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May vows to bring in tougher slavery sanctions
HOME Secretary Theresa May has pledged to create tougher sanctions to tackle the problem of slavery.

Blow for Miliband as he suffers poll slump
The proportion of voters who think Ed Miliband is doing a good job has slumped over the summer, according to a poll.

Scotland blows £1bn on public sector payoffs
ALMOST £1 billion has been spent by Scottish public bodies in severance deals for staff since the SNP came to power in 2007, according to the latest figures compiled by Scottish Labour.

Strange saga of council charity with just one donor
A CHARITY set up by Glasgow City Council to combat hardship has been criticised after it was revealed that all of its income was down to just one Labour donor.

Sunday Herald campaign: MSPs and MPs jailed for violence should be automatica...
THE Sunday Herald is today launching a campaign for the automatic disqualification of MSPs and MPs who are jailed for crimes of violence.

Revealed: council leader's George Square scorecard
GLASGOW City Council has been forced to release previously secret documents cited as evidence of improper bias by Labour leader Gordon Matheson during the George Square redesign debacle.

Living standards are worse than 1980s, says Miliband
ORDINARY families are facing tougher economic times today than in the mass-unemployment era of the 1980s, Labour leader Ed Miliband has warned.

Shamed MSP Walker keeps up political duties as quit calls intensify
WIFE-BEATER Bill Walker is shamelessly carrying on as normal as an MSP - after signing a parliamentary motion in honour of a football star.

Alexander wants UN access to 'chemical attack' site
UN inspectors must have complete access to the site of the suspected chemical attack in Damascus "within days", Douglas Alexander, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, said as the UK Government directly blamed the Assad regime for the alleged atrocity.

Labour to fight Royal Mail sell-off
Labour has launched a campaign against the Government's plan to privatise the Royal Mail, branding the move "dangerous".

Half of UK over-50s 'would choose to leave European Union'
ALMOST half of today's over-50s would vote to leave the European Union, a new survey reveals.

Cameron under pressure over role in data destruction
PRESSURE is mounting on David Cameron over his role in getting a newspaper to destroy classified information divulged by the American whistleblower Edward Snowden.

UK net borrowing rose by £1.3bn in July
GEORGE Osborne's economic recovery plans have taken a jolt after UK Government net borrowing rose by £1.3bn last month - the first time in three years there was a deficit rather than a surplus in July.

Union calls for Falkirk selection row pair to be reinstated
TWO Labour Party members suspended in the row over candidate selection in Falkirk should be reinstated, says the Unite trade union.

Miliband urged to spell out what party stands for
ED Miliband is coming under increasing pressure from party grandees to start defining what Labour stands for.

 

Scotsman

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US: Syria chemical attack is ?moral obscenity?

US secretary of state John Kerry has said chemical weapons were used in Syria and is accusing president Bashar Assad of destroying evidence.



Scottish independence: UK ?purdah? parity call

THE UK Government is being urged to state if it will place key election rules on a statutory basis in the run-up to next year’s independence referendum.



Scottish post office workers to stage walk out

Workers at Crown post offices in Scotland will strike today in a fresh wave of industrial action over jobs, pay and closures.



Call for businesses to make growth plans

Businesses are being urged to come up with plans for growth after the “tough trading conditions” of recent years.



Companies urged to take on more young staff

COMPANIES are to be encouraged to consider the benefits of employing young people during a week-long Scottish Government campaign.



Scottish independence: Push in defence of Union

CHANCELLOR George Osborne is to lead a fresh push in Scotland in defence of the Union in the coming weeks as UK ministers prepare for the final 12 months of the independence referendum campaign.



Pressure mounting on Bill Walker to step down as MSP

PRESSURE is mounting on the convicted wife beater Bill Walker to step down as an MSP amid moves to stop him collecting £30,000 of Holyrood benefits.



The Scotsman cartoon - 26/08/13

Armed Forces Day is the subject of today’s cartoon



Lesley Riddoch: Walker situation must be dealt with

SO THE convicted wife-beater Bill Walker is set to draw a salary for another two and a half years as independent MSP for Dunfermline – is that all right then?



Brian Monteith: What to take into account with tax

Globalised economy means Scotland must take account of rival countries when setting tax, writes Brian Monteith



Jane Devine: Innocents suffering in war

There is a philosophical principle called the “just war theory”.



Stirling to host 2014 Armed Forces Day

THE CITY of Stirling will host next year’s Armed Forces Day, the Ministry of Defence has announced.



Scottish independence: Cash for comment criticised

A LEADING independence campaigner has criticised Yes Scotland for paying an academic £100 to write an article that made the case for a separate Scottish constitution.



Anger at sheriff court trial for Bill Walker

DOMESTIC abuse campaigners have criticised the trial of disgraced MSP Bill Walker, whose conviction in a sheriff court last week means he will be able to remain in his £58,000 a year post despite being found guilty of a string of assaults.



SNP eyes Swedish-style drinks recycling scheme

SCOTLAND is to examine the introduction of a Swedish-style recycling scheme, which could increase the price of drinks bought in cans or plastic bottles.



Wingsland Blog

Wings Over Scotland
Scotland's largest political party

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With the official campaigns now over a year old, we can’t help wondering whether “Better Together Glasgow” shouldn’t have been launched before now. But this is a funny sort of “public meeting”, isn’t it? The last “Better Together” public event didn’t go so well. It was a shambolic affair, attended by a number of independence [...]

The Bank?s Holiday
The debt Scotland stands to inherit as an independent nation is often used as a stick to beat the Yes camp, and various “estimates” of the size of said debt - ranging from the merely extreme to the comically deranged - are a core element of the scare stories that suggest Scotland would have a fragile economy prone [...]

