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Lords 'an affront'
The House of Lords has been described as an "affront to democracy" by the SNP.

Haughey passes on cash questions ahead of joining Celtic colleagues Reid and ...
SIR William Haughey, Labour's newest Scottish peer, has expressed excitement about his forthcoming role in the House of Lords, but declined to comment on claims the system that allowed big donors such as himself to become peers has polluted politics.

Row over peerages as parties reward top donors
A MAJOR row has broken out after political parties awarded peerages to some of their largest donors, including the Labour-supporting tycoon and former Celtic director Sir William Haughey.

Scottish LibDem MPs fight to shake off taint of Tory links
FOUR Liberal Democrats face a huge electoral battle to save their Westminster seats in Scotland because of the party's strong association with the Conservatives in the Coalition Government, senior party sources have warned.

LibDems schedule Glasgow conference weeks after 2014 poll
THE Liberal Democrats have gambled on the outcome of next year's independence referendum, announcing plans to hold their annual conference in Glasgow just weeks after the historic vote.

Politics pays: New peers add £1m to taxpayers' Lords bill
DAVID Cameron has repeatedly said he wants to cut the cost of British politics, but the 30 new peers are likely to cost the taxpayer another £1 million in expenses in the coming year.

Lloyds rush sale denied by minister
TREASURY minister Danny Alexander played down reports the Coalition Government may speed up plans to sell Lloyds after figures showed the bank has returned to profit five years after a bail-out.

Moves to improve accident inquiries
IMPROVED Fatal Accident Inquiries, with more information for bereaved families and better lessons from tragedies, will take a step forward today with the publication of a consultation on a Holyrood Member's Bill.

Labour MP criticises Miliband's leadership
ED Miliband's leadership has come under fire from a veteran Labour MP, who accused him of being hesitant, confused and failing to set the political weather.

Revealed: Secret plans to jail nationalists in nuclear crisis
Margaret Thatcher's ­government imagined rounding up and imprisoning Scottish nationalists in the event of a possible nuclear war, previously secret official documents show.

Education is key as former MP takes on Pakistan role
Former Labour politician Mohammad Sarwar has made it his mission to improve education in Punjab as he begins a five-year term as governor of Pakistan's largest province.

Lawrence 'to get peerage 20 years after son's murder'
DOREEN Lawrence is to be given a seat in the House of Lords, 20 years after the murder of her son Stephen in a racist attack.

Fears sparked by Labour election 'suicide note'
OFFICIALS feared the election of a Labour government committed to unilateral nuclear disarmament could have wrecked Britain's alliance with the United States.

Caravan awaits peer after 'desolate' apology
A TORY peer who branded the North East of England "desolate" has been invited to visit the region and has even been offered the chance to stay in a caravan.

US invasion of Grenada caused strife
IT was the moment the partnership between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan almost hit the rocks.

 

Scotsman

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Carrier bag charge could benefit Scotland by £90m

INTRODUCING a charge for carrier bags will benefit Scotland by £90 million, compared with the status quo, according to a Scottish Government report.



House of Lords an ?affront to democracy? says SNP

THE HOUSE of Lords has been described as an “affront to democracy” by the SNP.



Scottish independence may solve education imparity

SCOTLAND may be better able to tackle the inequalities in its education system with independence, according to economists at the London School of Economics.



David O?Halloran?s mother calls for tougher drink laws

THE mother of a student who is thought to have been drunk and hypothermic when he died in a field has launched a bid for a change in licensing laws to protect young drinkers.



Fitzgerald fuels row over Labour ?front? for SNP

A LEADING figure in the “Labour for Independence” campaign group is a former SNP member who only switched parties last year before taking up her role as treasurer for the organisation.



Scots ?face world?s biggest energy bills? from wind power

THE unreliability of wind power could mean an independent Scotland would have to import energy from England – leaving it with the highest household bills in the world, it was claimed yesterday.



Prisons inspector says too many being jailed

SCOTLAND’S new inspector of prisons has warned that too many offenders are still being sent to jail for short sentences despite government attempts to reduce the prison population.



Terror warning shuts more embassies in Yemen

FRANCE and Germany will join Britain in closing their embassies in Yemen today in response to a threat believed to be linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.



Plan to give Scots football fans right to buy club

SCOTTISH football fans will be given the right to buy their club if it is put up for sale, under a radical plan to change the law.



Dani Garavelli: Taking in the tweet controversy

Twitter functions as a social melting pot, but it is also easily abused, as recent threats to women have shown



Andrew Wilson: Argument for Union need not border on ridiculous

ONCE upon a long time ago I had a wee problem as a young politician. Nothing serious in the scheme of the world, but mildly upsetting none the less.



Comment: Yes vote would cement the Auld Alliance

FRENCH-born MSP Christian ­Allard has launched the French for Yes campaign. This modern day manifestation of the Auld Alliance is completely in keeping with the deep mutual affection between the French and the Scots.



Euan McColm: Goldie?s peerage and democracy

IF YOU want to find enemies of former Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie, you have to look within the ranks of her own party: among her opponents, there are none.



Eddie Barnes: Into the unknown

Despite safety pledges and the promised energy bonanza, many fear the environmental consequences of Scotland’s dash for gas



Cartoons of the week, 26 July-1 August

The past week in politics, as illustrated by cartoonists Iain Green and Brian Adcock.



Wingsland Blog

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Together on tour
After a reader revealed that the lonely lady staffing the “Better Together” stall in Dundee yesterday was from the north-east of England, we did a little digging and discovered that she’s so dedicated to the No cause she’s been touring the whole of the UK (and even some farther-flung places) espousing the positive case for [...]

