Referendum 2014
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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Church divided over 'a secular Scotland'

Church divided over 'a secular Scotland' | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
A Yes vote for independence will lead to Scotland becoming a secular state, a leading Presybterian minister has warned.
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Scotland and Northern Ireland and the future of the UK…

Here’s something that I suspect is only slowly beginning to register on the political horizon, the threat to the United Kingdom from the rise of the Scottish Nationalist Party. The SBP reports that...
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Independence 'provocation of God'

Independence 'provocation of God' | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
A church warns that the constitution of an independent Scotland would weaken the position of the Christian church.
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Spectator: Scottish Nationalism And Catholicism

Spectator: Scottish Nationalism And Catholicism | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The level of debate on Scottish independence has gone through various phases over the years and while the Unionists point to SNP assertions and false claims, successive Labour and Tory governments have consistently lied about a whole variety of issues that have affected Scotland. For many years after World War I, it was impossible to get accurate figures for Scottish was losses, which when they were published, showed exactly why. Scottish regiments suffered higher war losses than those of any other part of the UK - bar none. As a member of the economic committee of the SNP which did much work on the oil situation in the 1970s, under the guidance of Donald Bain, I always followed with interest, the government of the day's figures on oil production and the revenues generated. Gavin McCrone, the government economist published his report during the period of the Wilson government, when Denis Healey was Chancellor. McCrone's report was so damaging to the UK government's case against independence, they kept it a secret for over thirty years. Denis Healey has just admitted they "massaged" the figures; in other words they lied. Healey is now a Lord and as one of the "untouchables" he can now admit he was a liar while in office.

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A provocation to God | The Spectator

A provocation to God | The Spectator | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
At least part of the nationalist revival is predicated upon a desire to retain a sense of difference, of Scottish exceptionalism if you like.
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