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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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Ipsos MORI | Poll | Support for independence falls back while First Minister’s approval rating also dips

Ipsos MORI | Poll | Support for independence falls back while First Minister’s approval rating also dips | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Three weeks after the ‘Yes’ campaign was launched, support for Scottish independence has fallen in our latest poll for The Times and The Sun.
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Why are we planning to spend £100 billion on a Union Jack-emblazoned intercontinental cod piece? – Telegraph Blogs

Why are we planning to spend £100 billion on a Union Jack-emblazoned intercontinental cod piece? – Telegraph Blogs | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
I’ve got to be honest. When I first read that ministers are poised to announce a £1 billion nuclear reactor renewal contract for the next generation of Trident submarines I felt a flush of pride. The Brit Bomb.
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Lesley Riddoch: Honours system is out of order - News - Scotsman.com

Lesley Riddoch: Honours system is out of order - News - Scotsman.com | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
The fuss over Armando Iannucci’s OBE suggests that the giving of gongs needs to be revamped, writes Lesley Riddoch (apoliogies to @iannucci it's @LesleyRiddoch on @campbellclaret and @aiannucci spat http://t.co/2nTkTEm1...)...
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The Claim of Right and a New Constitution for Scotland

The Claim of Right and a New Constitution for Scotland | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
We, gathered as the Scottish Constitutional Convention, do hereby acknowledge the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of Government best suited to their needs, and do hereb...
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They Laughed Loudly at Ruth Twice by Jim Terras

They Laughed Loudly at Ruth Twice by Jim Terras | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

 

The laughter in the Scottish Parliament was evident. So was the embarrassment on the SC&UP faces

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Alf Young: Are we converging on devo max? - Comment - Scotsman.com

Alf Young: Are we converging on devo max? - Comment - Scotsman.com | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
IS THE gap between independence and fully-devolved fiscal autonomy within the UK shrinking, asks Alf Young...
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The audacity of hope and the art of the possible

The independence referendum should be providing a platform for real debate over our future, with a range of political and policy options being posited about what the different options available to ...
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Minister is blasted over 'nuclear cronyism'

Minister is blasted over 'nuclear cronyism' | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Planning Minister Yvette Cooper is in a row after it was revealed that her father is a champion of the nuclear industry. "Mr Cooper, 63, an ex-union boss, is now director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and has become one of the most outspoken champions of the industry's 'green' credentials"
"Miss Cooper, 38, is married to Ed Balls, the Treasury Minister and close confidant of Gordon Brown whose brother Andrew is a director of the French energy giant EDF"

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'North Sea oil will last for 100 years' - Telegraph

'North Sea oil will last for 100 years'  - Telegraph | YES for an Independent Scotland | 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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Scotland to get bigger role in UN, after praise from Ban Ki-moon - Rob Edwards

Scotland to get bigger role in UN, after praise from Ban Ki-moon - Rob Edwards | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
from Sunday Herald, 17 June 2012 Scotland is planning to boost its role within the United Nations (UN) after winning warm praise from the international body’s secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon.
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Revealed: blueprint for a nuclear-free Scotland two years after independence | Herald Scotland

Revealed: blueprint for a nuclear-free Scotland two years after independence | Herald Scotland | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

A plan for disarming Trident missiles within days of independence and ridding Scotland of nuclear weapons within two years has been welcomed by Scottish ministers.

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Lord Steel: ‘Fankle’ over Lords reform: TBIJ

Lord Steel: ‘Fankle’ over Lords reform: TBIJ | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Lord Steel suggests there is a muddle over various attempts to reform the upper house.
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The Battle for Britain: A Note for Independistas and Anti-Independistas

The Battle for Britain: A Note for Independistas and Anti-Independistas | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

"They are romantic nationalists because they are letting their emotional attachment to the idea of the UK drive how they think of things. They tell themselves and the rest of us a selective, implausible, sanitised version of British history where we only did good things: brought ‘civilisation’ to the Empire, abolished slavery and beat the Nazis, and never address the complexities, nuances and darkside of having been an imperial power. In short, the new romantic nationalists defend an idealised, fictionalised United Kingdom"

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A new claim of right for Scotland

A new claim of right for Scotland | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Repeatedly in discussions on Twitter, which admittedly is not the place for subtlety, pro-independence Scots have told me that the thing that matters is winning the Yes vote – “Everythi...
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£1billion deal paves the way for Trident nuclear deterrent replacement - Telegraph

£1billion deal paves the way for Trident nuclear deterrent replacement - Telegraph | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Britain is to forge ahead with a new generation of nuclear weapons with a £1bn contract to be unveiled this week.
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The Last Great British Summer for England | openDemocracy

The Last Great British Summer for England | openDemocracy | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

In fact three main historical moments were conflated by the flotilla – dominance over the Spanish Armada, Trafalgar, and Dunkirk. All these moments invoke fear of invasion, naval domination, and unification through retreat and survival.

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Wings over Scotland | (Don’t) stand by me

Wings over Scotland | (Don’t) stand by me | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Labour MSP Michael McMahon abused a constituency question to make a political attack on Alex Salmond

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Peter Curran 2012: The Bomb is back on the agenda – with a vengeance: Trident and the SNP

Peter Curran 2012: The Bomb is back on the agenda – with a vengeance: Trident and the SNP | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

But the great unifying factors in the SNP has been the party’s unswerving commitment to full independence for Scotland, to an anti-nuclear Scotland and to the removal of WMDs (Trident) from Scottish waters after independence, and to a social democratic vision for the nation.

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Glasgow Police aid Nazis in George Square

Glasgow Police aid Nazis in George Square.

Legal pro-asylum-seekers demo broken up by police to help illegal EDL demo into the square..

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Scottish independence: Campaigners gear up for defence of Union - Politics - Scotsman.com

Scottish independence: Campaigners gear up for defence of Union - Politics - Scotsman.com | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
THE campaign against independence will be labelled “a stronger Scotland, a United Kingdom” in a staunch defence of the union between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, sources have revealed.
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Scotland is land of opportunity, Salmond tells land of the free

Scotland is land of opportunity, Salmond tells land of the free | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
The First Minister is going to California for a trade mission and the premiere of Pixar film Brave.
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Scotland can force decommissioning | Herald Scotland(£)

Scotland can force decommissioning | Herald Scotland(£) | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it

Scottish CND is to be commended for addressing one of the most potentially explosive issues that could face an independent Scotland: removing Trident from the Clyde

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Secret submarine base in the High North put up for sale

Secret submarine base in the High North put up for sale | YES for an Independent Scotland | Scoop.it
Olavsvern Naval Base outside Tromsø in northern Norway has been put up for sale. It could be yours for only $17,3 million.
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