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Jeremy Corbyn to be included on ballot in Labour leadership contest
12 Jul 2016 at 8:01pm
Jeremy Corbyn will automatically be included on the ballot in Labour's leadership contest following a vote by the ruling National Executive Committee.

Ruth Davidson: Theresa May committed to constructive relationship with SNP
12 Jul 2016 at 4:43pm
Theresa May is committed to having a "close and constructive" relationship with the SNP administration at Holyrood, the Scottish Conservative leader has said.

VIDEO: 'Evil anthem' version of David Cameron humming a tune goes viral
12 Jul 2016 at 4:38pm
A composer has turned the tune that David Cameron casually hummed as he walked into No 10 after announcing his resignation date into an "evil anthem" fit for Darth Vaderwhich has gone viral on Facebook.

Former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett stands by decision to back Iraq war
12 Jul 2016 at 7:15pm
Labour former cabinet minister David Blunkett has defended his backing of the Iraq war saying based on the information and context of the time he would have reached the same decision.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for calm following brick attack on Angela Eagle's office
12 Jul 2016 at 1:43pm
JEREMY Corbyn has expressed his ?extreme concern? about reports that a brick has been thrown through a window at Labour leadership contender Angela Eagle's constituency office, revealing he has received death threats.

Alex Salmond teases Foreign Secretary on Scotland's 'popularity' in Europe
12 Jul 2016 at 6:30pm
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed opinion polls after the SNP pressed him over the apparent popularity of Scottish independence among EU citizens.

David Cameron chairs farewell Cabinet as Theresa May prepares her frontline team
12 Jul 2016 at 11:58am
David Cameron has chaired his last Cabinet meeting as Prime Minister.

Angela Eagle urges Jeremy Corbyn to get control after Labour 'bullying' claims
12 Jul 2016 at 8:08pm
Labour leadership challenger Angela Eagle has called on Jeremy Corbyn to "get control" of his supporters after a brick was thrown through the window of her constituency party office.

Davidson hits out at Sturgeon as row erupts over EU vote
12 Jul 2016 at 6:12pm
Scots Tory leader Ruth Davidson has issued a thinly veiled attack on Nicola Sturgeon, appearing to suggest that the First Minister did not pull her weight in the the EU referendum.

Ruth Davidson reveals David Cameron is looking forward to backbench role
12 Jul 2016 at 3:51pm
Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron is looking forward to his new role as a backbencher and is determined to "stick around", a close political colleague has revealed.

Labour's NEC facing threat of legal action over Jeremy Corbyn inclusion on le...
12 Jul 2016 at 10:37am
Labour's ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) is facing the threat of legal action if Jeremy Corbyn's name is not on the ballot paper in the forthcoming leadership contest.

New Tory MSP is property tycoon worth over £40m
12 Jul 2016 at 10:09am
ONE of Ruth Davidson's new Tory MSPs is an aristocrat property tycoon worth upwards of £40 million, it has emerged.

Ruth Davidson leaves door open to second EU vote
12 Jul 2016 at 5:02pm
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has refused to rule out a second Brexit referendum as she urged the new prime minister to hurry up and give assurances to EU migrants that they are welcome in the country.

Theresa May under pressure to call General Election after 'coronation' as Pri...
12 Jul 2016 at 6:26am
Theresa May is facing pressure to call a general election after it was confirmed that tomorrow she will succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister.

T in the Park rejects figures suggesting it's one of the most crime-ridden fe...
12 Jul 2016 at 6:26am
T IN the Park has cemented its status one of the most crime-ridden major music festivals in Britain, sparking new calls for a clampdown on disorder at the flagship event.

 

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Brain family accuse Home Office of betrayal over deportation
12 Jul 2016 at 8:01pm
An Australian family fighting deportation from the UK have accused the Home Office of “a rather extraordinary breach of trust” by changing immigration rules after they were granted entry to the UK.

Yes campaigner denies lying in MP ?assault? trial
12 Jul 2016 at 8:01pm
A Yes campaigner has denied that she had lied about an MP assaulting her on the day of the independence referendum vote.

Scotland and Europe: A relationship grown over centuries
12 Jul 2016 at 5:31pm
Scotland’s place in Europe has never come under more scrutiny than in recent weeks.

Philippines wins battle at Hague over South China Sea
12 Jul 2016 at 5:26pm
China swiftly rejected an 
international tribunal’s ruling that its expansive claim to the South China Sea had no legal basis and vowed to reject it.

Second EU referendum petition to be debated in Parliament
12 Jul 2016 at 5:23pm
A petition calling for a second EU referendum will be debated in Westminster after it attracted more than four million signatures.

Salmond mocks Hammond over Scotland?s ?popularity? in Europe
12 Jul 2016 at 3:08pm
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed opinion polls after the SNP pressed him over the apparent popularity of Scottish independence among EU citizens.

Scottish bishops slam Trident renewal plans
12 Jul 2016 at 2:02pm
Catholic bishops have questioned the renewal of Trident and called on Britain to take “decisive and courageous steps” towards eliminating nuclear weapons.

David Griffin: Let?s have some calm after the EU vote
12 Jul 2016 at 1:48pm
I don’t like the term Brexit – it actually sounds more like a breakfast cereal and implies nothing of the gravitas of Britain exiting the EU. I would have banned the term during the debate leading up to the referendum.

Barack Obama to visit Dallas to honour shooting victims
12 Jul 2016 at 1:28pm
US President Barack Obama is to lead the nation in honouring victims of the Dallas shooting.

Taxpayers foot £9m bill for deportations by private plane
12 Jul 2016 at 1:11pm
FOREIGN criminals and failed asylum-seekers are being flown home on private planes costing the taxpayer more than £9 million in the past year.

Brick ?thrown through window? at Angela Eagle?s office
12 Jul 2016 at 12:13pm
Police are investigating reports that a brick was thrown through a window at Labour leadership contender Angela Eagle’s constituency office.

