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Scottish independence: Leaders at war over powers

The Prime Minister will today host a summit at his country residence, Chequers, to discuss his devolution plans with senior Tories, including some of the loudest critics of his decision to sign up to further Scottish devolution. It is seen as a bid to …

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'Vote rigging' online petition over Scottish referendum reaches 80000 signatures

In the wake of the defeat for the pro-independence side in the Scottish referendum some Yes campaigners have taken to social media suggesting that the result may have been manipulated to ensure a No victory. Video clips from the TV coverage of Thursday …

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What other democracies can learn…

The tumultuous last few weeks in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum have shone a harsh and revealing light on the short falls of mainstream Scottish media. The Drum took to the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh during the run-up to this …

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The Scottish Church showed little statesmanship or common sense during the …

A few hours after the final result of the Scottish referendum was announced, I visited the cemetery at Cille Bharra on the Outer Hebridean island of Barra. It's the burial place of Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972). I wondered what this versatile …

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Salmond accuses No campaign of tricking voters over more …

The three leaders of the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal democrat parties have committed themselves to a timetable to deliver more powers for Scotland, but the SNP say they have missed their first deadline for a parliamentary motion. … Speaking to STV News at his home in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Mr Salmond said: "I suppose I feel […]

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Scottish leader resigns after voters reject independence …

Scots would be “incandescent” if they saw London politicians dragging their feet on their promises, he said. “There are 1.6 million people who made a choice for independence,” he told a news conference. “I think the 1.6 …

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Scottish independence referendum: the result in three maps

Scottish independence referendum: the result in three maps. Last week Scotland said no to independence by 55.3% to 44.7%. Here is a look at the result in three maps. Share · Tweet this. Email. George Arnett · theguardian.com, Monday 22 September 2014 …

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Scottish independence: Labour to look at Yes voters

LABOUR is to reach out to supporters who voted for independence in last week's referendum, shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran will announce. While there were only four local authorities where the Yes campaign won a majority, three of them were …

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Scottish referendum: How first vote went for 16/17-year-olds

How did it go for the 16 and 17-year-olds who were allowed to vote for the first time ever in the UK? According to organisers a record 3.6 million turned out to vote in the Scottish independence referendum. More than 100,000 of the total were 16 to …

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Scottish MPs 'are underworked and overpaid'

With more powers being offered to Scotland, a handful of Tories want the discrepancy in workload between Scottish and English MPs to be reflected in their pay packets. There have also been demands to reduce the number of MPs that Scotland sends to …

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Monday's Scottish gossip

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says the team needs a new leader after drawing 1-1 at home with Motherwell in the SPFL. (Scottish Sun). Paul Hartley refused to comment over his future following Dundee's 4-1 defeat by rivals Dundee United, despite being …

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Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex …

He said if the Scottish Parliament was given more powers until “you have a situation where you're independent in all but name … “then presumably, you declare yourself to be independent”. “Many countries have proceeded through that route,” he said in …

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Pro-Russian Separatist Hints Scottish Referendum Results …

A representative of Ukraine's self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic expressed skepticism about the fairness of the Scottish independence referendum Friday, saying the results may have been falsified. … Also in News. Minister: Russia Not Planning Retaliation to Western Sanctions Russian Strategic Bombers Approached U.S. Borders One-Fifth of Russia's Oil Production Is at Risk Due to Sanctions […]

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Was Scottish Vote Rigging Caught On Tape? | Zero Hedge

Given the pre-vote polls and 300 years of historical resentment, many were somewhat surprised at the overwhelming "No" vote in last night's Scottish Independence referendum. … RanSquawk News; The Fly On The Wall.

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Alex Salmond, Leader of Scottish Independence Push …

Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as first minister of his country after losing an independence refer…

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Scottish referendum 'damaged UK economy', says survey

Bosses at all three revealed they were making “contingency plans” in the event of Scottish secession. While they dropped their immediate plans following the 'No' vote, Lloyds left the door open to moving some operations South by promising only to …

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Scottish referendum 'English question': Tory MPs call on David Cameron to …

In order to secure a No vote in the referendum, Mr Cameron promised to give the Scottish Parliament greater powers including more control over tax and welfare (Getty) A No 10 source said that opposition leader Ed Miliband should show he is willing to …

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Irvine Welsh: this glorious failure could yet be Scotland's …

Forget Bannockburn or the Scottish Enlightenment, the Scots have reinvented and re-established the idea of true democracy. … 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

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Scottish Referendum: 'Two Scotlands have emerged'