Unionist of the week
We haven’t had one of these for a while, but it’s a peach. Phil Welsh is an official of the Unison trade union in Dundee, though we notice he’s recently removed that fact from his Twitter bio. We’ve had to block him now for associating with our hate-crazed psycho stalker, but earlier this week we [...]

The Tallinn Protocols
Alert readers will be aware that we like to occasionally have a bit of light-hearted satirical fun pointing out the gulf in numbers between grassroots campaigners on the Yes side of the independence debate and their counterparts in the No camp. But we’ve been gathering evidence of a much more sinister side to the phenomenon. [...]

Drip, drip, drip
This site spends much of its time highlighting major outbreaks of misrepresentation, spin, distortion and outright lying in the Scottish and UK media. Readers will be aware that we very rarely find ourselves short of material. Which means that we don’t often have time to report the small stuff. The image above comes from a [...]

Reaching out from here
Whenever there’s a discussion of women’s voting intentions in the referendum, it’s striking how quickly it all slides into stereotyping. Maybe that’s inevitable when you set out to examine the collective motivations of a group of diverse individuals who basically have one characteristic in common. Sometimes it feels like asking what all red-haired or right-handed [...]

Emergency kitten
Yesterday was (variously by turns) such an exhausting, depressing and infuriating day that some drastic action was required this afternoon in order to restore our spirits. Lucy, meet the readers of Wings Over Scotland. Readers, Lucy. (She’s not ours, sadly – she belongs to a friend a few miles down the road who we went [...]

Last night in Madland
We were struck by a curious vision when watching Thursday’s edition of Scotland Tonight. The show bizarrely chose to focus its attention on the manufactured outrage about Elliot Bulmer’s article for the Herald, with the alleged serious criminal offence which led to the “revelation” reduced to a minor incidental footnote. And we found ourselves wondering [...]

Despatches from Madland
We had an interesting discussion on Twitter this afternoon with the Guardian’s Severin Carrell. As a result, we decided to check something out that we hadn’t seen anyone be clear about, and the upshot is that we can now confirm, from what we’ll call “an extremely well-placed source”, that the Herald was fully aware, every [...]

The morality of Madland
So, to the elephant in the room, then. Certain elements of the Scottish press are busting a gut today in an attempt to fabricate a scandal around a man writing some honest opinions in a newspaper for money. Judging by the tone of the coverage, it seems they have a case, in so far as [...]

BBC Scotland

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

Date agreed for referendum purdah
The independence referendum's purdah period, which prevents the announcement of new government legislation, will begin when Holyrood is still sitting.

Ministers to 'expose' pro-Yes claims
UK government ministers pledge to "step up the pressure" and "expose" a lack of authenticity in the pro-independence campaign's arguments.

Stirling Council staff strike on pay
Staff at Stirling Council are staging a one-day strike in a row over pay and conditions.

Consultation on school closures
A public consultation into the potential closure of schools in Aberdeen is getting under way.

Stirling to host Armed Forces Day
The national Armed Forces Day is to be held in Stirling next year ahead of the independence referendum, the UK government has confirmed.

Recycling refunds 'could cut litter'
Schemes which offer an incentive for recycling drinks containers could reduce Scotland's litter problem, the environment secretary says.

Miliband hits back at party critics
Ed Miliband says Britain's cost of living "crisis" will decide the next election, as he hits back at criticism he is not making an impact as Labour leader.

MSP's relative 'gave abuse warning'
The SNP responds to claims it was warned about Bill Walker's violent conduct by a relative of the disgraced MSP.

Peer calls for school abuse inquiry
An independent inquiry into allegations of abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey School should be held, a senior Liberal Democrat peer has said.

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

VIDEO: Yes group 'did not buy my opinions'
An academic who received payment from pro-independence group Yes Scotland to write an article in The Herald newspaper insists his opinions had not been for sale.

VIDEO: Pupils start learning for new exams
Pupils in Scotland have begun courses for the new curriculum for excellence exams which are replacing the old standard grade.

VIDEO: Commonwealth heads 'decide membership'
The Commonwealth's Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma suggests to Newsnight Scotland that an independent Scotland may have to apply for membership of the organisation.

VIDEO: PM's Scottish island holiday retreat
BBC political correspondent Glenn Campbell talks to the prime minister at his Hebridean holiday retreat on the Isle of Jura in Argyll.

Audience plea for TV debate
Would you like to join a TV audience debating independence?

Newsnet Scotland

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

London Scots and the Referendum

  By Gerry Hassan
 
A coterie of media-elite Scots, peddling ill-informed and biased opinion, leaves the referendum debate the poorer, writes Gerry Hassan
 
One of the most powerful group of Scottish opinion formers do not live and work in Scotland, but are the London Scots.
 



Bulmergate and growing suspicions of a conspiracy

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
It began with an offer by Yes Scotland to the Herald newspaper of an article by a respected academic and ended with the entire online operation at Yes Scotland being closed down.
 
The controversy over a small fee paid to Dr Elliott Bulmer for an article published in the Herald has dominated the headlines since late Wednesday. 



Second Yes Scotlandshire email piles pressure on 'skinny' Jenkins

By a BBC Scotlandshire reporter

PRESSURE is mounting on Blair Jenkins to resign his post as Chief Executive of the subversive group Yes Scotlandshire, following a second leaked email that reveals Mr Jenkins ordered a 'Pret a Manger' sandwich for his lunch on Friday, for which he paid an outrageous £5.60.



UK stuck in dysfunctional feudal oligarchic mire

  By Mark McNaught

Over the last weeks, we have discovered even more insidious aspects of the Westminster system which further confirm its status as an anachronistic, feudal relic which should have been abolished centuries ago.

Reports concerning 'Prince' Charles' secret veto and his planting of moles in Whitehall raise serious questions about royal political interference, why there is not an enforceable clear delineation and separation of powers in a written UK constitution, and whether it will ultimately compromise his status as 'King'.



