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Cameron snubs Miliband plan for new cap on party donations
DAVID CAMERON has rejected Ed Miliband's proposal to impose a £5000 cap on individual donations to political parties as the Labour leader sought to seize the political initiative following the Falkirk row on alleged vote-rigging.

Pay back overpaid cash, BBC staff urged
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten said he hoped senior staff who received hefty pay-offs they were not entitled to would "make a gesture" and pay some money back.

Hague lambasted over Jamieson 'stupid woman' comment
THE Tory leadership's attitude towards women has been raised again after William Hague was called on to make a public apology for calling Shadow Treasury Minister Cathy Jamieson a "stupid woman" at Commons question-time.

Joyce plays down row over Falkirk selection
FALKIRK MP Eric Joyce has attempted to play down the impact of the Falkirk selection row by suggesting the controversy is less scandalous than "sleeping with a prostitute or a Russian".

Coalition to set out plans for votes on England-only issues
COALITION ministers are willing to risk making controversial plans for "English votes for English laws" ? a major issue in next September's independence referendum.

MPs braced for pay rise backlash
AS MPs today brace themselves for a backlash over a proposed £10,000 pay rise, Ed Miliband called for a ban on MPs taking on second high-paid jobs as directors and consultants.

Millions spent by NHS on drugs to combat obesity
THE battle against obesity is being lost by the NHS in Scotland, according to evidence uncovered by the Scots Tories.

Miliband determined to break Labour's bonds with unions
ED Miliband has expressed his absolute determination to introduce a big and historic change to Labour's relationship with the trade unions, despite the massive financial implications it would have for his party.

More apply to Scottish universities
MINISTERS have hailed the latest increase in applications to Scottish universities as evidence of excellence in the sector and justification for its stance on tuition fees.

Bold move could prove costly at election time
THE line between bravery and foolhardiness can be extremely narrow and it might only be on May 8, 2015 that we find out which side Ed Miliband has fallen on after his Clause 4 moment near Labour's birthplace in London.

Murdoch recalled by MPs after 'cop' comments
Rupert Murdoch has been recalled to give evidence to MPs after a recording emerged of him apparently venting his anger about police investigations into phone-hacking and payments to officials.

Labour accused of 'fire sale' over Royal Mail proposals
Labour has accused the Coalition of holding a "fire sale" for Royal Mail ahead of plans expected to be unveiled today for one of the largest state privatisations ever attempted.

Former Navy boss urges Government to 'get on with' Trident order
A FORMER head of the Royal Navy has told the UK Government to get on with ordering replacements for the Trident submarines, which are based on the Clyde at Faslane, removing uncertainty for 1000 UK workers.

Perks go under MP pay deal
MPs will no longer get perks such as dinners on expenses under a deal to boost their pay from £66,000 to around £75,000.

Met chief sorry over briefings
Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has apologised to Conservative Party former chief whip Andrew Mitchell if his confidence in the Plebgate police probe had been damaged.

 

Scotsman

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Cameron criticises Salmond over Saltire flag row

PRIME Minister David Cameron has criticised Alex Salmond for waving a Saltire during Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon victory on Sunday.



Economic recovery finally under way say firms

THE worst of the economic crisis is over and a long and fragile recovery has finally begun in Scotland, a major survey of Scottish businesses claims today.



Eric Joyce - Falkirk row ?no prostitute scandal?

ERIC Joyce has attempted to play down the impact of the Falkirk selection row by suggesting the controversy is less scandalous than “sleeping with a prostitute or a Russian”.



Stephen Lawrence: MPs told of police spying claims

THE mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has told MPs she does not “know what to believe anymore” amid claims police officers attempted to smear her family.



Independence: Most Scots are Brits too says Darling

MOST voters in Scotland see themselves as British as well as Scottish, the man leading the pro-Union campaign in the referendum will say today.



Orkney best for Scottish job hunters

ORKNEY is the best place for those looking for a job in Scotland with Glasgow the worst, it has emerged, as a new report showed a widening gap in the nation’s employment rates.



MI6 boss - ?UK could face Syrian rebel gas attack?

AL-QAEDA elements fighting with the rebels in Syria could gain access to the regime’s stockpiles of chemical weapons with potentially “catastrophic” consequences, UK spy chiefs warn.



Scotland?s construction sector must think globally

MUCH has been written about the state of the construction industry in Scotland over the past few years. Unfortunately not enough of that has been good news.



Denmark shows Scots importance of childcare

SCOTLAND has some of the highest childcare costs in Europe which results in a huge detrimental impact on employment, child poverty and gender equality.



The Scotsman cartoon - 11/07/13

Plans for the Royal Mail’s future feature in today’s cartoon



Leaders: Royal Mail | A9 upgrade

WHERE Margaret Thatcher, the arch-privatiser feared to tread, Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary, is boldly going.



Mike Elrick: Miliband must deal with union issue

ED MILIBAND staked his political credibility on changing the party’s relationship with the unions – now he must deliver to make Labour an electable force, writes Mike Elrick



Bill Jamieson: Whole-life ruling raises questions

SCOTLAND may have escaped the latest ECHR decision but creeping encroachment casts a long shadow, writes Bill Jamieson



Michael Kelly: Salmond flag row mars Murray?s win

THE First Minister’s flag-waving antics are symptomatic of the only argument left to his separatist cause, illogical emotion, writes Michael Kelly



Blair Jenkins: Scots prepared for independence

I GET asked lots of questions about the independence referendum, and one that comes up regularly is: “Why are you so confident about winning?”



Wingsland Blog

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Breaking insanity news
If we’d seen this 15 minutes earlier, we’d have made it the And Finally… story instead of the GTA V picture. To be honest, we’re still kinda rubbing our eyes and not quite believing it. Did we just get invaded before we were even a country?

