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Salmond in pension deficits pledge

Salmond in pension deficits pledge | My Scotland | Scoop.it
First minister Alex Salmond says there would be "no difference" to the length of time given for firms to pay off their pension deficits in an independent Scotland.
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Crowd-funded investigative journalism site the Ferret to launch in Scotland

Crowd-funded investigative journalism site the Ferret to launch in Scotland | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Site needs 2,000 backers to begin tacklingdecline of investigative resources in Scottish media A group of freelance journalists is launching a new subscription-based, crowd-funded investigations unit to make up for a sharp fall in investigative...
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Salmond warns against ‘knee-jerk reaction’ to IS

Salmond warns against ‘knee-jerk reaction’ to IS | My Scotland | Scoop.it
TACKLING the threat of Islamic State (IS) requires a coherent response and not the “knee-jerk” extension of air strikes into Syrian territory, Alex Salmond said yesterday.
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Women ‘worst hit’ by Budget cuts to welfare

Women ‘worst hit’ by Budget cuts to welfare | My Scotland | Scoop.it
WOMEN will be harder hit and many more pushed into poverty under a fresh wave of austerity cuts, a report by MSPs published today suggests.
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No indyref until 2030, says unionist group - Scotsman (blog)

No indyref until 2030, says unionist group - Scotsman (blog) | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A HIGH-PROFILE group set up to promote the benefits of Scotland remaining in the UK will today say there should not be another independence referendum until at least 2030.
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Scotland Bill: Alistair Carmichael takes on SNP as he demands devolution of ... - The Independent

Scotland Bill: Alistair Carmichael takes on SNP as he demands devolution of ... - The Independent | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Alistair Carmichael, the former secretary of state for Scotland, has picked a fight with the SNP, demanding that state-owned property in Orkney and Shetland be devolved to local authorities rather than to the Scottish Parliament.
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Evel vote could test Cameron's Commons majority

Evel vote could test Cameron's Commons majority | My Scotland | Scoop.it
DAVID Cameron risks the first major test of his Government's slender majority as the Conservatives set out proposals to restrict the voting rights of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs today.
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New Tory Evel plans are 'a democratic outrage'

New Tory Evel plans are 'a democratic outrage' | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE SNP have reacted angrily to press reports suggesting David Cameron is to introduce English Votes for English Laws (Evel) without the scrutiny of Parliament.
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Amazing moment pod of killer whales SPOTTED playing off coast of Scotland - Express.co.uk

Amazing moment pod of killer whales SPOTTED playing off coast of Scotland - Express.co.uk | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THIS lifeboat crew got more than they bargained for when they spotted a pod of up to 20 killer whales playing off the coast of north-east Scotland.
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Nicola Sturgeon enters BBC Woman's Hour power list at No 1

Nicola Sturgeon enters BBC Woman's Hour power list at No 1 | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Caitlyn Jenner, who recently went public with her transition to being a woman, is included in Radio 4 programme’s annual ranking of 10 most influential women Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader, who was labelled “the most dangerous woman in Britain”...
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Angus B MacNeil MP on Twitter

Angus B MacNeil MP on Twitter | My Scotland | Scoop.it
95% of Scot MPs vote for powers for Scotland but 500 odd Lab&Tories gang up to block Scots powers - so diff from .. pic.twitter.com/U5ffVX7wzJ
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Historical inheritance protocols key to "genetic frontier" dividing Scotland and England, say researchers

Historical inheritance protocols key to "genetic frontier" dividing Scotland and England, say researchers | My Scotland | Scoop.it
RESEARCHERS believe they have uncovered a "genetic frontier" which separates Britain's Celtic nations from England.
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Press watchdog reprimands Daily Telegraph over Nicola Sturgeon story

Press watchdog reprimands Daily Telegraph over Nicola Sturgeon story | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Independent Press Standards Organisation upholds complaint by Scottish first minister’s office about ‘significantly misleading’ front-page story The new press regulator has reprimanded the Daily Telegraph for its “significantly misleading”...
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Mary, Queen of Scots to be honoured with festival

Mary, Queen of Scots to be honoured with festival | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SHE is still regarded as one of the most iconic and enigmatic figures in Scottish history – 428 years after her death.
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Sunshine returns to Scotland after lightning and torrential rain - Herald Scotland

Sunshine returns to Scotland after lightning and torrential rain - Herald Scotland | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND is on course to enjoy sunbathing weather by the middle of the week as the unpredictable conditions give way to more consistent sunshine and summery temperatures in the mid-20s centigrade.
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Labour should be slaying dragons, not chasing trolls | Kevin McKenna

Labour should be slaying dragons, not chasing trolls | Kevin McKenna | My Scotland | Scoop.it
It’s no wonder Scottish Labour is becoming a spent force when it can waste its time, after electoral disembowelling, in compiling a useless cybernat blacklistIf we have indeed witnessed the end of the Labour party in Scotland as a meaningful force,...
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Conservative MP complains of too many Mcs in the Commons

Conservative MP complains of too many Mcs in the Commons | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, tells parliament an increase in members whose surnames begin with Mc – many of them SNP – is holding up voting An influx of MPs with surnames starting with Mc are creating long queues in the voting lobbies of...
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Tories vote to keep veto over Holyrood’s welfare powers

Tories vote to keep veto over Holyrood’s welfare powers | My Scotland | Scoop.it
TORY MPs voted to keep Westminster’s veto over the Scottish Parliament’s new welfare powers during last night’s debate on the Scotland Bill in the House of Commons.
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SNP's FFA amendment is voted down by Labour and the Tories

SNP's FFA amendment is voted down by Labour and the Tories | My Scotland | Scoop.it
An SNP amendment to the Scotland Bill that would give the Scottish Parliament full fiscal autonomy was defeated in a vote in the House of Commons last night by 508 votes to 56.
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Scottish Greens aim for all MSP regions for 2016 - Scotsman

Scottish Greens aim for all MSP regions for 2016 - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Greens could return MSPs in each of Holyrood’s eight parliamentary regions, a leading member of the party has said.
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SNP's Westminster leader gives Cameron Evel eye at PMQs

SNP's Westminster leader gives Cameron Evel eye at PMQs | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Angus Robertson claims English votes for English laws (Evel) proposal will make Scottish MPs ‘second-class’ citizens David Cameron has been asked repeatedly to reassure Scottish constituents that his plans to give English MPs a veto on English-only...
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MPs say Scotland Bill calls are being 'ignored' - BBC News

MPs say Scotland Bill calls are being 'ignored' - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish Secretary dismisses accusations that UK ministers are not listening to those who want the Scotland Bill strengthened.
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SNP: rushing through English votes for English laws is democratic outrage

SNP: rushing through English votes for English laws is democratic outrage | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Party’s Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, hits out at David Cameron’s plans to bring in new powers before the summer break David Cameron has been accused by the Scottish National party of plotting a “democratic outrage” by trying to rush through...
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SNP pensions spokesman admits convincing older voters is key to Scottish independence

SNP pensions spokesman admits convincing older voters is key to Scottish independence | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SNP pensions spokesman admits convincing older voters is key to Scottish independence
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