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Scottish farmland market shrugs off independence uncertainty

Scottish farmland market shrugs off independence uncertainty | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
One only had to see Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond proudly waving the Saltire from the royal box following Andy Murray’s stunning Wimbledon victory on Sunday, to realise that the political st...
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Twitter / TheRealMcGowan: MISSING: Scottish Labour leader ...

Twitter / TheRealMcGowan: MISSING: Scottish Labour leader ... | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
MISSING: Scottish Labour leader from Pollock. Disappeared after Falkirk fiasco. Contact Scot Labour HQ if found #sp4 http://t.co/9ekP8bv5Ws
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Scottish islands say ‘we want to control destiny’

Scottish islands say ‘we want to control destiny’ | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S largest island groups have written to the UK and Scottish governments demanding more powers for their communities to protect their culture and make the most of renewable resources.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:20 AM

Scotland may well be "facing major constitutional change regardless of the referendum outcome", but that change might not be what many seem to suppose. There is absolutely no rational reason to suppose that, in the event of a No vote, the British state will opt to willingly hand over some of the power which it guards so jealously. Such power as it has conceded was wrested from its clutches only by the threatened use of democratic means to take even more. Why would anyone imagine the British state might relent once the threat is gone?

If a UK government ever sought to make the island authorities more powerful it would be for one reason only - to use those authorities as a means of undermining the Scottish Parliament.

Genuine devolution within Scotland will not happen until our rightful constitutional status is restored.

James McLaren's comment, July 20, 2013 5:11 AM
First Independence and them devolution of democracy within. Vote No and get nothing except royally shafted by London , subjugated and incorporated into Greater England.
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Scottish independence: BBC's James Naughtie takes referendum role - BBC News

Scottish independence: BBC's James Naughtie takes referendum role - BBC News | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
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Presenter James Naughtie is to play a key role in the BBC's coverage of the Scottish independence referendum.
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Record View: People do not want Trident

Record View: People do not want Trident | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
RECORD View discusses the row presently raging over the future of Trident and how most British people would rather nuclear weapons were scrapped.
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Clear blue water on future of Trident - Herald Scotland

Clear blue water on future of Trident - Herald Scotland | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
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Yesterday its defence spokesman, Angus Robertson, dismissed the Government review as "not worth the paper it is printed on".
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Benefits cap row: Iain Duncan Smith accuses BBC of seeking activists to attack benefits cap

Benefits cap row: Iain Duncan Smith accuses BBC of seeking activists to attack benefits cap | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith accused the BBC of political bias today as he defended the introduction of the Government’s £26,000 a year annual cap on benefit payments for each household. (Benefits cap row: IDS accuses BBC of bias.
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Scottish jobs growth best for six years

Scottish jobs growth best for six years | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it

The Scottish jobs market is at its strongest for six years according to the latest Bank of Scotland monthly report.

 


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The Scottish Independence Podcast 27 – Bill Ramsay | Michael ...

The Scottish Independence Podcast 27 – Bill Ramsay | Michael ... | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
war protest For the 27th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Bill Ramsay. He is an activist for the EIS, the oldest teachers union in the world. Aside from that, he has some very interesting views about the ...
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Government's bedroom tax forces carers to cut back on food

Government's bedroom tax forces carers to cut back on food | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
Carers are being forced to cut back on essentials such as food and electricity because of the so-called bedroom tax.

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Higher taxes, but more money in your pocket, too

When people discuss proposals such as the Common Weal, you often hear complaints that taxes would have to be sky-high to finance a Scandinavian-style welfare state.


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Don’t forget to make your charitable donations for tax deductions. http://www.charityboats.org/. They accept more than just boats at their organization: Collectibles, antiques, real estate, all different vehicles, even aircraft. They pick up your donation for free. You can save money on your taxes while supporting a cause.

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Non-profit charity: http://www.charityboats.org/  accepts all kinds of donations from boats, cars, computers, furniture, collectibles, etc.  They come pick up your donation for you free of charge.  They never hassle you for more donations later either....give at your discretion, no pressure or hassles. They respect your privacy and value your contribution.