Won?t somebody think of the children?
One of the benefits, if that’s the right word, of the Daily Record’s shambolic new iPad app is that the 30-day trial period means we got to see a print copy of the Sunday Mail today for the first time in years. It was largely like a parochial edition of Heat magazine (“FAT LASS DATES [...]

Together alone
The “Better Together” stall at Baxter Park, Dundee earlier today. Aw. If we’d been there we might even have gone and helped. We’re not made of stone. This was the Yes stall, incidentally:

The Red Scare

The ?foreigner? vote
Last year’s argument over the referendum franchise saw the Scottish Government’s view win the day – that the matter should be decided according to a civic definition of nationality, rather than along the ethnic lines proposed by some in the No camp. But what of the people of non-Scottish ethnic origin who’ve been thus enfranchised and entrusted [...]

Quieter little voices
It’s been an interesting week for the Scottish media. First the Sun’s website disappeared behind the clouds of a paywall, and today the Daily Record unveiled a new version of its tablet app which no longer gives readers the weekday paper for free. (Both papers, naturally, presented these new restrictions as enhancements.) That’s all well [...]

The spokesman who won?t speak
So, slightly to our surprise, we actually just got a reply from Blair McDougall to our email offering to put on a debate between Alistair Darling and Dennis Canavan at a mutually-convenient time and location and with a neutral host. You can read it below. “Apologies if the tweet to you a few days ago was [...]

Please do not leave a message
Obviously we tried ringing “Better Together” ourselves again this morning, just before 10am, but once again Blair McDougall was unavailable, and the person we spoke to couldn’t tell us when would be a good time to catch him as he’d be “in and out” of the office throughout the day. We took that to mean [...]

Dial-a-debate
As alert readers will be aware, we’re having an inexplicably hard time getting hold of “Better Together” campaign chief Blair McDougall at the moment. Although the No camp constantly claims to want “debate” and we’ve already got the Yes side’s agreement, for some reason Mr McDougall still hasn’t accepted our invitation to have BT’s official spokesman, [...]

Losing a tenner and finding a quid
(Link.)

BBC Scotland

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

Levy 'hurts' Scots red meat industry
Scotland's first minister has written to the prime minister over Defra's red meat levy system, which he claims sees Scottish farmers lose £1.4m a year.

Call for sanctions over hand-washing
NHS doctors should face disciplinary procedures if they fail to meet hand-washing standards, the Scottish Conservatives say.

Error reduced Scots obesity figures
Scottish sport minister apologises after a clerical error means the country's obesity figures were underestimated.

Fund to help make homes greener
A new £3m fund will help hundreds of homes living in fuel poverty get their own green energy supply, the Scottish government says.

Consultation on FAI overhaul plan
A Labour MSP launches a public consultation on a members' bill which aims to radically overhaul Scotland's Fatal Accident Inquiry system.

Schools to be given choice on Gaelic
The Scottish government is pouring cold water on claims every primary school child in the country is to start learning Gaelic.

Labour chooses candidates for Europe
Scottish Labour chooses its two sitting members of the European parliament to head its list of candidates for next year's election.

Move to extend fuel discount scheme
A fuel discount that applies to the Scottish islands and the Isles of Scilly could be extended to remote and rural parts of the UK mainland.

Goldie among new Scottish peers
The former leader of the Scottish Conservatives is made a working peer, along with businessman Sir William Haughey and former Lib Dem MSP Jeremy Purvis.

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

VIDEO: Can welfare reforms be reversed?
BBC Scotland's political correspondent Raymond Buchanan rounds up the latest report on pensions and benefits.

VIDEO: Alarm over alcohol pricing plan
European wine-producing nations are warning that Scotland's plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol could have a devastating impact on the industry.

VIDEO: Scottish islands seek greater autonomy
Scotland's three island councils are campaigning for greater powers after the independence referendum.

AUDIO: Currency union 'best for both countries'
Alex Salmond says a currency union in an independent Scotland is 'best for both countries'.

What do Scottish nationalists want?
Douglas Fraser talks to leading figures in the nationalist movement

Newsnet Scotland

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BBC bias: Righteous indignation is a comfort blanket for grown ups

By Iain Bruce

I don't expect many Newsnet Scotland readers will disagree with me that BBC Management in Scotland are sailing perilously close to new levels of institutional arrogance and political manipulation and in creating the impression of operating beyond the control of the Trustees.

In so doing the Trustees are failing in their duty in particular to maintain the highest editorial standards of impartiality, accuracy and fairness in the delivery of factual information on the developing issues in the referendum dialogue on Scottish Independence.



My blueprint for independence

  By George Kerevan
 
LAST week in this column I penned an open letter to Alex Salmond arguing there is a lack of passion in the Yes campaign ? that we lack a compelling vision of the new Scotland that can mobilise a Yes majority, and lay out a blueprint for national regeneration. This week, I try to spell out the bare bones of such a manifesto.



Unionist lies, scaremongering, distortion and misrepresentation

  By Campbell Martin
 
Nine-years ago, in a pamphlet on Scotland?s constitutional future, I wrote that as we neared a referendum on independence, the full resources of British political parties, the British media and the British establishment would be used to ?persuade? us in Scotland that, actually, we really are ?too wee, too poor and too stupid? to govern our own country.
 
I argued that the British would lie, scaremonger, distort reality and mislead.  It was always going to happen because there is no positive case for Scotland remaining as nothing more than a region within the British Union.



How the BBC manipulated the debate over oil

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
Oil took centre stage in the independence debate this week.  How much is left and how much cash it will generate was a matter of considerable speculation, not to say dispute.
 
If you oppose independence, you embraced Westminster claims that oil is a fast diminishing resource that will generate an insignificant amount of revenue over the coming years.  Further, the revenue itself is so volatile that an independent Scotland would be vulnerable to price fluctuations.



