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Scottish Independence: A view from America

Scottish Independence: A view from America | Indepedance | Scoop.it

With the Scottish independence referendum quickly approaching, and campaigns for both sides well underway, the Commonwealth Games has...

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Coming Home to an Independent Scotland! Maryann Gallagher

Coming Home to an Independent Scotland!   Maryann Gallagher | Indepedance | Scoop.it
Maryann is currently working in London but is following the Referendum Debate with great interest.             I work as a social worker in East London and I have alwa...

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Twitterendum: who's winning the indyref debate on social media?

Twitterendum: who's winning the indyref debate on social media? | Indepedance | Scoop.it
As the clock ticks down towards the independence referendum, our Twitterendum shows how the pro-Yes camp is winning the debate on social media.

 

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Gina Tucker's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:08 PM

Great infographic! 

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9 disturbing things you should know about Cameron’s reshuffle

9 disturbing things you should know about Cameron’s reshuffle | Indepedance | Scoop.it
Reposted from Labour List 1. The Minister for Equalities but not equal marriageNicky Morgan has replaced Gove at Education, while keeping the Minister for Women brief she has had since Maria Miller...


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Scotland's bid for independence puts White House in awkward diplomatic spot | WashingtonExaminer.com

Scotland's bid for independence puts White House in awkward diplomatic spot | WashingtonExaminer.com | Indepedance | Scoop.it
The United States' longstanding “special relationship” with the United Kingdom is being tested as Scotland prepares to vote on whether to become independent after a 307-year political union with Britain.
The Sept. 18 referendum puts the Obama administration in an awkward diplomatic spot. The U.S. has no greater ally than the U.K. and is careful to avoid disharmony with British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is determined to preserve England's union with Scotland.
Yet the U.S. has had cozy cultural ties with Scotland for centuries. And because the U.S. itself split from Britain, warning Scotland against taking a similar step — particularly in a peaceful, democratic fashion — would smack of hypocrisy.

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The US should help Scotland to get Independence. The added balance would help everyone as a new voice of reasoning would go along way.

Add to this the possibility of the US getting fairer contracts on ship building and technology would help all three administrations in a much closer bond.

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Energy crisis warning after power imported from England

Energy crisis warning after power imported from England | Indepedance | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND is on the brink of an energy crisis, a leading expert has warned, after it emerged the country has begun to rely on electricity produced in England to keep the lights on.

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Another "Fear " attempt!!!

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EU may let Scotland in then close the door to other states

EU may let Scotland in then close the door to other states | Indepedance | Scoop.it
EU members may well let Scotland into their club - but will immediately introduce rules to stop any other breakaway nation doing the same, an expert has warned.


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Independence: More ‘don’t knows’ veer towards Yes

Independence: More ‘don’t knows’ veer towards Yes | Indepedance | Scoop.it
UNDECIDED voters are more likely to come down on the side of independence in the referendum – but not in enough numbers to secure victory for the Yes camp.

 

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Asian business tycoon signs up for Yes | Yes Scotland

Asian business tycoon signs up for Yes | Yes Scotland | Indepedance | Scoop.it

One of Scotland’s most important and high profile Asian businesses has thrown its weight behind Yes - and is urging others in the community to do the same.

 

 

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Corruption - DigiAye - Scottish Independence

Corruption - DigiAye - Scottish Independence | Indepedance | Scoop.it
A sickening list of links highlighting the corrupt tiny Westminster elite who think they're all powerful - we'll soon see.

 

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Scots destined to vote Yes, says Ian Hamilton

Scots destined to vote Yes, says Ian Hamilton | Indepedance | Scoop.it

THE nationalist icon Ian ­Hamilton has claimed the ­referendum has “radically changed Scotland” because ­ordinary people are coming round to a Yes vote.


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