Like a hurricane
For those of you who stubbornly STILL don’t follow us on Twitter, this is our favourite still from the trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, the latest instalment in the blockbuster series from splendid Edinburgh-based videogame developers Rockstar North. (This is AF #54, if you’re keeping track. We know we weren’t.)

Logic fail
We meant to mention this in yesterday’s post about the Future Of England Survey, but it was so hot the part of our brain holding the thought got incinerated when we foolishly went to the corner shop to buy some milk without an asbestos hat on. 52% of the good people of England believe Scotland [...]

The (same) old scoreboard
We’ve spoken before of the difficulty of empirically demonstrating anti-independence bias in the Scottish and UK media, because of the relative rarity of directly comparable situations. So today we’re pleased to see one of them present itself. Michael Gray of National Collective recently visited Scandinavia and did a nice bit of journalism, securing quotes from [...]

Loud and clear
Diligent readers will, we have no doubt recall, that the No campaign chairman, Alistair Darling, has made abundantly clear the conditions of any future enhanced devolution settlement for Scotland in the aftermath of a No vote in 2014: “If you are going to stand on any platform of constitutional change you are duty bound to [...]

Fear to maximum
Oh my goodness. Our deep-cover source inside the “Better Together” HQ has well and truly surpassed themselves this time, with a leak of the No campaign’s latest poster so early that it doesn’t even have the “official” logo in place yet. We’re in trouble now, folks.

Changing the record
Oh dear, here we go again. The latest Scotsman/SoS poll yesterday afternoon: And here it is this morning: We’re genuinely not sure why anyone bothers. Why does the No camp waste its time so laughably, incredibly transparently rigging the polls rather than being even a tiny bit clever about it? Why does the Scotsman keep [...]

One nation under a jaikit
This is getting spooky now. Scottish Labour quasi-leader Johann Lamont at FMQs last month. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson the same day. And her predecessor Annabel Darling, at the Scottish Tory spring conference. Labour MSP Jenny Marra, signing an autograph for a fan. Big United Kingdom fan Rod Stewart. Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran, on [...]

Dead duck walking
We’ve explored the “Kinnock Factor” previously on this site, but some numbers from the latest YouGov weekly polling surprised even us today. Labour’s lead over the midterm Conservative-led government is still falling – to just 6% this time – and Ed Miliband’s personal ratings are even worse than David Cameron’s, but that wasn’t it. You’ll [...]

Something something dark side
Got stuff to write about today. Should really comment on Henry McLeish’s cutting observations about the No campaign, or mock the Daily Record’s hilarious attempt to pretend Johann Lamont’s been driving Labour action over Falkirk all along. But I can’t seem to put sentences together, because I’m still trembling a bit after watching this. It’s [...]

BBC Scotland

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The latest stories from the Scotland politics section of the BBC News web site.

Trident base 'could stay part of UK'
The government is considering retaining the Faslane naval base as sovereign UK territory if there is a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Doubts over affordable homes target
The Scottish government may miss its affordable homes for all target by several years, an Audit Scotland report says.

Worst of the recession 'now over'
There are stronger signs of economic activity in Scotland although the recovery remains frail, according to a survey.

Hague accused of 'stupid woman' jibe
Foreign Secretary William Hague says he meant no offence after being accused of calling a Labour MP a "stupid woman".

First-time buyers fund grows by £62m
A fund to help low income first-time buyers grows by £62m to £90m, the Scottish government announces.

English MPs 'could get veto on laws'
Ministers are reported to be considering giving MPs from English constituencies a "veto" on legislation applying only to England.

Teacher 'incentives' to fill posts
Aberdeen City Council is considering extra "incentive" payments for teachers worth thousands of pounds to tackle staffing levels.

MSP 'with another woman' as son born
Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker was with another woman as his ex-wife gave birth in an Edinburgh hospital, his trial is told.

Council submits £1.7m snow claim
Dumfries and Galloway Council submits a £1.7m claim for its costs in coping with severe snowfalls in March.

PM and Miliband clash over funding
David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of being "owned" by powerful vested interests in angry Commons clashes over party funding and the unions.

Lamont to 'reflect' on levy review
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont says she is looking forward to and "would reflect on" the findings of a party review into the political levy of trade unions.

US politicians on Holyrood visit
A group of US politicians are at the Scottish Parliament for a two-day conference promising "insight, ideas and opinions".

Deal to boost high-speed broadband
A deal is announced that should bring fibre broadband to 600,000 more Scottish homes and businesses.

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

VIDEO: Miliband wants end to automatic fees
The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has set out plans to end automatic affiliation fees paid to the party by millions of union members.

Newsnet Scotland

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Saying It Loud ? Principled, Equal and Proud

  By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, July 6th 2013

The Scotland of today is a land vastly changed and different from that of even a few decades ago.

Curiously, Scots whether in politics, public life or private conversation, often don?t recognise this.

People understand that the Empire has gone, the rise and fall of the welfare state, and that the ?Sunday Post? isn?t the force in the land it once was. But there is so much more that we don?t seem to understand including the scale of transformation and its consequences.



FLAGGING UP OFFENCE

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
The question that sits beneath both images ought to be simple to answer.  A Swastika or the First Minister holding a saltire?

But this is Scotland and in this Alice through the Looking Glass environment that is the Scottish media, what may appear offensive is acceptable whilst what may appear innocuous is in fact offensive.