Iran to Gift its Oil to England ? Exclusive

By Brent Crood, BBC Scotlandshire Energy Correspondent

Newly elected Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has made his inaugural speech on the Iranian economy. During his address, which is normally a formal and uninteresting affair, he made an announcement which has shocked the international community.

Mr Rouhani, who last month succeeded former premier Mahmoud Achmadinnersbad, announced that he intends to petition the UK government, asking them to take over responsibility for the administration of all Iranian oil revenues as a matter of urgency.



Orwellian Propagandists United Against Scotland (OPUAS): OBR, 'Better Togethe...

  By Mark McNaught
 
The excellent NNS articles detailing the collusion between the BBC and the 'Better Together' campaign have not only annihilated any pretence of BBC objectivity towards the independence debate, but also laid bare the absurd notion that the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) is anything more than a propaganda weapon targeting independence.
 
The OBR was created in 2010 by Scroz (George Osborne's new nickname: help it catch on), presumably because he was tired of legitimate economic analysis discrediting his fascist, neoliberal, Tory ideology.



A Scot Abroad and a Nation with No Name

By Angus Baird
 
Like most I received news of the 'royal baby' by checking the international news websites when I awoke on the morning of the 23rd of July. 
 
The gaggle of sycophants triumphantly declaring the new royal heir to the throne led immediately to feelings of frustration, anger and disappointment.  The more I read and watched the more it increased.



Britain ? no longer the land of the future, but one living in the past

  By Gerry Hassan
 
Once upon a time, like many other Scots, I believed in Britain.
 
Britain seemed the future: it had appeal, appeared modern, progressive and full of promise. That now seems a world away from the Britain of today: which appears content to live permanently in a fictitious past.

This is the Fantasyland Britain we see before us this week ? of a society, culture and media obsessed with celebrating the birth of Kate and William?s royal baby and third in line to the throne. And this Sunday is the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War which will be officially commemorated next year.



Cameron forgets babies born into poverty

  By Aamer Anwar
 
Cameron wasn't shy bouncing out of the doors of Number 10 to pronounce what a great moment the royal birth was for the nation.
 
He did the same with Andy Murray and the Olympics but as the PM rejoiced over a child being born to rule over us, 700 others were born into poverty, that's one in five children born into poverty every day in the UK.



Sport's biggest transfer overshadows battle

  By George Kerevan

Forget Luis Suárez: the real transfer story is Ian Livingston, the Glaswegian boss of BT, quitting to join the UK government as a trade minister.

Livingston leaves BT on a high, having rescued the company from its recession nadir in 2009, when the share price hit 72p. Thursday?s first-quarter earnings report claimed 500,000 subscribers already signed up for BT?s new sports cable channel ? which does not start till next month. Better still, pre-tax profits outperformed market expectations.



Referendum 2014 (Scoop.it)

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The question of Scottish independence | The Economic Voice

Why is Scotland facing the biggest question in its constitutional history? Nationalism? Self-sufficiency? Or a political awakening?
Peter A Bell's insight:

It is a complete nonsense to say, as the author of this article does, that Scotland's independence campaign has somehow "neglected" to identify...



?There would be little point in the SNP as a party?

In a blog post about a speech by Michael Moore on the Liberal Democrat Voice website, LibDem activist Caron Lindsay wrote:


The one thing I would be a bit wary of is that it’s not realistic to expect the nationalist camp to come up with just one vision of independence. They can’t. The nationalist m...



Scottish independence may solve education imparity

SCOTLAND may be better able to tackle the inequalities in its education system with independence, according to economists at the London School of Economics.



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Blair McDougall: Nat-Finder General | National Collective

Another great piece of work from the irrepresible Greg Moodie.



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Andrew Wilson: Argument for Union need not border on ridiculous

ONCE upon a long time ago I had a wee problem as a young politician. Nothing serious in the scheme of the world, but mildly upsetting none the less.

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Won't somebody think of the children?

One of the benefits, if that’s the right word, of the Daily Record’s shambolic new iPad app is that the 30-day trial period means we got to see a print copy of the Sunday Mail today for the first time in years. It was largely like a parochial edition of Heat magazine (“FAT LASS DATES THIN BLOKE” ...



SNP spends £500,000 - but it's just a phoney war

Peter A Bell's insight:

In what way is it a revelation that the main party campaigning for independence spends money campaigning for independence?

Sometimes you just want to give these "journalists" a good virtual slap and tell them to bloody well grow up.



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Salmond bullied BBC over questions about Queen, Labour claims

THE First Minister has been accused of bully-boy tactics after he complained about a "sensationalist" BBC interview on the Queen and independence.


Peter A Bell's insight:

Once again the hapless Patricia Ferguson is assigned the task of making a bloody fool of herself on behalf of British Labour in ...



Comment: Yes vote would cement the Auld Alliance

FRENCH-born MSP Christian ­Allard has launched the French for Yes campaign. This modern day manifestation of the Auld Alliance is completely in keeping with the deep mutual affection between the French and the Scots.

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Lords expansion means Scots elect only four per cent of UK parliament

Scottish voters now elect only four per cent of the total number of Westminster parliamentarians it has emerged.




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UK coalition left embarrassed as blunder wipes Scotland's north ports off map

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat UK Government has been left red-faced after suggesting that there are no offshore wind ports in the North of Scotland.




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House of Lords "an affront to democracy" | Scottish National Party

Scots now elect only 4 per cent of the UK Parliament following the expansion of the House of Lords.


Seven years after the cash for honours scandal, thirty new peers including major party donors have been appointed to the House of Lords, bringing the total number of members of the second chamber to...



Identity charade

RECENTLY I have been paying very close attention to the referendum campaign.


It has all the elements of a political epic: a hardy people, inhabiting a windswept land at the fringes of the known world, bravely determining their future by democratic means. I refer, of course, not to the upcoming Sco...



