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Miliband: Labour won't reverse Osborne's cuts
ED Miliband yesterday accepted Coalition spending cuts while simultaneously holding out the promise of radical change along the lines of the 1945 Attlee government if Labour is re-elected.

SNP minister aims to make £50,000 profit on taxpayer-funded flat
AN SNP Cabinet minister is trying to turn a £50,000 profit on a taxpayer-funded second home he bought using just £3000 of his own money.

Sturgeon talks up Yes vote in face of mixed Donside poll
SCOTS are not ready to vote Yes in next year's referendum because they still lack information about independence, Nicola Sturgeon has claimed.

£1m boost to help identify energy links
ONE million pounds will be spent examining how to link the energy grids of Scotland and Ireland, the First Minister has announced.

LibDems must choose to be party of government, urges Clegg
NICK Clegg will today urge Liberal Democrats to reject their past status as the third party of opposition and embrace a future as a firm party of government as he makes clear the election manifesto will spell out the red lines for any Coalition negotiations.

Revised ONS figures show increase in UK borrowing
CHANCELLOR George Osborne's deficit-busting plans have received an embarrassing blow after revised official figures showed UK Government borrowing increased in the last financial year.

Miliband: austerity must stay
ED Miliband will today warn his party and voters that Labour will have to stick to the "hard reality" of austerity and cannot now promise to reverse any of the £11.5 billion of extra cuts for 2015/16, which the Chancell or will set out in a spending review on Wednesday.

Civil partnerships to be offered to straight couples
STRAIGHT couples would be allowed to enter civil partnerships under plans being drawn up by SNP ministers who are to separately outline proposals next week to legalise same-sex marriage.

Scottish UFO sightings rocket
Ministry of Defence personnel expressed amazement at the num-ber of UFO sightings reported in Scotland, declassified files show.

Sir Stephen wins police turf war
THE power struggle at the top of Scottish policing between Chief Constable Sir Stephen House and Vic Emery, head of the oversight body of the new single force, has been won by the police chief.

First Minister reveals agony of stillbirth
ALEX Salmond has revealed how his family suffered the heartache of a stillbirth.

Auditor criticises reports of transport spending
The Scottish Government has been criticised for not publicising a combined £7.5 billion long-term cost of the country's largest transport projects.

Obama jokes about 'pretty' Clegg and 'Jeffrey' Osborne
NICK Clegg might be the junior partner in the Lib-Con Coalition but he is, according to the world's most powerful man, the prettiest.

Call for inquiry into deaths report 'cover up'
A TOP Liberal Democrat has called on police to investigate an alleged cover up involving deaths of babies at a Cumbria hospital.

Committee urges large firms to publish pay for men and women
Large companies should be forced to publish details of how much they pay men and women, an influential committee of MPs has warned.

 

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Lord Fraser of Carmyllie dies aged 68

Former minister Lord Fraser of Carmyllie has died suddenly, the Conservative party has announced.



Scottish independence: Leaving UK ?will weaken defence?

THE Scot who led British forces in Afghanistan has warned that an independent Scotland could not provide the same protection to its citizens as they receive from being part of the UK, leaving them more vulnerable to terrorism and cyber-attack.



Devolution tax change threatens Scots pensions

MORE than half-a-million Scots are in danger of being worse off when the Scottish Parliament gains new powers over income tax because the current system would not allow them to claim ­relief on their private ­pensions.



Charles Saatchi ?would be in Scots court?

MILLIONAIRE art collector Charles Saatchi would have been taken to court if he had grabbed his wife Nigella Lawson’s throat at a restaurant in Scotland, the police chief in charge of tackling domestic violence north of the Border has said.



Scottish independence: Burns would be Yes - Salmond

ALEX Salmond has laid claim to Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns by insisting he would have voted Yes in next year’s independence ­referendum.



GCHQ fears: Call for assurances over spying on Scots

JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill yesterday sought assurances that information obtained by the UK’s eavesdropping agency from individuals and organisations in Scotland has been taken lawfully.



Drumlanrig: Nick Clegg | Christine Grahame

IT’S all getting a little too cramped down at Dover House.



Gerald Warner: New perceptions of Putin

‘I NEVER thought I would live to say this, but I find myself agreeing more with Vladimir Putin than with any of the Western leaders…” “We need a Putin…”

Such are the sentiments that are beginning to appear with increasing frequency on the Anglophone internet.



John Swinney: Westminster eroding our economic powers

THIS weekend George Osborne and all the Westminster parties should be taking a long hard look in the economic mirror.



Euan McColm: Swings and roundabouts of Scottish politics

THE Aberdeen Donside by-election campaign was dominated by clashes over a roundabout so perhaps it’s appropriate that the aftermath is all about swings.



Comment: Risking our security too high price to pay

THE relationship between its people, government and armed forces forms the foundation of a nation’s prosperity and security.



Azeem Ibrahim: How safe would independent Scotland be?

HOW safe would an independent Scotland be? And would independence make Scotland more or less secure? The think-tank I set up last year, the Scotland Institute, set out to answer these questions, and this week we release our report.



By-election ?shows confidence in Labour coalition?

THE Capital’s newest councillor today claimed his victory in the Liberton/Gilmerton by-election was a vote of confidence in Edinburgh’s Labour-led coalition.



Bill Clinton mania sweeps Edinburgh

FORMER US president Bill Clinton said Scotland would be better off as a result of the independence referendum – regardless of the result.



Scottish independence: Rural Better Together launch

Pro-union campaigners yesterday warned that the future of vital support for fa



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The option that just won?t die
Today’s editorial leader in Scotland on Sunday is really interesting, from a language nerd’s perspective (ie very much on our turf). Entitled “A warning to No campaign”, the column – nominally on the subject of pensions under devolution – purports to criticise said group, noting that “the Better Together campaign, by repeatedly presenting the idea [...]

