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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Common Cause?

Common Cause? | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

It’s a truism that, down the centuries, Scotland’s greatest export has been its people. Indeed, a strong element of the current Year of Homecoming—allied with the hosting of the ...

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Darling urges military personnel to help defend Union

Darling urges military personnel to help defend Union | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Labour MP Alistair Darling will today urge armed forces personnel across the UK to join the fight against Scottish independence.


The head of Better Together is set to attend the Scottish Conservative conference in Stirling where he will launch 'Forces Together', the military counterpart to the political campaign group which allies Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems.

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Expert warns foreigner should head military

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland should appoint a foreigner to head its military, because Scots would have no idea how to run the defence of a small country, an expert has warned.
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Britnat campaign tips over from merely deranged to totally insane!

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Independent Scotland ‘will have to start from scratch’ - Politics - Scotsman.com

SCOTLAND’S armed forces would have to start from scratch by recruiting their own troops and buying military equipment if voters back independence in the 2014 referendum, a defence academic has warned.
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Independence threat to military | Herald Scotland

Independence threat to military | Herald Scotland | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

SCOTTISH independence could end the UK's fragile commitment to a global military role, a leading defence expert predicts.

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Tom Miers: Death of military tradition - News - Scotsman.com

Tom Miers: Death of military tradition - News - Scotsman.com | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
PLANS for the armed forces in an independent Scotland spell the end of our fighting heritage, writes Tom Miers...
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Military numbers in Scotland at lowest for 15 years, reveals MoD - Politics - Scotsman.com

Military numbers in Scotland at lowest for 15 years, reveals MoD - Politics - Scotsman.com | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
THE level of military personnel based in Scotland is at its lowest for 15 years, official government figures have revealed.
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SNmr: A very (un)British intervention

SNmr: A very (un)British intervention | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

I thought we lived in a country where the military didn’t tell us how to vote or who should govern us. And, yet, that is what has just happened in the independence referendum debate and I’m surprised it has not been commented on.

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Independent Scotland's armed forces 'should focus on peace'

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Contrast this pragmatic and aspirational approach with the banal British nationalist jingoism of Better Together - Darling urges military personnel to help defend Union.

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‘Promises broken’ as Scottish defence jobs fall to new low

‘Promises broken’ as Scottish defence jobs fall to new low | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
THE number of defence personnel in Scotland has hit a new post-Second World War low, despite promises that the military footprint north of the Border would increase.
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Independence “straw that finally breaks the back” of British militarism ...

Independence “straw that finally breaks the back” of British militarism ... | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
... “straw that finally breaks the back” of British militarism, says expert. A leading defence expert has said that Scottish independence could be the "straw that finally breaks the back " of Britain's warmongering abroad.

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Independent Scotland could use ‘full range of armed forces’ to defend its interests, insists Alex Salmond | StratRisks

Independent Scotland could use ‘full range of armed forces’ to defend its interests, insists Alex Salmond | StratRisks | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
StratRisks.com is the leading source for strategic news and risk management. We provide global insights, global intelligence, economic, political, and military forecasting.
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Scottish independence: ‘Yes campaign must dispel economy and military fears’ - Politics - Scotsman.com

Scottish independence: ‘Yes campaign must dispel economy and military fears’ - Politics - Scotsman.com | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
The independence campaign is “heading for defeat” unless it can dispel fears among Scots about the economic and military dangers of leaving the UK, according to a leading pollster.
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