Sweet Dreams are Made of This ... Who Am I to Disagree?

“I think Scotland could take a stand in a wonderful way, ecologically and morally and ethically. Scotland could stand for something in the way that Norway has done historically. We could say, this will be a country which is a nuclear-free zone and this will be a country which will tackle the issu...



Tom Peterkin: The independence debate online

THE majority of the online stushis that have characterised this referendum campaign have tended to be inconsequential – the splutterings of a bunch of cyber warriors spewing forth bile from their entrenched positions on opposing sides of the...
Peter A Bell's insight:

One of the most striking - and...



Daily Record

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Football fans' groups should be given first refusal on clubs if they go up fo...
THE Scottish Green party aims to make clubs more representative of their communities.

Alex Salmond has called for cap on payday loan interest rates
FIRST Minister says loan industry should face tougher regulations and welcomes move to expand credit unions.

Railcare job cuts: John Swinney to meet union leaders to discuss support for ...
THE Finance Secretary's move follows the decision to axe 150 jobs at Railcare after the firm went into administration.

Anas Sarwar: My dad may have returned to Pakistan.. but his heart will always...
SCOTTISH Labour's deputy leader tells of his father's journey from a humble village via the House of Commons to the heights of power in the country of his birth.

Creation of four super colleges is way to divert attention from £50m educatio...
THE Scottish Government is accused of hiding spending cuts behind the announcement.

Joan Burnie: We're conned into pointing finger at those not to blame
JOAN blames the Con-Dem Government for the way misconceptions over who is to blame for the stress on the welfare state have been allowed to grow.

Assault rap MSP Bill Walker denies behaving 'like a caveman' by trying to con...
THE MSP for Dunfermline, who faces 23 charges of assault, also denied claims that his "violent and abusive" past had caught up with him.

Former leader of Scottish Tories Annabel Goldie among three prominent Scots t...
BUSINESSMAN Sir William Haughey and former Lib-Dem MSP Jeremy Purvis are also among the 30 new peers named.

SNP supporters caught posing for pictures as part of LABOUR yes to indepedenc...
PARTY deputy leader hits out claiming the duplicity involved is "disrespectful to Scots who want to make a decision on our future based on the facts."

Scottish independence would lead to 'complete nightmare' in immigration polic...
MOORE warned that the need for more immigrants to balance an ageing population could lead to a "vastly divergent immigration policy" from the rest of the UK.

Record View: High Court's bedroom tax ruling will bite
RECORD VIEW on the devastating effects already beginning to show as a result of the introduction of the bedroom tax.

Devastating: Bedroom Tax campaigners react with fury after High Court judges ...
TEN families who sought a judicial review of the controversial Con-Dem policy have described yesterday's ruling as an ?absolute travesty of justice?.

Scotland's wealth would be used to fund its pension commitments if it becomes...
THE Finance Secretary was responding to Labour claims that there was a 'black hole' in the country's pension pot.

The cost of providing free personal care for Scots living at home has risen b...
THE increase has been put down to a shift away from providing support for the elderly in care homes.

Bedroom tax does not discriminate against the disabled, rules High Court as i...
JUDGES threw out a bid to block the controversial housing benefit regulations which came into effect in April but did criticise the Government over the law's provision for disabled children.

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Better Together chairman Alistair Darling yesterday poured scorn on SNP claim...
Better Together chairman Alistair Darling yesterday poured scorn on SNP claims that he deliberately misled the public about the amount of oil remaining in the North Sea.


http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/489-darling-denies-all-knowledge-of-missing-o
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk

There was outrage yesterday when it was revealed a campaign group calling its...
There was outrage yesterday when it was revealed a campaign group calling itself ?Labour for independence? is nothing but a front for the SNP.


'Labour For Indy' - An Oxymoron*
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
BBC Scotlandshire - All the news we want you to see. Bringing you ludicrous, spurious and ill-co...

The shocking truth about 'Labour for Dependence'. It's really just a front fo...
The shocking truth about 'Labour for Dependence'. It's really just a front for the damned Tories!



Poultice reports on our latest poll. Please vote in our new survey of Unionis...
Poultice reports on our latest poll. Please vote in our new survey of Unionist opinion to preserve his income stream.


Poultice polls 'Something for Nothing'
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The prime target for immediate cuts, however, was spoof broadcaster 'BBC London (Glasgow Office)'. 45.3% targetted ...

If the UK government accepts the proposed Iranian scheme, the London treasury...
If the UK government accepts the proposed Iranian scheme, the London treasury will collect all of Iran's vast oil revenues, and will be required to pay back less than 10% of the total tax take to the Islamic Republic in return, keeping the balance for themselves.


Iran to Gift its Oil to England ? ...

A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection o...
A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection of a new Labour candidate for Falkirk.

Unite the union (that is, the union itself as opposed to "unite the union" the campaign for a different union altogether) threatened to shut down Grangemouth refinery, which could c...

A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection o...
A new front opened up yesterday in the UK-wide civil war over the selection of a new Labour candidate for Falkirk.


Falkirk - fratricidal fiddlers face furious foes
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Johann Lamont was unavailable for comment. As was everyone else in Labour's Scotlandshire subsidiary.

A new claim by Dictator Eck (©2013 Anus Sarwar) threatens world peace ag...
A new claim by Dictator Eck (©2013 Anus Sarwar) threatens world peace again.


Salmond's rearmament plans threaten European peace
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Salmond must detail exactly the hideous death each recruit will suffer as a stormtrooper in a separate Scotlandshire invasion horde

Yet another new pair of pants decorates the Scotlandshire hurdies! "North Bri...
Yet another new pair of pants decorates the Scotlandshire hurdies!
"North Britain Isles in turmoil following Salmond visit"
Fury as slippery Salmond escapes again

http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/shorts.html

Leading North Sea oil and gas companies issued a statement warning that Alist...
Leading North Sea oil and gas companies issued a statement warning that Alistair Darling is in danger of running dry by 2014.


