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Has this cloud predicted the result of the Scottish referendum?

A peculiar-shaped cloud has everyone looking to the heavens for the Scottish independence result. The fluffy white blob was spotted by 44-year-old Gillian Degnan from North Ayrshire while she was on holiday in Sardinia and appears to show the United …

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Neil Woodford Yes or No, the Scottish vote has changed everything

Although a Yes vote will bring about significantly greater near and long-term economic uncertainty (especially for the Scottish economy) than a No, I believe that the UK has already crossed a constitutional Rubicon regardless of which way the vote goes …

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Pranksters set up fake Scottish border passport controls

With Scotland's independence referendum just three days away, a group of jokers decided to lighten the tone of the debate on Monday by erecting a spoof border post at Carter Bar, the point at which the A68 highway crosses from England into Scotland.

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Scottish independence: Pro-Union 'No' receives most campaign cash

The pro-Union group Better Together raised more cash during the Scottish independence referendum campaign than the "Yes" side, official figures show. According to the Electoral Commission, the "No" campaign raised a total of £2.7m. Yes Scotland raised …

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Danny Alexander heckled at stormy Glasgow No to Scottish independence rally

Danny Alexander heckled at stormy Glasgow No to Scottish independence rally. A Cabinet minister is heckled and an MP says he was “threatened with a bullet” at a stormy No campaign rally in Glasgow. By Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent, …

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Scottish independence: It's the psychology, stupid

The social movement for Scottish independence is based on an emotional drive towards strong, egalitarian, public-spending heavy, social-democratic policies. In Ireland, more than half my income goes in taxes and levies: a visit to the GP costs 60 euro …

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UK party leaders issue joint pledge to give Scottish parliament new powers

The letter also states: "And because of the continuation of the Barnett allocation for resources and the powers of the Scottish parliament to raise revenue, we can state categorically that the final say on how much is spent on the NHS will be a matter …

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What the Scottish Referendum & Fed News Could Mean for …

Last week's stock losses were partly a reflection of investors looking ahead to the two big news events on tap for this week: the Scottish independence vote on Thursday and the Federal Reserve (Fed)'s statement on …

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Scottish independence: 'Stop intimidating journalists', union pleads

At the Glasgow protest on Sunday, demonstrators said that the public broadcaster is institutionally biased in favour of the Union and also called for the sacking of Political Editor Nick Robinson after the journalist came head-to-head with Scottish …

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Palestinian bagpipers join battle cry for Scottish independence

Campaigners for Scottish independence have found an unexpected source of support ahead of a landmark referendum on the fate of the United Kingdom – Palestinian bagpipers. In a small hall in the occupied West Bank, far from the tussle over Scotland's …

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Scottish independence referendum: post your questions for the Guardian's experts

Scottish independence referendum: post your questions for the Guardian's experts. Ahead of the vote to decide Scotland's future as part of – or apart from – the United Kingdom, the Guardian's experts will be online Tuesday at 3pm BST /10am ET to answer …

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Alex Salmond's wife Moira Salmond could be Scotland's …

But as the Scottish independence referendum campaign enters its final 48 hours with the Yes and No camps neck-and-neck more people are keen to know about the woman who could become the inaugural first lady of an independent Scotland, Mrs Alex Salmond. The first place to look for … Six years later Alex was elected […]

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Pranksters set up fake passport control at Scottish border …

PRANKSTERS have set up a fake passport checkpoint at the Scottish border just two days before Scots head to the polls for the historic independence referendum.

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Scottish independence: NUJ calls for end to journalist intimidation

NUJ Scottish organiser Paul Holleran said: "People have the right to protest if they believe strongly about an issue, however protesters outside the BBC offices in Glasgow this weekend have demanded that journalists be sacked, for allegedly being …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Datuk Faizoull Bin Ahmad, the Malaysian businessman who met Sandy Easdale, chairman of Rangers' football board, has strongly rebutted claims from the Scottish Championship club that convicted fraudster Rafat Rizvi is his advisor. (The Herald). Rangers …

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Scottish independence: NHS in Scotland 'faces £400m funding gap'

Confidential papers passed to the BBC suggest a radical cost-saving plan will be implemented in the Scottish NHS after the referendum. The papers were presented to a meeting of health board chief executives and civil servants last month. They suggest …

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Scottish independence: David Beckham joins 'No' campaign urging voters to …

He was joined by two more Olympic legends, Sir Steve Redgrave and Baroness Grey-Thompson, who released the following joint statement to the Scottish Daily Mail: “It is clear, in competing side by side, that we are so much greater than the sum of our …

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Scotland could keep the pound – but at the cost of any monetary independence

