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2014 will be a referendum on relocating power from London to Scotland. 2016 will be an election about the policies of a free Scotland
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Property boss hits out at No campaign tactics | Herald Scotland

Property boss hits out at No campaign tactics | Herald Scotland | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

HOTEL and property boss Dan Macdonald has attacked the "scaremongering" tactics of the No campaign in the referendum and said their arguments are based on "historic and outdated" claims

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Scottish scheme set up to protect rental deposits of tenants – Irish ...

Scottish scheme set up to protect rental deposits of tenants – Irish ... | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish scheme set up to protect rental deposits of tenants. Irish Times RENT DEPOSITS handed over by tenants to landlords in Scotland will have to be lodged in an independent agency under new rules designed to end ...
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Another side of Lesley Riddoch: Should we go or should we stay….

Another side of Lesley Riddoch: Should we go or should we stay…. | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
If the UK has an EU referendum should Scotland go or stay? Do we want a get-rich-quick US style society or a more equal European-style one? It's soon going to be put up or shut up time methinks. Today's column...
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Confused? You will be… | Public Finance Opinion

Confused? You will be… | Public Finance Opinion | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Both sides of the Scottish independence debate have launched their campaigns but semantic rows have broken out over what it all means

Let battle commence. The two sides in the independence referendum campaign have finally opened their accounts. ‘Yes Scotland’ launched last month with a call for 1 million Scots to sign a declaration of sovereignty. Some thought that a little unambitious given that there are 4 million voters.

The unionists, led by the former Labour chancellor, Alistair Darling, made their pitch under the banner: ‘Better Together’ – although not apparently with the present UK government. Neither campaign has gone to plan, and the Scottish voters are bemused as the two sides steal each other’s clothes.
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Ignorant, and proud of it: the independence debate outside of ...

Ignorant, and proud of it: the independence debate outside of ... | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
This piece was originally publised in The Scotsman. View the discussion thread. About the author. Gerry Hassan is a writer, policy analyst and researcher. His website is www.gerryhassan.com · Creative Commons License ...
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Another side of Lesley Riddoch: This week's pod. A healthy mixture.

Another side of Lesley Riddoch: This week's pod. A healthy mixture. | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Gender balance on panels, home brewed constitutions, the role of experts, the mood of the SNP in London, the Awkward Squad and the Scottish Six, Any Questions in the near future and more in this week's Lesley Riddoch ...
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Diamond resigns as leaked document turns spotlight on Brown and Darling

Diamond resigns as leaked document turns spotlight on Brown and Darling | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Diamond resigns as leaked document turns LIBOR spotlight on Brown and Darling...

"Alistair Darling was Chancellor, Gordon Brown was Chancellor and Prime Minister and Ed Balls was Economic Secretary to the Treasury when LIBOR fixing was going on. Were Darling and his colleagues asleep at the wheel or did they know what was going on yet fail to take any action?"
"Current Chancellor George Osborne has already signaled that former Labour Ministers will be required to give evidence. Mr Osborne, in a Commons clash with Labour's Ed Balls, whose former ministerial duties included regulating the City, asked: "Did he express any concerns about the Libor rate when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister? We will find out in due course."

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Salmond accused of losing heart over independence | Herald Scotland

Salmond accused of losing heart over independence | Herald Scotland | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

"This is a ridiculous intervention from Margaret Curran but sadly in line with her party's thinking on Scotland."The fact that she wants the Conservative-led Treasury to have a say on Scotland's finances post-independence says it all and simply underlines how out of touch Labour are by backing the Tory-led anti-independence campaign to the hilt.

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New Statesman - Scottish independence: the view from Belfast

New Statesman - Scottish independence: the view from Belfast | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
“Both emboldened and envious of the SNP’s recent success, Sinn Fein wants to capitalise on the new, more fluid approach towards the UK’s constitutional arrangements by putting the issue of Irish unity firmly on the political agenda…That’s the driving logic.”
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Meet Labour's City cronies: The roll call of bankers rewarded by Brown and Blair

Meet Labour's City cronies: The roll call of bankers rewarded by Brown and Blair | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Labour's intimate relationship with the financial industry has seen dozens of bankers given honours, appointed as ministers and given jobs on Government taskforces and reviews.
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Lesley Riddoch: Time to work out our own new deal.

Lesley Riddoch: Time to work out our own new deal. | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Will the latest banking scandal have any impact on Scotland’s independence debate? Will a referendum on Britain’s continuing EU membership sway votes in 2014? On the face of it these issues seem un-connected.

According to writer Andrew Rawnsley, the banking crisis could only happen in a City where cheating and deception have become institutionalised. Amend that sentence and you stumble across a larger truth.

