Scotland referendum: Carwyn Jones calls for reformed UK - BBC News
9 Sep 2014 at 3:14am

BBC News

Scotland referendum: Carwyn Jones calls for reformed UK
BBC News
First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he fears for Wales' future if Scotland votes for independence. He was visiting Scotland on Tuesday to speak in support of the union after opinion polls put the two sides in next week's refe...


Scottish referendum: World's first vote on economic inequality - The Globe an...
9 Sep 2014 at 8:25am

Scottish referendum: World's first vote on economic inequality
The Globe and Mail
When the Scots vote in their historic independence referendum next Thursday, Canadians, especially the Québécois, will be watching closely. Having held two sovereignty referenda, the Québécois may feel that they are t...


Independence referendum: Bank of England governor says Scotland won't be ... ...
9 Sep 2014 at 2:11pm

Scottish Daily Record

Independence referendum: Bank of England governor says Scotland won't be ...
Scottish Daily Record
THE Governor of the Bank of England has warned Alex Salmond's plan to share the pound after a Yes vote would mean Scotland was not an independent country. Mark Carney dealt a blow...


Pound Falls Over Scotland Referendum Fears - Sky News
8 Sep 2014 at 9:02am

Pound Falls Over Scotland Referendum Fears
Sky News
It was the first time polls suggested there could be a 'Yes' vote for independence in the referendum on September 18. On Sunday, Chancellor George Osborne sought to head off the surge of support for an independent Scotland by promising more powers...


British pound falls over Scotland independence referendum fears - Fox News
8 Sep 2014 at 3:52pm

Fox News

British pound falls over Scotland independence referendum fears
Fox News
The British pound has fallen to a 10-month low against the dollar amid a selloff of Scotland-linked companies, after a weekend poll showed a potential surge for independence. The markets reacted with widespread negativ...


How Rupert Murdoch is sticking his oar into Scotland's independence referendu...
10 Sep 2014 at 8:00am

How Rupert Murdoch is sticking his oar into Scotland's independence referendum
The Conversation UK
On September 6, the evening before the Sunday Times published the YouGov opinion poll on Scottish independence in which the Yes campaign was reported to be on 51% against the ?No? camp on 49%, Rupert ...



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Sky News And Bbc News - 24 Hours
10 Sep 2014 at 8:35am

Beeen watching both of these the last couple of days - absolutely laughable with the bias. Fortun...



Kay Burley
10 Sep 2014 at 7:20am

I see that Scots hater auld craw Kate Burley from Sky News is up here Just waiting on her to butt...



How Would A Terrorist Attack...
10 Sep 2014 at 6:01am

…effect the current YES lead?

 

Would it sway things like 7/7 did?

 

(I'll feel a lot better with...



Viewer Discretion And Possibly Some Tissues
10 Sep 2014 at 5:59am

Prescott
10 Sep 2014 at 5:34am

His speech in Glasgow is going down a storm by all accounts:

 

Tim Shipman@ShippersUnbound25m

Pr...



John Major
10 Sep 2014 at 5:14am

Apparently we'd all become foreigners overnight, even those who live and work in England.

 

Reall...



Darling Bbc
10 Sep 2014 at 5:08am

Why don't BBC Scotland just let Mr Darling appear on EVERY show/radio broadcast yesterday, today ...



Ward By Ward Analysis In Scottish Cities
10 Sep 2014 at 4:35am

From the Grauniad

 

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/sep/10/scottish-independence-th...



Malcolm Tucker Quotes As Motivational Posters
10 Sep 2014 at 3:25am



More Powers
10 Sep 2014 at 2:18am

'More powers' are being reported as if they are already the 'Devo Max' that 'the majority of Scot...




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The Guardian
Scottish independence blog | The Guardian
Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

Scottish independence: 'from the head, from the heart, from the soul - vote n...
by Andrew Sparrow
10 Sep 2014 at 9:06am
Sir John Major warns against Scottish independenceAlex Salmond suggests Team Scotland will beat T...

Scottish independence: UK party leaders race to Scotland - as it happened
by Ben Quinn
9 Sep 2014 at 11:48am
Cameron, Clegg and Miliband in emergency visit to ScotlandGordon Brown to spearhead Labours last-...

Scottish independence: 10 days to referendum - As it happened
by Ben Quinn
8 Sep 2014 at 12:17pm
Gordon Brown unveils proposals to devolve new powers to ScotlandSterling slumps after opinion pol...

