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Scottish Political News | Herald Scotland
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Payments delays are 'unacceptable'
17 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
THE delays facing some claimants of a flagship government welfare scheme are "unacceptable", a minister admitted as the latest update was published.

Government backs Bill to enshrine development aid spending in law
12 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
The Government has endorsed a Liberal Democrat-sponsored Bill to write into law a minimum 0.7% spending commitment on international aid, despite objections from Tory backbenchers.

Boris Johnson chosen to fight safe Tory seat
12 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
BORIS Johnson has been selected as the Conservative candidate to fight the safe seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the General Election.

Final bill for MPs' expenses is claimed as a victory for new regulatory regime
11 Sep 2014 at 9:04pm
THE total bill for MPs' expenses and costs rose from £98 million to £103 million last year, according to the latest figures.

Northern Ireland's peace in peril, says Adams
11 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
SINN Fein president Gerry Adams has said Northern Ireland's political process is in serious difficulty.

Libor fines should pay Gurkha pensions, urges concerned Conservative MP
11 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
THE money generated from Libor fines should be used to support Gurkha veterans forced to survive without army pensions, an MP has said.

Pressure on Russia over downed plane
11 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
THE UK Government has issued a fresh request to Russia to help investigators gain access to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.

£100m of tax bills paid with art
10 Sep 2014 at 9:04pm
Works of art and other heritage objects worth more than £100 million were accepted by the Westminster Government instead of tax over a five-year period, new figures show.

UK unexpectedly given supervision of EU financial services
10 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
NEW European Commission ­President Jean-Claude Juncker has unexpectedly handed super­vision of EU financial services to Britain.

Speaker told to wait on Clerk's appointment
10 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
Former Labour Cabinet minister Jack Straw is to chair an inquiry into the governance of the House of Commons amid a row over the hiring of a new Commons Clerk.

Obama sends best wishes to athletes
9 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
BARACK Obama has wished the teams competing in the Invictus Games well as Prince Harry staged a party to welcome those taking part in the sporting spectacle.

Blair aide defends terror suspect meeting
8 Sep 2014 at 9:02pm
Tony Blair's former chief of staff has defended his decision to meet with an on-the-run republican terror suspect as part of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland.

Labour MP Jim Dobbin dies on trip to Poland aged 73
7 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
ED Miliband has paid tribute to the Labour party backbencher Jim Dobbin, who has died aged 73.

Alliance assures Kiev that Nato member states will be defended
5 Sep 2014 at 9:04pm
DAVID Cameron has given a cautious welcome to a ceasefire in Ukraine but insisted what was needed was a long-term peace plan, warning that the West would not accept any partition of the crisis-torn country.

Obama: The West will defeat 'extremist nihilism' of the Islamic State terrorists
5 Sep 2014 at 9:03pm
BARACK Obama has made it clear the West will defeat the "extremist nihilism" of the Islamic State as he toughened up his stance after claims of a lack of leadership by the US president against the terror threat.


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Scottish independence referendum results
18 Sep 2014 at 8:22pm

The votes have been cast and as the night goes on, the key developments will be summarised here.



Alex Salmond stays away from referendum count
18 Sep 2014 at 7:52pm

ALEX Salmond stayed away from the Scottish independence referendum count in his own constituency in a move widely viewed as sign that the First Minister is expecting a No vote.



Electoral fraud allegations at Glasgow count
18 Sep 2014 at 7:04pm

POLICE were last night investigating allegations of electoral fraud at the largest independence referendum count in the country.



Video: reaction to polls closing in Glasgow
18 Sep 2014 at 6:53pm

Glasgow city centre was awash with colour as anticipation mounted following the closure of the polls in the Scottish independence referendum.



The Scotsman Cartoon: Scotland decides
18 Sep 2014 at 6:00pm

SCOTS turned out to in their droves yesterday to vote in the referendum on Scottish independence.



Scottish indpendence: Count underway in Glasgow
18 Sep 2014 at 5:22pm

THE military-style operation at the largest count in the referendum on Scottish independence got underway last night, with forecasts of a record electoral turnout in the nation’s largest city.



