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Sammy Wilson's comments on Scottish National Party's 'tartan terror tactics …

Ex-Finance Minister Sammy Wilson said the "nasty face of nationalism already seen in Northern Ireland" had now been witnessed during the Scottish independence campaign. Principal deputy speaker Mitchel McLaughlin accepted a request from the SDLPs …

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Tessa Jowell: Labour took Scottish voters for granted

The Labour party took Scottish voters for granted and risk doing the same in other parts of the country, Labour's former cultural secretary has warned. Tessa Jowell told a fringe meeting at the Labour conference, that the referendum campaign had been a …

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​Scottish caber

What could the 85 per cent Scottish turnout suggest for West Dorset locally, given possibly lesser knowledge of local issues/procedures here, and only 55 per cent voting in local elections? In 2011 the ruling party here achieved only 45 per cent of …

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Tories seek to cut Scotland's budget

Scotland's budget is facing the threat of Tory cuts – less than a week after the referendum in which the three Westminster parties vowed to protect the Barnett Formula. Reports in today's Scottish Sun and Times newspapers state that Tory sources have …

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Scottish tidal energy sector spend praised

Lindsay Leask, senior policy manager for offshore renewables at Scottish Renewables, said: “Wave and tidal energy is still very much the renewables new kid on the block but the opportunities it presents are enormous, particularly for Scotland.

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Will Labour's new mansion tax apply to Scottish properties?

3) Assuming a British government can't impose a mansion tax on Scottish properties, post- Devo Max, will Miliband still go ahead and impose a mansion tax on properties in England? And will the revenue raised by that tax be distributed to NHS Scotland …

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First-time voters reflect on the Scottish independence referendum

The Scottish independence referendum marked the first time that the vote had been extended to 16- and 17-year-olds in the UK. Initial concerns about teenage apathy were proved wrong as more than 100,000 people under 18 registered to vote – close to …

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Andy Murray REGRETS declaring support for Scottish …

ANDY Murray has said he regrets the way he declared his support for a Yes vote on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum. … Home · News · UK; Andy Murray REGRETS Scottish tweet! Tennis ace talks difficult …

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Scottish Independence: Anonymous £900000 'No' Vote Gambler Predicted …

The anonymous City trader who gambled £900,000 on a "No" vote at last week's Scottish independence referendum predicted a late intervention from Gordon Brown would swing it the Unionists' way. William Hill paid out £1,093,333.33 to the man who placed …

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English Labour MPs in open revolt over Miliband's refusal to block Scottish …

The former Foreign Secretary, emerging from a summit with Tory MPs at the Prime Minister's countryside retreat at Chequers, said 'English votes for English laws' was 'something we have to face up to' in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum.

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Tristram Hunt: We need to learn from Scottish referendum

Yet even though the Scottish referendum provided a no victory far more resounding than anticipated, there can be no doubt that its impact will be seismic. And the tremors of this political earthquake will be felt in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire as …

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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Hamilton have agreed a new contract with their manager Alex Neil, with financial incentives if Accies stay in the Scottish Premiership. (The Sun). Ross County boss Jim McIntyre believes the Staggies and Hibs will approach their League Cup game with the …

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Andy Murray has no regrets over support for Scottish independence

Andy Murray has said he has no regrets about declaring his support for a Yes vote on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum but does have reservations about the way he did it. The British No1 made a late intervention into the debate by posting …

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'the chief' of Scottish politics – The Guardian

Yet it is a mark of the changes that have overtaken the Scottish National party he has led so surely and successfully for 20 of the last 24 years that the SNP now possesses a cadre group of plausible prospective successors, of whom Salmond's deputy Nicola Sturgeon is self-evidently the frontrunner to take over. Such […]

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Jim Murphy resists call to seek Labour party leadership in Scotland

Some fear that the 45 per cent Yes vote could translate into a spike in support for the Scottish National party next May at the expense of some of Labour's 40 seats. One shadow cabinet minister said he had been shocked by the lack of campaigning nous …

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Andy Murray: I regret my 'let's do this!' tweet but back Scottish independence

"It was a very emotional day for Scottish people and the whole country and the whole of the UK – it was a big day. "The way it was worded, the way I sent it, is not really in my character. I don't normally do stuff like that. So, yeah, I was a bit …

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Scottish parties may all be led by women

Nicola Sturgeon, the deputy first minister, is expected to announce her intention to run for the Scottish National party leadership tomorrow and if she does succeed Alex Salmond, it will mean that the leaders of the three main parties at Holyrood are …

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Scottish referendum: Andy Murray regrets indyref tweet fallout

Andy Murray has spoken publicly for the first time about comments he made on the eve of the Scottish referendum. Murray was abused on Twitter for tweeting his support for independence. In a BBC interview in China, he said the UK was going to be …

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England to Get More Powers After Scotland's 'No' Vote

LONDON – No sooner had Scotland decided to stay in the United Kingdom early Friday, Britain's prime minister vowed to press ahead with a dramatic political s…

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Scottish tourist 'identifies man who killed two backpackers'

Scottish tourist 'identifies man who killed two backpackers'. Tuesday 23 September 2014. A backpacker and musician has fled a Thai island where two young tourists were murdered after he claimed to have identified one of the alleged killers on social media.

