The Guardian Scottish Leader: Nuclear Arms Could be Removed in 2016 National Journal "Trident would certainly be part of negotiations [with the British government] following a yes vote," SNP defense spokesman Angus Robertson said.
Excellent assessment of the talents of Scotland's First Minister. In this case the comments section is best avoided - just rabid unionistas who cannot bring themselves to acknowledge the superb talents of Alex Salmond
Why are some folk so eager to buy into the mainstream media's new trend of 'we don't like Alex Salmond' or the SNP when they have delivered so much more for Scotland than anyone or any party has done in a long long time?
I don't often comment on polls. I find it a bit of a pointless exercise. Such comments as I see on independence referendum-related polling usually fall into two categories. There's the endlessly analytical poring over the minutiae of the data that looks like a hell of a lot of work only to be rendered irrelevant by the next poll that comes along. Or, more commonly, there's the simplistic acceptance of the headline figures as if they represent a definitive forecast of the result of a referendum that is still eleven months away. Polls can tell us nothing about the result. At best, they might offer some clues as to trends and thus serve as a rough gauge of how the two campaigns are faring.
Official figures from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs last week revealed a “tax gap” – the difference between the tax which should be paid and what is actually collected – of around £35 billion. That’s a massive enough figure in itself.
Earlier this year, the Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration published a paper looking at the implications of Scottish independence for Scotland, the rUK and the rest of NATO. An alert reader sent it to us a while ago and we’ve just got round to reading it all the way through. (It’s a modest 16 pages, but hey, we’re pretty busy.)
Head of Yes Scotland campaign delivers rallying cry for independence Herald Scotland Independence will allow Scotland be rid of UK "war-mongers, job-cutters, asset-strippers, mortgage-flippers, welfare-bashers and bedroom-taxers", according to Yes...
A "worryingly" large number of people subjected to the Bedroom Tax in Scotland are building up arrears, with the next instalment of the Westminster’s welfare cuts likely to make things even worse, according to a new report by housing expert Professor Kenneth Gibb.
As Others See Us: The View from Iceland Herald Scotland (blog) "Nationalist defence expert Angus Robertson recently visited Norway and Denmark to study their defence policy," the agency said in a lengthy but unsigned article.
Angela Constance, the UK’s first and only Youth Employment Minister today (Thursday) joined SNP by-election candidate Shirley-Anne Somerville on the Dunfermline campaign trail, to highlight the efforts of the Scottish Government in tackling youth unemployment in the constituency.