Oil companies warn that Darling is a depleting resource
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Darling's personal economic model isn't reliant on a single resource, but flips revenue so...

Alex Salmond is in the process of handing in his badge and gun and retiring f...
Alex Salmond is in the process of handing in his badge and gun and retiring from politics.


Barack to the future as U-KOK re-invent telephone
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Johann?s comments about Falkirk and Trident are currently on their way to her by horse and carriage, and should be available early ...

Exclusive : Separatists plot to discover what people think!
Exclusive : Separatists plot to discover what people think!


Rev begs for handouts
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
All the polling needed has been done by the Better Together campaign and Strathclyde University.

David Cameron to severely restrict the availability of PORN (Pernicious Onlin...
David Cameron to severely restrict the availability of PORN (Pernicious Online Republicanism & Nationalism).


Westminster Block Internet P.O.R.N.
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Asking Google to hide PORN is like Johann Lamont asking Twitter to stop calling her Jimmy Krankie. It's a nice idea, but anyone...

BBC Scotlandshire broke the news that all the oil would be gone in two years ...
BBC Scotlandshire broke the news that all the oil would be gone in two years way back in December of last year.

The spoof media is only now catching up with our award winning journalism.

Here's the scoop from last year:
http://www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk/index.php/city-news/108-oil.html


'Scotlan...

Our Agony Aunt has problems of his own! Here's a sad letter from my uppity ne...
Our Agony Aunt has problems of his own! Here's a sad letter from my uppity nephew Scott, who thinks he can run his own affairs better than Dave and I can."


How do you solve a problem like a Scott?
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I?ve heard some rumours, but all the regulars I?ve spoken to seem happy for...

Bella Caledonia


start where you are - use what you have - do what you can

Why the Debate on Scottish Independence Might Be More Interesting Than You Th...
By David Greig Recently I?ve noted comments from friends bemoaning the ?quality of the debate? around Scottish Independence. For some the journey towards voting is only just beginning and perhaps they are looking for information for the first time. Political... Read More ›

Sweet Dreams are Made of This ? Who Am I to Disagree?
Annie Lennox says Yes … “I think Scotland could take a stand in a wonderful way, ecologically and morally and ethically. Scotland could stand for something in the way that Norway has done historically. We could say, this will be... Read More ›

Struileag
By Mike Small What is Struileag? It’s a good question to kick-off discussion with Jim Sutherland, the giant and genial bubbling hulk behind the project as we meet in a cafe in Edinburgh to try and figure it out. ‘It’s... Read More ›

Crofters for Yes
Crofters for Yes was unveiled yesterday at the Black Isle Show, one of Scotland?s premier agricultural events. Crofting is a form of land tenure and small-scale food production unique to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and it’ survival through... Read More ›

Liberty for Scotland: the Next Steps
As the date of the vote for the Scottish Referendum stands firmly on the horizon, John Kay addresses the concrete steps that would need to be considered for a successful economic transition to be a prosperous, independent state in this... Read More ›

Better Together?s dismal campaign will weaken the UK in the long-run
By Jamie Maxwell Alex Salmond?s belief that independence will be achieved on the back of a ?rising tide of expectations? is drawn from recent Scottish political history. It?s no coincidence that support for the SNP boomed in the 1970s following... Read More ›

Loki ? Govt Issue
“We are living in a system we fundamentally disagree with.  This is not a Union it is an economic occupation.” - Loki More (much) here: https://soundcloud.com/volitionglasgow @lokiscottishrap Filed under: Arts & Culture, Music

UK Plc
By Jonathon Shafi The state is not a neutral actor in society. It is not a referee between competing interests, nor does it arbitrate contending forces and ideas without interest. The state represents, in concentrated form, the interests of British... Read More ›

The Internet is Being Recast
By Mike Small The incredible bigotry and misogyny cast against Caroline Criado-Perez and Stella Creasy on Twitter, Cameron’s proposals to combat abusive imagery and the secret Soca list - are just some of the recent crisis-points of the web as... Read More ›

Independents for Labour
By Pat Kane It was a bright and optimistic Saturday morning this last weekend, and I decided I wanted to attend Labour for Independence?s policy conference. The website said I could if I joined the organization. I strolled up to... Read More ›

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish independence may solve education imparity - Scotsman

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Scottish independence may solve education imparity
Scotsman
?Furthermore, while Scotland is in charge of its education system, it is unable to raise taxes or alter many other aspects of fiscal policy, which somewhat limits the level and distribution of spending on education. Perhaps with in...


Is Scottish independence on the line-up at the Fringe? - Channel 4 News

Is Scottish independence on the line-up at the Fringe?
Channel 4 News
But there are quite a few Scottish shows that do look at independence. How would Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman poet Robert Burns, vote? That's one fringe show. Another, I'm With The Band has an Englishman, an Irishman, ...


Independence day: Could Scotland really leave the UK? - Irish Times

Scottish Daily Record

Independence day: Could Scotland really leave the UK?
Irish Times
For now the polls are steady, with two-thirds or so of those questioned saying they are likely to reject the independence call led by the country's Scottish National Party first minister, Alex Salmond ? though, i...


Scottish independence 'not very likely' poll claims - Evening Telegraph

Evening Telegraph

Scottish independence 'not very likely' poll claims
Evening Telegraph
A YouGov statement said: "The majority of Britons say that by the year 2070 they'll work into their 70s and chat with computers, but Scottish independence is about as likely as astronauts landing on Mars. "Going ...


Fresh questions raised over pro-independence group's Labour credentials - Her...

