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Hester's departure criticised by Labour

Under-fire Moore performs U-turn
A powerful Commons committee has ordered the Liberal Democrat cabinet member to update the official record.

Committee of MPs told of Crossrail 'blacklist'
THE blacklisting of workers on Europe's largest construction project is "organised and systematic", MPs have been told.

Harman sinks Ginger Rodent
IT was liquid humble pie.

Unite plea to Labour leadership over Falkirk candidate row
UNITE has called on the Labour leadership to bring an immediate halt to the troubled selection process for choosing a General Election candidate in Falkirk.

Call to refer minister's BT stake to watchdog

Peers jeer food bank remarks
A work and pensions minister sparked Opposition jeers in the Lords when he insisted food banks were not part of the welfare system.

Conflict of interest row about new trade minister
DAVID CAMERON is facing questions over his new Scots-born trade minister's multimillion stake in BT.

Livingstone backs Unite on Falkirk action
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has dismissed the criticism of Unite's actions in the Falkirk Constituency Labour Party, saying he is delighted the trade union has recruited more members.

Accenture to supply new IT system for police
POLICE Scotland has signed a deal with computer firm Accenture to supply and maintain the i6 system which will replace those previous forces operated.

Pressure on PM to reveal stance on MPs' pay increase
DAVID Cameron was last night under pressure to reveal whether or not he would accept an inflation busting pay rise after his deputy Nick Clegg said he would refuse the cash.

New warning about Scotland's EU status if English vote for exit
Scots would be forced to leave the EU if the English vote for exit, the Tory backbencher spearheading a membership referendum Bill has warned.

Tories criticised for EU vote infighting
The Deputy Prime Minister has put distance between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

Howells warns Miliband on unions' power
Labour former minister Kim Howells has warned leader Ed Miliband he must tackle the trade union movement's hold over the party.

Two-party government works, says Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today suggest two parties are better than one when it comes to tackling the "intractable problems" that have troubled single-party governments for decades.

 

Scotsman

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Egypt: Mohammed Morsi ?no longer head of state?

Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that the army told President Mohammed Morsi that he was no longer head of state, quoting a presidential source.



Abu Qatada ?set for Sunday return to Jordan?

RADICAL cleric Abu Qatada is reportedly preparing to leave Britain, with officials in Jordan saying he was expected to arrive there on Sunday.



Territorial Army shake-up closes seven Scots bases

SEVEN Army reserve bases in Scotland are to be closed under UK Government reforms.



Hidden microphone found in Ecuador London embassy

A hidden microphone has been discovered in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living, the country’s foreign minister has announced.



Mark Carney to review lack of women on banknotes

New Bank of England governor Mark Carney has promised to review the lack of women being represented on banknotes.



Scottish independence: Nationalists losing - PM

PRIME Minister David Cameron gave his most confident assessment yet of the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK, when he boasted that the Nationalists are “losing the battle” and said “bring on the referendum.”



Lib Dems ponder call to scrap Trident

LIBERAL Democrats could call for Britain to give up its continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent as early as 2016, it emerged today.



Cameron says Miliband ?too weak to run own party?

ED Miliband is too weak to run his own party let alone the country, Prime Minister David Cameron said today as he attacked the influence of trade unions over Labour.



Call for shake-up of Scottish new medicines system

HOLYROOD’S health committee has called for a shake-up of the system for approving new medicines as it said a Scottish government review had “done little to address the barriers that currently exist” for patients denied potentially life saving drugs.



Graham O?Neill: Is justice penalising the slaves, not the slavery?

ARE trafficking victims suffering miscarriages of justice in Scotland? This week, in the Old Bailey, seven men were sentenced for a total of 95 years. They groomed and subjected seven young girls to horrendous sexual, psychological, and physical abuse, over a prolonged period, committing child sexual exploitation, rape, and sex slavery: as Judge Peter Rook said, they had robbed the girls of their adolescence.



Plan to scrap ?right to buy? council homes

THE right to buy council homes will be abolished in a move to protect access to rented properties, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.



Council staff in strike vote over 1% pay rise

Tens of thousands of local government workers are being balloted for a strike.



Scottish independence: Nato entry ?not automatic?

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would have to apply to join Nato, the Scottish Government has admitted for the first time. SNP veterans minister Keith Brown conceded to a committee of MPs at Westminster yesterday that Scotland’s membership of the defence alliance would not be “automatic”.



