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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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On holiday with foreigners

On holiday with foreigners | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

It’s amazing what a trip away can do: refresh, educate, put a new slant on an old debate. I was in the US recently. The first thing I learned was before departure, and I pass it on as a tip: if you’re going to the US, fly from Dublin, not a UK airport. Apart from being about half the price – presumably because they have control over their airport taxes, so can adjust them to compete with Heathrow – it makes life far easier.

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US business rejecting fears over referendum

THE US ambassador to the UK sees no signs the independence referendum is discouraging North American businesses from investing in Scotland – comments that contrast with Chancellor George Osborne's claims that constitutional uncertainty is harming efforts to attract overseas firms.

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As Others See Us: the view from the United States

They used to giggle in Washington when somebody mentioned Scottish independence. Well, not anymore.

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US told: SNP’s fight for independence ‘just like American revolution’

The SNP has compared its fight for Scottish independence with the American Revolution, which went on to create “one of the most powerful nations in the world”.
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Hyslop: indy Scotland would build on relationship with US

Hyslop: indy Scotland would build on relationship with US | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

An independent Scotland would look to strengthen its "strong and enduring" relationship with the US, the External Affairs Secretary has told an audience across the Atlantic.

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White House responds to request for support of Catalan referendum on independence from Spain

White House responds to request for support of Catalan referendum on independence from Spain | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
The White House responded on Saturday to a petition that asked Washington to support the right of the people of Catalonia to decide on what future “is best for
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George Kerevan: American independence? That would be folly

George Kerevan: American independence? That would be folly | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
An article ‘published’ more than 200 years ago has uncanny parallels with the dilemma now facing Scottish voters, writes George Kerevan...
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