Scottish independence referendum polls close
18 Sep 2014 at 5:09pm

POLLING in Scotland’s independence referendum has closed, leaving campaigners and onlookers across the world waiting to learn if the country will remain in the United Kingdom or not.



David Cameron schedules constitution announcement
18 Sep 2014 at 4:46pm

Independence campaigners staged a fightback in the Scottish referendum after supporters of the union suggested the UK was ‘safe’.



Stephen McGinty: History is not just what you read
18 Sep 2014 at 4:00pm

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Books are essential to life but spend too much time with them and real life can pass you by, warns Stephen McGinty



It took something special to politically engage us
18 Sep 2014 at 4:00pm

SCOTLAND’S task now is to begin to turn a divided nation into a united one. In some areas of politics this will be a considerable challenge. But in others it should be relatively easy for rivals to find common cause.



Joyce McMillan: Give us bigness of heart to reach out
18 Sep 2014 at 4:00pm

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: RLS’s account of the parting of the ways in Kidnapped has poignant resonances for us all, writes Joyce McMillan



Scottish independence video: tourist referendum views
18 Sep 2014 at 2:27pm

Scotland’s independence referendum has made headlines around the world but what do visitors to the country on polling day make of it all?



Video: crowds gather in Glasgow?s George Square
18 Sep 2014 at 1:29pm

Glasgow’s George Square again became a focal point for the Scottish independence referendum today as campaigners gathered on polling day.



Scottish independence: polling day arrests made
18 Sep 2014 at 12:30pm

A LABOUR candidate who will contest the St Helen’s South seat at the next general election was today arrested and charged with assault at a polling station in Glasgow.



Scottish independence video: Glasgow voters
18 Sep 2014 at 12:20pm

Voters in Glasgow have their say on the Scottish independence referendum including one young Scot who bravely sings Dougie Maclean’s Caledonia.




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Us, now, or never
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Sep 2014 at 1:00am
We have fifteen hours. The next fifteen hours mark the only ones in the entire history of time in which the fate of Scotland has rested democratically in the hands of its people. In 1707 the country was sold from under its people’s feet by a tiny handful of “nobles”. Before that it was won […]

If I don?t fight, I can?t go home
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Sep 2014 at 6:00pm
It’s Thursday in one minute. Here we go.

Don?t vote in ignorance
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Sep 2014 at 4:49am
Scottish Labour and “Better Together” have clearly decided to go out all guns blazing with their pitiable last-ditch desperation slogan “If you don’t know, vote No”. Blair McDougall faithfully recited it on “Good Morning Scotland”, and the leaflet on the left-hand side of the image below was being shoved through people’s doors last night. (Complete […]

We have a number of questions
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Sep 2014 at 12:42pm
Concerning this: 1. Given that the “paying out early” routine has been done at least a dozen times before (sometimes with hilarious consequences) and is therefore of little PR value, how stupid do you have to be to do it over the independence referendum? 2. Paying out early on Manchester United winning the league doesn’t […]

Two lost cousins
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Sep 2014 at 4:04am
Two full-page ads in today’s Scottish Sun from the two faces of the No campaign: Vague, incoherent, half-hearted lies from an old dinosaur too bewildered to know where to lie down and die, and a demented racist holed up in a rural Post Office waiting for the men with the nets and the tranquilisers to […]

Nick Clegg Signs Another Pledge
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Sep 2014 at 4:22pm
Yeah, again. Do we even need to bother? 1. “The Scottish Parliament is permanent” A meaningless platitude. As long as Westminster is sovereign, it can close Holyrood down at a moment’s notice. No government can bind its successors. Six years from now when Boris Johnson is Prime Minister, do you think he’ll give a toss […]

A simple misunderstanding
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Sep 2014 at 12:04pm
Scottish Labour, having seemingly faced up to their shortcomings as a political branch office and thereby despaired of being able to win any arguments, have now resorted to what appears to be a final strategy: telling undecideds to vote No for no reason at all. “If you don’t know, Vote No” is the very basest […]

In at the deep end
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Sep 2014 at 6:27am
Well, at least now I know how a bullet feels when it gets fired from a gun. I got home on Saturday evening, and started with a wander around the former social-housing estate where my parents live, now bisected by walls and fences and hedges where people bought their houses under Right To Buy and […]

We are not afraid
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Sep 2014 at 3:30am
Alert readers will remember that Gordon Brown, who is apparently some sort of former politician, has recently been spreading the completely baseless scare story that Scots would no longer receive organ transplants or blood transfusions from other people in the UK (and vice versa) in the event of independence. On Friday night, before the Orange […]

And then my heart went boom
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Sep 2014 at 4:54pm
The picture the BBC chose to illustrate events in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street today: What was actually happening: Make up your own mind.