Subtlety gauge miscalibrated again
A recurring source of amusement for the independence camp is the weekly reader poll in Scotland On Sunday. Time and again the surveys fall victim to deeply-implausible sudden surges in backing for the Unionist option, often in the middle of the night and usually after Yes supporters have drawn attention to less favourable standings. (The [...]

The story of Project Fear
There’s an intriguing interview in today’s Sunday Herald with ‘Better Together’ campaign director Blair McDougall (described by the paper as a “Labour apparatchik”), to mark the anniversary of the campaign’s launch. We recommend buying the paper – our digital copy costs just 69p from PressReader – and reading the whole thing, but if you’re pressed [...]

Happy Independence Day
We’ve got quite the exclusive for you today, folks. We’re indebted to the alert civil servant who’s managed to smuggle out of Whitehall a copy of the UK government’s draft document of its inaugural greetings to the people of an independent Scotland, to be delivered (naturally) by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague. Given Mr Hague’s [...]

Wanted: politics nerd
This is a genuine request for enlightenment, readers. Hopefully someone can help. When we’re bored, we like to take a look at the Herald website front page and play Spot The Magnus Gardham Headline. It’s not usually too taxing a game – by way of illustration, we suspect you won’t have too much trouble with [...]

Trimming the fat
We should, if for nothing else, commend the No campaign for gradually learning from experience. Much hilarity ensued when it attempted to claim an independent Scotland would need to renegotiate “14,000 treaties”, and even more fun was had when it produced a list of 500 (actually 507) “questions” about independence. So we applaud the UK [...]

Limited ambitions
Viewers watching the BBC and STV’s coverage of the Aberdeen Donside by-election last night will have noticed one particular pre-prepared script get repeated airings from Labour representatives. Kezia Dugdale on Newsnight Scotland, Anas Sarwar on Scotland Tonight and others at the count all spontaneously offered a list of SNP seats which would fall to Labour [...]

Night owls
Shall we have a Donside thread for those of us staying up to watch the result of a Scottish Parliament by-election (with some forays into Nigeria vs Uruguay in the Confederations Cup)? Why not, eh?

Quoted for truth #19
One last snippet from “Road To Referendum” episode 3: “I think Alex Salmond is offering something in terms of independence, whether you like it or not. The Unionists are not offering, in my view, anything. And you can’t go into an independence poll in 2014 saying, you know, ‘We’ve been together since 1707, let’s be [...]

No camp enlists new allies
We’ve noted a few times on this site that if you can judge the a person by the company they keep, then the “Better Together” campaign would be an unsavoury character indeed. Backed enthusiastically by the likes of UKIP, the EDL/SDL, the BNP, the National Front and the Orange Order, it must be an uncomfortable [...]

BBC Scotland

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Former Tory MP Lord Fraser dies
Former Conservative government minister and Scotland's chief law officer Lord Fraser of Carmyllie has died suddenly at the age of 68.

China air link 'vital for Scotland'
A direct air link between China and Scotland could be "instrumental" in increasing Scotland's trade and tourism, a committee of MSPs has said.

Clinton plea in independence debate
Former US president Bill Clinton urges respect on both sides of the Scottish independence debate during a speech in Edinburgh.

SNP wins Aberdeen Donside poll
The SNP's Mark McDonald wins the Aberdeen Donside Holyrood by-election which was held after the death of MSP Brian Adam.

Bill to end court case corroboration
Proposals to end the centuries-old requirement for corroboration in court cases are brought forward by the Scottish government.

School music fees could be scrapped
A council plans to scrap fees for S4 to S6 pupils learning to play a musical instrument and also studying an SQA music course.

Civil partnership extension reviewed
Heterosexual couples could be allowed to enter civil partnerships under proposals being considered by the Scottish government.

Government bodies 'to need copying'
The UK government insists more than 200 bodies currently serving people and businesses in Scotland may need to be replicated post independence.

Transport projects will cost £7.5bn
Scotland's five largest transport projects will cost the taxpayer £7.5bn over the next three decades, the public spending watchdog reveals.

Funding boost for new distilleries
Five new whisky distilleries are among 25 food and drinks firms to receive funding awards from the Scottish government.

Language funding 'hard to assess'
MSPs do not know if there is enough money to fund language teaching, a committee concludes.

First minister backs RBS split
The Scottish first minister backs a break-up of the RBS bank.

Full ashes inquiry 'not ruled out'
The first minister says that if two investigations into the baby ashes scandal fail to come up with answers he will consider a public inquiry.

Wealthy '273-times richer than poor'
Scotland's wealthiest households are now 273-times better off than the most deprived, according to a report by Oxfam Scotland.

BT's Livingston to be trade minister
Scotsman Ian Livingston is to step down as BT's chief executive to join the government as a trade minister, David Cameron annou

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The Long and Winding Road to What Kind of Scotland?

  By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, June 22nd 2013

The Scottish independence debate has not so far connected or impacted on the vast majority of Scots beyond the politically committed.

It is a point Alex Salmond reflected on this week, for his own obvious reasons, but true nonetheless.

A small but significant watershed moment took place this week with the conclusion of ?Road to Referendum?, a three part STV series on Scotland?s recent political history presented by Iain Macwhirter.



For further intrusion into your private life - vote No

  Alan Bissett takes a look at anti-Scottish independence dirty tricks campaigns

WHEN I was growing up, during the latter stages of the Cold War, we were told very simple stories about communists.  They ?hated the West?.

They were ?not allowed to have their own thoughts?.  The Russians were characterised in popular culture as brainwashed automatons.  Dissent was forbidden.



Analysing negotiations with the Taleban

By George Kerevan
 
THE end game in Afghanistan entered a new phase this week when the Taleban finally opened their official embassy in the Gulf state of Qatar.
 
Rumours are rife that the US administration and the Taleban will begin some sort of peace negotiations any day.



