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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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In Bruges

In Bruges | Referendum 2014 | 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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Secessions That Will Redraw Europe

Secessions That Will Redraw Europe | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
On November 25, Catalonia, the richest region of Spain, will hold regional elections. Artur Mas, the leader of the regional government, is campaigning on a platform demanding more autonomy for Catalonia.
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The Balkanization of Europe?

The Balkanization of Europe? | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Do sweeping election victories for Belgian separatists mean Belgium, Britain and Spain are headed for history’s scrap heap?
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It's not just Scotland, almost every major European nation is threatened by breakaway movements. History tells us the result could be bloodshed, chaos and suffering

It's not just Scotland, almost every major European nation is threatened by breakaway movements. History tells us the result could be bloodshed, chaos and suffering | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Six days ago, the people of Spain’s most prosperous region, Catalonia, voted overwhelmingly for parties favouring the breaking away from Spanish rule.
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Separatists gaining ground in Europe

Separatists gaining ground in Europe | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
As debt-burdened European governments struggle to overcome the disparities in their still-imperfect union, old demons of regional separatism have surged anew in recent months, raising another unwelcome challenge to the continent's traditional...
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Peter A Bell's comment, November 4, 2012 9:39 AM
The Washington Post seems to have decided to throw in its lot with America's old colonial masters. I suspect they will be doing the British nationalist campaign few favours given how ill-informed and blatantly partial they are.


I dare say the WP would prefer that a discreet veil be drawn over its recent editorial on the matter of Scotland's independence movement. But referring to the Scottish Parliament as a "regional parliament" is unlikely to make the likes of Edward Cody any less of a figure of mild and slightly condescending amusement among those who are aware that the Scottish Parliament pre-dates the United States of America by several hundred years.
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Witterings of a Weegiewarbler: Europe’s Scotland, Scotland’s Europe; both can be defined by Scots leadership.

Witterings of a Weegiewarbler: Europe’s Scotland, Scotland’s Europe; both can be defined by Scots leadership. | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Today Scotland isn’t even worthy of consideration on the European stage. Scotland and her resources are administered by Westminster. London is who Brussels deals with and in practical terms rarely a thought is given otherwise. Scotland at present effectively has no voice in Europe. The interests of Scots are subordinated to general UK policy. This is Scotland’s Europe, 2012.

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