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We don't need to count on oil to balance the books

We don't need to count on oil to balance the books | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) advises that a country cannot depend forever on a diminishing resource.


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Why vote Yes

Why vote Yes | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Find out how Scotland will become independent and how we can build from firm foundations to deliver a stronger and more successful society.
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Another letter from a wee sheared Orange lamb

Another letter from a wee sheared Orange lamb | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
  a Guest Post by Lauren Reid I am just an ordinary mum from Bathgate campaigning for Scotland to become an Independent Nation. I'm not a secret SNP activist nor have I ever voted for them in ...
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Greg Moodie Dances With The Devil

Greg Moodie Dances With The Devil | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
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Martin Kettle's pandanoculars

Martin Kettle's pandanoculars | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
You have to love Martin Kettle, desperately seeking an intellectual case for Scotland to remain within the Union, and all the while he examines Scotland from afar through the wrong end of ink cover...
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Thinking the unthinkable when No really means No

Thinking the unthinkable when No really means No | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
There is a mood of subdued triumphalism in the Unionist campaign.
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EU certainty? Here's a certainty - we can't be expelled

EU certainty? Here's a certainty - we can't be expelled | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
In his blog yesterday, Derek Bateman gave a link to a legal paper published this month by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, a professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford....
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Lights out BBC in an independent Scotland

Lights out BBC in an independent Scotland | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Scottish News, News Scotland - Politics, Referendum, Economy, Culture and intelligent opinion | Newsnet Scotland, uniquely Scottish
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Labour Pains

Labour Pains | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
The agony of the real Labour voter…trapped in an odious campaign funded by a rich man’s club of Tory donors and yet impotent and unable to speak up. Month after month of humiliation as pro-Trident ...
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What's that name again?

What's that name again? | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
They say that men think about sex every six seconds. Apparently Jenny Marra thinks about Alex Salmond every 12, as she manages to get his name into this 48-second clip from last night's BBC Scotlan...
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Power Projection and Protest

Power Projection and Protest | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
One bloke and his keyboard take on the world
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Landowners for No

Landowners for No | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
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The gold-plated grassroots

The gold-plated grassroots | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
The Electoral Commission has this afternoon released the first of four sets of data about cash contributions and loans to referendum campaigning organisations, this one comprising information about...
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We're confused about the rules again

We're confused about the rules again | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Channel 4 has now aired its Dispatches programme about "intimidation", in which a lot of grown adults from the cut-throat world of business whined about possible vague hints they may or may not hav...
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Scottish media rediscovers voice

Scottish media rediscovers voice | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Our ever-alert readers will almost certainly recall - for it was only four days ago - this piece, in which we noted the Scottish media's curious reluctance to cover what looked like a pretty blockb...
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Scotland and membership of the European Union

Scotland and membership of the European Union | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Joanna Cherry QC is convener of the steering committee of Lawyers for Yes. This article was published in the Herald on 2 July 2014. It is here made available
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Here's the great new Vote Yes campaign video...

Here's the great new Vote Yes campaign video... | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
"We have a chance to change our future".
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The cataclysm continues

The cataclysm continues | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Only our very alertest readers are likely to recall our first brush with Azeem Ibrahim of the "Scotland Institute", a right-wing think tank which recently came up with a report on an independent Sc...
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That pesky vortex again

That pesky vortex again | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Kudos is due to the Daily Record today, which has a large and prominent feature about NHS surgeon Dr Philippa Whitford, with whom readers should be familiar. Her message, from a position of knowled...
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The Great Debate. Salmond v Darling. Will it be equal and fair?

The Great Debate. Salmond v Darling. Will it be equal and fair? | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
by Kevin Williamson It was no real surprise to hear that Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, will go head-to-head with former UK Chancellor, Alistair Darling, in a live 2 hour debate broadcast...
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Research can flourish under independence : Academics for YES

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The pensioner jackpot

The pensioner jackpot | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
We got an email from an alert reader today making an intriguing observation. We feel sure we must be missing something about it, but we can't figure out what it is. Perhaps you can help. Let's walk...
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Solidarity with Scotland: an update

Solidarity with Scotland: an update | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
The international campaign Solidarity with Scotland has been active for over three months now, being born in April 2014 out of an initiative of ordinary Scots and Galicians, and is coordinated by P...
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Believe me when I say to you, I hope the Middlelanders love their children too

Believe me when I say to you, I hope the Middlelanders love their children too | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
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Do you think Britain is a fair country?

Do you think Britain is a fair country? | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
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Slay Your Dragons

Slay Your Dragons | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
I’ve been itching to write but this is school holiday time and I’ve been on bike rides, eating ice cream in the park and watching How to Train Your Dragon (2) with popcorn and the smell of cheesy n...
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The alienation of an alien nation

The alienation of an alien nation | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
So we've had Danny Alexander making up statistics about start up costs and his arithmetical nervous breakdown being taken apart by the very man who supplied the raw data to begin with. The Foreign ...
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