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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Analysis: Scotland's place in the EU

Analysis: Scotland's place in the EU | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
BBC Scotland's Niall O'Gallagher seeks clarity on the question of an independent Scotland's place in the EU.
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End uncertainty over Europe

WHEN Scottish voters go to the polls in the autumn of 2014, they will want to know what they are voting for.

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Peter A Bell's comment, October 31, 2012 7:41 AM
I have not read the full article as I flatly refuse to help finance unionist propaganda sheets such as The Herald. I have, however, read a translation of what Viviane Reding said. And it was very clear that she was referring to a situation where a region of a member state of the EU UNILATERALLY seceded from that member state. This is in no way analogous to the situation in the UK.

Scotland is not a region of a member state. It is a nation which happens to be an equal partner in a voluntary union with another nation. A union which, being voluntary, can be dissolved by either party at any time subject only to the consent of the people of the nation seeking to end the union. And we are not talking about unilateral action, but a mutually agreed democratic process.

I would like to think The Herald points out these important facts somewhere in the article. But given that this "newspaper" affords such prominence to an entirely irrelevant statement while ignoring the views of Graham Avery* does not suggest any inclination towards fair and balanced reporting.

The foreign policy implications of and for a separate Scotland - http://bit.ly/QTQcTn
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Further blow for Salmond over Europe

Further blow for Salmond over Europe | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

ALEX Salmond's claim that an independent Scotland would automatically be a member of the European Union has been thrown into fresh doubt by one of Brussels most senior officials.

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SNP membership soars | Scottish National Party

SNP membership soars | Scottish National Party | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Well known hill-walker, broadcaster, author and new SNP member, Cameron McNeish, attended his first SNP Conference today and joined party leader Alex Salmond in a call for Scots to join the party.

 

Mr McNeish, is one of nearly 2,400 new SNP members who have joined since the New Year – a 12 per cent increase which underlines the growing momentum behind the SNP in the run up to the 2014 independence referendum.

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Clarifying EU Membership: HC 643 The foreign policy implications of and for a separate Scotland

Clarifying EU Membership: HC 643 The foreign policy implications of and for a separate Scotland | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

There has been conflicting opinions recently regarding an Independent Scotland’s membership status of the EU.  Below, in a document written on 24th Sep 2012 and subsequent...

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Wings Over Scotland | Chasing the game

Poor old The Herald. The paper’s political editor Magnus Gardham must have felt today was a safe day to keep piling attacks on the SNP about an independent Scotland’s status within the EU. So he went ahead and penned “Further Blow For Salmond Over Europe”, a front-page lead concocted out of comments from an obscure European politician about Catalonia, which observant readers may be aware is not Scotland.

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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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