Unite castigated for engaging in the Democratic Process

  By Mark McNaught

The recent controversy surrounding the selection of a Labour Falkirk candidate clearly demonstrates the stark choice facing Ed Miliband: not intervene and undermine his authority, or intervene and obliterate any pretence that 'New Labour' represents working people.

Coupled with Labour's embrace of George Osborne's savage cuts to the social safety net, the UK Labour Party might as well get it over with and change their name to the 'We?re-as-neoliberal-as-the-Tories Party.'



Labour and Better Together - It was all going so well so just what went wrong?

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
In one catastrophic week the Scottish political canvas so carefully crafted over the last year has been ripped to pieces.
 
Entering summer and all was apparently well with both the anti-independence campaign and the Labour party in Scotland.



UK has learned nothing from Iraq

By George Kerevan
 
WARNING: Syria is the new Afghanistan. By that I mean - regardless of that civil war?s outcome ? we can expect returning Syrian jihadists to cause the next wave of terror in Europe and beyond.
 
By way of a down payment, the anti-Assad jihadists murdered a Catholic priest last week ? another step in the ethnic cleansing of the ancient Christian communities of Syria and Iraq. The Vatican has confirmed that Father François Murad was executed on June 23 after militants affiliated with the al-Nusrah Front (al-Qaeda?s Syrian franchise) overran his monastery in Gassanieh.



Former British Ambassador Craig Murray talks about the immorality of the UK S...

Author, broadcaster and human rights activist Craig Murray speaking at a Yes Scotland meeting in Morningside.
 
Mr Murray was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010.



Artists, Yes and Fear - A reply to Joyce McMillan

  By Barry Gordon
 
It's Friday afternoon and I'm sitting in a busy Leith café.  To pass the time, I pick up a copy of The Scotsman and read an opinion piece by Joyce McMillan where she talks of fear driving the No campaign; that the creative heartbeat of Scotland is ready to chance a Yes. 

It reminded me of a recent meeting I had with a folk musician where we talked about our views on Scottish independence.



Living on an Island: Scotland and the London Question

  By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, June 29th 2013

May 2015: Boris Johnson wins the UK general election and declares London de facto independent from the rest of the UK, stating that it will from now on keep the taxes it raises and spend most of the money it needs itself.

Rewind to today. On a regular basis plaintive pro-union voices can be heard asking when Scotland?s constitutional debate will ever end. The answer is that it won?t, because it will never fully reach a final destination. That is because a large part of the debate isn?t about nationalism but about the Scots experience of living in one of the most unequal countries in the developed world. And one where we share an island with the powerhouse and pull of London.



Response to most common arguments against Scotland Institute?s Defence Report

By Dr Azeem Ibrahim

Monday saw the publication of the Scotland Institute?s flagship report on Defence and Security in an Independent Scotland. The report is the most comprehensive study to date on the subject and was covered extensively across major publications making the front pages of both The Times and Scotland on Sunday.



Scotland would be as safe with its own Defence Force

By Russell Bruce  

Dr Azeem Ibrahim, Chair of The Scotland Institute, at the launch of Defence and Security in an Independent Scotland on Monday posed two questions at the start of his presentation ?

'Would an Independent Scotland be able to provide for its own defence?'

'Is this something we can realistically afford?'

'The answer to both questions is a resounding YES' emphasised Azeem Ibrahim



Referendum 2014 (Scoop.it)

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SCOT goes POP!: UK government proposes military occupation of an independent ...

One of the best teachers I ever had was a history teacher at Anniesland College. When he was explaining for us the significance of the West Lothian by-election in 1962 to the fortunes of the SNP, he mentioned that he had been a canvasser in that contest, but had only realised many decades later t...



Scottish Democratic Alliance - SDA launch "Project Hope" as next step to a So...
The Scottish Democratic Alliance is dedicated to re-energising Scotland through the restoration of our national independence.

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Trident: 'extraordinary' attempt to bully Scotland | Scottish National Party

Commenting on a report in the Guardian newspaper that the Westminster Government is examining plans to designate Trident as sovereign UK territory in the hope of keeping its weapons of mass destruction on the Clyde – despite clear opposition from both the people and the parliament of Scotland - S...



MoD fears for Trident base if Scotland says yes to independence

Whitehall looking at plan to designate home of nuclear fleet as sovereign United Kingdom territory
Peter A Bell's insight:

Old-style British imperialism!



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77% of Scots oppose Royal Mail privatisation | Scottish National Party

Business secretary Vince Cable’s announcement that the government will sell Royal Mail through a flotation on the London Stock Exchange, SNP MP and spokesperson for postal services Mike Weir said:



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UK Government announces plans to privatise the Royal Mail

Today the UK Government has announced plans to privatise the Royal Mail, in a move that has been widely condemned in Scotland.



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Logic fail

We meant to mention this in yesterday’s post about the Future Of England Survey, but it was so hot the part of our brain holding the thought got incinerated when we foolishly went to the corner shop to buy some milk.




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Salmond's adviser departs at crucial point for Yes campaign

A SENIOR adviser to Alex Salmond has left his post at a crucial point in the referendum campaign.


Peter A Bell's insight:

Salmond's team of advisers strengthened ahead of White Paper on independence.



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The (same) old scoreboard

We’ve spoken before of the difficulty of empirically demonstrating anti-independence bias in the Scottish and UK media, because of the relative rarity of directly comparable situations. So today we’re pleased to see one of them present itself.




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Colin Fox SSP Co-Spokesperson

Colin Fox speaking at a Yes Scotland public meeting in Edinburgh

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English revolution in House of Commons: Plan to give England?s MPs right to v...

English MPs are to be given the power to “veto” Westminster laws that do not relate to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, as part of sweeping constitutional reforms being drawn up by ministers.
Peter A Bell's insight:

In the interests of more adequately informing readers, it would surely have bee...