Festival Referendum Ban - An open letter to Sir Jonathan Mills

Dear Jonathan,
 
In your position as the Director of Edinburgh's International Festival, I appeal to you to reconsider your decision that you have taken in the name of 'political neutrality' that next year's festival will take no account of the Independence referendum scheduled for September 2014, on both the grounds of cultural openness and inclusiveness, democracy and freedom of expression.
 
Whilst I trust you have attempted to clarify that there is no ban on the theme of Scots Referendum by suggesting that issues of "nationalism and nationhood" will be covered by what has already been chosen, namely, the Commonwealth and the centenary of the First World War, you will be effectively banning a direct and unequivocal opportunity for the richly diverse artistic community of Scotland to be able to engage, inform and promote debate on the future of the nation.



'Undecideds' fed up with status quo

  By George Kerevan
 
Nate Silver is a youthful American opinion poll analysist who correctly predicted the outcome in every state, in the last US presidential election.  Nate has grabbed headlines on this side of the pond by predicting the Yes camp has no hope of winning next year's Scottish referendum.  Is he right?
 
For a start, while Nate wins points for his 50 out of 50 score last year, we shouldn't get carried away with his psephological genius.  His attempt to call the 2010 UK general election was an embarrassing failure. 



The real reason for all that stuff in the papers about Andrew Marr

By Kenneth Roy

I have had a vision ? a sort of nightmare. It threatens to be a recurring one. In the first half of 'An Audience With James Naughtie' ? coming soon, to a theatre near us ? the former chief political correspondent of the Scotsman (James Naughtie) interviews the former parliamentary correspondent of the Scotsman (Andrew Marr) about the latter's opinion of Scottish affairs.

There is an interval for the consumption of strong drink. In this nightmare, I'm having a large one.



What happens after the demise of 'the Holy Trinity' of Britishness?

  By Gerry Hassan

It has been a week of momentous events. The unfolding Egyptian tragedy, the restarting of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, and in our corner of the world, the first Scotland v. England match in over a decade.

It feels inappropriate and insensitive to mention a mere football match in the company of such historic events. Yet, I think with that caveat the game mattered because it offered a glimpse of future possible arrangements. Two neighbours and friends with a rich, shared history, but who have slowly drifted apart. And in this slow semi-detachment, they have begun to appreciate each other in a new light. At least, that?s what I thought about the football.



Anti-social media & General Sisi the new Pharaoh

By Aamer Anwar

My friends visiting this week asked us for help with their teenage daughter. I thought she must be in serious trouble as they spoke in hushed tones until they said she was on Social Media.

When me and my wife stopped laughing, they told us that she was addicted to her phone, was up to the early hours of the morning, slept with it under pillow and that they didn?t even know their 12 year old?s pin number.



Japanese and Chinese sabre-rattling

  By George Kerevan  
 
THE Japanese navy has just launched a new ?destroyer?, named Izumo. Mind you, it?s a very strange-looking kind of destroyer.
 
For a start, it has a flat top like an aircraft carrier. It?s also much bigger than any normal destroyer. In fact, it?s bigger than HMS Invincible, the carrier Britain sent to the Falklands war complete with Sea Harrier jets. When pressed, the Japanese claim the new Izumo will carry helicopters to ferry troops in amphibious warfare operations. Which is odd as the Izumo lacks troop accommodation.



Referendum 2014 (Scoop.it)

Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
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Overnight count for referendum vote welcomed | Scottish National Party

A commitment to allow overnight ballot counts in the Referendum Bill Committee’s Stage 1 Report has been welcomed by the SNP.



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With the official campaigns now over a year old, we can’t help wondering whether “Better Together Glasgow” shouldn’t have been launched before now.




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Yes, no, maybe? | Holyrood Magazine

I have a wonderful neighbour; 83 years old, an academic with a brilliant mind and a keen sense of right and wrong. She’s also an atheist who volunteers for
Peter A Bell's insight:

It's a strange one. This whole article strikes me as a discordant mix of astute analysis that eschews the cosy consensu...



Meet the campaigners leading the fight for Scottish independence who come fro...

WE meet the people hailing from south of the Border who are backing independence for Scotland.

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Destiny?s child: Interview with Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

This time last year, Alex Salmond was shuffling his cards, preparing to make the changes to his Cabinet that he believed would ultimately set his government

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Scottish independence: UK ?purdah? parity call

THE UK Government is being urged to state if it will place key election rules on a statutory basis in the run-up to next year’s independence referendum.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Will the British parties in the Scottish Parliament be explaining why they are opposed to fairness in the referendum campa...



Ministers to 'expose' pro-Yes claims
UK government ministers pledge to "step up the pressure" and "expose" a lack of authenticity in the pro-independence campaign's arguments.
Peter A Bell's insight:

More grinding negativity from Project Fear's London headquarters.



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Summer of scare stories has damaged the No camp | Scottish National Party

Support for the No campaign is falling as a result of its backfiring “Project Fear”, and at the same time the people of Scotland are warming to the idea of Yes vote and an independent Scotland.



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James MacMillan likens indy group National Collective to 'Mussolini's cheerle...

COMPOSER James MacMillan CBE last night launched a broadside at the pro-independence artists' movement in Scotland by comparing them to "Mussolini's cheerleaders".


Peter A Bell's insight:

What extraordinary form of ignorance does it take to describe Scotland as a "new nation"?


Perhaps a form of igno...



The Bank's Holiday

The debt Scotland stands to inherit as an independent nation is often used as a stick to beat the Yes camp, and various “estimates” of the size of said debt - ranging from the merely extreme to the comically deranged - are a core element of the scare stories that suggest Scotland would have a fra...