Food Banks cash in on poverty

  By Sandra Webster

DESPITE the so called crisis in the banking sector, the use of one type of bank continues to strip demand.  In a time of austerity the use of food banks are on the rise.

Over 500,000 people have now been fed by them including 14,000 Scots last year alone.



First Minister's Questions - 20 June 2013 - video

In keeping with our aim to provide, as often as we can, a full recording of First Minister's Questions, we have uploaded the latest session.

Many people are unable to navigate both the Scottish Parliament's own recordings and BBC Scotland?s online recording of the event, and thus Newsnet Scotland believes that by publishing here we make the event accessible to a much wider audience than would otherwise be the case.



Aberdeen Donside by-election and two once mighty teams

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
In 1983 I, like many other Scots sat glued to the TV as one of the finest teams Scotland has ever produced won one of Europe?s premier trophies.
 
The iconic image of Willie Miller one handedly holding the European Cup-Winners Cup aloft is a reminder of better days for the Dons who went on to win the Super Cup that same season, defeating Hamburg who had won the European Cup ? the forerunner to the Champions league.



Transparent Tax Policy in an Independent Scotland

  By Mark McNaught

The recent disclosures over Prince Charles' improbable status as 'Duke of Cornwall', and the fiscal advantages conferred by his title in running the 9-figure Duchy of Cornwall, Iinc., shine a light on the archaic UK tax code and the myriad of exemptions, loopholes, and grey areas which have been a major cause of the current UK economic crisis and deficit.

Since its founding in 1337 under Edward III, the Duchy of Cornwall has served as an opaque fund to subsidize the lifestyle of the King or Queen in waiting.  There is zero transparency, it pays no corporate or capital gains taxes, and yet the Duchy manages businesses and performs numerous public functions.



Introducing Duggy Dug - The indy debate is about to get a whole lot clearer

  Amid referendum myth and misinformation, independence fear and uncertainty and Yes versus No it can be difficult to make sense of it all.
 
In a time of confusion you need someone you can trust to tell the truth, someone whose loyalty is beyond question ? and who better than our own "best friend".



Who will referee the BBC?

   By G.A.Ponsonby

Yesterday Twitter went crazy when Scottish Green MSP Patrick Harvie decided enough was enough and fired a complaint into the BBC after his party were yet again ignored by the state broadcaster in a high profile TV debate.

Harvie?s frustration followed a quite extraordinary decision by BBC bosses to populate a panel on a special edition of Question Time with five politicians, four of whom are best described as fundamental Unionists and only one pro-Independence leaning politician.



The Voices of Tomorrow?s Scotland: A Challenge to All Our Politicians

By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, June 15th 2013

For once young people have become central to the Scottish political debate due to the Scottish Government? giving 16-17 year olds the vote in the September 2014 independence poll.

Rarely do we hear directly and in detail from young people which is why I was enthusiastic to participate this week in the National Museums Scotland conference in Edinburgh bringing together over 300 pupils from more than 20 state schools from Glasgow and Coatbridge to Biggar and Inverkeithing and further afield, to discuss in a non-partisan way the future of Scotland.



Referendum 2014 (Scoop.it)

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John Swinney: Westminster eroding our economic powers

THIS weekend George Osborne and all the Westminster parties should be taking a long hard look in the economic mirror.

See it on Scoop.it, via Referendum 2014

Munguin's Republic: THE MCSPURIOUS CLAIMS OF MCMONCKTON OF MCSCOTLANDSHIRE

Loony right wing Mcnutjob Lord Monckton is, as far as we can discover, no more Scottish than fly in the air. He is from Kent; his father was from Kent and his grandfather was from Kent. The only link he seems to have with Scotland is he has an estate here. Sorry Chris but being an absentee Scotti...



The option that just won't die

Today’s editorial leader in Scotland on Sunday is really interesting, from a language nerd’s perspective (ie very much on our turf). Entitled “A warning to No campaign”, the column – nominally on the subject of pensions under devolution – purports to criticise said group, noting that “the Better ...



A pragmatic nationalist

I come from the North East of Scotland the nationalist “heartlands”. But it was by no means certain I would become a nationalist.



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The Bloodless War of Independence
When Margo MacDonald MSP wrote in a letter to MI5’s director general: “I will be obliged if you can give me an assurance that UK Security Services will not be used in any respect in the lead-up to ...

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Independence offers greater financial security for senior citizens

Yes Scotland has launched a recruitment drive for ‘Silver Scots’ ambassadors to take the independence message to the country’s senior citizens.



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Perspectives: A fairer deal for pensioners.

Last month, I celebrated becoming a great grandfather for the first time. It made me more conscious of getting older but it also made me wonder what kind of Scotland my great granddaughter will inherit.



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This war is anything but phoney ... and the SNP is losing it

If nothing else, Donside delivered a timely rebuff to Nigel Farage.


Peter A Bell's insight:

Iain Macwhirter is considerably more impressed with the anti-independence campaign than I am.



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Westminster offers only more austerity and cuts | Scottish National Party

As the coalition prepares to outline its latest round of massive public spending cuts on Wednesday in the Comprehensive Spending Review and lays out the next ten years of Westminster austerity and cuts - which Labour now support - Stewart Hosie MP, SNP Treasury spokesman commented:


"The Comprehens...



Subtlety gauge miscalibrated again

A recurring source of amusement for the independence camp is the weekly reader poll in Scotland On Sunday. Time and again the surveys fall victim to deeply-implausible sudden surges in backing for the Unionist option, often in the middle of the night and usually after Yes supporters have drawn at...



The story of Project Fear

There’s an intriguing interview in today’s Sunday Herald with ‘Better Together’ campaign director Blair McDougall (described by the paper as a “Labour apparatchik”), to mark the anniversary of the campaign’s launch. We recommend buying the paper – our digital copy costs just 69p from PressReader ...