Peter Geoghegan: Independence gloom is not cricket

A wholly upbeat campaign may not be the best idea, but Better Together’s ‘Fear Factor’ scare tactics are turning off many voters, writes Peter Geoghegan

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Privatisation is the real threat to Scottish postal services, say SNP

With Westminster set to debate the sell-off of the Royal Mail today, the SNP has called on Business Secretary Vince Cable to apologise for what they say was his scaremongering over the future of postal services in an independent Scotland.




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Danish interviews contradict Better Together's EU claims

SENIOR Danish politicians and academics have claimed that the entry of an independent Scotland into the EU and Nato would be swift and straightforward.



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Exclusive: ?Scottish EU Membership Straightforward and in Denmark?s Interest?

An independent Scotland’s membership of the European Union would be straight-forward and in Denmark’s national interest, according to Danish academics and politicians. In a series of exclusive interviews with National Collective, members of the government, opposition and academics from the Univer...



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Disgraced MP Eric Joyce: Falkirk selection row isn't as scandalous as sleepin...
IN an apparent reference to the alleged affair Liberal Democrat Mike Hancock had with Russian Katia Zatuliveter, Joyce claimed the row over the selection process to replace him in Falkirk was not so shocking.

Video: Foreign Secretary William Hague 'stupid woman' jibe to Scots MP Cathy ...
HAGUE insists he never meant to cause any offence with his comments during a fiery debate at Prime Minister's Questions today.

Royal Mail employees to be handed 10 per cent of shares free of charge as Bus...
THE plans were announced earlier today by the Government but Labour are adamant they remain opposed to the sale which will see employees benefit.

Ed Miliband praised for high risk bid to clean up his party and politics foll...
THE Labour leader vowed to smash decades of ?machine politics?, with a risky plan to end the system where three million union members automatically pay an affiliation fee.

MSP Bill Walker burst into his ex-wife's home brandishing an airgun, a jury h...
INDEPENDENT member Bill Walker is on trial charged with a string of attacks against his second wife Anne Gruber and three other women. He denies all charges against him.

Ed Miliband plans sweeping changes to links between trades unions and the Lab...
UNION members will no longer be automatically signed up for party membership but will have to join as individuals.

Ex-wife claims MSP Bill Walker punched her in the eye two weeks before their ...
BILL Walker, 71, went on trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today accused of a string of assaults against four women over a 28 year period. He denies all charges.

Bedroom tax boosts rent arrears to £2 million across Scotland during April
A SURVEY by council umbrella body Cosla was conducted 100 days after the introduction of the so-called bedroom tax and found a disturbing rise in rent arrears.

First Minister Alex Salmond defends waving a Saltire flag behind David Camero...
ALEX Salmond faced criticism after he waved the flag behind the head of the Prime Minister with many critics claiming he was un-statesmanlike.

The Battle of Falkirk: Former Home Secretary John Reid urges leader Miliband ...
JOHN Reid says the Falkirk West vote-rigging fiasco is the time to show Unite union leader Len McCluskey who is boss.

Labour's Jim Sheridan denies he plotted with union to unseat colleague in Pai...
MP admits Unite tried to recruit new members to the party but insists there was no attempt to remove Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander.

The Battle of Falkirk: Labour leader Ed Miliband hands vote-rig dossier to po...
MILIBAND yesterday handed his party's internal report into the suspended selection process in Falkirk to police. It is believed to claim that Unite rigged the vote to favour their own candidate.

Record View: Ed Miliband must give power back to the voters
RECORD VIEW argues the suspended Falkirk West selection process should be run as an open primary - with any Labour member eligible to stand and anyone in the constituency being able to vote if they join the party.

It's a bum rap as police charge bedroom tax campaigner for cheeky demonstrati...
STIRLING councillor Alasdair MacPherson was charged by police following the DisLabeled campaign group's protest outside the city's Albert Halls where Tory Education Secretary Michael Gove was speaking.

Labour to hand report to police over the Falkirk candidate selection row
A PARTY source says evidence relating to the selection row would be handed to police as Ed Miliband hit back amid the worst crisis of his time as leader.

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Flag-waving maniac Alex Salmond is as good as gone from Bute House after a fo...
Flag-waving maniac Alex Salmond is as good as gone from Bute House after a former Scottish Labour leader admitted Earth?s worst nightmare is set to hit Scotlandshire if a non-NO vote prevails next year.
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/466-official-aliens-will-land-in-a-sepa...

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Wimbledon Special Report: After just over three hours of pressure, Andy Murr...
Wimbledon Special Report:

After just over three hours of pressure, Andy Murray beat top seed Novak DJokovic in straight sets in a thrilling Wimbledon final in what became a fantastic display of British wonderfulness.


Serb & Volley: Djok beats Djokovic in Straight Sets
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Th...

We profile the "acceptable face of Unionism" - the sort that is controlled by...
We profile the "acceptable face of Unionism" - the sort that is controlled by those not hidebound by silly things like Laws.


Scottish political movers and shakers No 8 - Vince Cable MP
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Was he involved with oranges, hoods, electric cable, and fishnet stockings, or simply n...

It is with deep regret that we record yet another Unionist critic of the Proj...
It is with deep regret that we record yet another Unionist critic of the Project Fear programme.


Cockers U-cocks it up!
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Better Together and their allies are simply casting perils before swine.

An exciting job opportunity has arisen within Better Together, the campaign t...
An exciting job opportunity has arisen within Better Together, the campaign to save our glorious union!