Herald Scotland

Fresh questions raised over pro-independence group's Labour credentials
Herald Scotland
THE controversial Labour for Independence group (LFI), which is accused of being an SNP front, is facing new questions over its authenticity after one of its office-bearers admitted being a long-t...


Scottish independence: crofters launch campaign - Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: crofters launch campaign
Scotland on Sunday
CROFTERS backing independence are launching a country-wide group to campaign for a yes vote in next year's referendum. Crofters for Yes is being unveiled today at the Black Isle Show, one of Scotland's premier agri...


Scottish independence: Border controls warning - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Border controls warning
Scotsman
Scotland's border controls would be a ?complete nightmare? after independence, with the prospect of minor roads and farm tracks being patrolled, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has claimed. He warned the SNP's plans for a ?friendlier?...


Scottish independence: Economist Gavin McCrone questions oil fund affordabili...

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Economist Gavin McCrone questions oil fund affordability
BBC News
Mr McCrone is a former government adviser who has written a new book weighing up the economics of independence. He produced a civil service briefing paper in 1974 which said an independent Scotland coul...


Icelandic academics warn Scotland over independence - IceNews

IceNews

Icelandic academics warn Scotland over independence
IceNews
Scotland beats Iceland 2-1 A group of Icelandic academics have warned Scotland that becoming independent would lead to a strategic disadvantage . The experts, who are from the universities of Akureyri and Iceland, claim Scotland wou...


Scottish Independence: Labour attacks LFI group - BBC News

Scottish Independence: Labour attacks LFI group
BBC News
The Scottish Labour party's deputy leader, Anas Sarwar, has described the campaign group Labour for Independence as an "SNP front". Mr Sarwar said SNP politicians and officials have appeared in campaign photographs alongside the Labour for .....


SNP

SNP - Google News
Google News

Action pledged on payday loans - SNP (press release)

Action pledged on payday loans
SNP (press release)
The SNP has welcomed an announcement from First Minister Alex Salmond that payday lenders would be subject to tougher regulation in an independent Scotland. Mr Salmond proposed that short-term interest be capped - as they are in many countries in ....


House of Lords an 'affront to democracy' says SNP - Scotsman

Scotsman

House of Lords an 'affront to democracy' says SNP
Scotsman
THE HOUSE of Lords has been described as an ?affront to democracy? by the SNP. Thirty new peers were appointed to the Lords this week, and the Nationalists have pointed out that Scottish voters only elect 4 per cent of the UK Parlia...


Devolution Disconnect highlighted in IFS report - SNP (press release)

Devolution Disconnect highlighted in IFS report
SNP (press release)
As a report this week shows up another example of the Treasury rather than Scotland benefitting from the actions of the Scottish Government, the SNP have made clear that only an independent Scotland will end the devolution disconne...


Lords 'affront to democracy' - SNP - Strathearn Herald

Lords 'affront to democracy' - SNP
Strathearn Herald
The House of Lords has been described as an "affront to democracy" by the SNP. Thirty new peers were appointed to the Lords this week and the Nationalists have pointed out that Scottish voters only elect 4% of the UK Parliament following the expa...


The question of Scottish independence - The Economic Voice

The question of Scottish independence
The Economic Voice
The fact that the SNP has done increasingly well in recent years should be something explored in its own right. What does it say about British politics when so many people support a party (the SNP) that dissociates itself with Westminster pol...


House of Lords "an affront to democracy" - SNP (press release)

House of Lords "an affront to democracy"
SNP (press release)
The SNP, whose position is that parliamentarians should be elected and therefore do not nominate members to the House of Lords, have called it an ?affront to democracy". Commenting, the MP who exposed the cash for honours scandal, Angus M...


Scots 'overwhelmingly' satisfied with Royal Mail - SNP (press release)

Scots 'overwhelmingly' satisfied with Royal Mail
SNP (press release)
New figures show more people in Scotland than any other part of the UK support Royal Mail, as the UK Government continues to privatise it. An Ofcom survey on attitudes towards Royal Mail concluded that people in Scotland are ?sign...


You are here - Stornoway Gazette

Stornoway Gazette

You are here
Stornoway Gazette
There is something pathetic about an SNP Government craving 'whatever the cost' independence, using dictatorial style tactics, while associating with people who have no regard for democratic principle or common decency. The separate union that exists ...


Fresh questions raised over pro-independence group's Labour credentials - Her...

Herald Scotland

Fresh questions raised over pro-independence group's Labour credentials
Herald Scotland
THE controversial Labour for Independence group (LFI), which is accused of being an SNP front, is facing new questions over its authenticity after one of its office-bearers admitted being a long-t...


SNP spends £500000 - but it's just a phoney war - Herald Scotland

SNP spends £500000 - but it's just a phoney war
Herald Scotland
THE SNP spent more than £500,000 last year in pursuit of a Yes vote in the independence referendum, despite Alex Salmond saying the campaign was still at the "phoney war" stage. THE SNP spent more than £500,000 last year in pursu...


Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
Google News

Lib Dems switch conference to avoid Scots referendum clash - BBC News

Lib Dems switch conference to avoid Scots referendum clash
BBC News
The Liberal Democrats have moved the date of their national conference in 2014 to avoid a clash with the Scottish independence referendum. The event had been due to take place in Liverpool from 13 to 17 September. It will now open ...


Scottish independence: timeline to referendum - Scotsman

Scotsman

Scottish independence: timeline to referendum
Scotsman
Here we look at the key events and forces that brought Scotland to a referendum on deciding whether or not it should remain as part of the UK. 1707: Scotland and England forma political union. The Scottish Parliament is adjourned; with ...


Yes leader's monarchy vote plan 'foolhardy' - Herald Scotland

Scotsman

Yes leader's monarchy vote plan 'foolhardy'
Herald Scotland
A call by the chairman of the Yes campaign for a referendum on the monarchy in Scotland if Scots opt for independence has been branded "foolhardy". A call by the chairman of the Yes campaign for a referendum on the monarchy in Scot...