Scottish independence: Leaving UK ?will weaken defence
THE Scot who led British forces in Afghanistan has warned that an independent Scotland could not provide the same protection to its citizens as they receive from being part of the UK, leaving them more vulnerable to terrorism and cyber-attack.

See it on Scoop.it, via Referendum 2014

Scottish independence: Burns would be Yes - Salmond

ALEX Salmond has laid claim to Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns by insisting he would have voted Yes in next year’s independence ­referendum.

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Show us the money!

If Scotland votes no in 2014, we face years, if not decades of austerity, of scrimping and scraping, of unemployment and under-employment and of cuts to public services.  No matter who wins the UK election in 2015, Conservative or Labour, we’re going to keep the current spending limits and aim to...



Do Nothing Eddie

Scottish Labour is fond of highlighting the regressive elements of the SNP’s economic policy.


Alex Salmond has signed his party up to corporation tax cuts, monetary union (tying an independent Scotland to a “sub-optimal currency zone” which, as Jim Cuthbert puts it, sacrifices “productive growth f...



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Lockerbie investigator Lord Fraser of Carmyllie dies unexpectedly at age 68
THE former Tory minster, who led the probe into the terrorist attack in 1988, died suddenly on Saturday.

SNP backbenchers must stop sucking up to Alex Salmond, demands Scottish Labou...
LAMONT said the SNP junior ranks must start to act like "adults" and stop giving their leader an easy ride in Holyrood.

Same-sex marriage: Stars and political leaders get together to support campai...
CELEBRITIES including Lorraine Kelly, John Michie and Sharleen Spiteri showed their support form the campaign in new video.

Former US president Bill Clinton urges both sides to weigh up independence de...
CLINTON believes people should treat each other respectfully and an honest effort is made to list the consequences of the vote for both sides.

Union's roadshow exposes how Con-Dem cuts have affected lives of ordinary Scots
THE STUC'S anti-cuts battle bus has been touring the country gathering evidence on the effects of the Government's austerity drive.

SNP hail 'exceptional' victory in Aberdeen Donside by-election
SNP win seat with 42 per cent but see their share of the vote fall by 13 per cent compared to the 2011 national election.

Corroborating evidence in criminal trials could be abolished in justice changes
NEW criminal justice bill also raises the maximum sentence for carrying knives and offensive weapons to five years.

Mark McDonald wins Aberdeen Donside seat for SNP but with greatly reduced maj...
THE SNP retained the seat but saw their majority drop by 5000 in the by-election sparked by the death of MSP Brian Adam in April.

Johann Lamont: Alex Salmond has SIX pensions to fall back on.. but independen...
THE Scottish Labour leader claimed the First Minister had five taxpayer-backed pensions to fall back on plus his state pension.

Revealed: UKIP chief Nigel Farage set up offshore trust fund in bid to avoid ...
PARTY leader admits fault but claims that he did not benefit from the trust which was recommended by his financial advisers.

Foreign Secretary William Hague: Supporters of Scottish Independence are deep...
THE senior Conservative made the comments at a speech in Edinburgh. He says it's wrong to assume Scottish Independence would boost the country's foreign policy.

Lib Dems' Willie Rennie calls for independent inquiry into 'failure' of openc...
RENNIE said many communities have been left "environmentally bankrupt" and are facing shortfalls for the cost of repairing the damage caused by the mines.

Voters go to the polls for Aberdeen Donside by-election
VOTING is underway in the by-election brought about by the death in April of SNP MSP Brian Adam.

Alex Salmond rejects calls for a public inquiry into baby ashes scandal just ...
DESPITE revealing that his own mother had a stillborn child - Alex Salmond once again rejected calls for an inquiry into the baby ashes scandal.

Record View: Public inquiry must be launched into injustice of Scots miners d...
THE most shocking part of the report into miners' strike is the mindset of the police at the time, says RECORD VIEW.

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A Labour politician has claimed he fathered a child with an alien he regularl...
A Labour politician has claimed he fathered a child with an alien he regularly meets up with for extra-terrestrial sex.


Labour politician 'fathered child with Cat Queen alien'
bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
BBC Scotlandshire - All the news we want you to see. Bringing you ludicrous, spurious and ill-concei...

Donside by-election : Get all the detailed analysis here early. We have the t...
Donside by-election : Get all the detailed analysis here early. We have the truth, regardless of the variations that reality brings.


Donside By-election - Dramatic Result!
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This picture of Donside near the village of Rostov looks impressive. I hadn't realised that any Scot...

Iranians went to the polls on Friday to elect the successor to outgoing Presi...
Iranians went to the polls on Friday to elect the successor to outgoing President Mahmoud Achmadinnerscauld. Candidates reported few serious problems with the process, and the losers sent congratulations to the eventual winner, Hassan Rouhani.

Read all about it.


Weegie Wins in Persian Prezzie Pol...

It has come to our attention that YouGuff is attempting to steal our thunder!...
It has come to our attention that YouGuff is attempting to steal our thunder! Where's Collier and Shysters telephone number when you need it?

Don't bother with this silly little survey when you can read the BBC Scotlandshire extensive coverage from back in May:
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk...

Finally, bagpipes are banned. Omitted from the 1747 Proscription Act, the ult...
Finally, bagpipes are banned. Omitted from the 1747 Proscription Act, the ultimate UK authority - the FA - has taken this important update.
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/450-violent-noise-pollution.html


Salmond accused of ?encouraging violent noise pollution?
www.bbc.scotla...

We here at BBC Scotlandshire would like to point out this video is directed a...
We here at BBC Scotlandshire would like to point out this video is directed at the spoof BBC in Scotland not the real broadcaster of Scotlandshire.

Citizen Smartarse may well be receiving a letter from our lawyers Collier and Shyster LLB (well nearly) if he does not make this clearer in his sub...