GREENS WELCOME REFERENDUM BILL REPORT, PARTICIPATION KEY ISSUE
Taking control of things like welfare, taxation, foreign policy and defence gives a clear opportunity to transform our society and economy for the better.

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Hosting forces day in Scotland is branded a cynical ploy

THE naming of Stirling as the host of next year's UK Armed Forces Day has been greeted with scepticism by pro-independence campaigners outside the SNP Government as it takes place months before the referendum.

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Artists for Independence | National Collective

In the words of the fantastic Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz TV series; Look around you. Not, around you, but around this article. Look at this website. To the right, you’ll see creative projects campaigning innovatively for independence, you’ll see recommended articles, some of them by inc...



New poll shows referendum gap closing as No support slips

A new poll on Scottish independence has found support amongst those opposed has dropped below fifty per cent.
 
The findings of an opinion poll in the Sunday Express have suggested that the gap is narrowing between the Yes and No campaigns with undecided voters poised to determine the outcome.



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Scottish Government unfazed at coalition plans to hijack Armed Forces Day

The Scottish Government has welcomed news that Stirling will hold the 2014 Armed Forces Day.

Veterans Minister Keith Brown said he was "delighted" that the event, which was held in Edinburgh in 2011, was returning to Scotland.




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Daily Record

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Meet the campaigners leading the fight for Scottish independence who come fro...
WE meet the people hailing from south of the Border who are backing independence for Scotland.

Labour leader Ed Miliband to bring entire shadow cabinet to Scotland for show...
LABOUR leader to stamp authority on party after critics slam his performance.

MSPs set to stop wife-beating politician Bill Walker from collecting his £30,...
SCOTTISH Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie says the shamed MSP who faces jail for nearly 30 years of domestic abuse does not deserve Holyrood benefits.

Citizens Advice issue emergency guide to surviving with no food or money as i...
THE charity said it was forced to issue the document after being swamped by pleas for help from people left destitute.

Wife of disgraced Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker says she will stand by her viol...
JUNE WALKER was sent out by her husband to face the press on the doorstep of their Kincardine home yesterday.

Syria groups hold protest outside Scottish Parliament over 'chemical massacre'
MEMBERS of the Scotland 4 Syria, Together for Syria and Free Syrians Glasgow groups gathered outside Holyrood this afternoon to demand action against Bashar al-Assad's regime.

William Hague urges rapid action on Syria as he says only explanation for atr...
THE Foreign Secretary spoke strongly about the massacre today and stressed that "time is of the essence" in getting UN weapons inspectors to the scene.

Alex Salmond leads calls for Bill Walker to quit as MSP.. as questions mount ...
THE First Minister has demanded that Walker go but it has emerged that the SNP knew about the MSP's history of violence before he was selected as a candidate.

Methadone 'millionaires' set to be axed thanks to Daily Record campaign again...
THROUGH the Daily Record campaign, we revealed that addicts were put on methadone for decades and how other potential treatments were ignored.

Shamed MSP Bill Walker refuses to quit Holyrood despite being found guilty of...
THE 71-year-old MSP, who was branded "violent, domineering and relentless", carried out attacks on his terrified partners over a 28-year period.

MSPs call for Bill Walker's resignation after he is convicted of domestic abu...
THE 71-year-old from Clackmannanshire, was convicted of carrying out domestic abuse attacks on his three ex-wives and a stepdaughter between 1967 and 1995.

Revealed: Yes Scotland email account was illegally accessed by foreign hacker...
STAFF at Yes Scotland are now facing the possibility that confidential information about donors and funding arrangements could have been accessed by the hackers.

Record View: Bedroom tax eviction shows heartlessness across politics
RECORD View on the case of Lorraine Fraser, a disabled single mum, who is being evicted from her specially adapted flat by North Lanarkshire Council due to the bedroom tax.

Record View: Enough is enough, end this abuse of state power
THE Record View discusses the the detention of David Miranda and how civil liberties are becoming tighter.

Bankers cash in after bonuses are held back to take advantage of George Osbor...
IT has been revealed that a whopping £1.7billion was retained until after the rate fell to 45p, which cost the public purse a staggering £85million in lost taxes.

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Pressure is mounting on Blair Jenkins to resign his post as Chief Executive o...
Pressure is mounting on Blair Jenkins to resign his post as Chief Executive of the terrorist group Yes Scotlandshire, following a second leaked email that reveals that Mr Jenkins ordered a 'Pret a Manger' sandwich for his lunch on Friday, for which he paid an outrageous £5.60.


Shocking New Emails ...

Alex Salmond's dreams of breaking up the United Kingdom suffered a mortal blo...
Alex Salmond's dreams of breaking up the United Kingdom suffered a mortal blow today as the Galaxy's top Klingon cast doubts on SNPs claims that Scotlandshire would be allowed to join the United Federation of Planets U-FoP within months of a Yes vote in the separation referendum.


Scotland may not ...

BBC Scotlandshire is pleased to carry this devastating expose of modern Scotl...
BBC Scotlandshire is pleased to carry this devastating expose of modern Scotlandshire from a wholly impartial observer.


Modern Scotlandshire is deep in socialism
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
The difference, while there still is one, is that the relentless leftism goes almost entirely unrebutted in Sc...

Scotland is not a member of the Commonwealth not now not ever.
Scotland is not a member of the Commonwealth not now not ever.


Glasgow?s Commonwealth games will be moved to London
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Sarwar - As Dad is now in charge of Pakistan, would it not be better to move the games to an Asian venue where a few bob could be made?

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Livingroom-Tax Collector Thwarted by Smelly Scrounger
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
The video below shows one such miscreant deliberately refusing to cooperate with the brave chappie who has called to collect his Livingroom tax, or Jeremy Kyle subsidy as it is more properly known in government circles.

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Where is Johann? A nation's concern
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Our final sample, therefore, which (at 147) is statistically valid, was divided between those who considered that she was .....