Scottish independence: English nationalism may rise

Fears that an independent Scotland would lead to the rise of a “narrow and inward-looking” English nationalism were expressed at a high-powered conference involving eminent politicians, academics and diplomatic experts.



BBC pay: MP hints at police probe

A TORY MP has raised the possibility of a police investigation into how senior BBC staff were given hefty pay-offs that breached the corporation’s own guidelines.



Wingsland Blog

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British together
Blimey. We were going to write about devo-max or something this evening, but we’re more emotionally drained than Ivan Lendl after a night at Riverdance from watching that incredible Andy Murray match at Wimbledon. With Andy playing like a blind monkey flailing at moths for the first two sets and Fernando Verdasco hitting the ball [...]

Heroes of the neighbourhood
It’s quite difficult to construct a rational case for why an independent Scotland would need an army at all. A couple of battalions for emergencies can’t hurt, but beyond that level ground forces are something of an affectation for a small country like ours. Given Scotland’s location, the threat of invasion is essentially zero. Only [...]

We couldn?t have put it Better
Who says there’s no satire in Scottish politics? We’re indebted to the alert reader who sent us a link to this magnificent website from the ever-delightful Orange Order. (“British Together is a campaign group set up by the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland to assist the mainstream Unionist groups leading up to and including the [...]

Scotland?s new biggest party
We got an email from the Electoral Commission today. Further to our attempts to discern the membership of “Scottish Labour” last week, we’d dropped them a line with a couple of queries about which information parties and their sub-divsions (or “accounting units”) were required to divulge. The answers weren’t particularly surprising, but they did give [...]

The parable of the window
The first minute is January to May of 2011. From around 1m 12s, the glass represents the next two years’ referendum polling. Julianne Moore plays the parties of the Union. (Jeff Goldblum is the SNP throughout.) Technically speaking nothing changes for quite a prolonged period. Positions are maintained. But something’s happening. That’s just how we [...]

One more for a trend
A couple of weeks ago we noted something rather curious in the Daily Record. Interpreted a certain way, it seemed as if the ultra-Unionist paper was tentatively preparing the ground for a possible seismic event. Some readers poured scorn on the assessment, but we’re not sure it’s going to be as easy to dismiss a [...]

Quoted for truth #21
Polly Toynbee in The Guardian, 2 July 2013: “The only place to cement social change is in the hearts and minds of voters. Blair and Brown were defeatists, convinced Britain was essentially conservative, individualist, imbued with Thatcherism. Confronted with the Mail, Sun, Times and Telegraph, the culture looked immutable, a force to be appeased. Not [...]

A pure coincidence
London-born, Los Angeles-resident singer Rod Stewart in today’s Scottish Sun: “Proud Scotland fan Rod Stewart revealed he?d hate to see the break-up of the Union. Rock idol Rod, 68, hopes Scots will snub independence by rallying behind the ?No? push in next year?s referendum. But the veteran singer fears many young voters could be swayed [...]

The unanswerable question
If you ever want to make a Labour activist in Scotland uncomfortable and desperate to change the subject, there’s always been an easy way to do it in a single sentence: “If the Tories are as bad as you say, why is it better for Scotland to be governed by them for six years out [...]

The angry mob
Yesterday the No campaign’s Rob Murray responded to allegations of scaremongering by complaining on Twitter that supporters of independence “don’t like debate”. For some unknown reason he didn’t reply to our observation that “Better Together” has banned hundreds of would-be debaters from its Facebook page for politely raising various awkward issues about “Project Fear”, but [...]

BBC Scotland

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

New drugs access 'should be better'
The system of giving patients in Scotland access to new medicines needs "significant improvements", a committee of MSPs reports.

Scots to lose 'right to buy' homes
The right of council tenants to buy the homes they rent at discounted rates is to be abolished in Scotland from 2017, it is announced.

Labour to draw up fresh Falkirk list
The Labour Party is to draw up a new shortlist of candidates for the Westminster seat of Falkirk as the controversy continues over the selection battle there.

Lib Dems 'seek 2016 Trident sub cut'
The Lib Dems are considering whether Britain should give up its permanent at-sea nuclear deterrent, by cutting the number of submarines from 2016.

Yes vote will 'put jobs at risk'
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable sparks a war of words with Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over jobs claims.

Dispute over Trident removal costs
UK and Scottish ministers are at odds over who would pay for the removal of Trident nuclear weapons from the Clyde in the event of independence.

