Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks? You strut like a world power and have a navy with a huge aircraft carrier and no planes to land on it. We laugh at you with the rest of the world, but at the same time we remember that a quarter of our population lives in poverty; and all you can promise us if we vote for you is more poverty for this rich country of Scotland.
"Westminster’s privatisation of England’s health service could see NHS England effectively broken up within a decade, according to Labour in England, with the prospect of patient charges replacing public funds. And funding is already being squeezed as the Westminster government shrinks the public sector, according to Labour in Wales."
"We need a Yes to protect public services from damaging Westminster cuts."
Suzanne Moore: First thoughts: With its independence vote Scotland is able to ask big questions about its destiny. I have no idea what that feels like
Stevie Mach's insight:
"The best debates about Scottish independence have asked big questions and often there are no easy answers. There is a truthfulness in that. Imagine if England could ask the same questions of itself instead of assuming that all was settled long ago. Imagine if we could do this without ceding to Ukip-style regression.
Scotland will do whatever it does. As I watch from afar, I can’t help thinking for us English, chance would be a fine thing." - Time to take our chance, time for a YES vote.
Alex Salmond's victory in last night's debate on Scottish independence will "raise the hearts" of Yes campaigners but it "remains to be seen" whether it will inject momentum into the campaign, an expert has said.
The UK economy is heading towards massive inequality on a historic scale and towards intensification of poverty and social deprivation, meaning Scotland needs independence, co-founder of a Radical Independence Campaign Jonathon Shafi told RT.
"Scotland will be able to contribute to an oil fund from the first day of independence, the Scottish Government has said.
This week will see the publication of figures showing the relative strength of Scotland's public finances over the past five years, and an updated forecast of an independent Scotland's public finances in 2016/17 extending these projections forward."
Scotland Now In pictures: Beginner's guide to Scottish history by author Allan Burnett Scotland Now BEST-SELLING author, historian and performer Allan Burnett takes a look at 2014's big events and their place in Scottish history with an exclusive...
"Labour leader Ed Miliband has been challenged to a Scottish referendum debate in advance of his visit north of the Border today. It comes from the growing band of Labour members who are backing a Yes vote on September 18 in defiance of their Westminster-based leader."
The ‘slow death of proper journalistic inquiry into many aspects of Scottish life’ of which Ian Jack complains is something many of us have been watching for the past few decades. That’s nothing new. But now we have tools to democratise information media, and that’s what we’re going to do.
"The days when Better Together could take victory for granted are a fading memory. The anti-independence campaign's early assumption that it need do no more than flaunt its lead in the polls and mock the chances of a Yes vote look pretty ridiculous now. But the truth is that, in the beginning, that was all they had. Project Fear was cobbled together later and with it the scare mongering script that has been repeated ever since."
Every week, COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey celebrates Earth's abundant forms of life, from the birth of living organisms to humans' existence today. But in tonight's episode, it looks at how our civilization may die.