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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Edinburgh: BBC presenter under fire over 'cheap and nasty' remarks

Edinburgh: BBC presenter under fire over 'cheap and nasty' remarks | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Broadcaster James Naughtie, who is set to present the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, has attracted criticism after describing shops on the Scottish capital's main thoroughfare as "cheap and mostly nasty".


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Britnats never miss an opportunity to denigrate Scotland.

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LABOUR'S TRAMNESIA WILL NOT FOOL EDINBURGH VOTERS | Scottish National Party

LABOUR'S TRAMNESIA WILL NOT FOOL EDINBURGH VOTERS | Scottish National Party | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Commenting on revelations this afternoon surrounding the £1.4m cost of last year’s week-long trams stand-off - in which Labour and Tory Councillors tried to cut the entire city centre section of the tram route - SNP MSP Colin Keir has accused Labour of trying to ‘rewrite history.’

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Independence plan 'may block bank'

Independence plan 'may block bank' | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Ken Macintosh, Labour finance spokesman, used the debate to ask Energy Minister Fergus Ewing about the possible impact of the SNP's own bid for independence.

 

He said: "I want to pose a question to the Scottish Government minister, and it is one I think he will need to answer if we are to be successful in winning this bid, and that is: why should a UK Government want to locate a UK bank in a separate Scotland?

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Peter A Bell's comment, February 22, 2012 2:41 PM
Ken Macintosh hints at the mindset of the British nationalist who assumes that the government of the RUK will prioritise penalising Scotland over making rational decisions.
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The best case for the Union

The best case for the Union | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
There used to be a pithy phrase about Unionists “killing Home Rule with kindness.” Yesterday, in the course of his first substantial speech on the constitutional question, the Prime Minister attempted to kill Scottish independence with emollience...

 

David Torrance takes his turn at trying to polish the British nationalist turd.

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Edinburgh labelled a dystopian dump unfit for independence

Edinburgh labelled a dystopian dump unfit for independence | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

ONE of the world's leading intellectual magazines has caused fury in Edinburgh by labelling the capital as a "dystopian wasteland", which is paralysed and in decline.

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Nationalists call for pipes and drums to beef up city march - Politics - Scotsman.com

NATIONALISTS are planning a march for Scottish independence in Edinburgh this autumn, with a campaign slogan of “your country needs you” and an appeal for pipers and drummers to join what could be one of the biggest demonstrations in the Scottish...
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David Cameron should beware of making concessions to Alex Salmond - Telegraph

David Cameron should beware of making concessions to Alex Salmond - Telegraph | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
We applaud the commitment that the Prime Minister brings to promoting the cause of the Union. There is nothing in it for him either personally or politically: the Tories have been almost totally eliminated as a political force north of the border, and Mr Cameron’s party would be in a much stronger position in Westminster if Labour’s Scottish MPs were eliminated from the House of Commons. But David Cameron is passionate about maintaining the union between Scotland and England, for no other reason than that he thinks it is in the best interests of both countries to continue with the arrangement that has enriched both for more than 300 years.
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Frustrated Cameron concedes independent Scotland viable but fails to define alternative

Frustrated Cameron concedes independent Scotland viable but fails to define alternative | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Cameron concedes independent Scotland viable but fails to define alternative extra powers...

 

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has conceded that Scotland is capable of surviving if the Scottish people vote Yes in the 2014 independence referendum.

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