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Scottish Independence: Sturgeon and Lamont target each other's party members

Deputy First Minister tells Glasgow Central Mosque 'hundreds of thousands are back Yes vote' as Scottish Labour leader urges Sturgeon's constituents not to 'take a punt'
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Independence 'opportunity for all'

Independence 'opportunity for all' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article references the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scotland should say 'no thanks' to independence, says Alastair darling | The Parliament Magazine

Scotland should say 'no thanks' to independence, says Alastair darling | The Parliament Magazine | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article, published on 5 September, cites the work of the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims

Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will face scrutiny over welfare in an independent Scotland.
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Leading research director warns Scottish independence is a "very real possibility"

Leading research director warns Scottish independence is a "very real possibility" | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Dr Angus Armstrong, director of macroeconmic research at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, says region would suffer
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The National Institute of Economic and Social Research receives funding from the ESRC. Dr Armstrong is also a fellow of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Balls' guarantee to Scottish voters of 'big transfer of financial powers' if they reject independence

Balls' guarantee to Scottish voters of 'big transfer of financial powers' if they reject independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Labour's Ed Balls has given voters in Scotland a personal guarantee there will be a "big transfer of financial powers" to Holyrood if they reject independence.

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The article cites the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.


Article originally published 8 September 2014.

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Scotland should not, and will not, survive alone

Scotland should not, and will not, survive alone | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It’s a tragedy the spine of our unique nation, the England-Scotland axis, could be about to break
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How do those of us who want Scotland to stay in the UK turn things around after Yes poll lead?

The news that the Yes campaign has taken the lead in a You Gov poll just 11 days before the referendum on Scotland’s independence is worrying. Everyone is nervous and jittery. Yes campaigners, daring to hope that they are on the verge of an historic victory will be motivated and scared in equal measures.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scotland needs not independence but devolution – from Holyrood too

Scotland needs not independence but devolution – from Holyrood too | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Sarah Boyack: The SNP has removed powers and funding from local councils. It’s time for a double devolution
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scottish independence: What will it take to persuade Scots to say no?

Scottish independence: What will it take to persuade Scots to say no? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Opponents of the SNP need to convince all voters that a Yes will make them worse off – and keep David Cameron quiet
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Article by Professor John Curtice, fellow of the ESRC's Future of the UK and Scotland programme and chief commenator on What Scotland Thinks.

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Scottish Poverty Study - Rising Deprivation

Scottish Poverty Study - Rising Deprivation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

STV News at Six, Wednesday, 20/08/2014

 

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Programme discusses research covered in the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) project.

Coverage starts at 05:04 and concludes at 08:00

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Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK

Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

English people’s views on Scottish independence are revealed today by an authoritative study which shows that they profoundly disagree with politicians over what should happen to the UK in the wake of next month’s referendum, regardless of the outcome.

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Article cites the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change which is part of a programme of investments into the Future of the UK and Scotland

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David Cameron ridicules Alex Salmond's "desperate" NHS claims

David Cameron ridicules Alex Salmond's "desperate" NHS claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister says the Nationalists' claims that the Scottish NHS is at risk from the supposed privatisation of the English health service do not "stack up".
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The article cites research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC. 

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Independent Scotland Would Begin With 6.4% Deficit

An independent Scotland would start out with a budget deficit of at least 6.4 percent in the event of a vote to break away from the U.K. in a nearing ballot, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
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Once the richest man in Scotland, now its voice of reason - Telegraph

Once the richest man in Scotland, now its voice of reason - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Ever the philanthropist, Sir Tom Hunter wants to help referendum voters decide
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The article refers to the free ebook produced by the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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FactCheck Scotland: 10 facts you need to know before you vote

FactCheck Scotland: 10 facts you need to know before you vote | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Are you voting in Scotland on Thursday? Then read this - 10 things you need to know about the referendum vote (but may have been scared to ask).
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Article originally published 16 September 2014.


The article cites analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims

Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's claim that welfare will remain largely unchanged in the event of Scotland becoming independent, will come under scrutiny today by her opponents at Labour and the Better Together campaign. The Better Together campaign has consistently said that welfare spending would face cuts as an independent country would obviously not be able to benefit from a United Kingdom's public purse. "The welfare state is one of the UK's proudest achievements. "To make that founding principle a reality we need to be able to fund our welfare state.
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Blow for 'No' campaign as ESRC says Scotland would stay

Blow for 'No' campaign as ESRC says Scotland would stay | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It is unlikely that an independent Scotland would be cut off from the rights and obligations of EU membership for any period of time, according to a leading British research body.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC The Future of the UK and Scotland project


Article originally published 21 August 2014

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What would independence really mean for Scotland's economy?

What would independence really mean for Scotland's economy? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Larry Elliott: Countries poorer than Scotland have thrived after independence, but it would not be a land flowing with milk and honey either
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Independent Scotland would struggle to monitor intelligence, report says

Independent Scotland would struggle to monitor intelligence, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Paper says more politicians and greater expertise would be needed to scrutinise activities of Scottish and UK spy agencies
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The article is based on a report from the ESRC's Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Indyref: If Scotland votes No – what happens next?

Indyref: If Scotland votes No – what happens next? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Indyref: If Scotland votes No – what happens next?
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Article published on 7 September 2014.The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.
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Jim Wallace: Team Scotland within the UK – the best solution

Jim Wallace: Team Scotland within the UK – the best solution | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"One vivid memory of that evening was the learning of the Liberal Party’s commitment to a strong Scottish Parliament within the United Kingdom. I thought it was a good idea then – and it still is today."

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Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence

Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With the Scottish referendum just weeks away, all eyes are on Scotland. But what would a "Yes" or "No" vote mean for Wales, and how much appetite is there for Wales to get more powers too?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES),

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Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts

Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The North Sea's most eminent industry leader comes out against independence and warns rapidly depleting reserves means a separate Scotland could end up importing gas from England.

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Most English Oppose Scots Currency Union, Poll Shows

More than half of English voters say they are opposed to Scotland’s plan to keep using the pound if the country votes for independence, a poll indicated.

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Article cites the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

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