Mark Carney denies ?peddling? Brexit scare stories
12 Jul 2016 at 12:10pm
Bank of England governor Mark Carney denied allegations that policymakers used scare tactics to sway voters in the run up to the EU referendum vote.

Mark Carney denies ?peddling scare stories? ahead of EU vote
12 Jul 2016 at 12:07pm
BANK of England governor Mark Carney has denied allegations that policymakers used scare tactics to sway voters in the run up to the EU referendum vote.

Ruth Davidson: Calls for Indyref2 ?completely irresponsible?
12 Jul 2016 at 11:14am
SNP calls for a second independence referendum in the wake of the Brexit vote are “utterly unjustified” and “completely irresponsible”, the Scottish Tory leader will say.

Unite reaffirms backing for workers in Trident programme
12 Jul 2016 at 10:48am
UNITE has reaffirmed defending the jobs of tens of thousands of defence workers involved in the Trident nuclear submarine programme.

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Fist brutally attacked by face
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
12 Jul 2016 at 5:15pm
While we wait on tenterhooks to find out exactly how insane the Parliamentary Labour Party is, enjoy this jaw-dropping BBC Scotland news report on the trial of Labour MP Marie Rimmer for attacking a Yes campaigner at a polling station in September 2014. Coming soon: Shooting Victim Denies Deliberately Damaging Assailant’s Bullet.  (The Daily Record, amazingly …

Our Friends In Europa
by Al Harron
11 Jul 2016 at 10:59am
If your only source of news was the mainstream media, you could be forgiven for thinking that the consensus in the EU regarding an independent Scotland was bleak. Spain would, we’re told endlessly, veto Scotland?s place in the EU out of hand, and so, allegedly, would France. And when Scotland’s First Minister went to Brussels …

Dirty old pot attacks non-kettle
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
11 Jul 2016 at 10:29am
Some of you will have missed this over the weekend: Yes – Michelle Mone, of all the people on Earth, really did just go on TV and accuse Nicola Sturgeon of being all about ego. We’ll leave you to absorb that for a bit.

Arsenic vs old lace
by Chris Cairns
9 Jul 2016 at 8:40am

Kounting With Kezia
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
8 Jul 2016 at 11:22am
Earlier today we were moved to tweet our scepticism regarding a claim made by the Scottish Labour branch manager Kezia Dugdale, as reported in the Guardian. Even on the most casual glance, the numbers just didn’t seem to add up. If 62% of Scots voted to stay in the EU and 55% voted to stay in …

The UK Politics 2016 FAQ
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
7 Jul 2016 at 12:43pm
There’s a lot going on at the moment, readers, and an awful lot of conflicting analysis and commentary to confuse people trying to make sense of it. Luckily, as ever, Wings Over Scotland is here to cut through the bull and give you the straight answers to the burning questions of the day. - Q: …

The wages of sin
by Chris Cairns
6 Jul 2016 at 5:48pm

The Chilcot Report in full
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Jul 2016 at 12:00pm
The short version is “Everything Tony Blair said was a lie”. The full report can be read in 58 sections at the inquiry’s website here, but in the quite likely event that it gets swamped today we’ve uploaded the entire thing as a single convenient RAR file here. EDIT: individual sections now compiled into the …

Going round in circles all the time
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
5 Jul 2016 at 11:14am
We’re not naturally disposed to sympathy for Tories, but it must be hellish being poor Ruth Davidson at the moment. The poor woman doesn’t know which way she’s facing from one minute to the next. Here she is less than a year ago: That position was duly held absolutely staunchly, right up to the point where …

Situations vacant
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
4 Jul 2016 at 8:56pm
It’s okay, folks, we’ve got this all worked out. Angela Eagle isn’t happy in the Labour Party and the Tories need a new leader. STV News Edinburgh may have jumped the gun slightly this evening, but this alternative career path makes a lot of sense. Labour of course has numerous shadow cabinet vacancies at the moment. …

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Tory Davidson urges Theresa May to have 'positive engagement' with Scotland
12 Jul 2016 at 12:43pm
Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson tells PM-in-waiting Theresa May it is important she has "positive engagement" with the SNP-run Scottish government.


Sturgeon wants to work 'constructively' with new PM May
11 Jul 2016 at 7:22pm
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to work "constructively" with Theresa May once she becomes the new prime minister.


Yes campaigner denies lying about MP who allegedly assaulted her
12 Jul 2016 at 6:09pm
A Yes campaigner tells a trial that she did not lie about a Labour MP assaulting her on the day of the independence referendum.


NHS continues to miss stroke admittance target
12 Jul 2016 at 6:06pm
NHS Scotland has missed its target to admit patients to a specialist stroke unit within 24 hours, its annual review finds.


Deportation family accuse Home Office of 'breach of trust'
12 Jul 2016 at 7:30pm
An Australian family fighting deportation from the UK accuse the Home Office of "a rather extraordinary breach of trust".


Renfrewshire councillor Terry Kelly reinstated to Labour
12 Jul 2016 at 4:50pm
A Scottish Labour councillor suspended from the party over a series of posts on his blog about Zionism and Israel has been reinstated.


Armed officers' 'break' could spark new debate
12 Jul 2016 at 12:35pm
An MP says a new "informed debate" may be needed on the operation of armed police in Scotland after gun-carrying officers had breakfast in a supermarket.


Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect
12 Jul 2016 at 1:09am
Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure, government advisers warn in a 2,000-page report assessing risks and opportunities for the UK.


Legal bid could delay Named Person Scheme, says Scottish government
11 Jul 2016 at 3:08pm
The introduction of the Named Person Scheme in Scotland could be delayed because of legal action, says Deputy First Minister John Swinney.


Brexit vote: Finance ministers meet to discuss impact
11 Jul 2016 at 6:41pm
Finance ministers from the UK's three devolved administrations call for an urgent meeting with Chancellor George Osborne.


Alex Salmond on Iraq War Commons motion for Tony Blair
11 Jul 2016 at 3:33pm
Alex Salmond explains the bid for a Commons motion against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.