Scottish independence: Poll shows yes side in the lead - as it happened
by Ben Quinn
7 Sep 2014 at 6:17am

Poll for YouGov shows yes camp ahead with 51 percent, with no on 49 percent

Scots expected to be...



Scottish independence: 13 days to referendum - as it happened
by Ben Quinn
5 Sep 2014 at 11:15am

Follow rolling coverage of events including :

Battle over centre left, working class votes heats ...



Scottish independence referendum weekly review: Jim Murphy and the wish tree
by Libby Brooks
5 Sep 2014 at 9:35am

A round-up of our campaign coverage: Faslane, academics, a breakthrough poll for yes and the myst...



Scottish independence referendum: two weeks to go live
by Ben Quinn
4 Sep 2014 at 6:25am

Follow this link for September 5ths liveblog.

3.23pm BST

And heres Libbys full report on the Salm...



Scottish independence campaign battles over NHS and Nato amid worries over re...
by Ben Quinn
3 Sep 2014 at 10:05am

Follow rolling coverage of events as the clock ticks down to polling day on September 18

Yesterda...



Scottish independence: 15 to days to referendum - as it happened
by Ben Quinn
3 Sep 2014 at 2:14am

Follow rolling coverage of events as the the registration deadline looms and the latest poll show...



Scottish independence: 16 days to referendum - as it happened
by Ben Quinn
1 Sep 2014 at 12:01pm

Full coverage of the Scottish independence referendum campaign as the deadline for voter registra...



Scottish independence referendum weekly review: Alex Salmond eats a Mars bar ...
by Libby Brooks
29 Aug 2014 at 5:43am

Highlights from another week on the campaign trail: second TV debate, that #PatronisingBTLady adv...



Salmond v Darling: Scottish independence debate on the BBC - as it happened
by Andrew Sparrow
25 Aug 2014 at 6:16pm

Rolling coverage of Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling debating Scottish independence on the BBC, ...



Scottish independence referendum weekly review: from Arbroath to Edinburgh, v...
by Libby Brooks
22 Aug 2014 at 6:12am

A rash of declarations, the NHS, BBC and oil (again), the perspective from the islands and a mill...



Scottish independence referendum: Alistair Darling accused of defending NHS cuts
by Libby Brooks
19 Aug 2014 at 1:44pm

Contradictory assessments of Better Together leaders claim that spending on health service has in...



Scottish independence referendum week in review: pandas, the pound, and an un...
by Libby Brooks
15 Aug 2014 at 5:14am

The First Minister references Moulin Rouge, while the Better Together campaign begs for the donat...




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

An important point about tonight's Survation poll
by James Kelly
10 Sep 2014 at 5:43am

A new Survation poll is due to be released at 10.30 this evening, although there's always a chanc...



Wisdom on Wednesday : Is there even one example?
by James Kelly
10 Sep 2014 at 5:00am
"'Let's go back to being governed by our larger neighbour,' said no independent nation ever."

Nove...

Nigel's back!
by James Kelly
9 Sep 2014 at 12:28pm
A guest post by Robert MacDonald

On 12 September, the Farage bandwagon will roll into town. "There...

Yes campaign draw level in electrifying poll from traditionally No-friendly f...
by James Kelly
8 Sep 2014 at 12:56pm
Hmmm.  I think at some point over the last few weeks we must have had that "game-changer" that th...

A primer for the forthcoming TNS-BMRB poll
by James Kelly
8 Sep 2014 at 8:56am
Apparently the new TNS-BMRB referendum poll, which we were originally told to expect mid-week, ha...

A wander through the YouGov and Panelbase datasets
by James Kelly
7 Sep 2014 at 8:56am
I've now had a look at the datasets from both the YouGov and Panelbase polls - the Panelbase data...

Good evening, Scotland. Yes takes the lead.
by James Kelly
6 Sep 2014 at 3:47pm
Tonight's breathtaking findings from the traditionally No-friendly pollster YouGov...

Should Scotl...

The Naked Nation
by James Kelly
5 Sep 2014 at 9:59pm
A poem by Robert MacDonald

'We are the last North Britons'
typed the web 2.0 generation
casting off ...

A few thoughts on the 'missing million' conundrum
by James Kelly
5 Sep 2014 at 11:06am
On the last thread, Chalks pointed to the doubts cast by John Curtice on the claims from the Yes ...