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'No' leads in Scottish referendum
18 Sep 2014 at 10:40pm
The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK takes the most votes so far in the independence referendum, as counting continues across the country.


Clackmannanshire No is first result
18 Sep 2014 at 7:38pm
The first result in the Scottish independence referendum is announced, with most people voting "No" in Clackmannanshire by 54% to 46%.


First Yes result declared in Dundee
18 Sep 2014 at 10:21pm
The first council to vote "Yes" in the Scottish referendum is the city of Dundee, with 57% of people favouring independence.


'Electoral fraud' in Glasgow probed
18 Sep 2014 at 8:42pm
Police investigate allegations of 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at various polling stations around Glasgow.


Map reveals global interest in referendum
18 Sep 2014 at 6:29pm
Thousands of people across the globe tweet messages of support and encouragement as Scotland awaits the referendum decision.


In pictures: Scotland decides
18 Sep 2014 at 10:38pm
Images from across Scotland as areas declare their vote in the Scottish independence referendum on whether the country should leave the UK.


Millions in historic Scottish vote
18 Sep 2014 at 3:09pm
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).


Guide to Scotland referendum night
15 Sep 2014 at 10:22am
Voters in Scotland will go to the polls in the independence referendum on 18 September. But what will happen, when? And what time is a result expected?


Scotland's jobless total down 15,000
17 Sep 2014 at 5:10am
Unemployment in Scotland falls by 15,000 to 168,000 between May and July, taking the unemployment rate down to 6%.


Mass rallies mark referendum climax
17 Sep 2014 at 1:03pm
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
20 Aug 2014 at 12:12pm
MSPs take part in a debate on increasing opportunities for women.


VIDEO: Voting on a small Scottish island
17 Sep 2014 at 12:00pm
Deputy counting officer Charles Reppke explains the logistics of how islanders will vote on Thursday's referendum.


VIDEO: Scotland gets ready to vote
17 Sep 2014 at 5:07pm
Sophie Raworth outlines how the voting process will work in the Scottish referendum.


VIDEO: Jeremy Vine to track the results
17 Sep 2014 at 5:18am
Jeremy Vine looks at how the Scottish referendum results will come in and how the campaign has developed,


VIDEO: 'Blabbermouth' marks referendum
17 Sep 2014 at 2:05am
The theatre production company marks the eve of the referendum with a 12 hour live event in Edinburgh celebrating Scottish culture.


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Vote No for Devo-Something ? Sometime
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
16 Sep 2014 at 5:38am

  By Lesley Riddoch
 
So the three Westminster leaders have come up with a Devo Something vow.  They really will bring in constitutional change as long as Scotland votes No.  Really, really.
 
The offer ? in a letter carried on the front of today's Daily Record ? has been described as unprecedented -- and it is.  Unprecedented for its sheer brassneck and cynicism.



A personal plea to the undecideds
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
16 Sep 2014 at 4:05pm

By Sinclair Macleod
 
This is an unashamedly emotional post. On Tuesday 9th October 2007 our son, Calum, went to bed, tired but happy.  He awoke at around three o?clock on the Wednesday morning with a severe headache, and by half past six he was on a ventilator in Yorkhill Hospital diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

Over the next day and a half the doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to save his life but on the Thursday afternoon we were told there was nothing they could do for him.