Tam Dalyell - No vote means no more powers - SNP (press release)

Tam Dalyell - No vote means no more powers
SNP (press release)
Veteran Labour politician and devolution opponent Tam Dalyell has echoed a growing sentiment that a No vote in next year's referendum will not lead to any further devolution for Scotland ? despite the current claims from the anti-indepe...


Scottish independence: BBC's James Naughtie takes referendum role - BBC News

allmediascotland.com (press release)

Scottish independence: BBC's James Naughtie takes referendum role
BBC News
Presenter James Naughtie is to play a key role in the BBC's coverage of the Scottish independence referendum. He will present the Good Morning Scotland radio programme on Radio Scotland tw...


Independence day: Could Scotland really leave the UK? - Irish Times

Scottish Daily Record

Independence day: Could Scotland really leave the UK?
Irish Times
The Yes Scotland meeting in the Shetland Islands' capital is one of hundreds that have taken or will take place before the Scots decide whether they should break away from the United Kingdom in a referendum on Se...


Coalition claims it has won battle for No vote in referendum - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Coalition claims it has won battle for No vote in referendum
Herald Scotland
DAVID CAMERON'S Government believes it has already won the battle over Scottish independence 14 months before the referendum. DAVID CAMERON'S Government believes it has already won the battle over Scottish i...


Referendum U-turn for charities - Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland

Referendum U-turn for charities
Herald Scotland
CHARITIES have been given the green light to campaign and take sides in the independence debate after their regulator backed down in a row over their involvement in the referendum. CHARITIES have been given the green light to campaign a...


Majority not ready for referendum - Herald Scotland

Scottish Daily Record

Majority not ready for referendum
Herald Scotland
LESS than half of Scots feel well informed enough about the issues surrounding independence and the referendum, research by pro-independence campaign group Yes Scotland has found. LESS than half of Scots feel well informed enoug...


What will be the Scottish independence referendum question? - Scotsman

Scotsman

What will be the Scottish independence referendum question?
Scotsman
The Scottish Government has accepted the Electoral Commission's recommendation that the question on the referendum ballot paper will ask voters ?Should Scotland be an independent country ?? Alex Salmond had wanted to ask: ...


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“Tristan Hasn’T Bought A Yacht Yet.”

Overheard on holiday in Jersey, and it struck me I would never hear that phrase in Perth; or anyw...



Urgent Help Required
Hi. I flew out to pathos today for a wedding tomorrow and have just unpacked and discovered I hav...

Wild Camping Spots?
Hey guys wondering if anyone knows of a good spot to camp for a couple of days, preferably out of...

Ohh The Wheels On The Bus Go Round

during the bronze age they were square



The Icicle Works

The Icicle works are playing at the Admiral bar sometime in nov, think it's the 10th or 11th, any...



Two Nights In Newcastle.

Hope i can give someone on here a bargain, i have a hotel booked and paid for in newcastle, it's ...



Scots Nationalists Were To Be Arrested 1983

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/political-news/revealed-secret-plans-to-jail-nationalists-...



Labour For Independence

http://www.newsnetscotland.com/index.php/scottish-news/7806-labour-for-independence-photo-was-doc...



Randers

beaten last night by Rubin Kazan 2-1



Gid Tv Shows
Need recommendations for decent tv shows, running oot of shit to watch! Heres what I've seen and ...

Better Nation

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

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...

Labour?s chance to seize on a radical Holyrood agenda
April Cumming is Vice-Chair of the left-wing think tank the Scottish Fabians. Here she writes for...

We can fund politics
Last week our friend Andrew Smith did a guest post about the problem of party funding at Holyrood...

Who pays the piper?
Thanks to Andrew Smith for another guest post. Andrew is a Scottish born communications professio...

Vince: your P45 is in the post
All too often since 2010, the left has found itself on the back foot: protesting after fees for E...

Remodelling the unions? links with Labour
Has Ed Miliband’s “Clause Four moment” finally come, with his plans to require union members to o...

Why are Unite (the union) so determined to ignore their members and unite the...
Yesterday, in the heat of the Falkirk row, Lord Ashcroft  published a leaked Unite strategy paper...

Scot Goes pop

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

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 ...

More evidence that Labour is heading for defeat
Although YouGov have yet to match ICM by producing a poll showing the Tories level-pegging with L...

This is something that happens nowhere else in the world
Spotted at the BBC's "live blog of the royal baby celebrations" (give me strength) -

"As a Briti...

Congratulations, Mrs Windsor, it's a head of state!
By a rough extrapolation, Kate Middleton's son was just one of the 5000 or so babies born yesterd...

Go get 'em, Tiger! You da man! Get in the HOOOOOLE!
Yup, you've guessed it. Not content with my already impressive credentials as a woman-hater (wel...

ICM subsample : SNP retain lead in Westminster voting intention
More bad news for the No campaign has arrived in the shape of this month's GB-wide poll of Westmi...

YouGov poll : Scotland says a resounding no to renewing Trident
Here's another significant blow for journalists who like to peddle the fiction that Scottish publ...

Just 11% of Scots think Labour have a strong leader
One fairly consistent feature of GB-wide polling is that Labour tend to fare better in supplement...

UK government proposes military occupation of an independent Scotland. Will ...
One of the best teachers I ever had was a history teacher at Anniesland College. When he was exp...

A plea to Yahoo "UK" : would it be possible for me to check my emails without...
As you can see from the top of the sidebar, I now mainly use a Gmail account, but I still have a ...

Underground, overground, Scowimbling free, the Scowimblian of Scowimbledon Ce...
When Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in a best-of-five-set match on Wimbledon Centre Court to ...

