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SNP adviser complaint dismissed

SNP adviser complaint dismissed | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
A Scottish government special adviser is cleared of allegations of inappropriate contact with News Corporation.
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£500 donation limit is attacked

£500 donation limit is attacked | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
THE No campaign has brushed aside the SNP's bid to ban referendum donations of more than £500 from outwith Scotland.
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Candy Floss Unionism

Candy Floss Unionism | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Isobel Lindsay on behalf of the Scottish Independence Convention comments on UK Labour leader Ed Milliband’s speech today (Thursday) defending the union: “Ed Milliband’s candy flo...
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Ewan Crawford: Identity issue cloaks weakness of No campaign

Ewan Crawford: Identity issue cloaks weakness of No campaign | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
SAYING that Scots will no longer be Brits after independence is an attempt to divert attention from the No campaign’s lack of cohesion, writes Ewan Crawford...
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An Englishman living in Scotland on why he changed his mind about Scottish independence.

BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - iPM, 09/06/2012

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Labour must apologise for Modern Apprentice attack

Labour must apologise for Modern Apprentice attack | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn says Labour must apologise for its staggering ignorance on the Modern Apprentice scheme after it attacked the skills programme that has supported 35,000 aged 16 to 19 into employment since 2009.

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Worried about the financial crisis? Don't look at the Scottish Flag

Worried about the financial crisis? Don't look at the Scottish Flag | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Scots become scared about their economic prospects when exposed to images of their national flag but are reassured when they see the Union Jack, research published suggests.
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'Rich small nation' claim by SNP

'Rich small nation' claim by SNP | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
The SNP releases figures which it says show an independent Scotland could be one of the richest in the EU.
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Treasury to consult on Scottish bond-issuing powers

Treasury to consult on Scottish bond-issuing powers | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Economic plans for an independent Scotland will be put under further scrutiny from the UK Treasury later this month.
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Lib Dem Treasury Chief exposed over regional pay support

Lib Dem Treasury Chief exposed over regional pay support | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
A letter released under Freedom of Information has revealed that Lib Dem Treasury Chief Danny Alexander has been promoting pay award plans that would harm his own local constituents.
The plans for regional pay are also in direct contradiction to his party leader’s public pronouncements.
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Mike Elrick: Independent and British? SNP just can’t have it both ways

Mike Elrick: Independent and British? SNP just can’t have it both ways | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
IHAVE no idea whether our First Minister has any desire to zoom round a track in the latest fuel-injected sports car, chauffeur-driven government cars presumably being more his thing.
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Ed Miliband: British nationalist.

Ed Miliband: British nationalist. | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

The name may not be familiar, but most of you are likely to have come across some permutation of the “Moreno scale” in your time. An attempt to measure national identities where dual loyalties may obtain, the Moreno measure sets the two potential identities against one another, obliging respondents to reject or give priority to one over the other, or in the alternative, hold the pair in balanced equilibrium.

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EIS empty vessels making a lot of noise

It probably made Mike Russell’s day. For years, the Education Secretary has been trying to perfect a look that can best be described as a school-teacher’s one. One that fixes the recipient with a steely gaze and shows that he means business.
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Miliband plays the national identity game

Miliband plays the national identity game | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband's speech last week, in which he grappled with questions of Britishness, identity and Unionism, was a worthy effort. By which you will grasp that it was also, in the end, not quite good enough.

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Robin McAlpine: Sink the fear and open door to real debate

Robin McAlpine: Sink the fear and open door to real debate | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
THE issue of defence as a priority in the campaigns for and against independence is missing the point.
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‘Wind of change could help to wipe out UK’s trade deficit’

‘Wind of change could help to wipe out UK’s trade deficit’ | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
THE economic payback from the offshore wind industry could see it wipe out most of the UK’s current trade gap by 2030, a report today claims.
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SNP plan tax cuts to lure businesses north

SNP plan tax cuts to lure businesses north | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
FINANCE Secretary John Swinney yesterday hinted at big tax cuts for businesses in a bid to persuade bosses to back the SNP’s plans to break up Britain.
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Rhodes faces Brit call fury

Rhodes faces Brit call fury | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
JORDAN RHODES is in line for a controversial call-up by Stuart Pearce to the Team GB Olympic football team...
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Myth No 5 – Back to the Union

Myth No 5 – Back to the Union | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
By Doug Daniels The Scottish Parliament recently had a debate on Scotland’s future, in which pro-independence MSPs put forward positive and well-reasoned arguments (well, maybe not so much in...
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Swinney: Osborne is main threat to Scottish economy

Swinney: Osborne is main threat to Scottish economy | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
John Swinney will today accuse George Osborne of adopting a wrong-headed approach to tackling the UK's economic problems, after the Chancellor warned the country's recovery is being \...
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Scottish, British, European

Scottish, British, European | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
Today Ahmed Abdullah Ahmed is being deported, if a campaign to let him stay does not succeed. I was tweeted this link by an independence supporter who argued (she didn’t have to argue with me...
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Many in business community will likely back independence claims former Tory donor

Many in business community will likely back independence claims former Tory donor | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
A former Conservative party donor has claimed that there are many people in the Scottish business community who will back independence if there is no third option on the referendum ballot paper.
John McGlynn, the Founder and Chairman of Airlink Group, said that he will most likely back independence to get more economic powers for Scotland if the choice is between independence and the status quo.
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No team unveil 'better together positivity'

No team unveil 'better together positivity' | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
THE campaign for a No vote in the independence referendum is to call itself \...
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Scottish Greens dismiss Sunday Herald claims of Yes Scotland split

Scottish Greens dismiss Sunday Herald claims of Yes Scotland split | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it

The Scottish Green party has rubbished claims made by a Sunday Herald journalist who said that the party had formally decided not to join the Yes Scotland campaign for Scottish Independence.

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John Swinney scraps Stamp Duty in Scotland for ‘fairer tax’

John Swinney scraps Stamp Duty in Scotland for ‘fairer tax’ | Wings Over Scotland NewsWire | Scoop.it
STAMP Duty is to be scrapped in Scotland in the most radical overhaul of the taxation system since devolution, the Scottish Government has announced.
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