Scotland could host 'year of youth'
Scotland will host a year-long series of events promoting youth culture and sport if Glasgow is chosen to host the 2018 Youth Olympics.

Trident to stay short-term post-Yes
Trident would remain at Faslane temporarily while an independent Scotland's Naval HQ is being built there, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon believes.

Council in road repair crackdown
Edinburgh City Council is cracking down on utility companies who do not repair roads properly after they have carried out work.

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

AUDIO: Jobs loss paper 'not inflammatory'
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable says a Westminster government paper saying Scottish independence would potentially put jobs at risk was not inflammatory.

VIDEO: Your questions: Nicola Sturgeon
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon answers your questions on the Scottish independence referendum.

VIDEO: Action on candidate rigging claims
A Labour constituency party has been placed in special measures after allegations that one of the party's biggest backers, the Unite trade union, tried to rig candidate selection for the seat.

VIDEO: Legislation milestone for Holyrood
Fourteen years after it was first established the Scottish Parliament this week celebrated the passing of its 200th act.

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Newsnet Scotland

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

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

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



Artists, Yes and Fear - A reply to Joyce McMillan

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

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



Living on an Island: Scotland and the London Question

  By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, June 29th 2013

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

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



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

By Dr Azeem Ibrahim

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



Scotland would be as safe with its own Defence Force

By Russell Bruce  

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

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

'Is this something we can realistically afford?'

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



'The Scotland Institute' a Scare-Story Howitzer

By Mark McNaught
 
In the United States, think tanks litter the post-apocalyptic political landscape.  For every policy debate, there is some group of 'experts' with 'institute' or 'foundation' in their name ready with a statistic tailor-made to sway public opinion.
 
While some of these conduct valid empirical research, many others are funded by billionaires like the Koch brothers who seek to apply an academic veneer to their fascist neoliberal ideology.



Only a Yes vote can end this democratic deficit as Yes Scotland takes off kid...

  By Martin Kelly
 
So the prize awaiting Scots should they vote No in 2014 is years of austerity, or cuts in layman's terms.
 
UK Chancellor George Osborne laid out the real scare story of the independence debate when the effect of the UK's massive debt and economic stagnation were laid bare.



Interest rate rise needed

By George Kerevan
 
Faithful readers of this column will know that I have scant regard for Sir Mervyn King?s forecasting abilities. So when he gave a valedictory message to the Treasury Committee this week on the future of interest rates, I shivered.



Ian Brady gives permission for biography to Scottish author

  By Lynn Malone
 
Moors murderer Ian Brady, who will discover this week whether a mental health tribunal has determined him sane or insane, has grudgingly given permission for an award winning Scottish journalist and author to record his biography.
 
Jean Rafferty has been corresponding with the notorious Glasgow born killer - who wants to be declared sane so he can return to prison - for more than eight years.



Hollywood actor Brian Cox to be voice of Duggy Dug

   By a Newsnet reporter

Acclaimed Holywood actor, Brian Cox, is to be the voice behind the new cartoon character Duggy Dug it can be revealed.

The Dundee born filmstar, famous for his roles in the Jason Bourne trilogy and Planet of the Apes, will be the voice of Newsnet Scotland's radical new cartoon creation, which is based on a highland terrier.



Referendum 2014 (Scoop.it)

Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
All the new curated posts for the topic: Referendum 2014

Heroes of the neighbourhood

It’s quite difficult to construct a rational case for why an independent Scotland would need an army at all. A couple of battalions for emergencies can’t hurt, but beyond that level ground forces are something of an affectation for a small country like ours.



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Cable warns Scots may pay a high price for independence

INDEPENDENCE could raise the cost of posting letters and lower the quality of service, the latest Coalition paper analysing the potential consequences of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom warns.


Peter A Bell's insight:

I suspect I am not alone in finding Vince cable's high-handed, threatening ton...



Scottish independence: English nationalism may rise

Fears that an independent Scotland would lead to the rise of a “narrow and inward-looking” English nationalism were expressed at a high-powered conference involving eminent politicians, academics and diplomatic experts.
Peter A Bell's insight:

It may be no bad thing at all if the people of England ...



SNP promises recruits a job for life in new Scottish army

RECRUITS signing up to join an independent Scotland's army would be offered a job for life under plans being considered by the Scottish Government.