Do remember to vote in our new poll - "In the unlikely event that Scotlandshi...
Do remember to vote in our new poll - "In the unlikely event that Scotlandshire separates in 2016, which current power would you most like to see retained by Westminster?"

This poll was unusually crowd-sourced by the entire 9,378 people of the indep...
This poll was unusually crowd-sourced by the entire 9,378 people of the independent nation of Nauru. Find out why they wanted to know where Johann is.


Where is Johann? A nation's concern
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Our final sample, therefore, which (at 147) is statistically valid, was divided betwe...

Please watch the video, then write to the authorities condemning this behavio...
Please watch the video, then write to the authorities condemning this behaviour in the strongest possible terms.


Livingroom-Tax Collector Thwarted by Smelly Scrounger
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
The video below shows one such miscreant deliberately refusing to cooperate with the brave chappie who ha...

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Scottish Panda Pregnancy Confirmed ? Salmond accused
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Alan Grogan, head of the SNP's 'Labour for Independence' front, wrestled with the concept for a while then said simply, Pandas 3, Tories 1. Result!

Spoof broadcaster BBC in Scotlandshire has caused outrage today by broadcasti...
Spoof broadcaster BBC in Scotlandshire has caused outrage today by broadcasting a piece featuring a notorious separatist blogger on their satirical morning news show, Good Morning Scotlandshire.


Crowd-funded Poll a front for Alien Invasion, says Prof. Poultice.
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The the al...

The SNP has confirmed that a baby panda will definitely be arriving at Edinbu...
The SNP has confirmed that a baby panda will definitely be arriving at Edinburgh zoo.


Scottish Panda Pregnancy Confirmed ? Salmond accused
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Alan Grogan, head of the SNP's 'Labour for Independence' front, wrestled with the concept for a while then said simply, Pandas 3, Tor...

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'Yes' has No Chance in 2014 says Ally the Octopus
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Johann Lamont was, as always, unavailable for comment.

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'Yes' has No Chance in 2014 says Ally the Octopus
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Johann Lamont was, as always, unavailable for comment.

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'Yes' has No Chance in 2014 says Ally the Octopus
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Johann Lamont was, as always, unavailable for comment.

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Struileag/Shore to Shore Update
Great news! We have been commissioning new songs, poetry, text and music over the last few months and this weekend we are holding a work in progress weekend this week when we will rehears and record some of the wonderful... Read More ›

Protest Overview
This is from Ultraculture who introduce it saying: “Penn State doctoral candidate John Beieler has created a time-lapse visualization of every protest on the planet since 1979. What you?ll see is tiny blips popping off here and there in the... Read More ›

The Land that Time Forgot
By Mike Small Steve Richards and Alex Massie can’t both be right. Richards has argued in the Guardian (‘Scotland is going it alone’): Scotland becomes more markedly different than ever. In Scotland the NHS is spared the haphazard revolution in... Read More ›

Gaelic Revival
By Arthur Cormack Neil Mcrae (‘What Gaelic Revival?’) quotes a foreword to Bòrd na Gàidhlig?s Annual Report written by me when I was the Bòrd?s Interim Chair. He does so extremely selectively, but that?s nothing new. I?ve tried reasonable debate... Read More ›

Gaelic Revival ? What Gaelic Revival?
By Neil Macrae With the 2011 Census results nervously awaited, even Bòrd na Gàidhlig agrees that the decline in the number of Gaelic speakers will continue. Surely there is now a need to completely re-evaluate the way we approach the... Read More ›

Crowded Out
By Donald Adamson When the date for the independence referendum was announced in March this year there were a number of pessimistic voices in Scotland who predicted that such a lengthy run-up to polling day would ensure apathy, or even... Read More ›

Punk Fiddle
Punk Fiddle by Jim Ferguson (Whirlpool Press) reviewed by Peter Burnett ?Bobby is a 30 something Glaswegian who plays pool for money.  He finds himself waking up in an Edinburgh hospital and tries to piece his life back together.  In... Read More ›

Digging the Seam
How the 1984-5 miners? strike for jobs inspired film, art, music and literature, is explored in a series of essays in a new book. Photographer Peter Arkell, who wrote about how journalists and photographers can shape opinions, reviews Digging the... Read More ›

Commonwealth Games
By Mike Small Yesterday’s announcement of the Commonwealth Games tickets going on sale was rather spoiled by today’s announcement that – in the event of us deciding our own government – we would be cast out of the Commonwealth. The... Read More ›

The After Party
Part ceilidh, part cabaret, the After Party offers refreshment and respite after the Rally for Independence. Bring everybody. Saturday 21 September, 7.00 – 10.00 pm, Bongo Club, Cowgate, Edinburgh. Tickets £5.00 Buy your tickets here. * * * * *... Read More ›

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish independence: Referendum purdah to begin before Holyrood recess - BB...

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Referendum purdah to begin before Holyrood recess
BBC News
The independence referendum's purdah period, which prevents government from announcing new legislation, will begin when Holyrood is still sitting. The plan will form part of the Scottish Independence Referendu...


Scots to flock south if granted independence - Express.co.uk

Scottish Daily Record

Scots to flock south if granted independence
Express.co.uk
... in the housing market and leaving the nation with a catastrophic skills gap. Our Angus Reid survey of 549 Scottish voters on August 16 also found that 66 per cent would want to retain British citizenship if next yea...


Scotland's epic media fail - GlobalPost

Scotland's epic media fail
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But today, just 12 months before people go to the polls in a historic vote on full independence, worries are mounting about the survival of the country's newspaper industry. The September 2014 referendum on whether or not Scotland should leave the ...
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Scottish independence: Cash for comment criticised - Scotsman

Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: Cash for comment criticised
Scotsman
Jeane Freeman, a founding member of Women for Independence, said Yes Scotland was ?wrong? to pay Dr Elliot Bulmer, a research director of the politically neutral Constitution Commission, for the article, which was publish...


