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Time for a 'conversation shift' in Scotland's referendum debate

Time for a 'conversation shift' in Scotland's referendum debate | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland will next year be voting on independence but the Church of Scotland's Sally Foster-Fulton wants the ongoing conversation to move away from a "tennis match of yes and no".
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Scotland ‘should have to wait 15 years for bailout’

Scotland ‘should have to wait 15 years for bailout’ | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland should have to wait up to 15 years for a Westminster bailout if it lives outwith its means, academics have advised.
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SNP apology call after North Sea oil discovery

SNP apology call after North Sea oil discovery | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A ROW broke out last night over the long-term viability of Scotland’s oil reserves as the discovery of a new oil field off the Aberdeen coast sparked fresh claims of “scaremongering” by the No camp during the independence campaign.
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Orange Order ignites SNP over Union

Orange Order ignites SNP over Union | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE SNP yesterday said it "looked forward" to a debate on the constitution, after the Orange Order revealed it is to campaign for the Nationalists
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How Salmond won the referendum - Yahoo News UK

How Salmond won the referendum
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Countries with steady political structures are stable; the UK, with this uncertainty hanging over it, falls into another category, one markets tend to be averse to and one in which separatists can thrive.
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Enhanced Scottish devolution must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere

Enhanced Scottish devolution must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Smith commission cross-party talks described as constructive, though key differences over tax and spending remainFurther powers for Scotland must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere in the UK, according to one of seven principles agreed at...
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Labour under pressure to revise policy on income tax

Labour under pressure to revise policy on income tax | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SENIOR Scottish Labour figures are putting the party under fresh pressure to revise its devolution proposals by calling for Holyrood to be given full control over income tax.
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On a wave of independence: Scotland's surfers break away from Team GB

On a wave of independence: Scotland's surfers break away from Team GB | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND may have voted to remain part of the UK, but six surfers are riding off on their own wave just weeks after the independence referendum.
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Nicola Sturgeon’s devo-max ‘would lose Scots £5bn’

Nicola Sturgeon’s devo-max ‘would lose Scots £5bn’ | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE SNP leadership suffered a blow yesterday to its flagship post-referendum demand for full control over tax policy, as the commission tasked with delivering new Holyrood powers was warned the plan would leave a £5 billion black hole in Scotland’s...
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Barnett Formula warning over declining oil revenues - Scotsman

Barnett Formula warning over declining oil revenues - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’s public finances would face a £5 billion shortfall if full fiscal autonomy was handed to Holyrood, an economic think tank has warned.
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BBC licence fee: top barrister to look into decriminalisation of evasion

BBC licence fee: top barrister to look into decriminalisation of evasion | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Culture secretary Sajid Javid appoints barrister who has worked on cases such as Abu Hamza prosecution to lead reviewThe government has appointed a leading criminal law barrister who has worked on high-profile cases including the prosecution of Abu...
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Give Scotland powers to boost economy, says business chief

Give Scotland powers to boost economy, says business chief | My Scotland | Scoop.it
ONE of Scotland's leading business organisations has called for Holyrood to be handed powers to improve the country's economic performance.
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Labour is under pressure to extend scope of devo powers

Labour is under pressure to extend scope of devo powers | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH Labour are facing ­pressure from within to push for a wider package of powers to be devolved to Holyrood when the parties meet for crunch talks tomorrow.
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Why Cameron can’t be allowed to scupper televised election debates

Why Cameron can’t be allowed to scupper televised election debates | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Steve Hewlett: PM has most to lose if broadcasters’ format for party leaders general election shows go ahead
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Fairlie: independence must win over middle class

Fairlie: independence must win over middle class | My Scotland | Scoop.it
FORMER SNP deputy leader Jim Fairlie has claimed that any future campaign for independence needs to set the idea of socialism to one side if it is to attract the support of Scotland’s middle classes.
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Expert warns that Evel move could lead to independence

Expert warns that Evel move could lead to independence | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A leading devolution expert has warned that Commons Leader William Hague's controversial push for
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In Scotland the old politics have crumbled, as they once did in Ireland | Martin Kettle

In Scotland the old politics have crumbled, as they once did in Ireland | Martin Kettle | My Scotland | Scoop.it
In the recent referendum young voters opted for independence. As with Ireland in 1916, a new mood has taken hold and change seems inevitableSometimes a history book prompts one to reflect on the past and present alike.
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Scots parties reject link with English home rule

Scots parties reject link with English home rule | My Scotland | Scoop.it
FURTHER devolution for Scotland should not be linked to home rule for England, the new commission tasked with delivering a package of fresh powers to Holyrood agreed at its first meeting yesterday.
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Charity chief: Tories are orchestrating attacks to stop us speaking up for vulnerable

Charity chief: Tories are orchestrating attacks to stop us speaking up for vulnerable | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE Tories have launched an ­orchestrated attack on Scotland's ­charities which could cause fundraising efforts to collapse, the sector's leading figure will warn today.
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Kirk's anger at plan for entry fee to Glasgow Cathedral - Herald Scotland

Kirk's anger at plan for entry fee to Glasgow Cathedral - Herald Scotland | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A cathedral's governing body has criticised plans to charge people entry to the historic place of worship as "totally unreasonable".
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Elderly patients told to pay for lifts to hospital

Elderly patients told to pay for lifts to hospital | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Elderly patients are being asked to pay two-thirds of their state pension upfront for transport to hospital appointments in Glasgow.
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A permanent reminder: tattooist's tribute to Salmond's indyref fight

A permanent reminder: tattooist's tribute to Salmond's indyref fight | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The referendum may have ended in a No vote but for one nationalist the efforts of Alex Salmond will always be etched in history.
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Battle of the broadcasters as TV prepares for the leaders’ debates

Battle of the broadcasters as TV prepares for the leaders’ debates | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Political parties may have yet to agree but BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky are ready for the showdown. By Tara Conlan
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