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Labour Party suspends councillor after investigation launched

A CONTROVERSIAL Labour councillor has been suspended by the party following his latest brush with the authorities.


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I think that members of the Labour (Westminster) party believe that they have immunity from the law.
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Government's bedroom tax forces carers to cut back on food

Government's bedroom tax forces carers to cut back on food | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
Carers are being forced to cut back on essentials such as food and electricity because of the so-called bedroom tax.

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Glasgow foodbank swamped with demand

Glasgow foodbank swamped with demand | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
A GLASGOW food bank has served up 2223 meals to desperate families in just three months. (We might beg for food now. But come the 2014 vote for Scottish independence some things will change.
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UK and Ireland plan visa-free common travel area | Scottish National Party

UK and Ireland plan visa-free common travel area | Scottish National Party | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
Reality of independence & co-operation - UK & Ireland visa-free common travel. Another #ProjectFear scare bites dust: http://t.co/88JR80TRna
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Outside influences that may drive Yes vote in 2014

Outside influences that may drive Yes vote in 2014 | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
From the Guardian and ICM: a poll that turns the No camp's predictions on the Scottish Independence referendum result on their head, and it's absolutely nothing to do with the Scottish Referendum!

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Identity & Scottish Independence | National Collective

Identity & Scottish Independence | National Collective | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
Can anyone in @uk_together campaign explain why you can't be British if you wanted to be after independence? http://t.co/JUmhWyOVeU #indyref
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Gregor Gall: Labour must recapture common touch

Gregor Gall: Labour must recapture common touch | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
Policies promoted by the Jimmy Reid Foundation provide Johann Lamont with a starting point writes Gregor Gall

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Labour recapture the common touch! the Labour division clambered over the backs of workers to raise themselves up to a middle-class point,with ambitions to social climb higher,no change there then.
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The Real Choice: Common Weal vs Big Society

The Real Choice: Common Weal vs Big Society | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it

As we get closer to next year’s vote all activists in the independence campaign are faced with the task of making the results of that choice as clear as possible.

 

Thankfully we now have two sharply contrasting policy slogans that outline with an unusual clarity the political options that a yes or a no vote are likely to present.

 


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Wings Over Scotland

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Wings Over Scotland is the parent site of the NewsWire, and is a (mainly) Scottish political media digest and monitor which also offers its own commentary and in-depth analysis. Click the image/title above to visit its home page.

 

The inclusion of stories in the NewsWire does not necessarily imply endorsement of their content.


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Scotland needs an independent welfare policy!

Scotland needs an independent welfare policy! | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland can’t afford not to have an independent welfare  policy!
Poverty in Scotland

Welfare policy has been much in the news recently, with suggestions from “Project Fear” that benefits, and pensions, would somehow be less affordable in an Independent Scotland, and claims that Scotland would have to follow UK welfare policy after Independence.


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Falkirk Provost faces SNP criticism - Falkirk Herald

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Falkirk Provost faces SNP criticism
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Provost Pat Reid came under attack from the SNP at the first meeting of Falkirk Council since the committee structure was scrapped in favour of an executive-style decision-making process.
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A New Economic Model for Scotland

Robin Hahnel and Gar Alperovitz are two of the major figures in the New Economic movement in the US. We are very lucky to have them writing on the Common Weal and Scotland’s economic future – from today’s Sunday Herald


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James McLaren's comment, July 18, 2013 4:18 AM
If I had some money I would bung a bit of it to the Jimmy Reid Foundation. They seem to be able to harness the meagerest of resources to come up with most intellectual and challenging of positive ideas for a new Scotland. The National Collective also gets my vote for pro-activity.
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The hate we share | Herald Scotland

The hate we share | Herald Scotland | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it

THEY had a better class of protester in the 1960s.


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The Royal Mail sell-off plan is daylight robbery of our postal service

The Royal Mail sell-off plan is daylight robbery of our postal service | Politics Scotland | Scoop.it
John Harris: This mess of a privatisation shows a Thatcherite Tory party hellbent on destroying a national institution

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