Referendum 2014
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Referendum 2014
The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Homecoming 2014: A Love Letter to Scots Abroad.

Homecoming 2014: A Love Letter to Scots Abroad. | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Reversing the brain-drain with Katie L Gallogly-Swan. Can you imagine the response and the energy when we vote Yes? Since leaving high school in 2008, Scotland has been my (rainy) holiday home. Ret...
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Muzzerino.com: You don't even live in Scotland!

Muzzerino.com: You don't even live in Scotland! | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

A lot of people have given Sean Connery a hard time over the years. He is a supporter of the Scottish National Party and the Scottish independence movement, even though he doesn't live in Scotland. The cheek! Why listen to him?

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Scottish Independence. Your thoughts? | Max Keiser

Scottish Independence. Your thoughts? | Max Keiser | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

I can’t believe how much coverage there is here to the September vote on Scottish independence. Almost every time I turn on the radio, there’s more talk about it. We’ll be talking about it too this week on Keiser Report when Dominic Frisby gives his take. Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts and, if you can, let us know whether or not you have any Scottish heritage and/or family there and whether that influences your decision.

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Scanning the comments I see much talk of heritage and ancestry as well as silly complaints about ex-pats not getting a vote in the referendum. I would just like to point out, with little hope that the point will be understood by those doing the complaining, that there is no ethnic element to Scotland's independence movement.

Being Scottish is not about a common inheritance, it is about a shared commitment.

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Scotland? Whose Scotland? | theriskyshift.com

Scotland? Whose Scotland? | theriskyshift.com | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Being a Scot I have been enthused by the recent press coverage granted to the proposed referendum on independence. Naturally, one cannot help but become caught up in the emotion of it all, and feel the surge of almost nostalgic pride for Scotland. Putting emotions aside it seems clear that this peaceful push for independence, whilst perhaps a reasonable model, lacks coherence and legitimacy. The current referendum proposal lacks substance and has potential to be divisive to the entire Scottish community. I do not suggest that Scots should be denied the right to Walzerian self-determination, but believe the present proposal goes some way to denying such a right.

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