Essex-born incomers fly the flag for Scottish independence - Scottish Daily R...

Essex-born incomers fly the flag for Scottish independence
Scottish Daily Record
The county, which lies to the north-east of the British capital, is also the birthplace of some of the hardest working campaigners in the Scottish independence movement. Marketing director, Ian Dommett, was born and ra...


Scottish independence: 'Impartiality will be hard' - Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: 'Impartiality will be hard'
Scotland on Sunday
He was speaking during a question and answer session at the Edinburgh International Television Festival after being asked how BBC Scotland would deal with the claims and counter claims being made by the Yes Scot...


Scottish independence: Charities' lobbying bill fears - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Charities' lobbying bill fears
Scotsman
SCOTTISH charities fear proposed laws planned to crack down on lobbying could stop them speaking out on key issues during the independence referendum debate. In a letter co-authored by charities south of the Border, they have as...


Scottish independence: Northern England links eyed - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Northern England links eyed
Scotsman
Council chiefs on the southern side of the Border want to cash in on the boom they believe will follow independence and have signed a deal securing ties with Scotland in areas like economic and transport initiatives. The First Mini...


EXCLUSIVE: Fears of exodus if Scots vote to split - Express.co.uk

EXCLUSIVE: Fears of exodus if Scots vote to split
Express.co.uk
Our Angus Reid survey of 549 Scottish voters on August 16 - shortly after Scotland played England at Wembley - also found that 66 per cent of people would want to retain British citizenship after independence. This would create a huge ...


Scottish Independence: Yes email hacking probe - Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh Evening News

Scottish Independence: Yes email hacking probe
Edinburgh Evening News
THE pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign has revealed details of an email at the centre of a hacking inquiry. The organisation said the correspondence concerned a payment made to leading academic Dr Elliot...


SNP

SNP - Google News
Google News

Make the right decision (Douglas Young) - Shetland Times Online

Make the right decision (Douglas Young)
Shetland Times Online
Shetland's long-standing support for the Liberal Democrats and dislike for the SNP make it one of the more challenging areas to garner support for a Yes vote as many still link a vote for one to be a vote for the other. Of course it is n...


Councillor Hall: what a difference it makes when the pressure group is in you...

For Argyll

Councillor Hall: what a difference it makes when the pressure group is in your ...
For Argyll
The following email was sent by then SNP Councillor for Oban South and the Isles, Fred Hall, to his then coalition partners at the end of January 2013 ? in connection with the hot topic of the pr...


SNP welcomes overnight counts for Independence Referendum - For Argyll

For Argyll

SNP welcomes overnight counts for Independence Referendum
For Argyll
'Commenting, Stuart McMillan, SNP MSP for West Scotland and member of the Scotland Bill Committee, said: ?The SNP has long committed to making sure voters are as informed as possible, and this report indicates it should ...


Deal confirmed between SNP and Argyll and Bute for Change - For Argyll

For Argyll

Deal confirmed between SNP and Argyll and Bute for Change
For Argyll
At its meeting today, as we published, the SNP group were given advance notice by their Group leader, Councillor Sandy Taylor, that they would be required to vote on certain matters ? clearly focusing on new political ma...


Overnight count for referendum vote welcomed - SNP (press release)

Overnight count for referendum vote welcomed
SNP (press release)
A commitment to allow overnight ballot counts in the Referendum Bill Committee's Stage 1 Report has been welcomed by the SNP. The report sets out the framework for next year's referendum, including an endorsement by the committee of t...


Meet the campaigners leading the fight for Scottish independence who come ......

Scottish Daily Record

Meet the campaigners leading the fight for Scottish independence who come ...
Scottish Daily Record
Marketing director, Ian Dommett, was born and raised in Essex and London but since he moved to Scotland 23 years ago, has become so convinced by the case for home rule that he ha...


Pre-Market Most Active for Aug 26, 2013 : ONXX, SNY, FB, TOT, NVS, SIRI, BAC ...

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SNP calls for UK parliament recall on Syria - SNP (press release)

SNP calls for UK parliament recall on Syria
SNP (press release)
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has called for a recall of the House of Commons to discuss the Syria conflict and potential international military intervention. Westminster SNP Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesman Angus Robertson MP ...


Essex-born incomers fly the flag for Scottish independence - Scottish Daily R...

Scottish Daily Record

Essex-born incomers fly the flag for Scottish independence
Scottish Daily Record
Marketing director, Ian Dommett, was born and raised in Essex and London but since he moved to Scotland 23 years ago, has become so convinced by the case for home rule that he has spent most of the...


Sunday Herald campaign: MSPs and MPs jailed for violence should be ... - Hera...

Herald Scotland

Sunday Herald campaign: MSPs and MPs jailed for violence should be ...
Herald Scotland
Joe FitzPatrick, an SNP MSP and the Minister for Parliamentary Business, said: "We welcome this campaign by the Sunday Herald and back its objectives. We are keen to examine all options that have a...


Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
Google News

Scottish independence: Referendum purdah to begin before Holyrood recess - BB...

The Edinburgh Reporter

Scottish independence: Referendum purdah to begin before Holyrood recess
BBC News
The independence referendum's purdah period, which prevents government from announcing new legislation, will begin when Holyrood is still sitting. The plan will form part of the Scottish Independ...


Scotland's media fails to capitalize on referendum - MinnPost.com

Scotland's media fails to capitalize on referendum
MinnPost.com
The September 2014 referendum on whether or not Scotland should leave the United Kingdom after more than 300 years may be grabbing international headlines, but it's doing nothing to counter a long slump in Scottish newspaper sales. Ins...