 

Yes Scotland

Blog - Yes Scotland

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...



Crofting for Yes launches at Black Isle Show

Crofting for Yes, the latest country-wide group to campaign for independence, will be launched to...



Scotland can do better on Welfare and Pensions

A Yes vote in next year?s referendum on an independent Scotland ?would give the opportunity for m...



Independence is a chance to build a fairer and affordable welfare system

Responding to an IFS report on benefits spending, Blair Jenkins, Chief Executive of Yes Scotland,...



Perspectives: The best case for welfare justice

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



Latest nationwide group to campaign for independence ? Farming for Yes

The country?s largest grass-roots movement Yes Scotland has unveiled the latest nationwide group ...



Farmers' independence campaign launches at Borders show

On Saturday, July 27, Yes Scotland will launch the latest country-wide group to campaign for inde...



A Yes vote is the key to bringing power closer to the people

Giving people the opportunity to make decisions about their own communities is one of the key adv...



Scotland?s Defence in Scotland?s Hands

First Minister Alex Salmond today set out some of the key strands of the Scottish Government?s vi...



Labour For Independence to hold Policy Conference at the STUC

Labour for Independence will hold their first policy conference at the STUC in Glasgow this weeke...



Scotland Open for Business

UK Government figures published today by UK Trade and Investment confirm that Scotland continues ...



Scotland's energy future in Scotland's hands

Whatever way you think we should use our immense oil and gas resources, one thing is increasingly...



Jeane Freeman writing in Scotland on Sunday

Jeane Freeman, co-founder of Women for Independence writing in yesterday's Scotland on Sunday 

"J...



Support for Yes rises as voters become more informed about independence

Increasing numbers of people are planning to vote Yes in next year's referendum as they become be...



Westminster isn't working for Scotland's children

Child poverty costs Scotland?s local authorities £2.1 billion every year, new research has reveal...



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

Craig Murray
Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

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
Many thanks for all the very kind messages.  I appear to be back on full  fighting form again and...

Blog Down
This blog is temporarily suspended pending urgent repairs to the author.

Counter-Revolution
What we are seeing in Egypt is counter-revolution pure and simple, military hardliners who are go...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preparing to Bomb Syria
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...

Guardian - Scottish Politics

Politics: Scottish politics | theguardian.com
Articles published by theguardian.com Politics about: Scottish politics

Scottish independence 'yes' camp given fillip by welfare analysis

IFS says independent Scotland could discard 'poorly designed' Westminster reforms ? but would face higher bill as result

Alex Salmond's claims that independence would allow Scotland to set up a bett...



Scottish independence could leave UK universities with £10bn pensions deficit

Universities Superannuation Scheme says funds face potential crisis under strict EU laws on cross-border pensions

The UK's universities could face an immediate pensions shortfall of nearly £10bn if ...



Alex Salmond criticised over North Sea oil claims

First minister says oil reserves are worth £300,000 a head for every Scot, making independent country richer than rest of UK

Alex Salmond has been warned about making exaggerated claims about the po...



Scottish independence: don't be fooled by Alec Salmond's protestations of fri...

The first minister approved Donald Trump's golf complex plan over the heads of local planners and against local opinion

Ever since Alex Salmond emerged in the early years of Blairism, I've been a fa...



Scottish Nationalists can rest easy, given the opposition | Kevin McKenna

The Better Together campaign uses the sort of propaganda you normally only see when a country is gearing up to invade

Wearied frustration usually follows when another civic panjandrum takes on a com...



William Wallace leads charge of TV history dramas

Scottish warrior hero will be portrayed on screen in two series next year as independence referendum looms

Scotland's independence referendum has not just ignited furious debate over the country's f...



Tough or tolerant? Scotland turns up heat on prostitution debate

Prostitutes have their say in criminalisation v legalisation debate as Edinburgh police step up raids on saunas

Dressed in jeans and a hoodie Roseanne glances around Glasgow's red-light district, wa...



The writers Alex Salmond is courting now will hold him to account | Alan Bissett

The arts world may be galvanised by the yes campaign but are likely to ask serious questions of the SNP after independence

I must admit that I was surprised to learn that Alex Salmond is to enlist S...



Alex Salmond: 'independence will come on a tide of rising expectations'

Scotland's first minister tells Kevin McKenna about the social ties that will always bind the countries of the British Isles ? and that saltire he waved at Wimbledon

On the Cromarty Firth in the Hig...



Alex Salmond aims for independence white paper with a literary twist

Scottish novelist William McIlvanney top of government list to write version that will 'capture the imagination'

Some of Scotland's finest writers are to be asked by the SNP to apply a dash of liter...



Faslane: this was a nuclear weapon for the SNP

The rumoured plans for the naval base were a reminder of how deeply unpopular Trident is among Scots

The MoD's, or Whitehall's, or whoever's plans to designate Trident's Faslane base "sovereign UK t...



Steve Bell on the Trident base row ? cartoon

MoD proposal to designate Faslane as UK sovereign military base if Scots vote for independence sparks Whitehall row

Steve Bell



Trident submarine base: No 10 disowns MoD's Faslane sovereignty proposal

Whitehall row and SNP anger ignites over report of plans to make naval base UK territory if Scots vote for independence

A furious behind-the-scenes row has prompted Downing Street to disown a propos...



No 10: MoD sovereign territory plans for Trident base not credible

MoD proposal to designate Faslane as UK sovereign military base if Scots vote for independence sparks Whitehall row

Downing Street has dismissed as not "credible or sensible" a proposal to designate...



What part of England would you trade with Scotland for Faslane? | Open thread

The Ministry of Defence plan to make the Faslane nuclear base sovereign UK territory could always involve a swap ?

The British government is looking at ways to make the Scottish base that contains T...



 

   

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