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The benefits of a Scottish Yes vote

'Yes' campaigners holding Scottish Saltire flags gather for a rally in George Square, The list of catastrophes that would befall Britain in the event of Scottish independence continues to grow. If you believe the latest reports then money is being …

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'I am a Scot, but I am also a Briton': Scottish expats on the independence …

Scotland is, in fact, already a separate country – but a separate country within a larger polity. I am a Scot, but I am also a Briton, and those two things for me have never been mutually exclusive. With Scottish parents, English grandparents, Irish …

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Scottish independence: Scotland's chief counting officer says turnout could be …

Scotland's chief counting officer, tasked with announcing the final result of the independence referendum on Friday morning, said she thought turnout could be over 80 per cent. "I think the turnout is going to be high. I wouldn't be at all surprised if …

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Wales awaits result of Scottish independence referendum

Politicians in Wales are awaiting the result of the Scottish referendum on independence as voting gets under way. Polling stations are open from 07:00 to 22:00 BST on Thursday, with 4,285,323 people – 97% of the electorate – registered to vote. During …

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Scottish independence referendum: How to vote

This may happen before the precise final result is known. The Independent has disabled comments on all Scottish Independence Referendum articles while polls are open. The Scottish Referendum Act seeks to ensure the vote is unaffected by reports of how …

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What time will the Scottish independence vote be announced? A referendum …

The polls in the Scottish independence referendum close at 10pm and the counting of around four-million votes will start. Within a few hours the fate of Scotland and the United Kingdom will be decided. Here the Political Team at Bell Pottinger give a …

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Scottish referendum: 'Scotland will find few friends and allies in Europe'

The list of countries fearing the implications of Scottish independence is a long one. Germany fears financial instability and the break up of the eurozone, and SNP threats to default on debt unless Scotland can stay in the pound have alarmed Berlin …

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Scottish independence: polling day arrests made

Scottish independence: polling day arrests made. Faifley Parish Church polling station where it's alleged a man was arrested for assault on a politician. Picture: HeMedia. by KEVAN CHRISTIE. Updated on the 18 September 2014 18:34. Published 18/09/2014 …

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The 11 best moments of the Scottish independence referendum campaign

It all kicked off with the fiery exchanges between the SNP leader of the yes campaign Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, leader of the no campaign. The tone of the referendum discussions was set by their first combative live television debate, and …

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Pollsters face recriminations over Scottish referendum

Pollsters could face recriminations in the days following the independence referendum following weeks of conflicting results, experts have admitted. A YouGov poll released on Sunday September 7 put the nationalists on 51 per cent against No camp on 49 …

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Scottish independence: Campaigners cast their votes

Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Campaigners from both camps – Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond of the Scottish National Party, and Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling from Better …

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Scottish independence: where to watch referendum results

The Scottish independence referendum is underway but it is once the polling closes at 10pm that the drama of results night will begin. Running totals are expected to start coming in between 1am and 6am tomorrow morning, with television channels …

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Scottish independence: Voters turn out in droves

Pamela Haye, 50, from Edinburgh, headed to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood to mingle with the crowds on the historic day. “It's a momentous occasion,” she said, sitting among groups of tourists, campaigners and election watchers from across the globe.

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Scottish independence: Historic day marred by isolated reports of intimidation …

Scottish independence: What will happen to key British institutions? Mark Ferguson, the editor of LabourList, said he had been spat at while campaigning in Leith, north Edinburgh. Mr Ferguson said: “This is indicative of the febrile mood here. My only …

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How to follow the Scottish independence referendum from the US

What is a good idea on any day becomes a glittering idea on Thursday, when Scottish bars across the land will host diaspora Scots and other referendum-watchers for a night of celebration or commiseration plus booze. The Guardian's Nicky Woolf …

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Scottish have been 'fed a load of pap' by nationalists, says …

In a rare show of unity, the leaders of the UK's three main political parties penned a vow on Tuesday, published on the front page of Scottish newspaper The Daily Record, to transfer more powers to Scotland if it rejects …

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'Bampot', 'Shut Yer Geggie' And More: A Guide To Scottish …

Thank you, YouTube vlogger Erin Doogan – aka BeautyCreep – for your brilliant, and timely, guide to insulting Scottish words and phrases. Something tells us your video lesson will come in handy today (and tomorrow, and …

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Scottish independence: David Cameron won't resign as PM if Scotland votes yes …

