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Scottish independence: Fresh warning over Clyde warship contracts if Scotland goes it alone - Politics - Scotsman.com

Scottish independence: Fresh warning over Clyde warship contracts if Scotland goes it alone - Politics - Scotsman.com | My Scotland | Scoop.it
ALL SCOTTISH businesses that rely on Westminster defence spending face a more uncertain future under independence, MPs were told yesterday.
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The Scottish independence referendum — a new constitutional settlement? - The Lawyer

The Scottish independence referendum — a new constitutional settlement? - The Lawyer | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Fear of defeat prompted the UK government to announce an intention to devolve further powers to Scotland.
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Deconstructing Scottish nationalism and the new democracy - Open Democracy

Deconstructing Scottish nationalism and the new democracy - Open Democracy | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The referendum in Scotland gave birth to a new democratic movement in Scotland - a movement people all across the UK could learn from.
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Alex Salmond challenged to ‘put up or shut up’ over plans for general election

Alex Salmond challenged to ‘put up or shut up’ over plans for general election | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland’s newly retired first minister accused by Lib Dem of toying with his constituents with Westminster rumoursAlex Salmond has been challenged to “put up or shut up” after he fuelled speculation that he plans to stand for Westminster again...
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The Rise and Rise of the SNP

The Rise and Rise of the SNP | My Scotland | Scoop.it
If the end of the referendum on Scottish independence was expected to bring a sense of closure and the resumption of normal service, the outcome has thrown up more questions than it has put to rest......
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New poll gives SNP record leads in Westminster and Holyrood voting intentions

New poll gives SNP record leads in Westminster and Holyrood voting intentions | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A new poll has given the SNP record leads in both Westminster and Holyrood voting intentions.
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Scottish Labour goes to war over Trident

Scottish Labour goes to war over Trident | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A SENIOR Scottish Labour figure has warned that scrapping Trident would be a “massive blow” for jobs after candidates in the party’s leadership election backed the removal of nuclear submarines from the Clyde.
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so, Labour Party at war on this issue? No change there then.

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Poll: 28% never want another indyref, 48% want rerun within a decade

Poll: 28% never want another indyref, 48% want rerun within a decade | My Scotland | Scoop.it
More than a quarter of Scots think there should never be another independence referendum, according to new polling. But 48 percent think there should be a rerun
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The SNP could blow Westminster politics wide open in 2015 | Libby Brooks

The SNP could blow Westminster politics wide open in 2015 | Libby Brooks | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Nicola Sturgeons first speech as SNP leader evidenced the tightrope walk that the new leader and her party faceFor most new leaders, to have an inaugural speech interrupted by not one but two standing ovations for your predecessor would be nothing...
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ScottishPower told to improve service or face ban - Scotsman

ScottishPower told to improve service or face ban - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTTISHPOWER has been told it needs to vastly improve its customer service within three months or face a sales ban from regulator Ofgem.
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Nicola Sturgeon vows to fight for Scotland's poorest as she makes first speech as new SNP leader

Nicola Sturgeon vows to fight for Scotland's poorest as she makes first speech as new SNP leader | My Scotland | Scoop.it
NICOLA STURGEON told a packed SNP conference in Perth that being crowned Alex Salmond's successor was her "proudest moment".
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Independence agenda limits SNP appeal to No voters

Independence agenda limits SNP appeal to No voters | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Making the SNP a more progressive party that will inherit the mantle once held by Labour was one of the main messages coming from Perth Concert Hall. But as ever with the SNP, the constitutional question could not be avoided.
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Why the public must rally to support the BBC licence fee

Why the public must rally to support the BBC licence fee | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Public service broadcasting is in peril if funding system is changed, argues Roy Greenslade The news that 50 daft Tory MPs are calling for the abolition of the BBC licence fee prompted me to write a defence of the fee in my London Evening Standard...
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Humble, quiet and even polite ... Salmond turns over a new leaf

Humble, quiet and even polite ... Salmond turns over a new leaf | My Scotland | Scoop.it
ALEX Salmond has bowed out as First Minister, telling MSPs he was leaving office with a
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We’re better together with Europe, so we must learn from the Scotland campaign | Alistair Darling

We’re better together with Europe, so we must learn from the Scotland campaign | Alistair Darling | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The eurosceptics could win the in-out referendum before it’s even begun. We must make the case for the EU nowIt’s not easy to win a referendum. I know.
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The SNP now has 85,884 members.* What does that look like?

The SNP now has 85,884 members.* What does that look like? | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Stephen Daisley tries to get his head around the SNP's ever-expanding membership rolls.
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Big problems for SNP conference next year. Finding a venue is a big problem these days
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SNP's Alex Salmond Has Been Demonised by Westminster for the Simple Reason He Is Smarter and Sharper Than the Opposition

SNP's Alex Salmond Has Been Demonised by Westminster for the Simple Reason He Is Smarter and Sharper Than the Opposition | My Scotland | Scoop.it
One in 50 of the Scottish population is now an SNP member, and that is remarkable, and was a figure unachievable before Eck took control again. The only way to change things politically is to take the battle into the streets, and that is why the SNP ...
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Don't admire Alex Salmond's bravado - he is a sower of discord and division

Don't admire Alex Salmond's bravado - he is a sower of discord and division | My Scotland | Scoop.it
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The Telegraph View. No matter that he lead 45% of Scotland. One point six million people. Its aw wee eck's fault apparantly.

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Alex Salmond to step down as First Minister

Alex Salmond to step down as First Minister | My Scotland | Scoop.it
ALEX SALMOND will resign as Scotland’s First Minister in a statement to Holyrood today, paving the way for new SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to take over.
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Labour accuses SNP of betraying Smith Commission

Labour accuses SNP of betraying Smith Commission | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH Labour have accused the SNP of betraying the Smith Commission, which is attempting to broker a deal on further powers for Holyrood.
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Mr Anwar seems to think we are betraying the Smith commision by not immediately believing it will not betray us with lies and half measures, like the Labour Party, the BBC and other Media did. We dont blame the Toires, they acted to type. So basically we have been lied to and about, treated with contempt and now we are criticised for saying.... lets wait and see. 

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Axe unfair TV licence fee and the BBC's waste

Axe unfair TV licence fee and the BBC's waste | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE TV licence is the most regressive tax in the UK today, being deeply unfair on those who can least afford to pay it.
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Comment: Independence agenda limits SNP appeal

Comment: Independence agenda limits SNP appeal | My Scotland | Scoop.it
MAKING the SNP a more progressive party that will inherit the mantle once held by Labour was one of the main messages coming from Perth Concert Hall. But as ever with the SNP, the constitutional question could not be avoided.
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Independence agenda limits SNP appeal to No voters

Independence agenda limits SNP appeal to No voters | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Making the SNP a more progressive party that will inherit the mantle once held by Labour was one of the main messages coming from Perth Concert Hall. But as ever with the SNP, the constitutional question could not be avoided.
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Plaid Cymru leader calls for Westminster scrutiny

Plaid Cymru leader calls for Westminster scrutiny | My Scotland | Scoop.it
WESTMINSTER should obtain agreement from Scottish and Welsh governments before ­taking major UK decisions, the Plaid Cymru leader said yesterday.
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