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Referendum 2014
The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Sturgeon talks up Yes vote in face of mixed Donside poll

SCOTS are not ready to vote Yes in next year's referendum because they still lack information about independence, Nicola Sturgeon has claimed.

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Unionist media desperately trying to talk down a very respectable win for the SNP.

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Quoted for truth #19

Quoted for truth #19 | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

One last snippet from “Road To Referendum” episode 3:

“I think Alex Salmond is offering something in terms of independence, whether you like it or not. The Unionists are not offering, in my view, anything. And you can’t go into an independence poll in 2014 saying, you know, ‘We’ve been together since 1707, let’s be together for the next 300 years’. For a lot of young Scots in particular, that’s not an attractive proposition.”

That’s Henry McLeish, former Labour First Minister and still (as far as we know) a firm advocate of a No vote. The comments seemed especially pertinent this week when the two competing parties in today’s Aberdeen Donside by-election both tweeted pictures from the local Aberdeen newspaper the Evening Express, quoting vox-pops with some of their respective voters.

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SNP/Labour heavyweights set for Donside contest

SNP/Labour heavyweights set for Donside contest | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
SNP list MSP Mark McDonald could be set to resign from the Scottish Parliament to after putting himseld forward as a candidate for the Aberdeen Donside by-election.
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Alasdair Martin's comment, May 8, 2013 3:27 PM
"Mr Young, who is secretary of the Aberdeen council Labour group, insisted that he could overturn the SNP’s majority of more than 7,000." - that made me laugh!
Jim Arnott's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:22 AM

Never heard of the Labour "heavyweight". Typicat Scotsman headline.The article bears little or no relation to the headline.

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SNP triumphs in Aberdeen Donside

SNP triumphs in Aberdeen Donside | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
The SNP's Mark McDonald wins the Aberdeen Donside Holyrood by-election which was held after the death of MSP Brian Adam.
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Labour candidate refuses to say if party would reverse college cuts

Labour candidate refuses to say if party would reverse college cuts | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Willie Young also sidestepped the issue of whether graduates should help pay for higher education.
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Labour runs out of monkeys! Pins red rosette on pig in poke!

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