Hope this first attempt at scaring the pants off the separatists works. My vi...
Hope this first attempt at scaring the pants off the separatists works. My virgin article, so please be gentle with me - and keep your pants on!


Scary News Summary
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In the absence of any bosses, an intern summarises the news

Summer needs a Summer Queen, and Theresa May provides a timely scare, as thos...
Summer needs a Summer Queen, and Theresa May provides a timely scare, as those Scots who can afford to go abroad, look out their passports.


Passports nae mair, Borders are there, ...
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Satisfaction, ooh ooh ooh, came in a chain reaction Burnin' , I couldn't get enough So I ...

To all 3,000 of you who like us (and the rest who just read us) - it's time t...
To all 3,000 of you who like us (and the rest who just read us) - it's time to enjoy the Summer ....


BBC Scotlandshire Summer Service
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Most of our readers will also have their children home from boarding school soon.

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Scotlandshire honoured in honouring slaughter.
Scotlandshire honoured in honouring slaughter.


The Empire strikes back!
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An equitable share of sun loungers, or just removing their bloody towels, would have served just as well.

Scotia Bar regulars discuss the economic condition of the nation.
Scotia Bar regulars discuss the economic condition of the nation.


Nae pocket money in the Scotia Bar
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Tiny, Dumbo and Skint discuss money and their wives. They have wives?

Holyrood mice v Westminster rats http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php...
Holyrood mice v Westminster rats
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/445-holyrood-infested-by-plague-of-rodents.html


Holyrood infested by plague of rodents
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In a building like that, with so many nooks and crannies, there will always be beasties trying to...

Alistair is the Darling of the Tory conference. Read all about it. http://www...
Alistair is the Darling of the Tory conference.
Read all about it.
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/438-alistair-is-the-darling-of-the-tory-conference.html



Alastair Darling bids to become party leader - but not in Labour.
Alastair Darling bids to become party leader - but not in Labour.


Alistair is the Darling of the Tory Conference
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I wasn?t ewected to the House of Lawds to empowah the people of Scotlandshah, and I shan?t staht now.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
"The opposite of obedience isn't disobedience, it's independence" - Jay Griffiths

Frankie?s Kelvin Brawl Intervention
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For A? That 28 ? Dons, Docus & Duress
So we?re back from our two and a half week break and this time Andrew and I had Callum McCormick as guest. Callum is Continue reading

Brazil explodes in a furious feast of democracy
Incredible scenes from Brazil – this from Jerome Roos of Roar magazine  June 21, 2013 “We are against a government Continue reading

On Twitter and Writing
An extract by Thomas Beller Though Twitter is not exactly a new writing technology, it is a technology that is Continue reading

Do Nothing Eddie
By Jamie Maxwell Scottish Labour is fond of highlighting the regressive elements of the SNP?s economic policy. Alex Salmond has Continue reading

Hope is the Enemy of the Status Quo
By Mike Small from a talk given at the Solas Festival This week saw a major gaffe by the No Continue reading

Reaction, ethnicity and the case for the Union
We are witnessing reactionary doublethink writ large from across the British political spectrum.

The Wind of Change
By Mike Small I don’t believe the gold of today is under the ground. I believe we are the gold. Continue reading

Johnny Foreigners
By Alyn Smith Calm down dear, nobody’s going to be foreign. I’ve been struck over the years, but especially recently, Continue reading

?i?ek?s critique of Direct Democracy
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dhnLqAUdYKk#action=share Filed under: Autonomism, Commentary Tagged: Occupy Wall Street, politics, video

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish independence: Burns would be Yes - Salmond - Scotsman

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Scottish independence: Burns would be Yes - Salmond
Scotsman
The show, Robert Burns Votes for Scotland, is being shown at the Valvona & Crolla cafe and bar in Elm Row, Edinburgh, as part of this summer's Festival. The premise of the show sees Burns brought back to life to grapple with the i...


Scottish independence: Bill Clinton gives thoughts - Edinburgh Evening News

Scottish independence: Bill Clinton gives thoughts
Edinburgh Evening News
FORMER US president Bill Clinton has urged both sides of the Scottish independence debate to respectfully weigh up the pros and cons without ?tearing the place apart?. The two-term leader made the remarks last night during an...


Why I support Scottish independence - The Electronic Intifada (blog)

Why I support Scottish independence
The Electronic Intifada (blog)
When I arrived here I had a shallow idea of what the question of Scottish independence meant for the people of Scotland, but today I find myself in a position fully supporting the notion of Scotland becoming an independent nation. S...


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

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Scottish independence: Bill Clinton urges 'respect' in referendum debate
BBC News
Former US president Bill Clinton has urged both sides of the Scottish independence debate to respectfully weigh up the pros and cons without "tearing the place apart". The two-term leader was speaking at the S...


Major-General Andrew Mackay: Independence would damage Scotland's security - ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Major-General Andrew Mackay: Independence would damage Scotland's security
Telegraph.co.uk
The document also warns a separate Scotland faces being denied Nato membership if the SNP made good its threat to remove Trident from the Faslane naval base and independence threatens ?thousand...


UK Foreign Secretary pleads against Scotland independence bid - Press TV

Press TV

UK Foreign Secretary pleads against Scotland independence bid
Press TV
Scotland will hold an independence referendum on September 18, 2014, on whether to stay in the UK or become an independent country. The referendum will take place in the 700th anniversary year of a military victory by Sc...


Hague: Scottish Independence Baffles World - Sky News

Hague: Scottish Independence Baffles World
Sky News
Scotland will hold a referendum in September 2014 asking: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" A yes vote would end a political union that dates to 1707. The former Tory leader said supporters of Scottish independence were "deeply misguide...


