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Open Letter to William Hague

Open Letter to William Hague | My Scotland | Scoop.it
I shall send you a copy of my Bruges speech but in the meantime perhaps I can help you with some of your questions. The purpose of the address is to articulate the constructive role an independent Scotland could play in the Europe Union. This contrasts of course with the renegotiation and in-out referendum favoured by your party, leading to the inevitable conclusion that the real threat to Scotland's position comes from the anti-European streak which now dominates your approach to politics.
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Scottish independence: Put your questions to Jeane Freeman and Jenny Marra - BBC News

Scottish independence: Put your questions to Jeane Freeman and Jenny Marra - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish independence: Put your questions to Jeane Freeman and Jenny Marra BBC News In the latest webcast ahead of the independence referendum, two women on opposite sides of the debate will be answering your questions.
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UK Government Ignores Scotland’s Opposition to GM Crops in EU

UK Government Ignores Scotland’s Opposition to GM Crops in EU | My Scotland | Scoop.it
UK environment secretary Owen Paterson’s has failed to represent Scotland after admitting breaching an agreement to make Scotland’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) crops clear to Europea...
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Brewin Dolphin attacks confusion over Scottish 'Yes' vote

Brewin Dolphin attacks confusion over Scottish 'Yes' vote | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin seeking answers to its questions over Scottish Independence before deciding whether to join exodus as CWU recommends 'No' vote
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Scottish independence: Salmond and Hague clash over EU membership - BBC News

Scottish independence: Salmond and Hague clash over EU membership - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
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Scottish independence: Salmond and Hague clash over EU membership
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The foreign secretary and the first minister have clashed over the issue of an independent Scotland's membership of the European Union.
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BBC journalistic staff demand immediate CBI resignation

BBC journalistic staff demand immediate CBI resignation | My Scotland | Scoop.it
BBC NUJ MEMBERS DEMAND RIGHT TO IMPARTIALITY The BBC must resign fully from the CBI say its NUJ members in Glasgow. This was the resolution was passed by 99 per cent of around 50 attendees at a meeting this afternoon. Paul Holloran, Scottish NUJ Organiser, said: “There was a real concern and
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Alex Salmond insists independent Scotland would remain in EU

Alex Salmond insists independent Scotland would remain in EU | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish first minister says it would be absurd for secessionist Scotland to re-apply to join European UnionAlex Salmond has put himself on a collision course with Westminster and the European Union by insisting that an independent Scotland would...
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Minister in Tony Blair's government named as suspect in child sex abuse probe at home run by convicted paedophile

Minister in Tony Blair's government named as suspect in child sex abuse probe at home run by convicted paedophile | My Scotland | Scoop.it
TWO former social-workers accused authorities of a cover-up and claimed the MP made night visits to a children's home run by a convicted paedophile.
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Robin McAlpine: Taking politicians out of politics

Robin McAlpine: Taking politicians out of politics | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE awakening of non-party-aligned grassroots support for the Yes camp could change Scotland forever, writes Robin McAlpine
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Scottish independence: BBC services might not be free, says ex-Trust member - BBC News

Scottish independence: BBC services might not be free, says ex-Trust member - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
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Scottish independence: BBC services might not be free, says ex-Trust member
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Access to BBC services in an independent Scotland "would require a great deal of negotiation", a former BBC Trust member has claimed.
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They aren't free now, and we pay out more than is returned.

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Alistair Darling is doing a good job. But the squabbling Unionists need to get ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Alistair Darling is doing a good job. But the squabbling Unionists need to get ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Alistair Darling is doing a good job. But the squabbling Unionists need to get ...
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No this isnt a BBcscotlandshire post! Should be.

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Scottish independence is worth it only if we tackle poverty | Kevin McKenna

Scottish independence is worth it only if we tackle poverty | Kevin McKenna | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The SNP claims Scotland will become one of the world's richest countries. The challenge will be to distribute that wealth fairlyAs we approach referendum day on 18 September, two categories of questions will dominate the hustings and the media.
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BBA stays silent on Scotland independence campaign

BBA stays silent on Scotland independence campaign | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Bankers' association finds little support from members to back a "No" vote
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If Scotland says Yes, so should Barroso and Europe