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It?s Scare Trek as Vince Cable says opposing indy split is a matter of logic

BUSINESS Sec echoes Spock from Star Trek as he denies ‘scaremongering’

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Scottish independence: Nato entry ?not automatic?
AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would have to apply to join Nato, the Scottish Government has admitted for the first time.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Many will find the UK government's aggressively antagonistic posturing highly regrettable.



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One more for a trend

A couple of weeks ago we noted something rather curious in the Daily Record. Interpreted a certain way, it seemed as if the ultra-Unionist paper was tentatively preparing the ground for a possible seismic event. Some readers poured scorn on the assessment, but we’re not sure it’s going to be as e...



Red Clydesider James Maxton's vision for Scotland's future moving closer near...

THE Independent Labour Party MP for Glasgow's Bridgeton was a passionate advocate for home rule back in the 1920s.

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Agenda: Democratic case for independence
When the independence referendum was announced many of us were looking forward to a great debate.

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SURVEY SHOWS 52% OF SMEs WANT INDEPENDENCE FOR SCOTLAND

Business for Scotland welcomes new research from AXA Business Insurance that has revealed that 52% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Scotland surveyed favour independence.

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Perspectives: myths over roaming charges, postal services and HGVs

The "positive case for the union" this week includes myths over roaming charges, rank hypocrisy over postal services as well as an attempt to cobble together a scare story over road user levies for Heavy Goods Vehicles. 



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Former Scots security chief criticises No campaign's scares

Scotland’s former counter-terrorism chief, Allan Burnett, has accused the No campaign of  “scurrilous scaremongering” over intelligence services in an independent Scotland. The remarks follow the revelation last month that the No campaign use the term ‘Project Fear’ to describe their tactics in t...



City ?will keep trade flowing? if UK splits - Business

THE City of London will use its lobbying power and political clout to ensure trade and business ties do not suffer if Scots vote to break away from the UK, its Lord Mayor says.

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Real Business - Scottish SMEs are divided on independence

While 52 per cent of SMEs in Scotland favour Scottish independence, SMEs in the rest of the country are less enthusiastic.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Note the misleading Scotsman-style headline.



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Fact check: UK claims on trade after independence | Scottish National Party

The UK government scaremongers on trade between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK, but the fact is that the majority of OECD countries’ biggest trading partners are their neighbours. Why would Scotland be any different?



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Daily Record

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Vince Cable: I'm not scaremongering, children's clothes will cost more in ind...
THE Con-Dem minister made his allegation as he launched the latest UK Government report on the implications of independence.

Red Clydesider James Maxton's vision for Scotland's future moving closer afte...
THE Independent Labour Party MP for Glasgow's Bridgeton was a passionate advocate for home rule back in the 1920s.

Record View: Searching for a middle way in independence debate
RECORD VIEW argues that Red Clydesider James Maxton's vision of a Scotland with proper tax-raising powers, where we spend the money we raise but without making foreigners of our friends down south, would be a winner in the independence referendum.

Stunned PM David Cameron quizzed on Scottish independence.. by politics stude...
THE British Prime Minister was taken aback when confronted by questions on Scottish independence 2500 miles from home in Astana, where he is on a trade mission.

New food scandal as it's revealed TB-infected beef is being sold on by Defra ...
DEFRA, the food and farming ministry, insist the meat is safe saying: ?There are no known cases where TB has been transmitted through eating meat.?

Former PM Gordon Brown joins calls for probe into police's controversial role...
BROWN insists the Scottish police need to explain their role in the bitter dispute between them and picketing workers and under whose instructions they arrested so many.

Record View: Gordon Brown fights for truth on miners' strike
RECORD VIEW reveals how former PM Gordon Brown discovered repeated allegations of misconduct by the police, the courts and politicians in an attempt to crush the miners' strike.

Labour probe claims Unite union accessed party mailing lists to send letters ...
LABOUR members in Falkirk with no connection to Unite received letters from the union urging them to vote for its favoured candidate in a controversial selection contest.

Mail Opinion: Right way to wrong the voters
MAIL OPINION says that the political skulduggery undertaken by Unite in their attempts to place a Labour candidate in Falkirk was a betrayal of their principles.

Former Nato chief Lord Robertson says SNP defence plans would see an independ...
THE ex defence secretary warns that the SNP's current proposals are laughable, would be unpopular with Scottish soldiers and could lead to defence industry jobs heading south.

