The first is the earliest possible removal of nuclear weapons from Scotland. This means in effect the end of the present UK's nuclear capacity since there is nowhere else for Trident to go and these weapons are assigned to Nato. The second condition is the continued acceptance by Nato that members have no obligation to participate in wars not sanctioned by the UN.
IN seeking to make independence more palatable with yet another compromise, the SNP is in danger of alienating the idealists in its ranks, writes Allan Massie (Allan Massie writes in @scotsmanpaper that Nato u-turn may betray SNP 'purists' -
former Labour Minister walked through revolving door to Olympic shambles firm G4S (Not just the banks that are corrupt> Former Labour Minister walked through revolving door to Olympic shambles firm G4S http://t.co/uP3x4s5Q...)...
Parliamentary questions have revealed that over the last year Gordon Brown, despite poor participation levels in parliament, claimed £114,998.17 in addition to his parliamentary allowances, while Tony Blair – despite reputedly earning millions from business interests – claimed the maximum £115,000 as did Lady Thatcher and Sir John Major.
"Resolution to SNP Conference: Foreign, Security and Defence Policy Update..
If this resolution is not passed, the anti-independence parties will rejoice . . . rejoice, I venture to suggest, and Uncle Sam will not be pleased. Independent countries balance idealism with realism. Think about it." Frankly
Labour and Tory politicians goad Salmond over Newco Rangers plight (Sad, twisted individuals "@NewsnetScotland: Labour and Tory politicians goad Salmond over NewcoRangers plight #sevco http://t.co/WiH8scK9"...)...
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A murky period in modern Scottish history thus passed, so besmirched was the ‘dissident Arthur Donaldson, that within a few years he was a leading light in the SNP and became its first successful party leader in 1960. Which finally resulted in the Hamilton win in 1967.
Award-winning financial commentator Ian Fraser, has said that Alex Salmond has the perfect opportunity to say "enough is enough", and should plan for Scotland to build its own independent financial system and regulatory framework.
We would like to announce the second of our three big announcements this week. There will be a Labour voters for Scottish Independence or Labour for Indy group participating in the march. If you would like to join us please get in touch via Facebook
We only gave you 100 words but you’ve managed to sum up your reasons for saying “Yes” in impressively short but inspiring fashion over the weekend, and the message from Scotland’s women has been particularly positive.
We can be certain that as austerity bites and information is dispersed, the independence vote will increase, after that everything is on the table. The only other answer we need will be resolved by the political actions in Westminster at that time; does London really give a toss about Scotland.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday said the organization would continue to deny gay people membership, saying that the policy is in the best interest of Scouting.The decision...
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