Cameron stresses that his future will be decided soon enough at next year's general election in May 2015. The PM is to make a televised address in Downing Street early on Friday morning, shortly after the results of the Scottish referendum are declared …

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The news, video and comment as Scotland votes in an independence referendum

“What matters is that the UK government led by David Cameron agreed to listen to the legitimate demands of the Scottish people and hold a vote, a very risky decision. It is very risky decision because you never know how it will end up, it could be …

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Scottish independence: Decision day

Scottish independence: Decision day. man walking to polling place. Today people in Scotland will decide the future of their count. They're being asked to vote yes or no to one question – should Scotland be an independent country? It's a vote that could …

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Tory minister Claire Perry joins rebellion over Scottish funding pledge

James Gray, another Tory MP and former shadow Scottish secretary, has also joined the rebellion, saying: "Talk about feeding an addiction. The more you give them, the more they want, and we would be back with calls for independence within a decade or …

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Scottish independence: which indyref tunes would you include in our playlist?

Could this be the greatest potential breakup playlist of all time? As Scotland goes to the polls, let us know which songs are getting you through the day. Share · Tweet this. Email. Elena Cresci and Guardian readers · theguardian.com, Thursday 18 …

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Scottish independence: sorry, Grandfather, but you were wrong about leaving …

After retirement, though, he dedicated himself to Scottish nationalism. This was a minority pursuit (the Scottish National Party did not hold a single parliamentary seat between 1945 and 1967) but this did not deter him; he would go to enormous lengths …

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French split on Scottish independence

“I would obviously vote for Scottish independence because I'm too keen on history not to know that Scotland is the traditional ally of the French ever since the Ancien Régime,” said Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a maverick politician who ran for president in …

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Scottish independence: referendum results – live

This page will automatically update every 90 secondsOn Off. Live results of the Scottish independence referendum will appear here from 10pm. Follow the live coverage of the last day of the campaign trail here …

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Andy Murray branded 'irresponsible' for revealing 'extremely ill-advised …

Andy Murray's last minute decision to tell the public that he supports Scottish Independence has been criticised on Twitter. The former Wimbledon champion voiced his view on the much-publicised debate in the early hours of this morning (18 September …

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Scottish independence: Poll gives No slender lead

A NEW POLL has shown the No campaign edging ahead with a slender lead hours before polling stations close in the Scottish independence referendum. The Ipsos-Mori poll for the London Evening Standard found 53% of voters planned to vote No, while …

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Voter turnout for Scottish referendum could be highest of any British election

Some 65 per cent of voters turned out in the 2010 general election, and just 50.4 per cent in the most recent elections to the Scottish Parliament. Polling stations opened at 7am and people had until 10pm to cast their ballot, with the result expected …

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Ten ways the Scottish referendum is just like the American revolution – and …

Stop an American on the street and ask them what they think of Scottish independence, and you will likely be greeted with a smiling confession of ignorance, before dislodging a general statement of support, along the lines of “Freedom! Good!” If it's …

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American Separatists Are Hyped About Scottish …

On Thursday, Scottish voters will head to the polls to decide whether Scotland should break from the United Kingdom and become an independent nation. Here in America, members of various separatist groups are closely watching the referendum and hoping it will … "What I'm going to be doing is what I do for a living […]

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Live news feed: The latest on the Scottish independence …

IrishCentral will keep you up-to-date with the news as it unfolds: Times are Scottish local (UTC). 8:10pm: Less than two hours to go until the polls close. Many stories are circulating of encounters with first-time voters, from …

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Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote

While the rest of the UK is giving a chunk of money to the Scottish Government – he can blame them for the cutbacks. When that stops he can't. 3) He knows – but can't admit it in the campaign – that the rest of the UK will never accept a currency union.

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Man arrested over alleged assault outside Scottish polling station

A man has been arrested over an alleged assault on a pro-union Scottish Labour councillor outside a polling station in Clydebank during the independence referendum. Police Scotland said a 44-year-old man had been arrested in connection with an alleged …

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The Scottish referendum: what happens after the polls close

The campaign against Scottish independence appears to have edged ahead according to the final poll of the referendum campaign, conducted by Ipsos Mori for London's Evening Standard, with the no campaign at 53% of decided voters compared with the …

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The best Scottish referendum newspaper front pages

Unlike the Scottish Sun, which wouldn't have used such a derogatory pun for Scots, the English Sun dubs the Scottish referendum the "Jocky Horror Show", in commemoration of Jim Sharman's apparently similarly comical horror film made in the Seventies.

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