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Support for Scottish golf must continue after the Ryder Cup has come and gone

"We should have been told at the start that the biggest chequebook would win," was a familiar lament being uttered by those involved with the Scottish proposal. In hindsight, of course, another four years of waiting have only been beneficial in that …

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Scotland's First Minister Resigns as No Vote Leads to Hostility

The real guardians of progress are not the politicians at Westminster, or even at [Scottish parliament at] Holyrood, but the energized activism of tens of thousands of people who I predict will refuse meekly to go back into the political shadows," he said. "I believe that in this new exciting situation … I felt quite […]

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Ed Balls Would Be 'Staggered' If Gordon Brown Ran To Be Scottish First Minister

"I have huge respect for the Scottish Parliament but being First Minister in Scotland isn't the same job as being the UK Prime Minister. "I would be staggered if Gordon Brown ever wanted to come back into that kind of role. But I have no doubt he would …

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Police investigate sinister Scottish Republican Army website

Police investigate sinister Scottish Republican Army website. Martin Williams. Senior News Reporter. Tuesday 23 September 2014. POLICE are investigating complaints over a sinister Scottish Republican Army website which threatens violence to the …

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Banning Scottish MPs from voting on English laws 'cannot be avoided', Hague …

The former Foreign Secretary, emerging from a summit with Tory MPs at the Prime Minister's countryside retreat at Chequers, said 'English votes for English laws' was 'something we have to face up to' in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum.

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Five Important Lessons Learned From The Scottish …

This is bad news for many American and European regimes where traditions of democracy ostensibly run strong, but are manipulated to favor centralization. The United States government, for example, clings to the idea that …

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Scottish tourist 'identifies man who killed two backpackers'

Scottish tourist 'identifies man who killed two backpackers'. Tuesday 23 September 2014. A backpacker and musician has fled a Thai island where two young tourists were murdered after he claimed to have identified one of the alleged killers on social media.

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Scottish independence: Activists blockade Faslane

VETERAN CND campaigners blockaded Scotland's nuclear submarine base yesterday in protest at the country's No vote on independence. Six activists brought traffic to a standstill after creating a human barricade outside the base's north gate. They tied …

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Scottish whisky exports fall 11% to £1.77bn

Anti-extravagance measures in China, economic slowdown in some markets and a stronger pound sterling have been cited as reasons for the decline by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). While Scotch whisky exports to some key markets, such as France …

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Lloyds, TSB and insurance giant Standard Life refuse to rule out moving south …

Lloyds, TSB and insurance giant Standard Life have refused to rule out moving south of the border despite last week's 'No' vote on Scottish independence. Five banks had revealed contingency plans to move their registered offices from Scotland to London …

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SNP membership soars to over 42000

"This was reinforced by the Survation poll carried out immediately after the referendum which put SNP support at 49 per cent for a Scottish Parliament election – 4 points up even on our 2011 landslide vote. “As Labour meets in Manchester, their …

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m devastated. I have lost faith in the Scottish people

News · Politics · Scottish independence … The Highlands has a comparatively low unemployment rate – around 3% against a Scottish average of 6% – but wages are almost 7% lower than the rest of Scotland. Highlanders …

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Scottish League Cup: Rival bosses seek solace at Victoria Park

Pessimism has already settled as the current mood of both clubs, so there will at least be empathy between them when they meet in the Scottish League Cup, although one must ultimately prevail. Upheaval has characterised their campaigns so far. County …

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Tulloch disappointed at 'no' vote on Scottish independence

Fund manager Angus Tulloch has expressed disappointment at the 'no' result of the Scottish independence vote, but said he was delighted by the size of the turnout and was glad the vote had taken place. 'I am a little bit disappointed,' he said …

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Alex Salmond warns Scotland could declare independence WITHOUT a …

Defeated SNP leader Alex Salmond this morning accused Westminster of 'tricking' Scottish voters into rejecting separation – and suggested the country could declare independence without a referendum. He said the No campaign's last minute promise of …

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