Scottish ministers set out planning reform moves
11 Jul 2016 at 7:14pm
The Scottish government outlines 10 "immediate actions" which it says will help deliver more homes and speed up the planning process.

Scot Goes Pop

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

If we truly learn the lessons of 2014, we won't retreat to a left-wing comfor...
by James Kelly
11 Jul 2016 at 5:54pm
I have to admit that I've been reading Bella Caledonia much less frequently since I found myself on the wrong end of the editor's antics in January, but my eye was caught today by an article from H...

Mother Theresa
by James Kelly
11 Jul 2016 at 2:12pm
Just to prove that this blog can match the respect for democracy shown by those whoopin', cheerin', laughin', seamstress-mum-lovin' Labour plotters, I am delighted to report that these are the resu...

If you ever wondered what Hilary Benn's father would have said about the Labo...
by James Kelly
10 Jul 2016 at 7:48pm
So today we learned that, in a display of utter contempt towards both their own party and the democratic process in general, the Labour plotters will attempt to overthrow their elected leader witho...

Why is Corbyn being challenged by someone who finished FOURTH in the deputy l...
by James Kelly
9 Jul 2016 at 3:07pm
Labour deputy leadership election 2015, second round :Tom Watson 42.2%Stella Creasy 21.4%Caroline Flint 18.4%Angela Eagle 17.9%That was just ten months ago, and I'm not aware that Eagle has had a p...

Kinnock's rage against democracy : the abridged version
by James Kelly
8 Jul 2016 at 5:20pm
I met this guy in Wales who said Jeremy was weird. And let me tell you, comrades, a landslide 60% majority in a one member, one vote election is AS NOTHING compared to one random bloke in Wales wh...

Extremist Leadsom reaches the final two after novel "Vote for Gove so he can ...
by James Kelly
7 Jul 2016 at 4:22pm
Conservative leadership election, second ballot :Theresa May 199 (60.5%)Andrea Leadsom 84 (25.5%)Michael Gove 46 (14.0%)Michael, you have been evicted.  Please leave the Tory Madhouse.  (It's not p...

New Labour, Tough Choices : UK or EU?
by James Kelly
7 Jul 2016 at 2:26pm
Kezia Dugdale emerged from another long hibernation today to announce that she will continue to argue for Scotland's place in both the EU and the UK.  As most toddlers and some intelligent hamsters...

Tory leadership election result, round one
by James Kelly
5 Jul 2016 at 6:42pm
Theresa May 165 (50.2%)Andrea Leadsom 66 (20.1%)Michael Gove 48 (14.6%)Stephen Crabb 34 (10.3%)Liam Fox 16 (4.9%)Liam, you have been evicted.  Please leave the Tory Madhouse.  (It's just pantomime ...

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With Trident up for renewal, there's one party with a better idea!
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After Brexit vote, Scotland's Sturgeon takes control
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Irish economy grows by 26.3% in 2015, says CSO
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Jeremy Corbyn to fight Angela Eagle for Labour Party leadership after being n...
by Torcuil Crichton
12 Jul 2016 at 7:58pm
THE ruling by the National Executive Committee is a major victory for the Labour leader but a civil war now looms as moderates try to seize back control of the Party.


Theresa May will show Thatcher-like military might as she asks government to ...
by Joan McAlpine
12 Jul 2016 at 7:29pm
MARGARET Thatcher loved a tank, writes Joan, but Theresa May will parade her military credentials on a far more lethal weapon next week.


No snap election as new Tory leader Theresa May rejects Labour calls to seek ...
by Torcuil Crichton
12 Jul 2016 at 7:10pm
THE Prime Minister in waiting says she aims to "win big" in 2020 and will not go to the polls early in the wake of the Brexit vote.


Independence campaigner denies provoking Labour MP accused of assaulting her ...
by Lucy Christie
12 Jul 2016 at 4:58pm
PATRICIA McLeish tells Glasgow Sheriff Court she didn't raise her voice to Marie Rimmer during bust-up on day of referendum vote.


Jeremy Corbyn reveals death threats as he calls for an end to 'abuse and thre...
by Gavin Cordon
12 Jul 2016 at 1:15pm
CORBYN'S comments come after the constituency office of Angela Eagle was attacked and he revealed he too had received death threats this week.


David Cameron's humming turned into hilarious 'Darth Vader soundtrack' by com...
by dailyrecord
12 Jul 2016 at 1:11pm
CAMERON will probably never hum to himself again after his exiting song was turned into an evil tune.


David Cameron wraps up final cabinet meeting as Theresa May prepares to move ...
by Ellie House
12 Jul 2016 at 11:23am
THE soon to be former Prime Minister held his final cabinet meeting this morning.


Who will be in Theresa May's new cabinet? Contenders to join next Prime Minis...
by Jack Blanchard
12 Jul 2016 at 10:43am
Boris Johnson seems like a good bet but should Michael Gove be worried?


Larry the cat will stay on at 10 Downing Street as chief mouse catcher after ...
by dailyrecord
12 Jul 2016 at 10:33am
THE important tabby will have a new owner when Theresa May arrives on Wednesday.


Theresa May to become new Prime Minister tomorrow amid calls for general elec...
by Torcuil Crichton
12 Jul 2016 at 7:35am
THERESA May will be handed the keys to No. 10 but there are calls for a snap general election because she has no public mandate.