Vote Yes for a Scottish Political Enlightenment
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
16 Sep 2014 at 3:45pm

  By Mark McNaught
 
"On the 18th between 7AM and 10PM, 15 hours, a wonderful thing happens to us. When we pick up that wee bit of paper, we are sovereign, for the first time in the Scottish nations' history, with all the power required over our country, our ancestors didnae have the vote 300 odd years ago. We have it now. And that vote is powerful. If at 1 minute past 10, we voted no, we give it away, and virtually become a region of England. But if at 1 minute past 10, we have voted yes, all those powers we had in 15 hours, remain in Scotland forever."

Jim Sillars' final public meeting 15/09/2014



Dear No voter,
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
15 Sep 2014 at 4:39am

By Alex Mooney

The polls reckon most No voters are like me - of the mature variety, with children and grandchildren, trying to protect what you have worked for over a lifetime.

You are not entirely happy with the politicians who govern you but at least it's the devil you know.  Taking a step into the unknown is a gamble too far.



Daily Blackmail Cranks into Overdrive
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
15 Sep 2014 at 3:12am

By Mark McNaught

For some reason I thought maybe there were journalistic depths to which the Daily Mail could not sink.  Any illusions I harboured were dispelled by this article with Alex Salmond juxtaposed with Kim Jong Un.

This followed the Mail printing in its Scottish edition the headline ?Cameron: Don?t rip our family apart?, whereas ?Why don?t we tell the Scots to shove off? was emblazoned on the English edition on the same day.



An Orange Morning in Edinburgh
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
14 Sep 2014 at 8:37am

  By Peter Geoghegan
 
On Saturday, I took the 10am train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh.  Almost as soon as we pulled out of the station the tinny sound of flute band music on mobile phones began.  A woman near the end of the corridor had a Union flag on her lap.
 
Across the aisle from me sat four burly men.  They were all drinking cans of Stella.  The youngest had a soft, babyish face and wore an Orange t-shirt with a Rangers crest framed by the motto "we are the people" in ornate font.



Zero votes for NO after democratic debate in Usdaw meeting
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
13 Sep 2014 at 5:59am

By an Usdaw member, reporting from her union branch debate

Exactly a week before the Referendum, I attended what I think is the only branch of Usdaw in the whole of Scotland to have a well advertised, democratic debate of union members between Yes and No, with speakers for each side, and a full, fair debate where members' questions and concerns were answered.



Vote Yes to throw off elite rule
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Lynda Williamson)
4 Sep 2014 at 4:12pm

By Jean Urquhart MSP and John Finnie MSP

The referendum has seen the greatest explosion of political engagement in our lifetimes.  People in Britain are generally told that it?s best if we let our betters make the decisions for us, but now Scots have our own future in our own hands, and we are proving more than up to the task.

This needn?t be a flash in the pan. If we vote Yes, real democracy, driven by ordinary people, could be the norm.



The Real IndyRef Division
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
12 Sep 2014 at 4:31am

  By Peter Geoghegan
 
The referendum has divided Scotland.  It has been bitter and nasty.  Turned friends into enemies, lovers into fighters.
 
Whatever happens next week Scotland will be a more fractured place for all this unnecessary talk about frivolous things such as politics, and economics, and the future.



Can Brown save the Union with a timetable?
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
9 Sep 2014 at 8:52am

  By Lesley Riddoch
 
Can Gordon Brown's new timetable for more devolution coax wavering voters back to the No camp before next Thursday?
 
It's certainly true that Devo Max would have won the referendum hands down two years ago.  But Devo Max isn't what Gordon Brown is offering now and two years has proved to be a small eternity in Scottish politics.




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Today is Referendum Day ? What might History Show?
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 10:17am

We need to vote Yes today.



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Editorial: Once in a Lifetime Opportunity ? Vote Yes | Fife News Online
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 9:56am

Today is polling day for the long-awaited Scottish independence referendum and Fife News Online are coming out in favour of a Yes vote.

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Scotland Should Vote Yes for Independence, Yes for the Future of the Scottish...
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 9:48am

The proud words of Scotland's unofficial national anthem, "O Flower of Scotland" are a lot like the American anthem -- if we'd lost the Revolutionary War to the British....

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Joan Burnie on why she is voting yes for independence
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 9:46am

I abhor the male dominated ya boo, London centric Westminster politics which has become fatally corrupt and above all divorced from those they are supposed to represent.

