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Scottish referendum: people are energised – and this new way of doing politics …

As someone who went through the nerve-shredding tradition of Scottish inter-school debates, I wasn't surprised to see a lot of confident speakers and campaigners aged 16 and 17, but what was thrilling was how energised that whole generation had become, …

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Scottish referendum: Nicola Sturgeon edges closer to SNP leadership

The chances of Nicola Sturgeon becoming the new leader of the Scottish National Party increased last night after Mike Russell, the Scottish Parliament's Education Secretary, told The Independent on Sunday: “I will not be standing – I will be supporting …

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New Scottish powers come with fiscal responsibilities

In the end the bond and currency market reaction to the Scottish referendum result barely registered a flicker on a market screen: UK gilt yields rose by just 0.07pc in the days leading up to the result while sterling rose by about 2 cents against the …

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Iain Morrison: SRU should fund London Scottish

IT was two years ago, in the wake of yet another Calcutta Cup disappointment at Twickenham, that I and a journalist buddy walked back to Richmond Athletic Ground (RAA), home to London Scottish RFC and, for about 13 years, me. As we walked past the bar …

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Scottish independence: Twitter users try to pass off London riot scenes as …

Twitter users have been branded 'dishonest numpties' after attempting to pass off scenes of civil unrest from the London riots as violence between Scots in the wake of the referendum. Nationalists and Unionists have been called upon to condemn those …

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Alex Salmond and Scottish nationalism

WHEN Alex Salmond stood down after a decade as leader of the secessionist Scottish National Party (SNP) in 2000, he left a modest legacy. The Labour Party dominated Scottish politics. Independence seemed extremely improbable. The SNP was riven by …

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Britain's first Scottish poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy writes 'I Love You' poem

Carol Ann Duffy, the first ever Scottish UK poet laureate, has released her thoughts on the independence referendum 'No' vote in the way she knows best – by publishing a new poem. Titled 'September 2014', the short, 16-line verse reflects on Scotland's …

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Scottish independence: SNP, Greens membership up

The Scottish Green Party, which campaigned for independence, has also seen a rush of people signing up to become a member. The party said more than 2,000 people have joined since polls closed on Thursday, peaking at a rate of four per minute.

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Scottish referendum: things might well be the same again

Often, they had felt intimidated, and some – employed in the public sector or dependent on Scottish government contracts – had feared for their jobs if they spoke out. Many were bourgeois or rural, the sort of people who, if the Conservative Party …

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Scottish referendum: Funding pledge to Scotland leaves David Cameron with …

In the final days of the campaign, with the result hanging on the thread of a tartan kilt, all three major British party leaders desperately promised “extensive new powers” for the Scottish Parliament. Mr Cameron pledged to offer new sovereignty over …

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Gordon Brown tells Scots: let us be a nation, united again – as it happened

The former prime minister, who has spearheaded an accelerated timetable for the Scottish parliament to get more powers, ruled out a political comeback but said he would ensure the commitment given by the leaders of the three main Westminster parties is …

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Alex Salmond resigns as Scottish First Minister: SNP leader to stand down …

In pictures: Alex Salmond's campaign for Scottish independence. The Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is widely considered to be one of the frontrunners to replace him both as SNP leader and First Minister – but paying tribute to Mr Salmond, said …

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Petition alleging fraud in Scottish independence vote receives 70000 signatures

She wrote: 'Countless evidences of fraud during the recent Scottish Referendum have come to light, including two counts of votes being moved in bulk into a No pile, Yes votes clearly being seen in no piles and strange occurences [sic] with dual fire …

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Scottish Independence: 'Lacklustre' Labour Must Learn Lessons From The …

The question of Scottish independence, to quote David Cameron, is now "settled for a generation". How about the question of the next election? Is that "settled" too? Judging by the lacklustre Better Together campaign, which was Labour-dominated from …

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The Scottish vote was a class war and the rich won

Scotland is remaining in the UK after a referendum for independence lost decisively at the polls Thursday. And it looks, from one snap analysis, that that's exactly what Scotland's richest citizens wanted. Rich areas, it seemed, voted overwhelmingly …

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Catalans remain defiant after Scottish vote

The Catalan independence movement sought to shrug off the result of the Scottish referendum, and vowed to press ahead with the Spanish region's own plan for an independence plebiscite less than two months from now. In a concerted effort to keep the …

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Glasgow's George Square video: Violent scenes and six arrests as pro-union …

A chorus of Rule Britannia was heard being sung before it was countered with a version of Flower of Scotland, the Scottish national anthem. Roads around the square, which had hosted pro-independence parties in the days before the referendum, were …