Run that past me again?
by James Kelly
5 Sep 2014 at 1:45am
I got the latest of several emails from Tory millionaire grass-roots group "Vote No Borders" the ...


What it's like going on a day-trip to Arran while wearing a bloody enormous Y...
by James Kelly
4 Sep 2014 at 12:40pm
For months now there's been a nagging voice in my head telling me that I should at least make a t...

What we know about upcoming polls
by James Kelly
4 Sep 2014 at 9:21am
People are always asking me "when is the next poll due?", and my answer is usually that I don't h...

Brit Nats and egg-tastic distraction tactics
by James Kelly
4 Sep 2014 at 2:33am
I have a new article at the International Business Times about the eggstraordinary way in which t...

Wisdom on Wednesday : It's this simple
by James Kelly
3 Sep 2014 at 5:00am
"For too many years of my life I have lived under Westminster governments who neither I, nor the ...

Scotland stands on the brink of independence as Yes vote surges to 47% in his...
by James Kelly
1 Sep 2014 at 3:42pm
Well, it looks like we can stop wondering whether Alex Salmond's victory in the second TV debate ...


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newest submissions : Scotland
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Scotland - all things Scotland, Scottish and Scot here.

John Prescott takes 'Better Together' to heart with a novel suggestion... (+50s)
10 Sep 2014 at 9:17am
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Is there a subreddit which discusses Scottish Independence?
10 Sep 2014 at 9:16am

Been looking for some independence debates to join in on here, but nobody seems to be talking abo...



Diagram showing Standard Life's share price over the last 30 days.
10 Sep 2014 at 9:13am
submitted by samsari
[link] [2 comments]

Hague: giving Scotland more powers if it votes No is not Government policy
10 Sep 2014 at 9:09am
submitted by neillyx
[link] [3 comments]

Another one in the eye for BT as billions pulled from English economy. Oh no,...
10 Sep 2014 at 9:07am

Its almost as if they dont think that voting for a pretty vague plan is a good idea...

submitted...

Cancel the Scottish referendum ? Scotland can?t agree with itself
10 Sep 2014 at 9:06am
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This is possibly a repost, but I think this more relevant now with the new pr...
10 Sep 2014 at 9:05am
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Rumours of TWO Polls putting Yes in the lead tonight
10 Sep 2014 at 9:05am

First Survation: http://www1.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2014/09/10/referendum-day-mi...



Does anyone have a copy of the Mumsnet debate?
10 Sep 2014 at 9:05am

Can't find a copy anywhere?

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-09-10/darling-and-salmond-to-take...



Standard Life may also have to take action if a no vote, depending on what ne...
10 Sep 2014 at 9:05am
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Salmond/Darling Debate: Mortal Kombat Style
10 Sep 2014 at 8:58am
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BBC News covering up Dave's botch
10 Sep 2014 at 8:51am

It's not altogether surprising but fairly amusing that BBC have decided to rectify David Cameron'...



Salmond's relation of independence to apartheid is grotesque and inaccurate
10 Sep 2014 at 8:45am
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BP says naw
10 Sep 2014 at 8:40am
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Getting to Ben Nevis
10 Sep 2014 at 8:38am

Hello there, I'm an American student studying in London for a semester. While I'm here I'm planni...




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Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice


Scottish independence would be disastrous for all UK, warns John Major
by Nicholas Watt, Libby Brooks and Patrick Wintour
10 Sep 2014 at 4:06am
Former prime minister says loss of Trident deterrent would imminently weaken UK defence after yes referendum result

Live blog: the latest from both yes and no campaigns

The United Kingdom faces the ...




Cameron: referendum is not just a chance to 'give the effing Tories a kick'
by Nicholas Watt, Severin Carrell, Terry Macalister and Julia Kollewe
10 Sep 2014 at 9:09am
Prime minister mixes impassioned defence of UK with tough warning that independent Scotland could run out of money

Follow all the latest developments in our Scotland live blog

An emotional David Came...



Scottish independence: 'from the head, from the heart, from the soul - vote n...
by Andrew Sparrow
10 Sep 2014 at 9:06am
Sir John Major warns against Scottish independenceAlex Salmond suggests Team Scotland will beat Team WestminsterCameron says dont vote yes just to protest against effing ToriesStandard Life says it...