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So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. - Aldous Huxley

God, Thatcher, Junk Science & An End To Workers Rights
by michaelgreenwell
6 Jul 2016 at 9:04am
At the moment a lot of people are asking who Andrea Leadsom actually is. Well, a few folks have been digging around her blog and some of her statements, and it’s possible to see something other than what the Telegraph chose to publish in this piece. Let’s start with science… Journalist Frank Swain tweeted a …

Ken Clarke Ridicules Tory Candidates
by michaelgreenwell
6 Jul 2016 at 8:39am

Universal Stramash
by michaelgreenwell
5 Jul 2016 at 8:12pm
It seems we are in a moment of worldwide stramash. In such times it is of some comfort to think that some people really do have (or had) an idea what the hell is going on and even though the heads of the brexit campaign might not like to admit it, some of those were …

Just In Case You?ve Never Heard It
by michaelgreenwell
5 Jul 2016 at 8:50am
I didn’t make this video. If I had made it, I wouldn’t have put that music on it for a start. Anyway, just in case you’ve never heard it, here is the phone call between Darius Guppy and Boris Johnson in which Guppy tries to get Johnson to find him the number of a journalist …

Thinking Theatrically for Powerful Protest
by michaelgreenwell
1 Jul 2016 at 8:13am
It was a little surprise to find this talk given by Larry Bogad on the TED talks list. Larry Bogad is an author, artist, and professor of political performance. Scots may remember him being in the Clown army when the G8 came to Gleneagles. In this talk he talks about how creative actions are highly …

From Parody to (in part) Prescience
by michaelgreenwell
28 Jun 2016 at 10:39pm
I just watched the last episode of the New Statesman again. From 1992. What they did as an extrapolation of all the worst possible bits has more or less come to pass.

Worth a Post of its Own
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28 Jun 2016 at 10:28am

A Little Selection
by michaelgreenwell
26 Jun 2016 at 7:24am
  In the light of all the above… Images from the excellent Zarkwan

Bella Caledonia

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"The UK Scotland voted to stay in doesn't exist any more"

Site Upgrade
by Bella Caledonia Editor
12 Jul 2016 at 1:16pm
So we’ve just made some changes and upgrades to the website. Mostly wee things but we’d like your feedback and comment on anything else (technical) that you would like us to fix about the site. We’re not guaranteeing we have the skills, the time or the money to do everything you want, but we’ll do …

The Last Days of Flashman
by Bella Caledonia Editor
12 Jul 2016 at 10:45am
Off he toddles humming away. ‘Right’. He doesn’t exactly look very bothered does he? People like David Cameron are born in power and will die in power. A few years actually, you know, ‘running the country’ isn’t really here nor there. As British politics descends further into a purer level of farce it’s important not …

Better Together?s Broken Promises (In Four Minutes)
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2016 at 6:25pm
Stephen Paton (@stephenpaton134) takes us through the broken promises of the Better Together campaign, brought to you by the National … Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

After Mother Leadsom
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2016 at 5:07pm
English politics is broken: you start with the House of Lords, sofa government, the electoral system, unchallenged Media barons (Iraq, Brexit), English Nationalism (there was a reason Kinnock wasn’t elected, and Miliband, with the cry of “no power for the SNP”); then you add a revival of Bennism, with no commitment to address the crisis …

Seven Ways to Win a Second Indy Referendum
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2016 at 3:28pm
(number 6 Will annoy you). Sometimes it feels like the Scottish independence movement has forgotten that it lost the referendum. The huge success of the SNP in the 2015 elections, the continuing enthusiasm of the Yes movement, and the way pro-indy folk have controlled the Scottish political agenda since the referendum ? all this makes …

Dystopian America
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2016 at 1:51pm
  Execution by robot, noise cannon, tasers, summary execution – US policing suddenly appears as a proto-techno fascism in full flight. Yes the police work in difficult circumstances, yes policing an armed population is fraught. None of that matters. None of that is an excuse for the 571 dead this year alone. The reality according to …

Edinburgh 2/7/16
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2016 at 10:02am
Wildflowers of the street-side: plantain between paving slabs and honesty – yes – lunaria annua rooted in the sludge under tenement walls, also hawksbit, daisies, and some lanky kind of brassica – what do they think this is, the countryside? But jeez, the bins! Thae larus argentatus nesting on the builders’ merchant’s roof have been …

Radio War Nerd
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2016 at 9:46am
Here’s a 20+ minute preview of Radio War Nerd episode 41 (total length 1:49:34) on Scottish nationalism, Brexit & independence, with Alistair Davidson one of the Bella editorial team. Radio War Nerd is a great weekly American podcast ran by Gary Brecher & Co. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)
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Ruth Davidson pokes fun at Andrea Leadsom and Boris Johnson
by Anushka Asthana Political editor
12 Jul 2016 at 7:30pm
Scottish Tory leader jokes about claims that Leadsom exaggerated her achievements in the City and about withdrawal of JohnsonThe leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, made fun of former party leadership hopefuls Andrea Leadsom and Boris Johnson during a lighthearted speech to journ...

Cancellation of visa scheme was a betrayal, Australian couple tell MPs
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
12 Jul 2016 at 7:06pm
Gregg and Kathryn Brain, who have a son who speaks Gaelic, give evidence to home affairs committee about visa ordealAn Australian couple facing deportation from Scotland along with their Gaelic-speaking son have told MPs how a ?relatively straightforward? visa arrangement resulted in ?an extraord...

Challenges Theresa May inherits from Cameron: from Brexit to benefits
by Guardian Staff
12 Jul 2016 at 3:58pm
On her first day in No 10, the new PM?s in-tray will be packed with problems: on the EU, Trident, schools, the NHS and moreTheresa May will find a number of pressing matters in her in-tray on her first day in No 10 ? and not just about how Britain will leave the EU. From universal credit to junio...

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale: ?I don?t want to choose between two uni...
by Stephen Moss
11 Jul 2016 at 7:00am
The woman with one of the toughest jobs in British politics talks about her hopes for keeping Scotland in both the EU and the UK, and why it?s time for Corbyn to goThere are plenty of terrible jobs in Britain?s febrile political life at the moment, but being leader of the Scottish Labour party mu...

The Guardian view on the Act of Union: time to reimagine the UK | Editorial
by Editorial
10 Jul 2016 at 7:56pm
New ideas for a federal relationship between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales should get a proper debate going about the post-Brexit unionIn the heat of the EU referendum argument, too little attention was paid to the consequences of Brexit for the relationship between England, Scotl...

