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Referendum 2014
The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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SNmr: Bad timing

The No campaign haven't had much luck when it comes to their scare stories about Scotland's credit rating. You will remember them producing a leaflet with the claim that Scotland would lose the UK's AAA rating and then, a few days later, the UK itself lost its AAA rating. Of course, not people to be hampered by the facts, No continued to distribute the offending material.

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Darling left red-faced as 'bust' nations overtake UK in world prosperity index

Darling left red-faced as 'bust' nations overtake UK in world prosperity index | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Head of the anti-independence campaign Alistair Darling has been left red faced today after the latest prosperity table showed the UK has been overtaken by two countries he claimed this week were “bust”.

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For those of us who were sickened by their revelling in the economic misfortunes  of other nations it is particularly gratifying to see British nationalists suffering this embarrassment.

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The Threat of Independence

The Threat of Independence | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The threat of an independent Scotland to both the Ulster Loyalist world view is difficult to overstate.


Quite simply Scottish independence is pretty close to an extinction level event for Ulster Loyalism.

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Wings over Scotland | The arc of recovery

The International Monetary Fund has just published its latest statistics for the relative wealth per head of different countries. And, for Iceland, Ireland, Norway and the UK, they paint a fascinating picture.

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Irish should control their referendum too | openDemocracy

Irish should control their referendum too | openDemocracy | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
RT @TheCornishRep: Irish should control their referendum too | openDemocracy http://t.co/9P0aAhxT...
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Irish Worldview

Irish Worldview | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
What are the implications for Ireland of Scotland's referendum? Interesting Irish perspective on the referendum and the consequences for Ireland with Mark Hennessy and Paul Gillespie. "No matter ho...
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Newco Britain?

Newco Britain? | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago I voted as a citizen of my Republic.


I was asked if I wanted our upper house, the Seanad (Senate), abolished.


I voted in agreement with the government’s proposition (a rare enough event for me I have to say), but mine was the minority opinion and the Seanad stays, although the clamour to reform it remains.

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Gerry Adams calls for dialogue on united Ireland in light of deal to hold referendum on Scottish independence - RTÉ News

Gerry Adams calls for dialogue on united Ireland in light of deal to hold referendum on Scottish independence - RTÉ News | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Following the agreement on a date for a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014, Sinn Féin has asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny to begin discussions on a united Ireland.
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Policy must adapt as shape of UK shifts

Policy must adapt as shape of UK shifts | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
WORLD VIEW: British-Irish relations face challenges over Scotland and two very different EU identities...
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