Furthermore, the big Scottish banks are still basket cases, kept afloat only by UK government support. Informed observers worry that there will be further big bank losses and further requests for government assistance – and, at the very least, we can't …

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Scottish independence referendum inspires 10m Facebook interactions

There were more than 10 million interactions on Facebook relating to the referendum on Scottish independence during a five-week period, research has found. Including comments, posts, likes and shares, the majority of the discussion was from Scotland …

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The world view of Scotland's vote: Russia turns blue, China …

Among the referendum news and pictures dotted through his feed is a mock-up of rebel commander Igor Girkin in a kilt, captioned only "Igor Ivanovitch McGirkin". Russia's own military suppression of separatists in Chechnya …

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Olympic diver Tom Daley backs "no" campaign on Scottish independence

Westcountry Olympic diver Tom Daley has renewed his support for retaining the United Kingdom by backing the “no” campaign in the Scottish independence referendum. The Plymouth-born sports and media star spoke out through his social media accounts …

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Both of the Scottish independence campaigns are flawed – here's how

If Elizabeth Windsor's thinly coded comment hasn't quite sealed victory for the Scottish unionists, perhaps this one will: everyone's favourite designer-clad, continent-hopping, Spice Girl-betrothing icon, David Beckham, is following up on his well …

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Scottish independence exclusive: Millions of banknotes sent to Scotland in …

The bank's economists said “some of the worst-case scenarios painted in recent days appear exaggerated”, providing evidence that Scottish shares have actually outperformed those of the UK as a whole this year, rather than registered any major collapse.

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Scottish independence: Cameron, Miliband and Clegg sign 'No' vote pledge

The first part of the agreement promises "extensive new powers" for the Scottish Parliament "delivered by the process and to the timetable agreed" by the three parties. The second says the leaders agree that "the UK exists to ensure opportunity and …

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Scottish independence: Defence is new battleground

The list of distinguished military personnel – including 11 Second World War heroes, six former heads of the army in Scotland and 15 other retired generals – made a plea to Scottish voters to say No to “defend the homeland” and protect thousands of jobs.

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Scottish independence: Tony Blair wades into referendum debate with pro …

Blair's warnings were welcomed by the Yes campaign along with impassioned calls to Scottish voters from Ed Miliband and David Cameron last week. The pro-independence campaign has repeatedly said that Westminster leaders have employed "politics of …

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In pictures: Scottish independence referendum campaign

Supporters of both sides in the Scottish independence debate have been out in force as they try to win over undecided voters in the final weekend of campaigning before Thursday's vote. Alex Salmond poses with youths on a housing estate in Glasgow …

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David Cameron: Scottish independence would be a 'painful divorce'

David Cameron: Scottish independence would be a 'painful divorce'. The Prime Minister has made a passionate speech in Aberdeen, warning Scots that millions of people across the UK will be left 'utterly heartbroken' if they vote for independence in …

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Scottish independence: 'Heroes, generals and rank-and-file soldiers' appeal to …

The group represents men and women of all ranks from the three services, as well as every current and former major Scottish regiment, including the Black Watch, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Kings Own Scottish Borderers …

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Scottish independence: Salmond and Cameron offer rival visions

Alex Salmond has joined business leaders to argue for Scottish independence, as David Cameron outlined "head and heart" reasons to vote "No". Mr Salmond used an event at Edinburgh Airport to hit out at the "scaremongering" of the "No" campaign.

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Scottish independence: Young shipbuilders express Yes vote concerns

A group of young shipbuilders have said they are "gravely concerned" about the future of the industry if Scotland becomes independent. The letter to First Minister Alex Salmond was signed by 20 workers. Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and former …

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NZ dollar falls vs pound as Scottish polls back UK link … – Tvnz

The New Zealand dollar fell below the key 50 British pence level as weekend polls favouring Scotland remaining in the UK ahead of this week's vote strengthened the pound. The kiwi touched a six-week low of 49.94 British …

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John Oliver Just Destroyed Both Sides Of The Scottish …

Comedian John Oliver took on both sides of the tense Scottish independence debate during his Sunday night program. Among other things, the British late-night host compared Scotland to Ronald Weasley from the "Harry …

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Spoof passport control checkpoint on Scottish border set up to 'lighten' the …

With just days to go until Scotland goes to the polls in the independence referendum a 'passport control centre' has sprung up on the Scottish border. Motorists driving past the 'checkpoint' at the border at Carter Bar, near Jedburgh, were shocked to …

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'Yes' to Scotland Independence and Britain's Waning …

'Yes' to Scotland Independence and Britain's Waning Imperialism. John Goss. By John Goss. NEWS JUNKIE POST. Sep 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm. 0 · scotlanda. In 1707 a shaky union was set up that made Scotland a part of the United Kingdom.

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