Referendum 2014
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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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VP of European Commission dismisses comparision between Scotland and Kosovo

VP of European Commission dismisses comparision between Scotland and Kosovo | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Comparisons drawn between Scotland and Kosovo by the president of the European Commission have been dismissed by one of his deputies.
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A free Scotland could be equal of anyone, Barroso

A free Scotland could be equal of anyone, Barroso | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
DESPITE claims an independent Scotland would have to reapply for EU membership, there is nothing in the laws that allows a member to be thrown out.
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Wings Over Scotland | The thunder of guns

Wings Over Scotland | The thunder of guns | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

If there’s one thing we ought to grudgingly respect about the No campaign, it’s its ability to get all its ducks in a row and pump out an absolutely united and consistent lie. It’s a lot like a World War 1 artillery barrage – impressive in the sheer co-ordinated brute force of its display, even if it’s in fact completely useless in achieving its desired objective and ultimately leads only to a slaughter of its own troops.

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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:33 AM

(Collective Memory: World War I imagery used in writing)

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Barroso 'will change his mind' on Scotland's EU membership after a Yes vote

Barroso 'will change his mind' on Scotland's EU membership after a Yes vote | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

In an interview with the Times newspaper, Andoni Ortuzar, the president of the Basque National Party, has stated that he believes José Manuel Barroso - President of the European Commission - will drop his insistence that an independent Scotland must apply for EU membership.

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Another side of Lesley Riddoch: Europe & Scotland – all shook up

Today's Sunday Post column in full It's been the political version of the Hokey Cokey. You put Scotland in, Scotland out. In, out, in, out, shake us all about. The Europe Union has brought the independence debate alive in the...
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Lesley Riddoch thoughtlessly peddling the Britnat line on the Barroso letter.

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Exclusive: Scotsman EU membership story "incorrect" says EC

Exclusive: Scotsman EU membership story "incorrect" says EC | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Scotsman EU membership story incorrect says EC...
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