Job opportunity : Possibly for life
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The post carries an excellent salary (£s higher than the New Cumnock average wage)

HOPE and DYLAN Auchenshoogle were front page news 12 months ago after being b...
HOPE and DYLAN Auchenshoogle were front page news 12 months ago after being born two hours apart, and on different sides of the Scotlandshire - England black hole anomaly on the border.


Love and Theft : Cross-border twins Dylan and Hope celebrate 1st Birthday as opponents
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.u...

Sadly, the BBC Scotlandshire readership misunderstood the wording of our poll.
Sadly, the BBC Scotlandshire readership misunderstood the wording of our poll.


Poultice on our poll
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The positive case for the Union is overwhelming. How many times have you seen it articulated?

Unionist paralegal, columnist and tweeter Ian Smart has demonstrated his mass...
Unionist paralegal, columnist and tweeter Ian Smart has demonstrated his massive fear quotient by being "genuinely frightened" of the separatist strategy of the, eh, um, separatists.


Last Rat joins the sinking ship!
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Meanwhile Project Fear goes from strength to strength.

Johann La-Mont, the leaderene of the largest Tory Group in the Scottish Parli...
Johann La-Mont, the leaderene of the largest Tory Group in the Scottish Parliament has announced her new team of doughty defenders of the Union.


La-Mont shuffles the pack
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These are likely to be short term appointments which will not translate into actual jobs

Better Togetherness reaches a new high of conformity.
Better Togetherness reaches a new high of conformity.


The Stepback Wives - Film Review
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All decent Union women are subservient to Union

Westminster rejects opposition as an outdated concept. Parties unite to celeb...
Westminster rejects opposition as an outdated concept. Parties unite to celebrate austerity for the poor as the the UK future.


Balls to Westminster Government
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?If you can?t beat ?em, join ?em,? Mr Balls told Good Morning Scotlandshire

Moor Murderers and Scotlandshire - our expose.
Moor Murderers and Scotlandshire - our expose.


Even murderers snub Salmond's Scotlandshire
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High profile prisoners to snub Scotlandshire and its separatist ways include former Labour MSP Mike Watson

One year on, Darling loves Scotlandshire - just the way it was.
One year on, Darling loves Scotlandshire - just the way it was.


The positive message of Project Fear
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With Scotch MPs and Ministers at Westminster like Davie Mundell and George Galloway, we have the best of both worlds.

Niggel Far-Wright'rage writes his first column for BBC Scotlandshire. Read hi...
Niggel Far-Wright'rage writes his first column for BBC Scotlandshire. Read his history of the SNP here.
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/454-a-nationalists-history-of-the-snp.html



Bella Caledonia

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Congratulations Andy!
A stunning tennis final.  A famous Scottish sporting victory.  A delighted First Minister waving a Saltire in David Cameron’s ugly Continue reading

Cmoan Andy!
by Kevin Williamson Andy Murray is about to take to the Centre Court at Wimbledon to do battle with Novak Continue reading

Why I say ?Ja? to Scottish independence
Daniel Mittler grew up hating nothing more than nationalism. But he is cheering for a Yes vote. Scottish independence, he Continue reading

From the Province of the Cat #17: Progress has only one commandment: contribu...
  One last article on Bella before I join Mike on holiday (not literally) and its the July ‘From The Continue reading

Bella?s Break
Bella is on her holidays. We’ll back soon, sun-kissed, relaxed and refreshed by the elixir that is the Hebridean air. Continue reading

Gaelic Revival from Portree to Leith
Are there signs of a gaelic revival beag air bheag? Modest and scattered but nevertheless visible? Numbers in pre-school in Continue reading

A case of ?unfriendly fire? from The Scotland Institute defence study experts
By Russell Bruce The Scotland Institute was set up a year ago by academic and businessman Azeem Ibrahim with the Continue reading

Hear the Nation ? Cupar
Alan Bissett speaking at Hear the Nation was a successful evening of inspirational speaking, poetry and music hosted by Yes Continue reading

Austerity Unionism
By Mike Small There’s an incredible process of unification and merger going on before our eyes. George Osbourne today announced Continue reading

A New Economics for a New Scotland
This is a debate you rarely hear in the independence movement and it’s an essential one. All else is fluff Continue reading

Scotland and Independence

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Government plan to classify Trident nuclear base in Scotland as sovereign UK ...

The Guardian

Government plan to classify Trident nuclear base in Scotland as sovereign UK ...
The Independent
The Scottish Independence Party (SNP) has promised to get rid of nuclear weapons from Scotland after a yes vote in the referendum. Cabinet Minister Danny Alexander finished compiling a repor...


Blair Jenkins: Scots prepared for independence - Scotsman

Scotsman

Blair Jenkins: Scots prepared for independence
Scotsman
The first part of the campaign has been dominated by the mechanics of independence ? how we get things set up after a Yes vote. In the weeks and months ahead we will see many new ideas about how an independent Scotland can build on its...


Scottish independence: Defence clarity call - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Defence clarity call
Scotsman
The Scottish Government is to publish a white paper later this year setting out its vision for Scotland after independence and Mr Grant said this must give more detail. The Nationalists have set out a number of ?headline? defence policies...


David Hall on Scottish independence - New Zealand Listener

David Hall on Scottish independence
New Zealand Listener
'Should Scotland be an independent country?? As far as referendum questions go, it's commendably blunt. But it's a cluster bomb of a question, one that fragments into many more, each highly explosive and shrouded in uncertainty. When Scots go...


Does Andy Murray's Wimbledon win boost Scottish independence? - Christian Sci...

Christian Science Monitor

Does Andy Murray's Wimbledon win boost Scottish independence?
Christian Science Monitor
On Sunday afternoon, moments after Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic to win the Wimbledon crown, a Scottish flag was unveiled in an unlikely place: the Royal Box at Center Cou...