Alex Salmond accused of hypocrisy by former Scottish Tory leader
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
10 Sep 2014 at 8:30am
Annabel Goldie says Salmond enjoyed 2007-11 coalition with Tories but now criticises parties for uniting for no campaign

Alex Salmond has been accused of total hypocrisy by the former leader of the ...



How would an independent Scotland compare to other nations?
by George Arnett
10 Sep 2014 at 8:10am

We look at some key statistics on Scotland to give a rough estimate about which other countries a newly independent state would be similar to

One of the big questions to answer around Scottish indep...




Scottish independence: PM's visit is 'last gasp of desperation', says Alex Sa...
by Guardian Staff
10 Sep 2014 at 7:53am
Alex Salmond describes the visit of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband to Scotland on Wednesday as 'counterproductive' and 'a last gasp piece of desperation from the Westminster establishmen...


Scottish independence: David Cameron would be heartbroken if family of nation...
by Guardian Staff
10 Sep 2014 at 7:52am
David Cameron implores voters in Edinburgh on Wednesday not to break up the union. The prime minister says a separate Scotland would not be able to rejoin the UK, saying 'this is not a decision abo...


BP urges Scotland to vote against independence
by Terry Macalister and Julia Kollewe
10 Sep 2014 at 7:41am
Chief executive says North Sea oil best served by Scotland remaining in UK
Which companies are in the yes or no camp?

BP, one of the North Sea's biggest investors, has urged Scotland to vote against...



Scotland independence referendum: what's the mood around Scotland?
by James Walsh and Guardian readers
10 Sep 2014 at 7:29am

Weve been hearing from our readers about the atmosphere in their part of Scotland as polling day approaches. Whats the mood where you are?

With just over a week to go until Scotland votes on its ind...




Scottish savers likely to have continued bank account protection
by Jill Treanor
10 Sep 2014 at 6:17am
FSCS admits uncertainty exists but says EU directive protecting 100,000 in accounts should calm any bank run fears

The UK body which guarantees deposits up to £85,000 in bank accounts has admitted t...



Scottish independence: a guide to the referendum to break away from the UK
by Claire Phipps
10 Sep 2014 at 6:00am

On 18 September, Scotlands voters will decide whether to stay part of the United Kingdom or go it alone. With the polls neck and neck, how did it come to this?

Scottish independence: everything you ...

Scottish independence: which businesses are in the yes or no camp?
by Julia Kollewe and Jennifer Rankin
10 Sep 2014 at 5:47am

More and more company executives are joining the referendum debate, putting the business case for and against the union

Sir Ian Cheshire, outgoing chief executive of the B&Q owner, Kingfisher, has b...



Salmond frames independence fight as Team Scotland v Team Westminster
by Guardian Staff
10 Sep 2014 at 5:32am
Scottish first minister repeatedly uses terms as leaders of Westminster parties arrive in Scotland for day of campaigning

Scottish independence referendum live blog

Alex Salmond said that Team Scot...




John Major is right on independence: there's much to fear from a yes vote
by Michael White
10 Sep 2014 at 5:01am
Former Tory PM makes strong points albeit chippishly on the geopolitical problems Scotland would face post-independence

LIVE blog: all the latest from the yes and no campaigns

John Major is a dece...




Holidays in Europe's independence hotspots for a new kind of tourist
by Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
10 Sep 2014 at 4:59am
Scotland and Catalonia among destinations on offer to travellers more interested in sovereignty than in sun and sea

The Partizan travel agency doesn't try to hide its affiliations. "We are not neutr...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

The breakfast revolution
by weegingerdug
9 Sep 2014 at 7:03pm
It’s all got terribly exciting of late, but I’ve not really been following any of it too closely, what with organising a funeral, and when not occupied with that have been fully engaged with full-o...

So this is it
by weegingerdug
9 Sep 2014 at 6:02am
A guest post by Samuel Miller (Macart) It?s decision time. Three years of debate, miles of newsprint, mountains of leaflets, ?think tank? reports, government papers, countless hours of broadcast ar...

Should Scotland be a country?
by weegingerdug
8 Sep 2014 at 11:49am
A guest post by Bob Hastings ?Should Scotland be an independent country?? That?s the question we have to answer on September 18. But there?s one word too many in that question. It should read simpl...

A leaf falls
by weegingerdug
5 Sep 2014 at 6:40pm
I wanted to say a few words to thank everyone for the kind messages of condolences, support and love. Thank you, you’ve helped to make the unbearable a bit less unbearable. I’d also like to thank a...