Gerry Hassan: London Scots and the referendum - Scotsman

Scotsman

Gerry Hassan: London Scots and the referendum
Scotsman
In this Marr writes that apparently Scotland was governed by an SNP-Green coalition in 2007, which will be news to Patrick Harvie, gets the results of the 1979 and 1997 referenda wrong in percentages and actual numbers, and much more. P...


Stirling to host Armed Forces Day - BBC News

BBC News

Stirling to host Armed Forces Day
BBC News
The national event for Armed Forces Day is to be held in Stirling next year ahead of the independence referendum. UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the event would help underline the strength of the union. Scotland's veterans minister, Keith...


The referendum and the media ?¦ the Sunday Herald debate - Herald Scotland

The referendum and the media ?¦ the Sunday Herald debate
Herald Scotland
Tuesday's debate also took place just after a crowd-funded poll by pro-independence online campaigner Wings Over Scotland was ignored by much of the mainstream media. Time restrictions prevented a full discussion on tho...


What The Scottish Independence Referendum Means To Europeans - Social Europe ...

The Times (subscription)

What The Scottish Independence Referendum Means To Europeans
Social Europe Journal
On 18th September 2014 the Scottish people will vote on whether Scotland should be an independent country. This referendum itself is a symptom of the big changes which have been taking place i...


Sunday Express poll shows referendum gap narrowing - SNP (press release)

Sunday Express poll shows referendum gap narrowing
SNP (press release)
The poll also finds that people in Scotland trust First Minister Alex Salmond more than anti-independence campaign leader Alistair Darling when it comes to the referendum, with 34% trusting the SNP leader more compared to 27% wh...


Abolition of NHS in England has bearing on referendum - Herald Scotland

Abolition of NHS in England has bearing on referendum
Herald Scotland
As someone who was born and brought up in England, has lived and worked in Scotland for the past 22 years and continues to dither about what to make of the forthcoming referendum on independence, I am finding it harder not to fac...


Scottish independence: 'Impartiality will be hard' - Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: 'Impartiality will be hard'
Scotland on Sunday
?What I care about with the Scottish referendum is not just that we do it really well and lay out the case for, against, and all the nuances, here in Scotland, but that we also do it for the whole of the UK. ?Be...


Independence vote 'would lead to second referendum' for rest of UK - Herald S...

Independence vote 'would lead to second referendum' for rest of UK
Herald Scotland
Stressing it is a personal view, the insider added that if Scotland backed independence and a currency union was eventually agreed with the rest of the former UK "there would have to be a referendum south of the bord...


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I'm keen to see who recommended "Amores P...



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Bairn hame, off holiday, the night (three days' early) - as the dad of the lassie she went with, ...



Scotland's Dna

 Following on from the family tree thread............. I remember a thread on here a while ago wh...



Charity Scottish Motorcycle Trek
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Maybe I'm old fashioned but I thought that it was...



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Better Nation

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

The problem with Scotland?s press? in an American newspaper.
The journalist Peter Geoghegan has written an excellent summary of some of the issues surrounding...

Man paid to write article setting out his true beliefs ? shock!
In the latest round of silly season frothing for the Holyrood bubble, the No campaign and others ...

Fracking is not just an issue for a small corner of England
As I write this Caroline Lucas MP is being detained in the back of a police van and likely making...

The Festival: Classic or Classism?
The 1990?s was the era when popular culture was co-opted by the establishment. The resurrected br...

A Niceway To Die
  The ?Niceway Code? is not just about appeasing cyclists ? it is typical of a government increas...

This is what fear looks like
There’s been a lot of Holyrood-bubble drama around LabourForIndy recently. Who’s that in their ph...

Land reform for football
As per the Greens’ 2011 manifesto, Alison Johnstone MSP is proposing that football fans get first...

On the reporting of data.
Good solid data is loved by the political and media classes, unless of course it points in the wr...

What it would have taken for me to be against independence.
I keep telling people I’m a non-nationalist for independence, but they don’t believe me. It’s tru...

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

Scot Goes pop

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

Pro-independence campaign makes gains in latest Angus Reid poll
Many thanks to Marcia for alerting me to the latest Angus Reid poll on referendum voting intentio...

The No campaign's attitude to victims of crime
Your house is broken into.

In court, the intruder mentions that, while in your house, he saw you...

Forget the Neverendum, here comes the No campaign's Neverending Story (ah ah ...
I've finally got round to listening to the package about the WoS/Panelbase poll that was broadcas...

The return of the Daily Duncan : the nuclear question that Hothersall couldn'...
After controversial Labour activist Duncan Hothersall blocked me on Twitter a few weeks ago, I th...

McDougall veracity-watch
Has someone had a quiet word in the ear of Blair McDougall, and suggested to him that even the Ca...

Why Nate Silver is wrong
It's a brave man who uses a headline like that given the accuracy of Silver's predictions in last...

David McLetchie
I'm absolutely stunned to discover that David McLetchie has died at such a tragically young age. ...

Pro-independence campaign closes the gap to just two points?
There has been some more excitement about the WoS/Panelbase survey this afternoon, because it can...

Panelbase poll : Scots overwhelmingly reject the 'Better Together' belief system
(I know most of you will already have seen this on Wings over Scotland, but as this is the first ...

A few quick Edinburgh Fringe reviews
I've come to the conclusion that a visit to the Edinburgh Fringe is a metaphor for life - you sta...

A plea to Peter Capaldi - if you're the new Doctor, please use your natural a...
I've no idea if the rumours swirling around that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who have any tru...

Jeremy Purvis reaches the light at the end of the tunnel
One of the constant refrains from Neanderthal opponents of electoral reform in the London parties...

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

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

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

 

Yes Scotland

Blog - Yes Scotland

Borderlands - a renewed relationship between Scotland and Northern England

Independence presents exciting opportunities for closer economic, social and cultural co-operatio...