If Scotland says Yes, so should Barroso and Europe | My Scotland | Scoop.it
New Europe Editorial Comment: We believe in democracy and that the Scottish people have the right to decide for themselves if they wish to remain in Britain or become independent. This is for them, not Brussels to choose. This is a clear and simple democratic principle that can be understood by one and all. Or, not quite all. Our Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso came to a different conclusion when he went on the BBC and announced, without any warning at all that Scotland would find it "impossible" to become a member of the EU.
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Scottish independence: Salmond says Scotland 'lynchpin' of EU's future - BBC News

Scottish independence: Salmond says Scotland 'lynchpin' of EU's future - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
BBC News Scottish independence: Salmond says Scotland 'lynchpin' of EU's future BBC News Alex Salmond has put the case for an independent Scotland's continuing membership of the European Union.
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Alex Salmond: I admire 'certain aspects' of Vladimir Putin's leadership

Alex Salmond: I admire 'certain aspects' of Vladimir Putin's leadership | My Scotland | Scoop.it
First Minister said it was a 'good thing' the Russian president had restored national pride in interview at height of Crimea standoff
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En mars dernier, le premier ministre écossais a fortement surpris tout le pays, en annonçant clairement son soutien au président du gouvernement russe, Vladimir Poutine. Le premier ministre a par exemple revendiqué l'"efficacité" de Poutine face aux différends avec la Crimée et l'Urkraine, et admire la population russe en général, des personnes qu'il qualifie de "fantastiques" ou bien même d"adorables"... Etant donné le climat qui règne en Russie actuellement, ces déclarations ont de quoi choquer, d'autant plus qu'Alex Salmond ne s'en est par arrêté là, en annonçant également qu'Angela Merkel, chancelière d'Allemagne, était particulièrement "efficace" ces temps-ci, tandis que Barack Obama aurait pu "donner un peu plus du sien", en tant que président des Etats-Unis...

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Scottish independence: Yes campaign accused of using 'dummy' organisations to get around spending rules

Scottish independence: Yes campaign accused of using 'dummy' organisations to get around spending rules | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Tories accuse Yes Scotland of seeking to 'get around legal spending limits' in allegations strongly denied by pro-independence camp
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Alex Salmond: we want to contribute to Europe

Alex Salmond: we want to contribute to Europe | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says Scotland wants to contribute positively to the European Union
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In Bruges

In Bruges | My Scotland | Scoop.it
If you were by any chance wondering what all the hysterical media coverage today of some innocuous comments by Alex Salmond about Vladimir Putin in GQ magazine was trying to distract attention from...
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what the press were trying to hide

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Alex Salmond's fisheries threat to EU alarms industry

Alex Salmond's fisheries threat to EU alarms industry | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Salmond claimed 12 countries could be barred from Scottish waters if an independent Scotland was refused EU membershipFisheries leaders have warned Alex Salmond that he risks a clash with the fishing industry after he claimed that 12 European...
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The charge of the shite brigade

The charge of the shite brigade | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Alicsammin loves Vlad, who's currently impaling Ukraine on a pointy Russian stick. It's all over the media, so it must be true. Alicsammin just loves Crimean kebabs with a spicy oligarch sauce. Lab...
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What he said was that Putin had successfully restored the shattered pride of the Russian people, which had been ground into powder by the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He didn’t say he approved of Putin’s methods of doing so, in fact he explicitly said he didn’t.

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Singer Paolo Nutini says negative No campaign could lead Scots to vote for independence

Singer Paolo Nutini says negative No campaign could lead Scots to vote for independence | My Scotland | Scoop.it
STAR - who won't say which side he is backing - says scarmongering by pro-Union campaigners could backfire.
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Scottish independence: Influence of the undecided voter - BBC News

Scottish independence: Influence of the undecided voter - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish independence: Influence of the undecided voter
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Within that, whose vote is currently most influential? By definition, those who are undecided, those who are open to persuasion, those who might switch.
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CBI Scotland chief announces retirement amid independence row

CBI Scotland chief announces retirement amid independence row | My Scotland | Scoop.it
CBI insists Iain McMillan's decision, coming only days after U-turn on no campaign, has nothing to do with controversyThe director of CBI Scotland, Iain McMillan, has announced he is retiring after the independence referendum in the wake of the...
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Ken Stott: I can't vote, but I support Yes

Ken Stott: I can't vote, but I support Yes | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Actor Ken Stott has announced his support for a Yes vote in the independence referendum.

Via Peter A Bell
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