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Devo Plus most popular choice in new poll

Devo Plus most popular choice in new poll | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
DEVO Plus is currently more popular than both Scottish independence and the status quo, according to a new poll.
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Scottish independence: Breaking up is good to do

Scottish independence: Breaking up is good to do | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

John McAllion makes the socialist case for an independent Scotland

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More nuclear subs on the Clyde? Gie's peace

More nuclear subs on the Clyde? Gie's peace | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

"The UK Defence Minister Nick Harvey - a Liberal Democrat - last week told a committee of Parliament that the Clyde was the only suitable site for Trident. Why not the Thames, centre of such fervent scenes of British patriotism oh so recently?

Surely the crowds who belted out Rule Britannia would be more than honoured to host these deadly symbols of state firepower."

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Call for second referendum question

Call for second referendum question | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

SCOTTISH members of Britain's biggest union have voted heavily in favour of having a question on additional powers for Scotland in the independence referendum.


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Scottish independence: Coalition banks on ‘No’ vote and Trident staying

Scottish independence: Coalition banks on ‘No’ vote and Trident staying | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
THE Coalition government is not making any contingency plans for the withdrawal of the Trident nuclear-armed submarines from the Clyde, despite the possibility of Scottish independence.
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Alex Salmond accused of ignoring Rupert Murdoch's backing of Iraq War

Alex Salmond accused of ignoring Rupert Murdoch's backing of Iraq War | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
ALEX Salmond was accused of “double standards” yesterday over his efforts to woo Rupert Murdoch. Labour raised further questions about the First Minister’s links with Murdoch following claims the media mogul lobbied Tony Blair to wage war in Iraq.
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First Ministers Questions - 14 June 2012

First Ministers Questions - 14 June 2012 | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Newsnet Scotland has provided a video of the entire session of FMQs from Holyrood. The video is followed by the reporting of the session by BBC Radio Scotland.
We invite visitors to form their own judgement on whether the report is an accurate reflection of proceedings.
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SNP a ‘threat’ to Trident, admits MoD

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is secretly worried that the Scottish National Party (SNP) could jeopardise the UK’s nuclear weapons programme, the Sunday Herald can reveal.

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Economist's warning on Scots funding

Economist's warning on Scots funding | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

AN independent Scotland that ran into financial difficulty might have to be bailed out by the rest of the UK, one of Britain's top economists has suggested.

Alternatively, Robert Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Cambridge University, also suggested a prosperous independent nation would not need outside help and would be a valuable trading partner for the rest of the UK.

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Salmond: No 'quid pro quo' over backing for BSkyB bid

Salmond: No 'quid pro quo' over backing for BSkyB bid | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

ALEX Salmond yesterday denied he had made a "subtle" bargain with the Murdoch empire to back its £8 billion BSkyB bid in return for support from The Sun.

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Michael Kelly: Confused? You will be by the Yes campaign

Michael Kelly: Confused? You will be by the Yes campaign | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
IT DOESN’T matter who you talk to, there can be no guarantees about Scotland’s future if it decides to go it alone, writes Michael Kelly...
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Leveson inquiry: No secret deal with Murdoch, insists Alex Salmond

Leveson inquiry: No secret deal with Murdoch, insists Alex Salmond | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
ALEX Salmond insisted there was no “quid pro quo” over his backing for News Corp’s BSkyB takeover bid, as he told the Leveson inquiry he had supported the deal because it was good for jobs, not to boost his election chances.
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Faslane base ‘would remain with UK’ in independent Scotland

Faslane base ‘would remain with UK’ in independent Scotland | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
An independent Scotland may have to surrender control of the Faslane naval base to the rest of the UK or share the substantial bill of decommissioning, according to the UK Armed Forces Minister.
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Scots will be offered everything in the referendum except what they really want

It is hardly a slogan to have them running to the barricades. In fact, it is difficult to imagine anything less inspirational than: “What do we want? A greater degree of fiscal responsibility within the security of the existing Union. When do we want it? Over the course of the next parliamentary term.”

Yet, devo-max – or devo-plus, or indy-lite or fiscal accountability or whatever – is actually what most Scots want. They want the Scottish government to have more control over Scottish affairs but are wary of going the whole way to independence.

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George Galloway wrong on Scottish independence

George Galloway wrong on Scottish independence | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Liam Mac Uaid takes issue with George Galloway’s rejection of an independent Scotland. British Labourism’s deference to the reactionary trappings of the British state is as old as the movement itself.
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Darling insists banks would walk away from an independent Scotland

Darling insists banks would walk away from an independent Scotland | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Former UK chancellor puts forward case for union at economics of independence conference.

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Ewan Crawford: Trident is Westminster’s fetish, not Holyrood’s

No UK party would consider giving up Britain’s nuclear status but most Scots don’t want it and in 2014 we can do something about it, writes Ewan Crawford...
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Independence 'provocation of God'

Independence 'provocation of God' | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
A church warns that the constitution of an independent Scotland would weaken the position of the Christian church.
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Queen grants William Scotland's top honour to strengthen Royal family's ties north of the border and keep kingdom united

Queen grants William Scotland's top honour to strengthen Royal family's ties north of the border and keep kingdom united | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Prince William has been presented with the Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in Scotland, in a bid to strengthen the Royal Family’s ties north of the border.
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Alex Salmond must answer questions on immigration and terrorism, says 'secret Scot' Yvette Cooper

Alex Salmond must answer questions on immigration and terrorism, says 'secret Scot' Yvette Cooper | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
THE shadow home secretary – tipped as a future Labour leader – asked the SNP to start detailing how Scotland’s borders would be protected under independence after telling how she was born in Inverness.
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'North Sea oil will last for 100 years'

'North Sea oil will last for 100 years' | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
The north sea will continue to provide oil for another 100 years, twice as long as previous estimates, according to industry analysts.
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George Kerevan: Who are champions of economic rationality?

George Kerevan: Who are champions of economic rationality? | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
IS TARTAN romanticism blinding us in our vision of the financial future for an independent Scotland, asks George Kerevan...
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Bill Jamieson: Flying blind into the referendum

Bill Jamieson: Flying blind into the referendum | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
WE ARE hurtling head first into a vote on independence with no guidance from any reliable source, writes Bill Jamieson...
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Tom Peterkin: Alex Salmond has fun and games political reality show

At FIRST, there was an easy air of charm and confidence about Alex Salmond when he appeared on the Leveson Show yesterday.
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Under the cover of David Cameron's Leveson evidence today, the Government slips out its plans to log every website visit you make

Under the cover of David Cameron's Leveson evidence today, the Government slips out its plans to log every website visit you make | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Nick Pickles is Director of civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch. Follow Nick on Twitter. Today the Home Office will finally announce its plans to monitor the internet use of every British citizen.
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