Yes, Freshers!

The summer months are sadly coming to an end and the start of term has started to leer menacingly...



Perspectives: a rare opportunity to discuss possibility in politics

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



Perspective: Record oil and gas investment underlines industry's strength

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



Scotland has an abundance of natural and human resources

Earlier this year Yes Scotland launched our Prosperity campaign, outlining Scotland?s economic st...



Cuts after 1979 Referendum highlight Westminster threat to Scotland's finances

Scotland was singled out for draconian cuts by Westminster after Scots failed to back devolution ...



Video: Sarah Jane Walls on fairness and enterprise

Successful businesswoman Sarah Jane Walls talks about how prosperity and fairness are two sides o...



Independence is the right option for Scotland and the UK

Writing in Business for Scotland today: 

Laurie Clark, owner and managing director of Anglo-Scott...



Yes vote would allow Scotland to better protect consumers - and act on "legal...

A new discussion paper by the Scottish Government has outlined how an independent Scotland would ...



Independent Scotland could act to protect people against cold calls

An independent Scotland would be able to act to protect families and individuals against cold cal...



Westminster?s failing people who work in Scotland

Working people in Scotland and across the UK are being failed by Westminster.

Wages have fallen f...



Yes LGBT steps up campaign for equal rights in written constitution

A campaign to enshrine equal rights for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people in a writt...



Poll finds majority would vote No to Scotland joining the UK

Just 18% of Scots would vote to join the Union if Scotland was already an independent country cho...



Reports highlight opportunities of a Yes vote

Two Reports published today shine a light on our economic direction over the coming years, and hi...



Perspectives: Bedroom tax is causing misery for 80,000 of our most vulnerable...

People cannot fail to have been moved by reports this week of how the hated ?bedroom tax? is caus...



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

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

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

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

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

We?re Not Dead Yet
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Blog Down
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All Law is Gone: Naked Power Remains
The forcing down of the Bolivian President’s jet was a clear breach of the Vienna Convention by S...

Pandering to Racism
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Russophobia
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Work for the UN
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Wreck of the Emma
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Preparing to Bomb Syria
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More NHS Awfulness
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Guardian - Scottish Politics

Politics: Scottish politics | theguardian.com
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Toughen up, Scottish nationalists, and stop playing nice | Kevin McKenna

Yes campaigners will have to change their tactics to counteract Better Together's negativity

There are people in Scotland who would have us believe that the independence debate must rise on angels' ...



Nicola Sturgeon interview: 'I do believe Scotland can be better off'

She is the calm foil to Alex Salmond's larger-than-life ebullience ? so can deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon persuade Scotland to vote Yes to independence?

If Alex Salmond fell under a bus, Nic...



Scotland is going it alone ? regardless of the referendum | Steve Richards

There may be no divorce, but devolution combined with a rightwing Westminster government is moving our nations in separate directions

I have spent the last month in a different political world from ...



Scottish independence campaign paid academic to write newspaper article

Yes Scotland says Better Together complaint over payment to Elliot Bulmer is less serious scandal than alleged email hacking

Officials in the pro-UK Better Together campaign have said they are prepa...



Pro-UK campaign to file complaint over Yes Scotland newspaper payment

Pro-independence campaign claims information about Herald fee came after official's personal email was allegedly hacked

Officials in the pro-UK Better Together campaign have said they are preparing ...



Salmond: Bill Walker MSP should stand down after assault conviction

Scottish Parliament byelection possible after ex-SNP member found guilty of assaulting three ex-wives and step-daughter

Alex Salmond has urged Bill Walker to resign his Holyrood seat after the indep...



England 'faces theatrical talent drain to Scotland as a result of arts cuts'

Head of Scottish National Theatre warns reduction in English arts funding will 'damage the DNA of the arts ecology'

England risks a "talent drain" of artists taking advantage of a more welcoming Sc...



Should Scotland be an independent country? - five-minute video debate

Labour MP Gregg McClymont takes on independence advocate Pat Kane on the question that will be put to Scots in a referendum

Phil MaynardGregg McClymontPat KaneElliot Smith



Scotland and England are growing apart. A no vote won't stop that | Iain Macw...

Unionist triumphalism is premature ? regardless of the referendum, Scotland is heading towards independence anyway

They think it's all over. The leaders of the unionist Better Together campaign are ...



William McIlvanney 'in the dark' about Scottish independence manifesto offer

Author shares stage with Alex Salmond at Edinburgh book festival, but says he has not been asked to write foreward

William McIlvanney, the award-winning Scottish novelist credited with creating the ...



Andrew Marr 'very worried' by tone of Scottish independence debate

Broadcaster talks 'toxic' anglophobia at Edinburgh international book festival, in first public appearance since stroke

It was a frail figure who gingerly made his way on to the stage at the Edinbur...



Alex Salmond accused of misleading voters over Trident base promises

Both political opponents and allies of Scottish government say pledge to join Nato is at odds with stance on nuclear disarmamant

Alex Salmond's government has been accused of misleading voters over ...



Lanark author slams 'Scotophobic' culture agenda

Alasdair Gray says appointment of English people to cultural jobs in Scotland is part of part of anti-independence strategy

Alasdair Gray, author of the classic novel Lanark and one of Scotland's ou...



Scottish independence campaign has almost no chance, says Nate Silver

Political polling guru says data on referendum is 'pretty definitive' unless there is a major crisis in England

The campaign for Scottish independence has "virtually no chance" of victory, according...



The Edinburgh festival's attempt to keep politics out in 2014 is farcical | M...

With the Scottish independence referendum looming, any attempt to artificially separate art and politics is likely to fail

On Monday the Scottish Independence Convention hosted the first major Scott...



 

   

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