Questions of national identity have been raised after Scotland's referendum. BBC special correspondent Allan Little considers the campaign and its fallout. The Scotland my grandparents, born in the first decade of the 20th Century, lived in, was the …

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Scottish Independence Campaign Group 'The 45%' Announce Extensive …

Scotland's Referendum tipped in favour of No, but with "only 55%" – that's a majority – in favour of staying in the Union, Scotland's 45% have made it clear they are not happy with the result. The newly formed campaign group, 'The 45', have released a …

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Alex Salmond Warns Of Scottish Independence No Voters' 'Wrath' If Devolution …

The wrath of those who voted no to Scottish independence will be greater than "the wrath of Khan" if devolution is not delivered, Alex Salmond has said. Salmond, who resigned as Scotland's First Minister after 55% of Scots voted no to independence …

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Scottish referendum gives hope for the dawn of a new, cleaner politics

His bureaucracy was not above challenging the integrity of the Scottish institutions, as in the recent attempt to coerce the principal of St Andrews University into “clarifying” her sceptical views on independence. Most business leaders either signed …

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Scottish Ballet set for Dylan Thomas production

Watching Scottish Ballet rehearse the piece in their Glasgow studios, it's impossible to disagree. Within a few seconds of Burton's dulcet tones filling the room, and the dancers' bodies responding to the flow of his voice, any desire for a musical …

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Leaders face Scottish pressure

DAVID Cameron will meet backbenchers and party leaders today as he come under pressure to stand strong on English votes for English MPs. The PM has set the Conservatives on collision course with the Labour party after he said Scottish devolution would …

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No 10 states David Cameron will deliver on Scottish devolution promise

As the outgoing Scottish first minister accused the prime minister of tricking the voters of Scotland, No 10 said the prime minister was committed to the timetable agreed by the three main UK party leaders to hand greater powers over tax and welfare to …

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Scottish Referendum: Alex Salmond claims voters were 'tricked' over devolution …

“Shouldn't they have thought of that before they made a solemn vow and pledge to the Scottish people?" Salmond asked. He said No voters had been tricked because: "They believed these commitments from the Westminster leadership, these are the people …

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PM: Scottish and English devolution must be linked

He called on Labour leader Ed Miliband to either work together with him or explain to the people of the UK why he would not tackle the “fundamentally unjust” situation which means Scottish MPs can vote on laws which do not apply to their constituents.

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Jim Murphy: Labour Should Have Tackled Scottish Nationalism Twenty Five …

Speaking at a fringe event at the Labour Party conference in Manchester, Murphy also told The Huffington Post that he thought the divisions within Scottish society opened up by the referendum campaign would take some time to heal. "I think if we had …

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Ed Miliband: 'no ifs' on Scottish devolution pledge

During the Scottish referendum, the leaders of all three main Westminster parties promised to give the Edinburgh parliament new powers if Scotland voted No to independence. David Cameron has said since said that the transfer of further powers to …

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Jim Sillars Goes On Epic Scottish Independence Twitter Rant

An SNP heavyweight has gone on an extraordinary rant about Scottish independence, insisting the country doesn't need another referendum to become an independent republic, free of the Queen who has "intervened" to deny Scotland its destiny. Jim Sillars …

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The Guardian view on David Cameron's entangling of Scottish devolution with …

He stood outside No 10 and quite deliberately said that English grievances against Scottish MPs should be addressed at the same pace as the pledges given to Scotland in the campaign's final week. This was not the act of a man who wanted to bind the …

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Scottish independence: Unity service at St Giles

POLITICAL figures from both sides of the Scottish independence debate have gathered for a special church service to promote unity in the wake of the referendum. Around 1000 people gathered for the Church of Scotland event at St Giles Cathedral on …

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Awesome response to Scottish referendum

Irvine Welsh lives up to his reputation as a writer of fiction with his assertion on the front page of Saturday's Guardian that the yes campaign came “within a whisker of a sensational victory” in the Scottish referendum. The noes polled 24% more votes …

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Poll tips SNP as winners in next Scottish election

That poll of more than 900 people by Survation found while Labour were still the most popular party in terms of the next Westminster election on 39%, they are lagging behind the nationalists in voting intentions for Scottish Parliament, with support at …

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Scots were tricked into voting 'No' – Salmond — RT UK

London politicians gulled Scottish voters out of independence by making a false “vow” to grant Glasgow extra powers, First Minister Alex Salmond has said. … Keep up with the news by installing RT's extension for . Never miss …

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