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Alistair Darling to use lecture to outline case against Scottish independence - Top stories - Scotsman.com

Alistair Darling to use lecture to outline case against Scottish independence - Top stories - Scotsman.com | My Scotland | Scoop.it
FORMER Chancellor Alistair Darling is to deliver a keynote speech later this week on Scotland’s place within the UK when he is expected to set out more details of the case against independence.
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Blair dips in his pocket to give Labour's target seat campaigns £106,000

Blair dips in his pocket to give Labour's target seat campaigns £106,000 | My Scotland | Scoop.it
TONY Blair has donated £1000 to Labour's election campaigns in each of its 106 battleground target seats north and south of the border in an attempt to rebalance the campaign spending gap with the Tories.
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Jim Murphy and David Mundell in fight to hold seats

Jim Murphy and David Mundell in fight to hold seats | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Lord Ashcroft's polling shows the Scottish Labour leader and the Tories' only Scottish MP are in a knife-edge battle to hold their seats, while the SNP is on course to take Gordon Brown's constituency.
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SNP 'poised to take Brown's seat'

SNP 'poised to take Brown's seat' | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Gordon Brown's parliamentary seat is set to be claimed by the SNP at the general election, according to polling by Tory peer Lord Ashcroft. Labour is on cour...
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SNP to wipe out Labour vote in Scotland, Lord Ashcroft poll reveals

SNP to wipe out Labour vote in Scotland, Lord Ashcroft poll reveals | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Danny Alexander and Douglas Alexander will both no longer be MPs after General Election, according to bombshell poll by former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft
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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to publish book

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to publish book | My Scotland | Scoop.it
ALEX Salmond is to publish his memoirs this month in a book his publishers said would tell the “compelling inside story” of the independence referendum campaign. (via: trendolizer.com)
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SNP attacks Scottish Labour leader's tuition fees pledge

SNP attacks Scottish Labour leader's tuition fees pledge | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Jim Murphy, who backed fees policy under Tony Blair, accused of hypocrisy for saying Labour would keep university tuition free in Scotland Jim Murphy has been accused of “shameless hypocrisy” after he announced that university tuition would remain...
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Murphy: I'm not a 'Westminster politician' | PoliticsHome.com

Murphy: I'm not a 'Westminster politician' | PoliticsHome.com | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has strongly denied that he is a “Westminster politician”.
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Public services could face the axe in Scotland

Public services could face the axe in Scotland | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The impact of years of austerity is now poised to hit home on local services across Scotland with many facing the axe or increased charges, a new report has warned.
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Huge drive to promote ‘Scotland’s Route 66’

Huge drive to promote ‘Scotland’s Route 66’ | My Scotland | Scoop.it
America has Route 66. Australia has the Great Ocean Road. But Scotland is launching its own bid to create an iconic road trail for visitors.
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Germany's far-right Pegida movement sets up in Scotland and plans anti-Islam march in Edinburgh

Germany's far-right Pegida movement sets up in Scotland and plans anti-Islam march in Edinburgh | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE first demonstration by the Scottish branch of Pegida, the far-right anti-Islam movement from Germany, is planned for Edinburg this month.
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Proclaimers star Charlie Reid said Thatcher's politics made him back Scottish independence

Proclaimers star Charlie Reid said Thatcher's politics made him back Scottish independence | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE singer, who was told the news of Thatcher’s death by the Record as he stepped off a flight to New York, said: “Her politics inspired me because I disagreed with her so much.
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12 actors who could play The Saint in ITV's new series - Digital Spy UK

12 actors who could play The Saint in ITV's new series - Digital Spy UK | My Scotland | Scoop.it
9 potential Saints - and 3 actors who've had a brush with Simon Templar before.
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I'm listening to The Saint on the radio right now. They are going to have to seriously look at how women are treated by Simon Templar. (ST)
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Youth given the chance to have their say in MSYP elections

Youth given the chance to have their say in MSYP elections | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Young people across North Lanarkshire have the chance to make their voice heard by voting in the Scottish Youth Parliament elections which began on Monday.
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Maternity leave minister returns to help SNP avoid ID database defeat

Maternity leave minister returns to help SNP avoid ID database defeat | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Aileen Campbell helps the Scottish Government triumph by 64 votes to 61 in a knife-edge vote on proposals that critics claim create ID cards "by the back door".
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RAF flypast marks 125th birthday of the Forth Bridge

RAF flypast marks 125th birthday of the Forth Bridge | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A flypast by an RAF Tornado and Spitfire marks the 125th birthday of one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge
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8 things you need to know about the BBC licence fee changes

8 things you need to know about the BBC licence fee changes | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The introduction of a universal flat-rate fee to replace the licence fee is expected to be backed by BBC Director General Lord Hall later today.
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CND snapshot of Labour election hopefuls shows three-quarters oppose renewing Trident

CND snapshot of Labour election hopefuls shows three-quarters oppose renewing Trident | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A SURVEY that shows three out of four of Labour's General Election candidates oppose the renewal of Trident has raised SNP hopes of scrapping Britain's nuclear deterrent should the Nationalists hold the balance of power after May 7.
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Labour and Tory bigwigs say 'don't vote tactically', but something's stirring in the political undergrowth

Labour and Tory bigwigs say 'don't vote tactically', but something's stirring in the political undergrowth | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Grassroots supporters of the Union won't be dissuaded from taking a tactical approach to the general election
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Watchdog: SNP plan for super-database could create national ID number for every Scot

Watchdog: SNP plan for super-database could create national ID number for every Scot | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The UK's privacy watchdog has warned that plans to create a 'super ID database' may lead to the creation of a national identity number for every Scot by default.
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Nicola Sturgeon economic strategy 'ignores' new powers

Nicola Sturgeon economic strategy 'ignores' new powers | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The First Minister unveils a new long-term plan to increase Scotland's competitiveness but fails to spell out how she will use a swathe of new tax powers.
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Labour heart under attack in North Lanarkshire

Labour heart under attack in North Lanarkshire | My Scotland | Scoop.it
NORTH Lanarkshire has provided Labour with some of their big beasts past and present.
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Ukip vow to cut £8 billion of Scotland's funding - Scotsman

Ukip vow to cut £8 billion of Scotland's funding - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE UK Independence Party has laid out plans to slash £8 billion from Scottish funding to help balance the books in government.
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Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts - The Independent

Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts - The Independent | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Ukip is preparing a manifesto pledge to slash billions of pounds from Scotland’s budget to help to pay for tax cuts for English voters.
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Fears over Holyrood child abuse inquiry direction

Fears over Holyrood child abuse inquiry direction | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SURVIVORS have claimed a Scottish Government inquiry into historical child abuse cases appears to be moving away from holding to account those who were responsible for crimes against them.
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Surely if one starts with the concept of blame attribution, one also starts with the concept of guilt. In this country is it not the case that one is innocent until proven guilty.
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