Alex Salmond snubs invite to Open at Muirfield over club's refusal to admit w...
THE First Minister, who is a keen golfer, had been invited to attend the British Women's Open at St Andrews in August instead.

SNP accused of blocking new law to ban men from paying prostitutes for sex
SNP are believed to have issued a three-line whip forbidding MSPs to give their backing to the Purchase of Sex Bill put forward by Labour's Rhoda Grant.

Gordon Brown hits out at MoD chiefs after it emerged they knew about radiatio...
THE former Prime Minister insists the MoD should accept responsibility for cleaning up the beach after a report revealed they were to blame for the radioactive particles.

Ex-Scots Labour leader Iain Gray appointed finance spokesperson as he makes r...
PARTY strategists reckon Gray's political skills and eye for detail make his perfect for the finance brief despite being ridiculed during his time in charge of the Labour party.

First Minister Alex Salmond urged to act on bedroom tax by the STUC
THE STUC say immediate action is needed to prevent rising debt levels and is urging him to make more money available for councils to help offset the financial impact of the tax.

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


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

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


Last Rat joins the sinking ship!
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Meanwhile Project Fear goes from strength to strength.

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


La-Mont shuffles the pack
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
These are likely to be short term appointments which will not translate into actual jobs

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


The Stepback Wives - Film Review
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
All decent Union women are subservient to Union

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


Balls to Westminster Government
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
?If you can?t beat ?em, join ?em,? Mr Balls told Good Morning Scotlandshire

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


Even murderers snub Salmond's Scotlandshire
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
High profile prisoners to snub Scotlandshire and its separatist ways include former Labour MSP Mike Watson

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


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

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



By Niggel Far-Wright'rage, our resident U-Kipper unpaid columnist The good p...
By Niggel Far-Wright'rage, our resident U-Kipper unpaid columnist

The good people of Britain are becoming bored by all this talk of "independence" for Scotlandshire. After all, independence is the preserve of actual real nations, like Britain, and not jumped-up little English regions like Scotla...

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!
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
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...

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
It's time to get above ourselves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reasons To Be Fearful? Parts 1, 2 and 3
by Kevin Williamson The weekend just passed has been quite an eye-opener for anyone looking for clues as to what Continue reading

Frankie?s Kelvin Brawl Intervention
Go to 6.10 to get the good bit – Frankie Boyle’s cultural intervention … Filed under: Arts & Culture

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

Scotland and Independence

scotland independence -guardian - Google News
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Scottish independence: Nato entry 'not automatic' - Edinburgh Evening News

Herald Scotland

Scottish independence: Nato entry 'not automatic'
Edinburgh Evening News
?We are a member by virtue of our membership of the United Kingdom, and we notify in that period between the referendum and a successful vote, and the adoption of Scottish independence about 18 months later.? Ho...


Scottish independence: Nationalists losing - PM - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Nationalists losing - PM
Scotsman
Mr Robertson said: ?The Prime Minister's deputy party leader in Scotland [Jackson Carlaw] describes the UK Government's scaremongering about independence as 'silly'; one of his key donors in Scotland describes it as 'puerile'; and the...


UK says Scotland independence would put jobs and growth at risk - Reuters UK

Herald Scotland

UK says Scotland independence would put jobs and growth at risk
Reuters UK
Scotland's 5 million population will vote next September on whether they want to keep a 306-year union intact. Scottish nationalists say independence will free it from decades of economic mismanagement, while ...


Scottish independence: Trading Places - BBC News

Scottish independence: Trading Places
BBC News
While businesses live with constant change and risk-taking, they're not noted as enthusiasts for the political and constitutional variety. That's why the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), headed by Vince Cable, has thrown the kitchen...


Scotland independence 'would put jobs at risk' - The West Australian

Scotland independence 'would put jobs at risk'
The West Australian
Scotland's 5 million population will vote next September on whether they want to keep a 306-year union intact. Scottish nationalists say independence will free it from decades of economic mismanagement, while the London-based govern...


Scottish independence: English nationalism may rise - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: English nationalism may rise
Scotsman
A note summarising discussions held by the Ditchley Foundation when it hosted an event entitled ?The Future of Scotland: International Implications and Comparisons? reveals that several people raised concerns about the effect of S...


Scottish independence: Trident to remain short-term on Clyde, says Sturgeon -...