Scottish independence: Ditch No campaign - McLeish - Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh Evening News

Scottish independence: Ditch No campaign - McLeish
Edinburgh Evening News
The comments from the former Scottish Labour leader came after the UK government made a series of claims about the consequences of independence such as the end of Scottish banknotes and more expensive mo...


Andy Murray should keep his independence views to himself - Herald Scotland

New York Times

Andy Murray should keep his independence views to himself
Herald Scotland
But I believe he would be well advised to keep his views on Scottish independence to himself, whatever these may be ("Murray: I will declare my hand on independence", The Herald, July 9). He has much more to los...


The Tax Case Against Scottish Independence - Tax-news.com

The Tax Case Against Scottish Independence
Tax-news.com
As Scotland prepares for next year's referendum on independence, a new UK Government report on Scotland's business and microeconomic framework has outlined what it sees as the potential tax consequences should Scotland choose to leave the UK.



Murray : I will declare my hand on independence - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Murray : I will declare my hand on independence
Herald Scotland
However, Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy faced online abuse earlier this year after saying that independence would weaken the British team and, with a lack of adequate facilities north of the Border, would create a challen...


Scottish independence: 'No needs positive case' - Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: 'No needs positive case'
Scotland on Sunday
CAMPAIGNERS against Scottish independence must give people a ?positive? reason for staying within the UK, Alistair Darling has said, ahead of a major speech this week on the case for Scotland's place within the Uni...


SNP

SNP - Google News
Google News

Trident home 'may be UK territory' - Stirling Observer

Trident home 'may be UK territory'
Stirling Observer
Britain's nuclear deterrent is housed at a naval base on the Clyde but the SNP wants rid of the system and Whitehall is looking at alternatives ahead of Scotland's independence referendum next year, according to the Guardian. The move would give ...


Scottish independence: the nuclear options - The Guardian

Scottish independence: the nuclear options
The Guardian
Hard for both sides, but harder for Westminster's politicians. A nuclear-free Scotland is one of the SNP's most popular policies. In the past, most Scottish Labour MPs and the Scottish TUC have supported it too. But for the rest of the UK, the...


Faslane Trident base could be in UK after Scottish independence - BBC News

BBC News

Faslane Trident base could be in UK after Scottish independence
BBC News
The SNP reacted angrily to the suggestion, accusing Westminster of trying to bully Scotland. Voters in Scotland will decide whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom in September 2014. Nuclear weapons are a k...


Britain mulling sovereignty claim over Scottish nuke base: - Business Standard

Britain mulling sovereignty claim over Scottish nuke base:
Business Standard
The Scottish National Party (SNP), which leads the Scottish Parliament, has promised to get rid of all nuclear weapons if it secures a 'yes' vote in the independence referendum which will take place in September 2014. Brit...


Britain mulling sovereignty over Scottish nuke base: report - KBND

Britain mulling sovereignty over Scottish nuke base: report
KBND
The Scottish National Party (SNP), which leads the Scottish Parliament, has promised to get rid of all nuclear weapons if it secures a 'yes' vote in the independence referendum which will take place in September 2014. Britain's govern...


London mulling sovereignty over Scottish nuke base: report - KBND

London mulling sovereignty over Scottish nuke base: report
KBND
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has promised to get rid of all nuclear weapons if it secures a 'yes' vote in the independence referendum which will take place in September 2014. The government in London is therefore considering desig...


Britain mulling sovereignty claim over Scottish nuke base: report - Channel N...

Channel News Asia

Britain mulling sovereignty claim over Scottish nuke base: report
Channel News Asia
The Scottish National Party (SNP), which leads the Scottish Parliament, has promised to get rid of all nuclear weapons if it secures a 'yes' vote in the independence referendum which will take place...


MoD fears for Trident base if Scotland says yes to independence - The Guardian

The Guardian

MoD fears for Trident base if Scotland says yes to independence
The Guardian
In a move that sparked an angry reaction from the SNP, which vowed to rid Scotland of nuclear weapons as quickly as possible after a yes vote, the government is looking at ensuring that the Faslane base on Gare...


SNP falling well short of bold housing ambition, say auditors - The Times (su...

The Times (subscription)

SNP falling well short of bold housing ambition, say auditors
The Times (subscription)
An official report has laid bare the SNP government's failure to meet its own housebuilding targets and warned it will take more than 20 years to build sufficient homes to meet rising dema...


Government plan to classify Trident nuclear base in Scotland as sovereign UK ...

Government plan to classify Trident nuclear base in Scotland as sovereign UK ...
The Independent
The Scottish Independence Party (SNP) has promised to get rid of nuclear weapons from Scotland after a yes vote in the referendum. Cabinet Minister Danny Alexander finished compiling a report on Trident...


Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
Google News

Scottish independence: Social media and the referendum - BBC News

BBC News

Scottish independence: Social media and the referendum
BBC News
Yes Scotland and Better Together are fighting for the online "edge" in the Scottish independence referendum campaign, with Better Together launching their so-called "patriot system" this week. For BBC Scotland's Sunday Politics...


First Minister 'turns to diet favoured by Beyonce' ahead of referendum - Hera...

Herald Scotland

First Minister 'turns to diet favoured by Beyonce' ahead of referendum
Herald Scotland
HE wants to hold on to the pound in the event of a Yes vote, but there are a few excess pounds Alex Salmond is apparently intent on shifting ahead of next year's referendum on independence. HE want...