Dugdale: UK must allow Scottish independence vote if people want it
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
7 Jul 2016 at 2:53pm
Scottish Labour leader says government would be ?categorically wrong? to prevent second referendum on Scotland?s futureKezia Dugdale has warned that Scotland is not immune to the social divisions highlighted by the Brexit vote and insisted that it would be ?categorically wrong? for the UK governm...

Scottish Brexit voters pose quandary for independence campaign
by Libby Brooks
7 Jul 2016 at 2:09pm
A yes vote second time around in an independence referendum would be no given for Scots who opted to leave the EUThe boats in Lossiemouth harbour are still flying the Fishermen for Leave flag, and in the Steamboat pub there is a mood of stoic optimism which contrasts sharply with the broad sense ...

Nicola Sturgeon acts to reassure EU nationals living in Scotland
by Libby Brooks and Severin Carrell
5 Jul 2016 at 5:00pm
First minister brands ?inhumane? UK government?s failure to guarantee rights of EU nationals in Scotland after Brexit voteNicola Sturgeon will write to all EU nationals living in Scotland, reassuring them that her government will ?pursue every option to protect Scotland?s position in Europe and, ...

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

We can do this
Everyone else seems to be doing it this week, so I thought I’d have my own shot at a blog post saying how – in my opinion – we can win the next independence referendum. It’s now looking highly likely that we’re going to have one, a whole lot sooner that anyone expected. I’m no …

Good days and bad days
It’s been another one of those days. On Monday we discovered that the Tory leadership race had turned into a coronation, only without the bunting, and the next Prime Minister of the UK is going to be Theresa May. She’s also going to be the last Prime Minister of the UK, because by the time …

The Eagle is stranded
You can always rely on the Parliamentary Labour Party. You can rely on it to abstain when the Tories are attacking the poor and the disabled. You can rely on it to troop into the same lobby as the Tories when Trident is being renewed or the country is going into another war of dubious …

We?re not going to suck it up
This week we discovered that the Chilcot report found Blair guilty of taking the country to war even though it was very far from being the last option. We discovered that most of the Parliamentary Labour Party are venal careerists who put their place in the Commons before the good of the country. We discovered …

Shades of crazy under the comfort blanket
Just when you think that the UK has reached peak crazy you discover that the intelligence services were apparently relying on a guy who’d watched too many Nicholas Cage movies when they reported that there was information that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. We can only hope that Scotland gets independence before M15 launches …

The criminal incompetence of the British state, it?s not a bug, it?s a feature
After seven long years the Chilcot report was published on Wednesday, giving the country a bit of relief from the self-inflicted disaster of Brexit by focusing on the self-inflicted disaster of the Iraq war. No wonder the Blairites wanted Jeremy Corbyn out of power before it was published. The thing to remember about the Chilcot …

If it?s Tuesday it must be another disaster
It’s Tuesday, so there must be yet another disastrous screw up in the UK. This is the pre-Chilcot screw up. Today’s the day that the Tories get to shine, if you can polish a turd you’d get the Tory leadership contest. The two main contenders are Teresa May, who permanently bears the expression of a …

Another calamastrophe in the disastrous dysfunctional disunited kingdom
It’s another fun-filled week in the calamastrophe that is the disastrous dysfunctional Disunited Kingdom, and it’s only Monday afternoon. Many think that Britain has turned into the Magic Kingdom on a very bad mushroom trip, but you do come back to your senses after taking magic mushrooms even though you feel like crap and suffer …

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Conduct of T in the Park fans earns praise from the police
EMERGENCY services have praised the conduct of fans after the close of T in the Park, following a series of tragic events that marred the beginning of the annual festival.

Neil Lennon tells of struggle with depression as drive is launched to support...
FOOTBALL manager Neil Lennon is sharing his own experiences of depression as part of a new drive to support people in the workplace with their own mental health problems.

Anti-Trident protests to be staged across Scotland ahead of vote on renewal
ANTI-NUCLEAR protesters are to take to the streets across Scotland ahead of a crucial UK Government vote on the renewal of Trident.

David Bowie in the mix as organ recital marks tenth anniversary of Kelvingrov...
A UNIQUE organ recital has been staged to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the reopening of a much-loved museum. The David Bowie hit Life On Mars was included in the event held to mark the anniversary of Glasgow?s Kelvingrove Art Gallery an

'Heavily marketed' pregnancy multivitamins are a waste of money, say drug exp...
PREGNANCY multivitamins are a waste of money, researchers have concluded.

Voters across Europe give strong backing to the prospect of an independence S...
A NEW poll of voters across Europe has revealed strong support for an independent Scotland in the European Union. The poll by the German arm of YouGov has found support for Scotland in the EU ranging from 61 to 71 per cent. Only non-EU Norway and the

Brain family slam James Brokenshire for 'breach of trust' as they prepare to ...
A COUPLE fighting deportation to Australia will today accuse Immigration Minister James Brokenshire of ?an outrageous breach of trust? as they testify before MPs in House of Commons.

Tennis experts call for more indoor facilities 'to build on the Andy Murray e...
TENNIS experts have called for more investment in indoor facilities in Scotland on the back of Andy Murray?s second Wimbledon success in a bid to create ?a handful of Andys? throughout the country.

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Dugdale defects to the USA ? New Labour survival guaranteed
                  30 June 2016: Dugdale off to the USA attending an indoctrination course – But her deputy Alex Rowley is not fit to lead the party in her absence Dugdale?s attendance on the US State Department?s International Visitor Leadership Program this month may also create a headache …

For those who are intent on voting to remain with the EU ? This might just pr...
    Paul van Buitenen says nothing has changed   Neil Kinnock insisted reforms were on track         27 August 2002: Brussels whistleblower quits in despair A European official whose whistle-blowing revelations sparked the resignation of the entire European Commission has quit, after declaring that nothing has changed. Paul van Buitenen says …

Hope not Hate ? Labour Party front that seems to thrive on hate
      A message on a floral tribute to Jo Cox, near Leeds, England, June 17.   ?A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor …

Jo Cox ? Her Favoured White Helmets ? Why does it Take an Australian Female p...
                Jo Cox’s Fund Wow ? a million pounds has been raised in Jo’s honour in just three days thanks to you all. She would be so proud. The scale and speed of the public response to this fund has been overwhelming and deeply gratifying to all of us. It …

Jo Cox ? The Truth ? If you can handle it
  The large village of Birstall – where the 41-year-old was killed – played host to Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday who paid a special tribute to Mrs Cox     An opinion In the aftermath of the cruel murder of the labour MP Jo Fox just about every …

Scandal? of UK citizens? millions that go to foreign state-owned public services
    Revealed: How the world gets rich ? from privatising British public services – Exclusive: ?Scandal? of UK citizens? millions that go to foreign state-owned public services Foreign governments are making hundreds of millions of pounds a year running British public services. Swathes of Britain?s energy, transport and utility networks are run by companies …

The European Integration Project ? Never heard of it? Read on McDuff
      7 May 2013: The Jewish Contribution to the European Integration Project – Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   An annual workshop Convened by the “Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society and the Department of Politics and Government” (CSEPS). It’s …

Oh! what a tangled web they weave ? The rich elite get richer- screw the many...
      Joanne Hammerman Alter   The start and expansion of a Dynasty Joanne H Alter (nee Hammerman) 1927 – 2008 was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother Celia K. Hammerman, was an immigrant who fled the riots in Czarist Russia. Her father, Sol Hammerman, worked for J.K. Industries in …

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Scotland's future? Brexit on Brexiteers' terms. Unless...
Consider the following scenario. The United Kingdom votes narrowly to crash out of the European Union, 52% to 48%.  In Scotland, by contrast, a substantial majority - from coast to coast - votes to remain. Invoking the popular will of the Scottish people, the First Minister gives a press conference. Distilled down to its essence, she says that u...

The sentimental European
Purists hate the politics of the big coalition. This much seems uncontroversial. Divide a country - any country - of sufficient bigness, richness and complexity into two massive tribes, and you form uncomfortable, often incoherent coalitions. You quickly find folk vote your way for reasons you disagree with, and worse, which you disrespect. You ...

What would Brexit mean for devolution?
As we hirple towards the EU referendum finish line, I'm often asked a question. What would a Brexit vote mean for devolution? If we crash out of the European Union, would Holyrood - in a trice - become more powerful? The Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove, toyed with this kind of rhetoric last week, claiming that unprecedented immigration powers woul...

Stone cold morons
The indycampers are morons. There's no getting around it, no sugar-coating it: stone cold morons. In -- legitimately -- resisting the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body's attempt to expel their small camp from Holyrood's grounds, the group have argued their case in a fashion which has lapsed from the divinely ridiculous to the grotesquely ins...

AWOL
May may not be the cruellest month -- but it is certainly the busiest. Between the election and its aftermath, the end of teaching and a small burst of sunshine, academic writing and conferencing, my examinations and the waist-high pile of marking they generate, this peat worrier has been crucified by work this month, by turns zonked, distracted...

Spinning Plates
It has been a slow April here on the blog. For the past couple of weeks, the inspiration for political writing has escaped me. Everything I have attempted has been lumpen, unreadable dross. But the mojo - happily - seems to be returning as we head into the final week of this Holyrood campaign. In the Times this week, I wrote a rather abrasive ex...

Just how solid is Scottish Labour's list vote?
Amid all the process and horse race stuff in this Holyrood election, there is one rather important question going conspicuously unasked: just how solid is Scottish Labour's list vote anyway? All the mischief has focused on the loyalty of folk likely to vote SNP in the constituencies. Will they stick with "Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister", or ...

Red meat from Ruth Davidson, but where's the beef?
"End automatic early release!" It's red meat for the Tory base, and hearty stuff. Ruth Davidson's Scottish Tory Manifesto, published yesterday, contains the following passage on the party's proposals for criminal justice:"We have long campaigned for the scrapping of automatic early release. The changes brought in by the SNP affect only 3% of pri...

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This is the Age of Groupthink Britain and it is increasingly being found out
This is the Age of Groupthink Britain and it is increasingly been found out Gerry Hassan Sunday Mail, July 10th 2016 When has British politics ever been in such a state of flux? The Tories, UKIP and English and Welsh Greens in leadership contests; the Labour Party in a series of convulsions from top to …

The anger about the Iraq Disaster isn?t just about Iraq and Blair
The anger about the Iraq Disaster isn?t just about Iraq and Blair Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, July 7th 2016 It is hard to envisage now but once upon a time Tony Blair was an eager to please, likeable, pragmatic politician. In 1997 he caught the mood of the times and led Labour to an election …

After Britain: Is Scottish Independence the New Normal?
After Britain: Is Scottish Independence the New Normal? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, July 6th 2016 These are unprecedented times. The Tories, UKIP and English and Welsh Greens are all in the middle of leadership elections, while Jeremy Corbyn is holding on by his fingertips in a stand-off with his own parliamentary party There is a …

Is this the beginning of the end of Britain?
Is this the beginning of the end of Britain? Gerry Hassan Sunday Mail, July 3rd 2016 It may not be the beginning of the end of the UK quite yet. But it is the end of British politics – and Britain, as we know it. The British state faces its biggest geo-political set of challenges …

Nine Months in the Death of Labour: A Response to the Corbynistas
Nine Months in the Death of Labour: A Response to the Corbynistas Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 28th 2016 These are surprising times in Britain and its politics. Cameron gone. England and Wales dragging the UK out of the EU. The England football team defeated by Iceland. And somehow Jeremy Corbyn was meant to be …

This is the world of little Britain and Scotland wants no part
This is the world of little Britain and Scotland wants no part Gerry Hassan Sunday Mail, June 26th 2016 This is what the death of a nation looks like – petty nationalism, populism, fact-free politics, and surprises everywhere. This is the world of ?little Britain? – and it isn?t pretty. These are unpredictable times. There …

Whatever happens, Britain has already left the building
Whatever happens, Britain has already left the building Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 22nd 2016 The UK has already left Europe. It never really joined in any real sense. National debates like this reveals much about the psyche of a country, and how it sees its collective hopes and fears. For one, it illuminates a …

The Historic Tragedy of Jo Cox and the European Referendum Campaign
The Historic Tragedy of Jo Cox and the European Referendum Campaign Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 21st 2016 Sometimes we should struggle to find the appropriate words. This is such a time and moment. A campaign that has already reached new lows plummeted to depths previously unimaginable with the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. …

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A second independence referendum in Scotland would be ?unjustified and irresponsible?, Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative party, will say at a speech in London today. Ms Davidson, who backed Theresa May's campaign to become Prime ...
Tory Davidson urges Theresa May to have 'positive engagemen...

