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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Labour MP described as 'fantastic' by Miliband gives backing to Yes

Labour MP described as 'fantastic' by Miliband gives backing to Yes | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
In a radio interview Dundee-born George Mudie said he would vote for independence.
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Henry McLeish: Positive case for saying No

Henry McLeish: Positive case for saying No | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
To defeat independence, the Better Together campaign should be spearheaded by Scottish Labour, with a message branded ‘made in Scotland’, writes Henry McLeish
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Can’t Be A Labour MP & Pro-Independence? My Great Great Grandfather Was Both

Can’t Be A Labour MP & Pro-Independence? My Great Great Grandfather Was Both | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

They say you can’t be a Labour politician and a supporter of Scottish independence, but my great great grandfather was both.

I found a little blue book in a dusty cupboard last year. It’s very old, and quite tatty but it’s now one of my favourite possessions. The book – I say book, it’s more like a pamphlet – is called Home Rule for Scotland: The Case in 90 Points, and was printed by the Scottish Home Rule Association in 1922.

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The Problem with the ‘No’ Men

The debate on the future of Scotland’s constitutional status has many legitimate views: pro-union, pro-independence, and the middling Scotland sitting uneasily in-between.

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Wings Over Scotland | Weekend: Bridging the funding gap

Labour today is a far cry from the party of old, a party that was set up to provide a voice for the working class so as to gain control over the means of production for the masses rather than to be dictated to by capitalism.

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Labour MP says Britain should leave EU

Labour MP says Britain should leave EU | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Labour party leaders are quietly reassessing the party's stance on Britain's place in Europe, reveals Radio 4's Analysis programme.
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Game of the rose: Labour’s inner battles

Game of the rose: Labour’s inner battles | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
LABOUR is being pulled apart trying to find a way to win the referendum debate, save the Union and regain power at Holyrood.
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McLeish snub is a "bombshell" for the no campaign | Scottish National Party

McLeish snub is a "bombshell" for the no campaign | Scottish National Party | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Labour must take heed of Henry McLeish’s warning about their involvement with the Tories in the anti-independence campaign, says SNP MSP Chic Brodie.

 

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New Statesman - Labour's revival could sink Scottish independence

New Statesman - Labour's revival could sink Scottish independence | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
A sustained revival in Labour’s prospects at Westminster could sink the independence challenge.
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Ex-Minister admits Labour constitutional confusion | Scottish National Party

Ex-Minister admits Labour constitutional confusion | Scottish National Party | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Commenting on an admission by former Labour Minister Kim Howells, that Tony Blair’s government deliberately ignored the ‘West Lothian Question’ when drawing up devolution plans, SNP MP Eilidh Whiteford said the comments underlined Labour’s ongoing constitutional confusion and head in the sand approach.

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Lapsed « Better Nation

Sometimes it comes down to the simplest things.

 

I have struggled with holding my Labour Party membership ever since the Glasgow East by-election. To be confronted with the destitution I saw only five miles away from where I used to live while canvassing and leafleting shocked me to my core.

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ianssmart: What happens now?

Additionally, the MSM (copyright Newsnet) seems finally to be waking up to my long advanced proposition that Eck, not being an idiot, has no intention of having a Referendum he would inevitably lose.

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Wings over Scotland | Labour’s solidarity narrative

Wings over Scotland | Labour’s solidarity narrative | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

A curious phenomenon occurs when debating the issues of independence with those of the Labour party – one that was highlighted again in the debate published on this site last week. Labour constantly repeats the mantra of being “stronger together” and asserts that the SNP only cares about a poor child in Glasgow but not about a poor child in Bradford, citing this as a reason to maintain the Union.

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Why I'll be voting yes to Scottish independence

Why I'll be voting yes to Scottish independence | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Bob Holman: An independent Scotland led by the Scottish National party would reduce poverty and narrow the gap between rich and poor
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Labour and Independence: The Power of the Past | National Collective

Labour and Independence: The Power of the Past | National Collective | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Beyond the posturing, allegations and counter-allegations of recent days on the vexed subject of Labour for Independence, there are a series of important and often unexplored questions which tell us much about Scottish politics.

Beyond the posturing, allegations and counter-allegations of recent days on the vexed subject of Labour for Independence, there are a series of important and often unexplored questions which tell us much about Scottish politics. - See more at: http://nationalcollective.com/2013/08/02/labour-and-independence-the-power-of-the-past/#sthash.jI2IjWL7.dpuf
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STUC refuses backing for Labour-led No campaign (paywall)

THE Labour-led cross-party group campaigning in defence of the Union, Better Together, has been refused the backing of the Scottish Trades Union Congress.

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Labour could return to 'traditional values' in independent Scotland

Labour could return to 'traditional values' in independent Scotland | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
'Independence would be like escaping from a political straitjacket' for Scottish Labour claims Dennis Canavan.
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Labour looking to strengthen devolution

LABOUR is looking at setting up a Constitutional Convention to examine strengthening devolution and reforming the House of Lords.
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Second ‘referendum’ ignored by Scottish Labour as online poll disappears

Second ‘referendum’ ignored by Scottish Labour as online poll disappears | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Second ‘referendum’ ignored by Scottish Labour as online poll disappears...
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Welsh Labour voices support for Trident as Lamont remains silent

Welsh Labour voices support for Trident as Lamont remains silent | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Labour First Minister Carwyn Jones has said Wales is ready to become the new home of Britain’s weapons of mass destruction following a Scottish ‘Yes’ vote in 2014.
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FORMER FM WARNS OF 'ANTI-SCOTTISH' NO CAMPAIGN | Scottish National Party

FORMER FM WARNS OF 'ANTI-SCOTTISH' NO CAMPAIGN | Scottish National Party | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

It is time for Labour to have an honest, open debate with itself about its constitutional vision for Scotland, the SNP’s Linda Fabiani has said.

 

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Labour must have a real debate on independence | Scottish National Party

Labour must have a real debate on independence | Scottish National Party | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The SNP is today urging Johann Lamont and the Labour leadership in Scotland to have a full, robust and open debate on independence within the membership of their party.

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SNP populism does not equal principle

It was recently remarked that Scotland’s two main political parties are both social democratic, and that this is unique among all the countries that run any kind of democracy. Moreover, this is presented as a circumstance that should reassure any social democrats at present disinclined to vote to break up Britain.

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Latest Ipsos MORI poll puts Scottish Labour up 9 points since January

Scottish Labour has increased its share of voting intention for the Scottish Parliament for the first time in over 18 months.
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Labour may be victim of yes vote | Herald Scotland

Labour may be victim of yes vote | Herald Scotland | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

LABOUR would be the biggest victim of a vote for Scottish independence leading to it being out of office at Westminster "probably forever", according to Simon Hughes, the Deputy Liberal Democrat leader.

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