Scottish independence: Salmond faces pension quiz - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Salmond faces pension quiz
Scotsman
Ms Lamont demanded to know ?what's the cost of the new policy? as she claimed the SNP had not costed its plans for pensions under independence. She said: ?The First Minister can't tell us how he would afford the state pension in an ...


SNP debate on Common Weal vision of Scotland after independence - Herald Scot...

Scotsman

SNP debate on Common Weal vision of Scotland after independence
Herald Scotland
A VISION of Scotland as a big-state, high-tax independent nation on the Nordic model is to be debated at the SNP's conference amid growing support for the idea at the top of the party. A VISION of Scotland as a ...


Scottish farmers 'could have an extra ?1bn' under independence - STV Local

Scottish farmers 'could have an extra ?1bn' under independence
STV Local
Scottish agriculture could have been granted an extra ?1bn if the country had been independent when the latest European budgets were decided, according to the Environment Secretary. Speaking at the Royal Highland Show in Edinb...


SNP

SNP - Google News
Google News

Ever Increasing Circles indeed ? and a comedy turn for Monday - For Argyll

For Argyll

Ever Increasing Circles indeed ? and a comedy turn for Monday
For Argyll
The single critical issue here is that he ? and his two SNP councillor colleagues who have set sail on the same barque, Robert E MacIntyre and Isobel Strong from Bute ? will not be aboard an SNP administration, which...


Despicable attitude (John Tulloch) - Shetland Times Online

Despicable attitude (John Tulloch)
Shetland Times Online
Given the despicable attitude of the SNP government to the council's request for justice following their seizure of the SIC's housing support grant from London paid ? in good faith ? via Edinburgh specifically to compensate SIC for building h...


Major-General Andrew Mackay: Independence would damage Scotland's security - ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Major-General Andrew Mackay: Independence would damage Scotland's security
Telegraph.co.uk
Maj-Gen Mackay, Prince Harry's former commanding officer, referred to the SNP advocating a smaller defence force within the ?comfort? of the UK, warning: ?It is not likely to be so comfortable ...


Defence force 'less comprehensive and effective' under independence - stv.tv

Defence force 'less comprehensive and effective' under independence
stv.tv
The SNP's plans to set up an entirely new Armed Forces from scratch will be costly and a Scottish Force based on only 7% of the UK defence budget will be insufficient for modern day challenges. ?As a growing army of experts ...


SNP backbenchers must stop sucking up to Alex Salmond, demands Scottish ... -...

SNP backbenchers must stop sucking up to Alex Salmond, demands Scottish ...
Scottish Daily Record
And soft questions from backbench SNP MSPs to Alex Salmond at a recent appearance at First Minister's Questions include, 'What are the implications of the Queen's speech for Scotland?', 'How are commun...


Donside: answers sought over treatment of parents - SNP (press release)

Donside: answers sought over treatment of parents
SNP (press release)
SNP MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Mark McDonald, has written to Aberdeen City Council's Chief Executive, Valerie Watts, to ask why school campaigners were removed from polling places at Glashieburn School and Middleton Park School on...


SNP debate on Common Weal vision of Scotland after independence - Herald Scot...

SNP debate on Common Weal vision of Scotland after independence
Herald Scotland
A VISION of Scotland as a big-state, high-tax independent nation on the Nordic model is to be debated at the SNP's conference amid growing support for the idea at the top of the party. A VISION of Scotland as a big-stat...


One year on: will Better Together change their tactics? - Herald Scotland

One year on: will Better Together change their tactics?
Herald Scotland
Far from being phoney, he says, the war has been very real and full of political battles the SNP have lost. He cites last year's climbdown over an independent Scotland having to negotiate EU entry rather than it being automatic...


SNP wins Aberdeen Donside poll - Express.co.uk

SNP wins Aberdeen Donside poll
Express.co.uk
There was a swing of just over 9% from the SNP to Labour, with Mr Young delighted to have taken more than 5,000 out of the Nationalist majority. "It's an absolutely huge reduction in the majority," he said. "I'm absolutely delighted with that. I'm very, ...


Council leader puts problems down to 'message not medium' in debate - STV Local

Council leader puts problems down to 'message not medium' in debate
STV Local
At a full council meeting at Motherwell Civic Centre on Thursday, two SNP councillors tabled a motion to begin live video streaming from the chamber to improve accountability by publicly revealing the way the council vote...


Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
Google News

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...


Scots warn UK of spying on independence referendum - Press TV

Press TV

Scots warn UK of spying on independence referendum
Press TV
A senior member of the Scottish nationalists has written to the head of Britain's spy agency MI5, seeking assurance that the intelligence service does not meddle in the Scottish independence referendum. Margo MacDonald, who is the ...


Not financially capable? UK Foreign Sec pleads against Scotland independence ...

AFP

Not financially capable? UK Foreign Sec pleads against Scotland independence ...
RT
British Foreign Secretary has entered the referendum debate, saying that Scottish independence ?baffles? the global community and warning of dire economic repercussions. But a former SNP adviser argues that Scotl...


Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish urges Scots to vote no in next year's ... -...

Scottish Daily Record

Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish urges Scots to vote no in next year's ...
Scottish Daily Record
McLeish's comments came after it was revealed his friend Sir Alex Ferguson is being lined up to play a major role in the Better Together campaign for a No vote in the 2014 referend...


Bremner urges politicians to ' relax ' over referendum - Herald Scotland

Bremner urges politicians to ' relax ' over referendum
Herald Scotland
Rory Goes to Holyrood, to be screened on BBC2 Scotland Thursday, is described by the comedian as "a mission to understand a bit more about Scottish politics and a desire to make a case for political comedy in Scotland" in the ru...


RIAS looks to Scandinavia ahead of Scottish referendum next year - Architects...

RIAS looks to Scandinavia ahead of Scottish referendum next year
Architects' Journal
The RIAS convention is always on the move. Each year it travels to a different part of the country and brings together a different group of members to discuss architecture, and this year specifically, to discuss ur...


Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leads Labour's intervention in Scottish .....

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leads Labour's intervention in Scottish ...
World Socialist Web Site
It is as a trusted defender of finance capital that Brown has intervened in the Scottish referendum campaign. He and the Labour Party are concerned that despite the ?Yes? campaign being far behin...


ROAD TO REFERENDUM - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

ROAD TO REFERENDUM
Herald Scotland
Scots were so relieved at the SNP's performance that they re-elected Salmond with a landslide in 2011, making the referendum inevitable. The Scottish Parliament had thus been the incubator for the first time of a genuine political nationalism in Sco...


No guarantees over £144-a-week flat rate pension if referendum results ... - ...

No guarantees over £144-a-week flat rate pension if referendum results ...
Herald Scotland
The Scottish Government last night would not guarantee that Scots would receive the new rate if they vote Yes in next year's referendum. A spokesman said: "Pensions will be fully protected in an indepen...


The Scottish Independence Referendum: The Campaign on Social Media - Business...

Business 2 Community

The Scottish Independence Referendum: The Campaign on Social Media
Business 2 Community
The Obama presidential bid in 2008 broke the mould for political campaigning by employing online sources for research, polling and messaging purposes. By failing to get to grips with the tech...


Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

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Re-Curring Dreams

i keep having the same dream every now and then and it starts and ends the same. i am standing l...

Uk National Cycling Road Race.
Did anybody else go to watch this?

Spent a really good day walking about Glasgow watching the rac...

Broadcasting In Scotland. Why Not Devolved?

14 years in and our devolved government still has no power over broadcasting in Scotland. Any rea...



Jury Service - Certificate Of Loss Of Earnings

I have a jury citation for tomorrow and just realised I haven't got the above certificate complet...



This Sunday It's The Guardians Turn
http://m.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/23/scotland-womens-place-in-society#story


Scotland...

Baby Seagull

Baby seagull has taken up home outside the house. Can't leave without gettingswooped on by mum an...



People's Golf Shots.....

An Adolf Hitler - taking two shots in a bunker

An Arthur Scargill - a great strike but a poor res...



Irn Bru Fannies

http://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/irn-bru-to-sell-bottles-emblazoned-with-fanny-1-2971466 



British Lions V The Convicts - 1St Test!

Let’s put all our differences aside and get behind the Welsh Lions + (token’s) today and give the...



How To Leave Your Own Message On The Adobe

 

 

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Better Nation

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

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, ...

Would we rather the SNP be sensible or knee-jerk nationalist on welfare?
I do sometimes feel sorry for the SNP. They spend all their time being pilloried by the Scotsman ...

Denying prisoners the vote: who benefits?
Why would any politician want to deny prisoners the vote? Is it purely because they think it play...

In praise of separatism
Separatism is a dirty word, apparently. The No campaign use it all the time about those of us who...

What is The Question?
As I prepare for the final exam of my degree I can hear the voices of  my high school English and...

Scottish politics? Old Firm
A few things have happened to me in the last few weeks which have reminded me of the importance o...

Higher education can?t be fixed at 19
The Scotsman’s front page declares “Tuition fee axe ‘still favouring the rich’“, a classic instan...

Scotland 2.0, or why the nation needs a new operating system.
Today a guest post from Lee Bunce, a Green with a keen interest and academic expertise in the rel...

Scot Goes pop

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

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...

Wipe away those tears, folks - but yes, this might just be the last ever edit...
One good thing I would have said about controversial Labour activist Duncan Hothersall until a fe...

Dubious legality and unpardonable folly
I agree with the general consensus that Road to Referendum has been an excellent series that has ...

A value judgement
Kenny Farquharson on Twitter -

"What politicians like to describe as "Scottish values" are share...

Question Time DNA
Yesterday afternoon, our old friend Duncan Hothersall launched a half-hearted defence of the ludi...

The No campaign. You can't join it. Nobody speaks for it. Does it exist?
I really must resist the temptation to repost every single exchange I have with a certain controv...

ICM poll : Unprecedented surge for the SNP and Plaid?
The Guardian have released the details of the new GB-wide ICM poll on Westminster voting intentio...

The love boomerang
I read a few days ago that the No campaign's latest wheeze is to recruit supporters in the rest o...

PB's Tory moderators lose the plot yet again
So it seems we must return (as is always inevitable sooner or later) to the subject of the deligh...

Thankyou for correcting our defective memories, Mr Gove
England's Education Secretary Michael Gove at the Scottish Tory conference a couple of days ago -...

Face the challenge, darling
I've got better things to do than watch our Old Etonian overlord address the conference of a frin...

Make your voice heard - what percentage of the vote do you think Yes will get?
There's a poll (an online, self-selecting one) running on PB that might interest you - it's askin...

Rhoda Grant and the elusive consultation response
I haven't been following the news compulsively of late, so I only discovered a couple of hours ag...

 

Yes Scotland

Blog - Yes Scotland

Independence offers greater financial security for senior citizens

Yes Scotland has launched a recruitment drive for ?Silver Scots? ambassadors to take the independ...



Perspectives: A fairer deal for pensioners.

Last month, I celebrated becoming a great grandfather for the first time. It made me more conscio...



Perspectives: Knowing little and caring less

The Westminster Government has today published a list of 200 public bodies it claims would have t...



Scotland has got what it takes to be a fairer and more prosperous country

An independent Scotland has got what it takes - financially and aspirationally - to be a fairer a...



Reasons to be angry but hope that there is a better way

The Oxfam Scotland report Our Economy: Towards a New Prosperity, published today, may spark a ran...



Perpectives: Some news for William Hague

William Hague is in Scotland today to tell us that we shouldn't seek to speak with our own voice ...



Swinney: State pensions safer in independent Scotland

Scotland?s Finance Secretary today took the opportunity of a conference on pensions to announce t...



