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SNP threat to the Queen's income - what the national newspapers say

SNP threat to the Queen's income - what the national newspapers say | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The Times accuses Nicola Sturgeon’s party of fostering ‘a quiet republican insurrection’
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Neil Gray: Why should we waste billions of pounds repairing Westminster when it's unfit for purpose?

Neil Gray: Why should we waste billions of pounds repairing Westminster when it's unfit for purpose? | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The discussion surrounding the Palace of Westminster renovation, restoration and refurbishment could quite easily focus only on the projected costs. And why not? The figures banded about following the options appraisal report are truly ey
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Wind-farm subsidy: Fergus Ewing heads for bitter battle with Tories' Amber Rudd

Wind-farm subsidy: Fergus Ewing heads for bitter battle with Tories' Amber Rudd | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Government and the new Tory Government in Westminster are heading for a major clash today over the early end to the UK’s subsidies for onshore wind farms.
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Better Together complained spending limits were too low after independence vote

Better Together complained spending limits were too low after independence vote | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The pro-UK Better Together campaign complained that legal spending limits were too low following last year's independence referendum.
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14-year Stirling Castle unicorn tapestry completed - Scotsman

14-year Stirling Castle unicorn tapestry completed - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A 14-year project to recreate the lost tapestries of James V has been completed.
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23rd June 1314: Scottish victory at the Battle of Bannockburn

http://www.HistoryPod.net The Battle of Bannockburn began on the 23rd June 1314, leading to one of the most important Scottish victories of the First War of ...
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Part of the Smith Agreement not included in Scotland Bill, MPs told

Part of the Smith Agreement not included in Scotland Bill, MPs told | My Scotland | Scoop.it
MPs have been told that potentially "problematic and controversial" elements of the Smith Agreement on further devolution are not included in the Scotland Bill currently going through Westminster.
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Maureen Fairgrieve's curator insight, June 23, 2015 3:25 AM

More smoke and mirrors

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Alex Neil: You don’t support people into work by removing money

Alex Neil: You don’t support people into work by removing money | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE UK Government’s obsession with an austerity agenda alongside cuts to benefits has made life difficult for hundreds of thousands of people in Scotland.
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Kevin Pringle leaves role as SNP communications boss - Scotsman (blog)

Kevin Pringle leaves role as SNP communications boss - Scotsman (blog) | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A SENIOR SNP spin doctor who was Alex Salmond’s most trusted adviser is to leave his role as the strategic communications director for the nationalists.
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Time is running out for the 30-second TV commercial

Time is running out for the 30-second TV commercial | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Interruptive television ads are the eight-track of advertising.
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Scottish football deserves more from the BBC, says SNP - The Sunday Times

Scottish football deserves more from the BBC, says SNP - The Sunday Times | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish football deserves more from the BBC, says SNP
The Sunday Times
THE SNP is demanding that the BBC puts more money into television rights for Scottish football amid complaints that the corporation has short-changed the game.
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Money couldn't save Labour big hitters, election returns show

Money couldn't save Labour big hitters, election returns show | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND'S only Labour MP had to spend almost three times as much as his SNP challenger to cling on to his seat in Edinburgh South, it has emerged.
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Royal Navy bomb explosions caused mass whale deaths, report concludes

Royal Navy bomb explosions caused mass whale deaths, report concludes | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Noise from underwater bombs caused 19 pilot whales to beach and die off the coast of Scotland in 2011, say government scientists
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Scotland Bill ‘does not deliver all that was agreed by Smith’, claims research by the House of Commons library

Scotland Bill ‘does not deliver all that was agreed by Smith’, claims research by the House of Commons library | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE Scotland Bill does not deliver the Smith Agreement in full, according to research by the House of Commons library.
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Law against football bigotry far from perfect but it's doing the job

Law against football bigotry far from perfect but it's doing the job | My Scotland | Scoop.it
IT is entirely possible that the Scottish Parliament has passed a law which has caused more controversy than the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act, but I have not heard of it.
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Tommy Sheridan blasts yobs after sectarian attack

Tommy Sheridan blasts yobs after sectarian attack | My Scotland | Scoop.it
FORMER MSP Tommy Sheridan has blasted sectarian thugs who attacked his home and left his young daughter terrified.
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Scotland decides to stop funding Queen via Scottish crown estate

Scotland decides to stop funding Queen via Scottish crown estate | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish parliament intends to use profits from crown estate in Scotland for use in Scotland, but says country will still contribute via taxes to Treasury The Queen is set to no longer receive funding via Scotland’s crown estate, a decision that...
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Electoral Commission says Scottish independence referendum was 'well run' - BBC News

Electoral Commission says Scottish independence referendum was 'well run' - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The body that oversees UK elections says Scotland's independence referendum was well run and offers a template for future votes like the EU referendum.
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Labour’s referendum strategy 'a major factor in General Election failure'

Labour’s referendum strategy 'a major factor in General Election failure' | My Scotland | Scoop.it
REASONS for the abject failure of the Labour Party in Scotland at the General Election were laid bare in a BBC Scotland documentary last night.
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Maureen Fairgrieve's curator insight, June 23, 2015 3:24 AM

As was the dishonesty in the campaign

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Referendum loss “tempered” by election gains - Sturgeon - Scotsman

Referendum loss “tempered” by election gains - Sturgeon - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
THE SNP’s disappointment at losing the independence referendum has been tempered by an upturn in the party’s electoral fortunes and growing democratic participation in Scotland, leader Nicola Sturgeon said at the party’s first national council...
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Maureen Fairgrieve's curator insight, June 23, 2015 3:27 AM

We will not lose next time. More eyes are open now

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Basis for Iraq war was wrong, admits Blair ally Lord Falconer

Basis for Iraq war was wrong, admits Blair ally Lord Falconer | My Scotland | Scoop.it
BRITAIN was wrong to join the Iraq war, one of Tony Blair's closest allies in the build-up to the 2003 invasion has admitted.
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Maureen Fairgrieve's curator insight, June 23, 2015 3:24 AM

No more wars for our children

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Nick Robinson: ‘What was ignored was that Salmond picked the fight, not me’

Nick Robinson: ‘What was ignored was that Salmond picked the fight, not me’ | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Political editor on his Scottish referendum clash, cybernats, Tory attitudes to the BBC – and his battle with cancerNick Robinson is talking to the Guardian about his new book on his way to a meeting at Westminster less than 24 hours after enduring...
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First Minister: Scotland has moved forward but Tories are stuck in the past

First Minister: Scotland has moved forward but Tories are stuck in the past | My Scotland | Scoop.it
FIRST Minister tells SNP Trade Union Group that fair pay and respect for working people are the way forward for Scotland.
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UK Labour hires staff for Scottish party

UK Labour hires staff for Scottish party | My Scotland | Scoop.it
UK Labour has been accused of treating the Scottish party as a
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Maureen Fairgrieve's curator insight, June 23, 2015 3:28 AM

Just a Branch after all