Scottish independence 'opportunity' says 2014 critic - BBC News

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Scottish independence 'opportunity' says 2014 critic
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Supporters of Scottish independence now have a "golden opportunity" to re-cast their economic case in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to one of the most senior critics of the 2014 plans. Sir Nicholas Macpherson has proposed a separate Scottish ...
Architect of No campaign now backs Scottish independenceThe Times (subscrip...

The case for Scottish independence looks stronger post-Brexit - Financial Times

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The case for Scottish independence looks stronger post-Brexit
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With the UK leaving the EU, there is a golden opportunity for proponents of Scottish independence to reappraise their economic prospectus. Clearly, membership of the EU will lie at the heart of it. That will enable Scotland to have access to the ...



The End of the United Kingdom? - Jacobin magazine

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The End of the United Kingdom?
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And the chances of Irish unification and Scottish independence just got a whole lot better. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, reacted to last month's result by declaring her government's intention to ...
Graham Gudgin: There is no prospect of the North being allowed stay in the EUIri...

Why Brexit Means Scottish Independence Is Off The Table?For Now - TIME

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Why Brexit Means Scottish Independence Is Off The Table?For Now
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Certainly Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Nationalist Party leader of Scotland's devolved government, now argues a second referendum on Scottish independence is ?highly likely.? Though defeated in 2014, the cause remains alive. Besides, she now says, the ...
Ruth Davidson: Next PM should not block Scottish independence referend...

Europe|Scotland Says New Vote on Independence Is 'Highly Likely' - New York T...

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Europe|Scotland Says New Vote on Independence Is 'Highly Likely'
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EDINBURGH ? Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, said Friday that a new referendum on independence in Scotland was ?highly likely? now that Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Voters rejected an effort to break free from the United ...
Scotland Presses Ahead With Plans For New Independen...

An island within an island, Scotland's independence day next? - euronews

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An island within an island, Scotland's independence day next?
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The only other islands of Remain support were London and Northern Ireland, and there are already calls of independence for the British capital and for Belfast to have its own referendum, so how has Scotland reacted to the news? Farting against thunder.

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Scotland will vote for independence within three years, JP Morgan predicts - ...

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Scotland will vote for independence within three years, JP Morgan predicts
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Malcolm Barr, an economist at the Wall Street bank, said that ?pressure to hold a new referendum on Scottish independence? would come as the UK seeks to establish a new position for itself after this month's Brexit vote. Mr Barr said that Scotland ...
Scotland expected to vote for independence...

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by...

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
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(NYSE:SNP) have earned a consensus rating of ?Hold? from the nine ratings firms that are covering the company. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company.

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German woman resident in Tayside 'alarmed' by Brexit letter - The Courier

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German woman resident in Tayside 'alarmed' by Brexit letter
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They have lived in Arbroath for more than 20 years and Helga was stunned to receive a letter through the door from the SNP, warning: ?While there will be no immediate changes in your circumstances I appreciate there remains great uncertainty over how ...



Alex Salmond teases Foreign Secretary on Scotland's 'popularity' in Europe - ...

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Alex Salmond teases Foreign Secretary on Scotland's 'popularity' in Europe
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed opinion polls after the SNP pressed him over the apparent popularity of Scottish independence among EU citizens. Alex Salmond, the SNP's International Affairs and Europe spokesman, revelled in YouGov ...

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Scottish Tory leader admits Brexit vote will 'test binds of the Union' ? and ...

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Scottish Tory leader admits Brexit vote will 'test binds of the Union' ? and refuses to rule out second EU vote
The Independent
Ms Davidson dismissed SNP demands for a second referendum on Scottish independence following the Brexit vote as ?utterly unjustified? and ?completely irresponsible?. She said the SNP should ?put the national interest before its own nationalist vision ...

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Thriving stocks in today's share market: China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NY...

Thriving stocks in today's share market: China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP)
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China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.(NYSE:SNP) Basic Materials Major Integrated Oil & Gas has a current market price of 72.04 with a change in price of 1.67%. The change in volume appears to be 97900 with a target price of 82.05 that displays an IPO Date ...

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Theresa May committed to constructive relationship with SNP, says Ruth Davids...

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Theresa May committed to constructive relationship with SNP, says Ruth Davidson
BT.com
Theresa May is committed to having a "close and constructive" relationship with the SNP administration at Holyrood, the Scottish Conservative leader has said. Ruth Davidson held talks with the new UK Conservative leader shortly before she moves into 10 ...

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Update on China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP) for the day - Twin Coun...

Update on China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP) for the day
Twin County News
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP), from Basic Materials sector has been doing well recently. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has been operating with a total market capitalizations of 88205.78 and has reported a price of 72.04 today, ...



Is China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.(NYSE: SNP), a large market cap stock a sm...

Is China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.(NYSE: SNP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?
The Daily Leicester
With a market cap of has a large market cap size. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/18/2000. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic ...

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Tory Davidson urges Theresa May to have 'positive engagement' with Scotland
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The No 10 meeting took place ahead of a speech by the MSP in which she will say holding a second Scottish independence referendum would be "irresponsible". Ms Davidson said she chatted with Mrs May, who will become PM on Wednesday, about our ...
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Angus Robertson warns next Tory leader: Do not block second Scottish referend...

