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Indyref2 will be called in autumn: bold prediction from unexpected source

Indyref2 will be called in autumn: bold prediction from unexpected source | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

A prediction that indyref2 will be called this year has come from an unexpected source in the build-up to this spring's Tory party conference.

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BP confirms discovery of new £150m a year North Sea oil field | Scottish Energy News

BP confirms discovery of new £150m a year North Sea oil field | Scottish Energy News | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
BP confirms discovery of new £150m a year North Sea oil field

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We heard about this three weeks before the Referendum but there was a news embargo

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Ex-SNP leader Gordon Wilson urges First Minister to make currency plans and wait until a Yes vote is guaranteed

Ex-SNP leader Gordon Wilson urges First Minister to make currency plans and wait until a Yes vote is guaranteed | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
A FORMER leader of the SNP has called on Nicola Sturgeon to resist calls for an early second referendum on independence until the time is right.

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Expert: EVEL proposals are "dog's breakfast" | Scottish National Party

Expert: EVEL proposals are "dog's breakfast" | Scottish National Party | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

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Dogs happy meal

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Sturgeon aims for record turnout in 2016 | Scottish National Party

Sturgeon aims for record turnout in 2016 | Scottish National Party | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

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And we will get it too

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Kevin Pringle leaves role as SNP communications boss - Scotsman (blog)

Kevin Pringle leaves role as SNP communications boss - Scotsman (blog) | Scottish Independence | 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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Part of the Smith Agreement not included in Scotland Bill, MPs told

Part of the Smith Agreement not included in Scotland Bill, MPs told | Scottish Independence | 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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More smoke and mirrors

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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 | Scottish Independence | 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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No more wars for our children

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Labour heart under attack in North Lanarkshire

Labour heart under attack in North Lanarkshire | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

NORTH Lanarkshire has provided Labour with some of their big beasts past and present.


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A storm in a teacup

A storm in a teacup | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
A senior Labour MP has today stormed out of the BBC Scotlandshire headquarters when tough questioning deviated off the pre-arranged topic.

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Hiding from the truth?

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Scots want Alex Salmond running Britain with Ed Miliband - Daily Mail

Scots want Alex Salmond running Britain with Ed Miliband - Daily Mail | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
A new poll of voters in Scotland reveals they favour Labour's Ed Miliband being forced into a power-sharing deal with the SNP instead of going it alone.

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What do you think?

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Saltire won't be raised on Burns Day despite Salmond plea

Saltire won't be raised on Burns Day despite Salmond plea | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
An Aberdeenshire councillor has accused Alex Salmond of "concentrating on side issues"

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Labour: we want assurances that SNP will not use majority to push through interim written constitution if Yes vote

Labour has sought assurances that the SNP will not use its majority to push through an interim written constitution if Scotland votes for independence.
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Heading to YES

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PM barely gives Scotland a mention – but says have more nuclear weapons | Politics | The National

PM barely gives Scotland a mention – but says have more nuclear weapons | Politics | The National | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND has become the word that must not be mentioned by the leaders of the UK’s political parties.

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Vote for a party wanting to rid  Scotland of these weapons which Re a danger to every Scottish man woman and child. Use money saved to feed the hungry. Foodbanks no more,

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Scottish newspaper has heartwarming message for Syrian refugees

Scottish newspaper has heartwarming message for Syrian refugees | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
One of Scotland's daily newspapers made a bold statement on its front page Tuesday morning.

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We are human brings. Let's treat others just as we wish to be treated if the situation is reversed

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Six party motion calls for UK gov to do more | Scottish National Party

Six party motion calls for UK gov to do more | Scottish National Party | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

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SNP welcome Scottish disability action plan | Scottish National Party

SNP welcome Scottish disability action plan | Scottish National Party | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

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Welcome the plan by sharing it

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UK Labour hires staff for Scottish party

UK Labour hires staff for Scottish party | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
UK Labour has been accused of treating the Scottish party as a

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Just a Branch after all

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

Referendum loss “tempered” by election gains - Sturgeon - Scotsman | Scottish Independence | 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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We will not lose next time. More eyes are open now

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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' | Scottish Independence | 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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As was the dishonesty in the campaign

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Proclaimers star Charlie Reid said Thatcher's politics made him back Scottish independence

Proclaimers star Charlie Reid said Thatcher's politics made him back Scottish independence | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it

THE singer, who was told the news of Thatcher’s death by the Record as he stepped off a flight to New York, said: “Her politics inspired me because I disagreed with her so much.


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Our ‘impartial’ broadcasters have become mouthpieces of the elite

Our ‘impartial’ broadcasters have become mouthpieces of the elite | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: If you think the news is balanced, think again. Journalists who should challenge power are doing its dirty work

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Robison pledges £100m for elderly care as poll says public trusts SNP most with NHS

Robison pledges £100m for elderly care as poll says public trusts SNP most with NHS | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Government has moved to tackle the crisis gripping the country's hospitals by unveiling a £100 million package to provide more elderly care and reduce the pressure on wards.

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Trust with SNP

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Scottish National party ‘mavericks’ aim to tap into energy of yes campaign

Scottish National party ‘mavericks’ aim to tap into energy of yes campaign | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
Feminist blogger and bar owner among SNP election hopefuls after rules change opens door to ‘non-political politicians’

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"Who are the Scots?" (21st Century Edition)

"Who are the Scots?" (21st Century Edition) | Scottish Independence | Scoop.it
We are a nation. Not "again" but for the very first time. A nation in the 21st century. Who are the Scots? We are. And we are not climbing back in the bottle.

 

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