Scottish referendum: Independence will cost Scotland jobs, says Cable - BBC News

IBTimes.co.uk

Scottish referendum: Independence will cost Scotland jobs, says Cable
BBC News
Scottish independence will "destabilise enterprise and potentially put jobs at risk", according to a paper produced by the UK government. The threat to employment will result from the break-up of the UK's si...


Scottish independence referendum voting age - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence referendum voting age
Scotsman
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the move as ?an essential part of the framework within which the referendum will be held?. There are about 120,000 youngsters aged 16 and 17 in Scotland, but figures last year showed that on...


Cameron: bring on the referendum as SNP is losing the fight - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Cameron: bring on the referendum as SNP is losing the fight
Herald Scotland
DAVID Cameron has boasted that Alex Salmond and the Scottish Nationalists are losing the battle for independence. DAVID Cameron has boasted that Alex Salmond and the Scottish Nationalists are losing the battl...


Scottish independence: Bill Clinton urges 'respect' in referendum debate - BB...

BBC News

Scottish independence: Bill Clinton urges 'respect' in referendum debate
BBC News
The two-term leader was speaking at the Scottish Business Awards in Edinburgh. He did not give his opinion on the independence referendum, which is due to be held in September 2014. But he said how Scotland re...


Scottish referendum: UK government claims phone charges could rise - BBC News

BBC News

Scottish referendum: UK government claims phone charges could rise
BBC News
The UK government is to claim that Scottish independence would leave mobile phone users facing higher bills. In its latest paper on the 2014 referendum, it raises the possibility of Scottish callers facing roaming f...


Troops will march south to England if independence goes ahead because being ....

Daily Mail

Troops will march south to England if independence goes ahead because being ...
Daily Mail
The SNP has drawn up plans to spend £2.5billion on a 15,000-strong Scottish military if there is a 'yes' vote in next year's referendum, although it claims this is around £500million more than is cu...


Impolitic: will John Inverdale win the referendum for the Yes campaign? - Her...

Herald Scotland

Impolitic: will John Inverdale win the referendum for the Yes campaign?
Herald Scotland
It's a strange phenomenon, but for two weeks every late June and early July, Scotland gets to loathe the sight of John Inverdale's smug, self-satisfied, sanctimonious face on the BBC coverage from...


The think tank has questioned how a Scotland-only army would cope - BBC News

Herald Scotland

The think tank has questioned how a Scotland-only army would cope
BBC News
This latest one, titled Defence and Security in an Independent Scotland, had input from armed forces personnel, defence academics, former secretaries of defence and senior officials from Nato, UK MOD and the E...


Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

Anything Goes

Project Fear Ramps It Up
MoD fears for Trident base if Scotland says yes to independence

Whitehall looking at plan to desi...



T In The Park Times

Any one managed to bootleg a copy of the stage times yet for this weekends wee jolly ?   



A Triumphant Return!



Tories Proposing Two Tier Uk Parliament

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/english-revolution-in-house-of-commons-plan-to-give...



Scots Trade Unions

Just watching the Live coverage of PMQs....

 

...Tories, "Unions buy, dictate and own Labour poli...



Is It Fair To Compare Fred Perry To Andy Murray?

Having read several articles from our friends in the south over the last few days mentioning both...



Danish Politicians And Academics On Scotland, Eu And Nato

Article here

 

Rasmus Helveg Petersen MP, spokesman on foreign affairs for the Social Liberals, w...



A Scot's History Of Britishness

This'll go down well on here

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0367c46

 

Thought it was an inte...



Britain V Australia
That's the ashes (cricket or similar)? That right eh?

Oyster Cards

Last time I went to London I got an oyster card.

 

I ran it down to no credit.

 

Can I register i...



Better Nation

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

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...

When civil partnership was radical
Just over ten years ago, the Rainbow Parliament came to town, full of Greens, Socialists and inde...

Nigel Farage: time to choose
Last night I happened to be in Holyrood when the Refugee Week reception was on. I spent a year wo...

Foolishness on e-cigs comes to Holyrood
Alex Massie’s right: attempts to clamp down on electronic cigarettes are entirely misguided, and ...

Questions for Question Time
I normally object to political hacks objecting to media bias. With the newspapers in particular, ...

Scot Goes pop

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

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...

YouGov's attention to detail
I got mildly excited a few minutes ago when I checked the YouGov website and saw the words "Scott...

A tale of one Scowimblian and one Scolionian
On Saturday, Richie Gray will become the third different Scolionian in as many weeks to serve as ...

Who's talking the most nonsense about Edward Snowden? Rod Liddle.
Our old friend Rod "Scotland is NOT a nation" Liddle has penned a piece in the Spectator with the...

When is a bet not a bet?
Just a very quick postscript to what I wrote on Thursday. Last year I entered into two private b...

Advantage Scotland
It's slightly mind-boggling that YouGov appear to have devoted more effort to tracking public opi...

Political Betting's Smithson embarks on another "I will not be defied!!!!" ra...
Apologies for anyone getting bored by this, but as you know I made a promise to the PB moderation...

Yet another problem that London rule "isn't to blame for"
Well, I've had another highly instructive day. As you probably know, life expectancy in Scotland...

Rhoda Grant and 'entitlement'
I've just spotted an article in the Edinburgh Evening News from just over a week ago, about the o...

Shock as Britain's leading cat forum bans badgers
As you might remember, I recently made a solemn promise to the moderators of a certain Tory-domin...

Donside stays onside with the SNP
So as it turned out, Duncan Hothersall's profound sense of gloom about Labour's prospects of winn...

 

Yes Scotland

Blog - Yes Scotland

Denmark would welcome Scotland into the EU

In a series of interviews published today, senior politicians and academics from Denmark have sai...