BBC News

Scottish independence: Trident to remain short-term on Clyde, says Sturgeon
BBC News
Ms Sturgeon also made guarantees over pensions and reiterated the Scottish government's commitment to the pound. Scots go to the polls next year to vote in the independence referendum. They will be asked th...


Scottish independence: SNP's Clyde warships plan - Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: SNP's Clyde warships plan
Scotland on Sunday
Mr Brown said Scotland was in a ?key geo-strategic location? between the North Atlantic, North Sea and the Iceland Gap. ?This is a key consideration and a lot of thought is going into this area as we prepare the w...


Scottish independence: Jobs loss paper 'not inflammatory', says Vince Cable -...

BBC News

Scottish independence: Jobs loss paper 'not inflammatory', says Vince Cable
BBC News
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable says a Westminster government paper saying Scottish independence would potentially put jobs at risk was not inflammatory. The Lib Dem coalition minister was speaking to BBC...


SME survey on Scottish independence written off - The Courier

SME survey on Scottish independence written off
The Courier
He added: ?Business men and women on the ground know that deciding economic policies in Scotland means better policies for Scottish business ? for example, the small business bonus scheme, creating the most competitive business rates envir...


SNP

SNP - Google News
Google News

Trade unionism is not about creating even more divisions based on nationality...

Trade unionism is not about creating even more divisions based on nationality
Left Foot Forward
From the National Minimum Wage, which the SNP failed to support, to health and safety legislation, pooling our resources across the UK has resulted in significant improvements for our workers. Things are...


SNP anger as seven Scottish TA bases set to close - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

SNP anger as seven Scottish TA bases set to close
Herald Scotland
Across the UK a total of 26 bases are being axed in a shake-up which will see the reserve force change its name from the Territorial Army (TA) to Army Reserve. The Scottish centres to close are the Carmunnock Road TA c...


Argyll and Bute Council: where are we now? - For Argyll

For Argyll

Argyll and Bute Council: where are we now?
For Argyll
The Argyll and Bute electorate is heartily sick of internal party civil wars fostered for party interest within the SNP group of councillors; and of backbiting factionalism between groups in the council. They want to see Argyll put fir...


'Bedroom tax' costs Dundee City Council more than £250000 - The Courier

The Courier

'Bedroom tax' costs Dundee City Council more than £250000
The Courier
The alarming figures have sparked a call by Mr Keenan to the SNP to scrap the tax for those who require an extra room for medical reasons. In response, the SNP group wants the tax scrapped and has challenged Labour to ...


Scottish independence: Nationalists losing - PM - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Nationalists losing - PM
Scotsman
The claim came inc exchanges during Prime Minister's questions after SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson called on him to drop the ?puerile tripe? at the heart of the Better Together campaign. Mr Robertson quoted criticisms of the ...


MoD reserve forces cuts : a 'dog's breakfast' - SNP (press release)

MoD reserve forces cuts : a 'dog's breakfast'
SNP (press release)
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has criticised the Ministry of Defence announcement about reserve forces as a 'dog's breakfast ' which disproportionately cuts reserve centres in Scotland. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond today conf...


Robertson, A - Scottish independence rhetoric - DeHavilland (press release) (...

Robertson, A - Scottish independence rhetoric
DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)
The SNP's Westminster Leader Angus Robertson said that the anti-independence campaign was ?scaremongering? and making arguments which were ?tripe?. Responding, Prime Minister David Cameron said that information...


Council house discount to be axed - The Blairgowrie Advertiser

Council house discount to be axed
The Blairgowrie Advertiser
She said the SNP has some "very hard questions" to answer about what it will do for the next generation of property owners. Miss Goldie told BBC Radio Scotland: "This was a policy which arguably was one of the most socially liberating pol...


End of an era as Sturgeon axes council house right - to - buy discount - Hera...

Herald Scotland

End of an era as Sturgeon axes council house right - to - buy discount
Herald Scotland
She said the SNP has some "very hard questions" to answer about what it will do for the next generation of property owners. Miss Goldie said: "This was a policy which arguably was one of the most s...


Redundancies for city soldiers revealed under MoD cuts - Edinburgh Evening News

Redundancies for city soldiers revealed under MoD cuts
Edinburgh Evening News
In answer to a parliamentary question at Westminster from SNP defence spokesman Angus Robertson, the UK Government revealed the breakdown of how many service personnel were made redundant at each base across Scotland in t...


Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
Google News

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

IBTimes.co.uk

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


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

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


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

BBC News

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


Scottish independence: Referendum voting age bill approved by MSPs - BBC News

BBC News

Scottish independence: Referendum voting age bill approved by MSPs
BBC News
A bill to give 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in the Scottish independence referendum was passed by MSPs on the last day of their term. The legislation had the backing of the SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrats...


Scottish Parliament Votes To Allow 16 and 17-Year Old To Vote In ... - Intern...

International Business Times

Scottish Parliament Votes To Allow 16 and 17-Year Old To Vote In ...
International Business Times
The United Kingdom government originally opposed the bill but it was eventually agreed upon in the Edinburgh agreement which sets out the terms for the vote and that gave th...


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

Herald Scotland

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


National Theatre of Scotland to explore Scottish independence in referendum y...

The Times (subscription)

National Theatre of Scotland to explore Scottish independence in referendum year
The Stage
The National Theatre of Scotland is to engage with the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence by touring a pair of plays examining issues of Scottish national identity according to i...


Impolitic: how would Tian Tian vote in the referendum? - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Impolitic: how would Tian Tian vote in the referendum?
Herald Scotland
Alex Salmond claims that Robert Burns would be a Yes man?well he certainly found it hard to say no, especially to wine, women and song. How would Tian Tian vote in the referendum? Again, as seems to be a recurring...


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...


Pensions set for post-referendum shake-up - Scotland on Sunday

Pensions set for post-referendum shake-up
Scotland on Sunday
THE pensions system could be poised for a radical shake- up following Scotland's referendum ? whatever the outcome ? industry insiders say. Malcolm Paul, chairman of multinational JLT's burgeoning Scottish business, says differences in li...


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Belgium

Starting a new job in Aalst (between Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent) in August, and having only been...



Wimbledon
Business end of the tournament so the thread needs a wider audience

Can't see past a Murray Djok...

Sky Sports Offer For Espn Subscribers

With ESPN ending their service, they have sent out a letter to former subscribers offering them a...



I'm In A Helicotper!

WAHEY! I'm in a HELICOPTER!



I'm Starting To Think This Can Only End Badly
Egypt. Islamists. Army. Protesters that don't like either of them. List of unstable countries nex...

Sitting At Heathrow Airport
Inexplicably itchy fists

Queens Garden Party

What a shame, heavy rain etc....



Itv4 Hd
What's the point? Nothing was recorded in HD in 1974 to my knowledge!

Honourable Members Due 10 Grand Pay Rise

according to "independent" review board...

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/30/mps-pay-r...



Better Nation

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

You may continue to pay for sex
Well, you probably don’t. Maybe you do, though: some people clearly do. Perhaps you do but you wo...

A sickness at the heart of Westminster
The Tories’ latest wheeze to head the racists in blazers off at the pass is this: to make Johnny ...

Jingo Unchained
Not respecting  ?our? troops is one of the biggest taboos in politics. Armed Forces Day is a most...

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

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

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

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

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...

Scot Goes pop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

 

Yes Scotland

Blog - Yes Scotland

Perspectives: myths over roaming charges, postal services and HGVs

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



Keith Brown: Defence opportunities of a Yes vote

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



Former Scots security chief criticises No campaign's scares

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



Welcome Croatia

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



Kirsten Murphy - Why I'm involved with Yes

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



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

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



Osborne?s cuts show that only a Yes vote can deliver a better way

Today George Osborne's spending review statement laid out in the starkest terms the bleak future ...



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...



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 ...



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

Craig Murray
Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

All Law is Gone: Naked Power Remains
The forcing down of the Bolivian President’s jet was a clear breach of the Vienna Convention by S...

Pandering to Racism
Here in Ghana people are stunned by the announcement that a bond of £3,000 will have to be submit...

The Man Who Didn?t Disappoint
Nelson Mandela was a rallying focus for any progressive thinker of my generation.  I attended num...

Russophobia
I am in Africa.  Edward Snowden seems to be doing a super job without me, so I have been working ...

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

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

Preparing to Bomb Syria
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 ...

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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

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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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



Letter: Lord Fraser and the public order bill

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



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

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

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



Scottish prisoners challenge ban on voting in independence referendum

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

The pro...



Lord Fraser of Carmyllie obituary

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

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



SNP holds Aberdeen Donside in byelection

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

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



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

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

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



Nigel Farage targets Scotland with boast of success in European elections

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



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...



Scotland's date with Destiny


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