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Scottish referendum: how religion could help heal the nation's rifts

It ceased to be a cathedral long ago as the 1560 Reformation displaced the old Catholic order, and in 1638 Bishops were expelled from the Scottish Church, finally establishing Presbyterianism. This did not, however, end religious conflict or that …

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Scottish roundup: Accies lose top spot after drab draw with Kilmarnock

An under-strength Hamilton slipped off the top of the Scottish Premiership after being held to a goalless draw by Kilmarnock. Accies were forced into four changes for the match at New Douglas Park and could not maintain a dominant first-half …

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Scottish Referendum Results Give Birth To 'The 45'

They have said they will not go quietly into the night, that they will not vanish without a fight, they're going to live on, they're going to survive, they are 'the 45%'. Does that quote sound familiar? Yes, that's right, frustrated pro-indy Scots are …

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Standard-bearer of Scottish nationalism leaves party at high-water mark

But in an unexpected paradox, the independence campaign he fathered had shifted Scottish politics from its old formal ways into an unstructured, youthful mass movement that had activated the Scottish left. His time, he said, had passed, and a different …

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Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote | Times Free …

LONDON — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. … my tfp sites: right2know mobile community obits biz experts edge chattanooganow get out chatter ideal health dining out chattagov noticias libres · subscribe […]

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Brown sets out timetable for new Scottish powers

Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, on Saturday vowed to ensure that promises made by politicians to deliver more powers to the Scottish parliament would be honoured, and set up a timetable that could see draft legislation ready by November.

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HUFFPOLLSTER: It's Election Day! (In Scotland)

And even those Southerners who are following news about the referendum are more likely than those in the rest of the country who are paying attention think Scottish secession is the right thing." [YouGov]. BACK IN THE USA: …

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Alex Salmond Quits As Scottish First Minister After Referendum Defeat

Alex Salmond has announced he will quit as Scottish first minister and leader of the SNP, following the decision by voters to reject Scottish independence. Speaking in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, Salmond said it had been the "privilege of his life …

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Saturday's Scottish football

Jonathan Tiffoney's header has given Alloa the lead against Rangers while Jon McShane's strike for Queen of the South against Hibernian separates the two sides. Leaders Hearts temporarily led Cowdenbeath through Billy King's strike but Calum Gallagher …

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Scottish referendum: Why people voted 'Yes' or 'No'

More than three and a half million Scots voted in Thursday's referendum. The turnout was the highest for any UK election since 1951. The vote against independence was larger in the more rural parts of Scotland, and among older voters. For cities that …

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Scottish Independence Referendum: TV Journalists Become …

Some British news reporters covering Thursday's independence referendum in Scotland have themselves become the news after describing the challenges the…

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Scottish referendum: It's a NO – so what happens now?

Cameron tells MPs he will keep his promise of further devolution to the Scottish Parliament. He will be met with fury from his own backbenchers who say Scotland has blackmailed the rest of Britain. October 16, 2014 – Gordon Brown leads House of Commons …

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Scottish independence: Key figures give their reaction

"I'm absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken this momentous decision to safeguard our family of nations for future generations." Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. "We have won the referendum but the responsibility is on all …

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Scottish independence referendum in maps

Scottish independence referendum in maps. By Christine Jeavans BBC News. Scotland has voted against independence from the United Kingdom in an historic referendum. Almost 85% of the electorate turned out to vote, an unprecedented proportion in …

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Scottish Referendum: More say for Wales says David Cameron

"Just as the people of Scotland will have more powers over their affairs, so it follows that the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland must have a bigger say over theirs," he said. With the results in from all 32 Scottish council areas, the "No …

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Scottish referendum: Salmond to quit after Scots vote No

He will also resign as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which he has led for a total of 20 years. Scottish voters backed the country staying in the UK by 2,001,926 votes to 1,617,989 in Thursday's referendum. Three arrests have been made …

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Glasgow's George Square turns ugly as pro-union skinheads taunt defeated …

Hundreds of people crowded into the historic square following today's No vote in the Scottish referendum, with police having to separate rival supporters of the union and independence. Gathered at the top of the square next to Queen Street Station …

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'Beautiful, bouncing Britain reborn!' – Boris Johnson's verdict on the …

"You can't have a situation in which Scottish MPs can sit in Parliament and vote on stuff that does not affect their constituents – that is absolutely outrageous." When it came to his fellow No campaigners, Mr Johnson held nothing back, declaring …

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