Lesley Riddoch: ?No matter how many alarmist headlines I read, I plan to vote...

Respected columnist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch writes in the Scotsman that she will vote for ...



Yes LGBT launches campaign for constitutional rights

More than 400 marchers signed a declaration for independence at the weekend as Yes Scotland?s Les...



Yes LGBT campaigns for rights to be included in written constitution

Yes Scotland?s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group today launched its campaign for equal...



Perspectives: 'Enshrining LGBT equality in a written constitution'

The main focus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people campaigning in Scotland in the n...



Full welfare powers to lift children out of poverty

Today Nicola Sturgeon delivered a speech that set out the impact of Westminster?s welfare changes...



Independent Scotland can create a fairer welfare state - and a better country

The destruction of the welfare state in the UK is one of the main reasons for backing independenc...



Scotland?s got what it takes to deliver a fairer welfare system

The Scottish Government?s Expert Working Group on Welfare has reported today. The Group was estab...



Perspectives: Anatomy of a scare story

Every time I see yet another No campaign scare story my mind turns to the sombre warning issued ...



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

Craig Murray
Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

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

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

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

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

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...

Balls attacks Universal Benefits
New Labour’s “Big idea” is to cut winter fuel allowance for wealthy pensioners, thus saving £100 ...

Forced into Private Health
I remain absolutely stunned, and completely confused, by the apparently appalling quality of NHS ...

Suppressed By The BBC
I was invited then disinvited to discuss Bradley Manning on BBC Breakfast TV this morning. I was ...

Talking Turkey
To simply say “protestors good, government bad” in Turkey is a symptom of the Blair delusion, tha...

UN Condemns UK
Trenchant criticism of the UK by the United Nations over its human rights record would have been ...

Liberty Reserve and Government Control of Money
I have my doubts about the closure of Liberty Reserve. It is widely reported to have had 1 millio...

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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

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...



BBC criticised over Farage and Galloway Question Time appearance

Politicians appear on show devoted to Scottish independence despite neither Ukip nor Respect holding seats there

The BBC has been accused of being "blatantly unfair" after inviting Nigel Farage and ...



Scotland would keep UK welfare system for five years after split, say experts

Independent Scotland would be heavily dependent on UK system until at least 2019, advisory group concludes

Scotland would have to use the UK's welfare and benefits system for at least five years aft...



PM: I'll fight Scottish independence head, heart, body and soul

David Cameron backs Scottish Tory party plans for increased devolution and hails Ruth Davidson as 'ideal leader'

David Cameron has pledged to fight "head, heart, body and soul" against Scottish inde...



Scottish independence: Prime minister to say UK should be pulling together

David Cameron will cite Olympic success and second world war as he calls on Scotland to stay part of UK

The United Kingdom should be "pulling together, not pulling apart", the prime minister will in...



Scottish teenagers likely to reject independence

First major poll of those who will be able to vote in referendum as 16- and 17-year-olds shows little support for break with UK

An opinion poll of Scottish teenagers suggests that under-18s will hea...



If there's any justice, prisoners must get the vote | Kevin McKenna

Nationalists who would deny prisoners a vote in the independence referendum are being craven and dishonest

The social responsibility contract that many leftwing unionists would like to conclude with...



Why we pedalled on the Scottish parliament

Scotland's transport policy has done agonisingly little to encourage cycling, so hopefully our pedal protest will be heard

Just over a year ago I was sitting in a remote corner of Scotland watching ...



Scotland warned independence could cost billions in renewable subsidies

Ed Davey tells conference that more than one-third of the UK's subsidies for wind, wave and tidal energy is spent in Scotland

Ed Davey, the UK energy secretary, has warned that Scotland could lose b...



Scottish referendum: BBC Scotland to invest £5m in extra programming

Money will be spent on documentaries, debates and live coverage of the results on TV, radio and online

BBC Scotland is to invest an extra £5m in programming and content for Scottish audiences in the...



Independent Scotland's economy has what it takes to thrive, says Salmond

First minister sets out economic case for independence, saying Scotland's potential has been repeatedly stifled by Westminster

Alex Salmond has insisted that Scotland has "got what it takes" to be ...



Propaganda war: who will win Scottish teenage hearts and minds?

Schools are gearing up to be a key battleground in next year's referendum on Scottish independence

Rosie Duthie and Euan MacIntosh, both 15, have made up their minds on how they plan to vote in next...



Scottish independence could threaten thousands of banking jobs

Finance and banking jobs in Scotland would be at risk if major firms opt to pursue larger markets in England, warns Treasury

The Treasury has claimed that thousands of Scottish banking and finance j...



Scotland's date with Destiny



Subtlety gauge miscalibrated again
From Wings Over ScotlandSubtlety gauge miscalibrated againhttp://wingsoverscotland.com/subtlety-gauge-miscalibrated-again/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=subtlety-gauge-miscalibrated-ag...

The story of Project Fear
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Independence offers greater financial security for senior citizens
Yes Scotland has launched a recruitment drive for ?Silver Scots? ambassadors to take the independence message to the country?s senior citizens. The first meeting of Seniors for Yes was held in ...

Perspectives: A fairer deal for pensioners.
Last month, I celebrated becoming a great grandfather for the first time. It made me more conscious of getting older but it also made me wonder what kind of Scotland my great granddaughter will i...

Happy Independence Day
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Wanted: politics nerd
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Trimming the fat
From Wings Over ScotlandTrimming the fathttp://wingsoverscotland.com/trimming-the-fat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trimming-the-fathttp://wingsoverscotland.com/feed/Wings Over Scotla...

Limited ambitions
From Wings Over ScotlandLimited ambitionshttp://wingsoverscotland.com/limited-ambitions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=limited-ambitionshttp://wingsoverscotland.com/feed/Wings Over Sco...

Night owls
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Quoted for truth #19
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