The banking crisis could only happen in a country where cheating and deception have become institutionalised – and could only be tolerated by voters because they privately harbour hopes of rising to the same heady, rule-breaking heights themselves one day. This is the corrupting power of the American Dream and a large chunk of England has been thoroughly seduced.

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Will the LIBOR banking scandal catch up with Brown and Darling?

Will the LIBOR banking scandal catch up with Brown and Darling? | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Will the LIBOS scandal force Brown and Darling to come clean?

What goes around comes around’ the old saying goes, and make no mistake this is a scandal that is very firmly laid at the feet of Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling. The men who apparently saved the banks in 2008.

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Libor scandal discredits 'Better Together' chief

Libor scandal discredits 'Better Together' chief | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
RT @ScottishTimes: Better Together chief may have cost Scotland 100, 000 jobs http://t.co/gDY6f3Qu #indyref #sp4...
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EQUINOX | NO CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

INTERVIEW WITH FAY SINCLAIR OUTSIDE THE NO CAMPAIGN LAUNCH ... Equinox Scotland ...
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Witterings of a Weegiewarbler: A picture and a thousand words.

Witterings of a Weegiewarbler: A picture and a thousand words. | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
The better together, or “vote NO” campaign launched last week, one picture reverberated through the psyche. Lamont, Darling, Davidson and Rennie; all standing together, not one able to look at the other and all declaring, ...
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Lesley Riddoch: Time to work out our own new deal.

Lesley Riddoch: Time to work out our own new deal. | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Will the latest banking scandal have any impact on Scotland's independence debate? Will a referendum on Britain's continuing EU membership sway votes in 2014? On the face of it these issues seem un-connected.
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Banking and a New Deal for Scotland « - Bella Caledonia

Banking and a New Deal for Scotland « - Bella Caledonia | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
By Joe Necchhi. “An epitaph for an age of irresponsibility symptomatic of a financial system that elevated greed above all other concerns and brought our economy to its knees“. – Chancellor, George Osborne.
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Another side of Lesley Riddoch: You've Been Trumped …in a ...

Another side of Lesley Riddoch: You've Been Trumped …in a ... | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
You've Been Trumped -- see the film before the Donald opens his course next week and make up your own mind about the human and eco cost of Scotland's newest golf resort. Anthony Baxter re-mortgaged his house to ...
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Bank of England implicated in Libor scandal - Scottish News | News ...

Bank of England implicated in Libor scandal - Scottish News | News ... | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Was Mervyn King aware of Libor rate-rigging and if not why not? Scottish news: Bank of England implicated in Libor scandal. by Jamie Mann The Bank of England (BoE) may have been complicit in the Libor rate-rigging ...
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Will 'Lie-borgate' confound SNP's independence policy?

Will 'Lie-borgate' confound SNP's independence policy? | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

It seems like an open goal for the SNP who can ask the electorate why a Westminster-City axis mired in corruption can be deemed preferable to an independent Scotland.

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Darling's a man with some explaining to do - The Daily Record - Joan McAlpine MSP

Darling's a man with some explaining to do - The Daily Record - Joan McAlpine MSP | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

WHO are the figures funding the anti-independence campaign, Better Together?YesScotland will not take donations above £500 from people living elsewhere in the UK, as Scots should decide their own future.

But Labour spokesmen from Better Together will allow secret donations up to £7500 and say they are happy to take money from outside Scotland.

That means being bought and sold for Tory gold. What's new?

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From the Province of the Cat 5: The Darling of Fear by George Gunn

From the Province of the Cat 5: The Darling of Fear by George Gunn | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
by George Gunn The idea of the man who as Chancellor of the Exchequer oversaw the financial collapse of 2008 trying to scare the people of Scotland into voting “No” in the 2014… Read Mor...
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English identity crisis

English identity crisis | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

I was born a Bulgarian, am legally Austrian, have spent most of my life in the UK and I self-identify as European. So let me tell you about Englishness.

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From Borgen, with Love - Why independent Scotland needs a written constitution

From Borgen, with Love - Why independent Scotland needs a written constitution | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
On June 28th a panel of leading Scottish thinkers and commentators got together at the Scottish Parliament to discuss the possibilities for a Scottish Constitut...

Kate Higgins, AKA The Burd, has kindly allowed us to publish her opening remarks:

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Gerry Hassan: Yes or No, Scots must unite for a better future - Comment - Scotsman.com

Gerry Hassan: Yes or No, Scots must unite for a better future - Comment - Scotsman.com | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
PRO-independence or Better Together, we must all push against the ill-informed prejudices of the Westminster set, writes Gerry Hassan (RT @PD_IndyRef: Gerry Hassan writes 'Yes or No, Scots must unite for a better future' in today's @scotsmanpaper ...
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