UK Government announces plans to privatise the Royal Mail

Today the UK Government has announced plans to privatise the Royal Mail, in a move that has been ...



Perspectives: This week will see the establishment of TradYES
The views in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the view...

Video: 'Independence debate is about your living standards and your kids' edu...

In this video Colin Fox co-spokesperson of the Scottish Socialist Party and Yes Scotland Advisory...



Perspectives: ?The unbelievable scares of the No camp?

As the public scrutiny of the No campaign?s ?Project Fear? tactics continues, here is a list of j...



Happy 65th Birthday NHS

It?s 65 years since the birth of the National Health Service, without question one of Britain?s g...



Video: Tony Banks explains why there is no doubt Scotland can afford independ...

In our latest video Scottish entrepreneur Tony Banks, who helped launch the Business for Scotlan...



United States marks 237 years of independence

The 4th of July is perhaps the most famous Independence Day of all. Today, as the United States m...



Reasons I say Yes

There are two major reasons why I support a Yes vote next September.

The first is my belief that...



Perspectives: myths over roaming charges, postal services and HGVs

The "positive case for the union" this week includes myths over roaming charges, rank hypocrisy ...



Keith Brown: Defence opportunities of a Yes vote

Speaking in London today ahead of his appearance at the House of Commons? inquiry into the defenc...



Former Scots security chief criticises No campaign's scares

Scotland?s former counter-terrorism chief, Allan Burnett, has accused the No campaign of  ?scurr...



Welcome Croatia

Last night Croatia became the 28th Member of the European Union. Thousands celebrated the country...



Kirsten Murphy - Why I'm involved with Yes

Last week legislation to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote was passed by MSPs on the las...



After more Westminster cuts, Scotland's future should be in Scotland's hands

Blair Jenkins, Chief Executive of Yes Scotland, has warned Scottish voters that the latest auster...



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

Craig Murray
Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

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

Pre-emptive Policing
I am deeply concerned about pre-emptive policing,  or arresting people who might be going to do s...

Lack of Intelligence
I am astonished that still none of our pusillanimous media has published the simple fact that NSA...

The Omniscient State
It is not whether the individual had done anything wrong: it is whether the state has done anythi...

Only One Choice and Only for Scotland
Would you like to be shot with a red gun or blue gun, sir? That is the limit of the choice being ...

Genius Wanted
Is anyone wizard enough to improve the contrast and definition on the small images of these lette...

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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

Scottish independence: the nuclear options | Editorial

The cost of relocating the Trident fleet and finding an alternative base to Faslane is a very pricey headache

Of all the difficult questions that would arise if Scotland voted yes in the referendum ...



MoD fears for Trident base if Scotland says yes to independence

Whitehall looking at plan to designate home of nuclear fleet as sovereign United Kingdom territory

The British government is examining plans to designate the Scottish military base that houses the T...



As a political force Englishness is on the rise ? and Labour mustn't forget i...

This week the party's headache is Falkirk. But its long-term problems will be south of the border

Ed Miliband may be currently enduring a headache over goings-on in Scotland. But, as a report launch...



The Labour party selection process is no model for progressive politics | Joh...

Labour's bitter feud with Unite over goings-on in Falkirk shows that both the party and union are out of touch

What a sorry mess. If you're one of those entirely rational people who tend to avert th...



Let us Scottish 'expats' vote on independence | Anne Miller

Those of us who have only been away a few years will miss out on a decision that could vastly change Scotland

Scotland's approaching independence referendum means that next year could see its bigges...



Labour's reputation at stake in Falkirk union row, says former minister

Kim Howells says it is crazy to let unions pay party membership fees of their members

The row over the role of the Unite union in Labour parliamentary selections has escalated following a warning by...



Letter: Lord Fraser and the public order bill

In 1986, Lord Fraser of Carmyllie was still Peter Fraser MP. As solicitor general for Scotland he was a largely silent member of the standing committee on the Thatcher government's public order bil...



Alex Salmond to boycott Open over Muirfield's men-only policy

First minister says it is indefensible for East Lothian golf club to refuse female members

Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, will not attend this year's Open championship in protest at the ho...



Scottish prisoners challenge ban on voting in independence referendum

Two men accuse first minister Alex Salmond of breaching their human rights by denying them vote in September 2014

Two Scottish prison inmates are launching a legal challenge to Alex Salmond's decisi...



It's time to follow Scotland's example and give the vote at 16 | Katie Ghose

Lowering the voting age to 16 in next year's Scottish referendum is a boost for democracy that should be rolled out across Britain

Yesterday the Scottish parliament made history by passing legislati...



Brian Cox voices the new nationalist mascot: a cartoon terrier called Duggy Dug

After renouncing Labour, the Shakespearean actor lends his voice to a new champion for Scottish independence: an animated dog which promises to root out the 'keech' of the pro-UK campaigners

The pro...



Lord Fraser of Carmyllie obituary

Conservative minister and Scottish lord advocate who oversaw the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, who has died suddenly at the age of 68, belonged to a diminishing ...



SNP holds Aberdeen Donside in byelection

Mark McDonald retains seat in Holyrood for Scottish National party but with much reduced majority, as Labour makes gains

The Scottish National party has held the safe seat of Aberdeen Donside in a b...



Independent Scotland would miss out on overseas trade deals, says Hague

Foreign secretary says vote for independence would exclude Scotland from sharing in deals brokered by UK government

An independent Scotland would miss out on billions of pounds in overseas trade dea...



Nigel Farage targets Scotland with boast of success in European elections

Undaunted by the hostile welcome in Edinburgh last month and his thwarted campaigning in Aberdeen on Tuesday, the Ukip leader insists his party will take a Scottish seat in next May's European elec...



 

   

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