Sugar coated fluff puffs and leaps of faith
by weegingerdug
3 Sep 2014 at 1:35am
It’s coming, you can feel it in the air and hear it in the conversations around you. Today at the hospital as I walked onto the ward four nurses were having an animated conversation about independe...

Solidarity with Scotland from all over the world
by weegingerdug
2 Sep 2014 at 4:53pm
  Solidarity with Scotland has just released a new video – people all over the world demonstrating their support for independence and willing us to vote Yes, for ourselves, for them, and for a bett...

Bigger than fear
by weegingerdug
1 Sep 2014 at 9:56pm
I’ve been at the hospital most of the day. Andy’s having another crisis. They’re getting more frequent. He seems to have stabilised somewhat, but he’s on oxygen now and his swallowing difficulties ...

A letter from Aberdeenshire
by weegingerdug
1 Sep 2014 at 7:50am
A guest post by Jim McWilliam First of all let me set my stall out. I have been an advocate for Scottish Independence for as long as I can remember, perhaps it was because Alex Salmond was my MP wh...

A Welshman with a vote
by weegingerdug
31 Aug 2014 at 8:32am
A guest post by William Totterdell Dear Wee Dug, fellow ginger, My wife regularly reads me your blog or sends me a link to some great comments. I guess I am one of the silent ones, no Facebook, blo...

Egg fling flan
by weegingerdug
30 Aug 2014 at 4:47pm
I think I’ve finally got a handle on the No campaign. A No vote is all that stands between Scotland and a descent into grocery-based anarchy. Jim Murphy went out to give us the message, with the as...


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Work as if you live in the early days of a

As the referendum dawns, what new conversations will break?
by Guest Blog
8 Sep 2014 at 7:20am
A guest post today, looking beyond the indyref, from Shonagh McEwan, former head of research for the Green MSPs. Thanks Shonagh! Scotland is nearly there. The polls are suggesting a narrow result, ...

Strange times
by Aidan
3 Sep 2014 at 2:00am
There’s a lot I find odd about the referendum. I hate giving up Saturday mornings for it. And the Saturday afternoons. And Sunday mornings. And Sunday afternoons. And Wednesday evenings. And Tuesda...

Could the ?Missing Million? Swing It to Yes?
by Aidan
2 Sep 2014 at 2:58am
Apologies to What Scotland Thinks for ripping off borrowing their title for this This post is not about the ‘missing million’ voters, who are largely Labour No voters who we spend a lot of our time...

From the inside, the referendum is almost too close to call
by Dom
21 Aug 2014 at 1:22pm
Working at a university I count the year from September to September. The last few days of August have the same timeless quality as the lull between Christmas and January. As the Scottish Parliamen...

Some thoughts on nationalism and the messages of No
by James
16 Aug 2014 at 10:53am
Maybe blogging less is a symptom of tweeting more. I don’t know. But I wrote a few things on “popular microblogging site twitter dot com” yesterday evening and was very kindly encouraged to gather ...

From the river to the sea: on the desperate need for a just peace in the Midd...
by Guest Blog
17 Jul 2014 at 10:44am
Thanks to April Cumming for today’s guest post on the situation in Gaza. The images playing across the screens of the world today and over the previous week are nothing new; children are rushed to ...

So, what?s the big idea?
by Guest Blog
14 Jul 2014 at 7:11am
A guest post today from about the principle of democracy from Duncan Thorp, who has previously blogged for us about social enterprise. Thanks Duncan! It’s kind of reassuring that regardless of the ...

Exclusive: July Holyrood poll by Survation
by James
11 Jul 2014 at 2:38am
It’s month five for our rolling sequence of Survation polls, conducted as always in partnership with the Daily Record and Dundee University’s 5 Million Questions. The June results are here, and the...

Taxi for Lamont
by Guest Blog
4 Jul 2014 at 5:42am
Thanks to an anonymous (but definitely Labour) Labour person for today’s insidery guest post. The precarious situation of Johann Lamont Leading Scottish Labour in this session was never going to be...

Our Islands Our Future
by Guest Blog
27 Jun 2014 at 6:43am
Thanks to Neil Gray for today’s guest post. Neil is an Orcadian, who for the last six years has worked in the Scottish Parliament for Alex Neil MSP. He is also active in the Yes campaign in West Lo...


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