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Angus Robertson warns next Tory leader: Do not block second Scottish referendum
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?Even Ruth Davidson at the weekend was on TV confirming that if there was a desire to hold another referendum in Scotland that it would go ahead. We live in a democracy in both Scotland and the UK and I think any incoming Tory PM who stood in the way ...
Robertson tells next PM not to b...

The End of the United Kingdom? - Jacobin magazine

Jacobin magazine
The End of the United Kingdom?
Jacobin magazine
Scotland could naturally come to the conclusion that self-government is preferable to a deeply reactionary, nativist kind of nationalism.? Whenever another referendum takes place, the SNP will almost certainly place greater emphasis on winning over ...

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Brexit: Will Scotland Call Another Independence Referendum? - Newsweek

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Brexit: Will Scotland Call Another Independence Referendum?
Newsweek
Ahead of the Scottish elections on May 5, 2016, the Scottish National Party (SNP) stated in their manifesto: ?We believe that the Scottish parliament should have the right to hold another referendum if there is clear and sustained evidence that ...
Scotland Is Already Hinting at Another Referendum to Leave the UK After Br...

The case for Scottish independence looks stronger post-Brexit - Financial Times

Financial Times
The case for Scottish independence looks stronger post-Brexit
Financial Times
The EU referendum last month has raised existential issues of nationality across the British Isles. Applications for Irish passports are at a record level, with even Ian Paisley Jr, the Democratic Unionist MP, tweeting: ?My advice is if you are ...



EU referendum: Scotland backs Remain as UK votes Leave - BBC News

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EU referendum: Scotland backs Remain as UK votes Leave
BBC News
Scotland has voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38% - with all 32 council areas backing Remain. But the UK as a whole has voted to Leave - raising the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will. First Minister ...

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Kezia Dugdale: EU referendum result exposed Scotland's divisions - LabourList

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Kezia Dugdale: EU referendum result exposed Scotland's divisions
LabourList
The EU referendum exposed the same social divisions as it did in the rest of the UK, Kezia Dugdale said today. The Scottish Labour leader also called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to get on with the work of governing Scotland after a destabilising ...
Kezia Dugdale: EU referendum exposed the same divisions in...

Slap down for Sturgeon as ex Scotland leader says country is 'NOT READY' for ...

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Slap down for Sturgeon as ex Scotland leader says country is 'NOT READY' for independence
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His comments came after the leader of the Scottish Tories, Ruth Davidson, warned that talk of a second referendum is "further destabilising" confidence in Scotland's economy. Ms Davidson, who campaigned in favour of Remain, said she would not rule out ...



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Jeremy Corbyn - fecked?
Sacked Hillary Benn through the night due to him plotting a coup. Sounds like half his shadow cabinet is going to resign now.

Dallas Shootings
America is one fcked up place, and it looks like its getting worse.

Nicholas Cage
Motorbike Accident seemingly 

TITP 2016
2 pronounced dead within an hour of the festival officially starting.  Fighting at the gates and probably more powder than Colombia in there right now.  Place is a disaster every year now.  Should it be cancelled for a year or two?

Indy Ref 2
Since no-one's started the thread... A lot of former No voters including some pretty prominant activists, politicians and commentators either coming out for Yes or softening their position - even Chris Deerin saying today that he's not saying that he would vote Yes but that he couldn't say th...

train crash Italy
see there is a train crash in italy and 20 folk are dead :-(   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36774059

Tory leadership contest
Michael Gove gubbed in round 2. So, the next PM is going to be either Theresa May, or a woman who has been endorsed by Nick Griffin...

A general Election?
Now Mrs May is the new PM should we have a General election? The Tories were elected and everyone knew we Dave would step down and we would haave another PM before the next election, it has just happened a wee bit sooner. Now normally I am all for a General Election to get the Tories out ...

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Scottish voter turnout history
The whole of the UK goes to the polling stations on Thursday to decide whether to leave or remain in the European Union. All the main political parties in Scotland are asking us to vote Remain and those campaigning here for a Leave vote seem to reside on the political fringe. However I get the ...

Are American?s so desensitised they don?t know how to react?
Like most I have been following the news reports coming out of Orlando Florida. Having received an alert of the shooting I immediately took to twitter to find out what was going on. Or more to the point if I could find any livestreams from the nightclub. It did not take long to find a ...

Govanhill Baths, New Design to be Revealed
After 15 years of campaigning, Govanhill Baths is due to reopen in late 2018 Architects will be revealing the BRAND NEW DESIGN of the refurbished building at a celebration next Thursday which will involve a Community dinner, live music, a 3D digital tour of the new design and live art installations. Govanhill Baths Community Trust ...

There is no viable, sustainable, attractive alternative to independence, Henry.
The Scottish election of 2016 had one winner and that was the SNP. If you believe any different, switch your TV off now! Everyone else lost, some much worse than others. Yes, I?m talking about Labour, their 3rd place finish behind the Tories. In their frustration, they are about to try and con Scottish voters ...

Westminster, the real enemy
Seems to me that since the referendum Scotland?s pro-independence campaign have done what it always does after a defeat, starts fighting among itself. We have no voters coming to the yes movement on a daily basis. What must they think upon seeing all the infighting? These past months have saw egos getting in the way of ...

SNP victory! ? now let?s take the fight to the toxic tories
The speculation is over. The SNP has gained a historic third Holyrood victory, Labour?s Scottish branch has reached a new low by finishing in third place behind the Tories and the LibDems could only manage a feeble fifth behind the Greens. Nicola Sturgeon plans to put ?party differences aside and work together and place people’s ...

Last dream before the vote
Dream   Last night I dreamed that we had lost And in my dream I saw the cost The saltire limp no more to fly As once it did in days gone by   The white rose drooped, it hung its head To mourn a dream that is now dead These symbols of our nation ...

The RISE and Fail of Jonathan Rimmer
Some RISE supporter called Jonathan Rimmer has decided to question why Stuart Campbell continues to be championed by the pro-independence movement. The simple answer is that he has earned this right through hard work and relentlessly holding the media to account through fact based analysis. There is no one better at this role, it is ...