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Vote Yes for the NHS - independence is the best chance to protect Scotland's NHS
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 9:43am

Caroline Molloy is Editor of OurNHS and a freelance writer. In 2011/12 she was part of a successful campaign which reversed one of the largest planned NHS privatisations in the country, involving 9 Gloucestershire hospitals. Since then she has been campaigning alongside local and national groups ...



Brian Baglow: I Won?t Try To Tell You How Much Opportunity We Have, You Know ...
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 9:40am

I’m not even going to begin trying to encapsulate just how much hope, how much opportunity we have. You know this.

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Westminster will return to business as usual if it is No
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 5:44am

Be afraid; be very afraid.



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Tory Minister Leads Anti-Scots Revolt In Call For No More 'Goodies'
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 5:32am

Tory minister Claire Perry has thrown her weight behind a brewing backbench rebellion against giving Scotland more powers in the event of a No vote in today's independence referendum.

The revolt is highly awkward for Prime Minister David Cameron, ...

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Today is the Day
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 5:28am

Last night I gave an interview to BBC News Live from Holyrood. It felt like a pointless affair. But after, on the way up the Canongate, an amazing thing happened. Through the haar cam...



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Scotland's day of reckoning: the polls are open
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 4:20am
The polls have opened on a historic day for Scotland as voters determine whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom.
Peter A Bell's insight:

Good to see that Gordon Brown's media manipulators are still on the job. That guff about him being "a leading figure in the No campaign who ...



This is the Day
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 4:12am

To the future children of Scotland. This is the day. This is the day I have been waiting for all my life. This is the day when we the people of Scotland decide on our future. ...



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Andy Murray backs Yes vote in referendum
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 4:04am

Tennis hero Andy Murray has come out in support of a Yes vote in today's referendum.



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Scottish independence: Our day of destiny
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 3:53am
THE people of Scotland will go to the polls in record numbers today when two and a half years of campaigning culminate in the most important vote in the country’s history.
Peter A Bell's insight:

I was at Perth Concert Hall last night for Alex Salmond' s final speech of the campaign. The atmosphere...



Dear Scotland
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 3:22am

 When you wake up on Friday, don’t change. A lot will have changed by then, obviously. A line will have been crossed, you’ll find yourself thrown into a new space, perhaps a di...



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One Chance, Just One Chance
by Peter A Bell
18 Sep 2014 at 3:19am

We have a few hours to persuade no-leaning voters who might be swayed by a pernicious promise that they can keep the apparent safety and comfort of the UK, while also getting ‘fu...



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Independence referendum LIVE: Breaking news and results
by Gregor Kyle
18 Sep 2014 at 10:32pm
JOIN us for our live coverage of the independence referendum as we bring you the results from around the country as Scotland decides.


Live: Scottish independence referendum voting updates on knife-edge day for UK
by Jessica Best
18 Sep 2014 at 10:32pm
Minute-by-minute updates and reaction as Scots decide the fate of nation


Independence referendum: Gap narrows to 2% as Yes campaign scores major victo...
by Keith McLeod
18 Sep 2014 at 7:52pm
THE Yes campaign hit back in the independence referendum this morning when they landed a major victory in Dundee narrowing the vote to 51% - 49% in No's favour.


Independence referendum: Yes and No campaigners gather in Glasgow as Scotland...
by dailyrecord
18 Sep 2014 at 5:24pm
GROUPS of Yes and No supporters were in George Square last night as polling in Scotland's independence referendum closed.


Independence referendum LIVE: Voting day latest news
by Tony McGuire
18 Sep 2014 at 5:20pm
It's all been leading up to today. The polls are open and the future of your nation rests in your hands. Vote wisely Scotland.


Independence referendum LIVE: Latest news as Scots go to the polls
by Ashleigh McGinley
18 Sep 2014 at 5:20pm
AFTER two years of campaigning, the polls are open and the future of the nation rests in your hands. It's your choice, your future. Choose wisely Scotland.


Independence referendum: Follow the count across Scotland with our live resul...
by dailyrecord
18 Sep 2014 at 5:06pm
WATCH Scotland's future unfold with our live map keeping you right up to date as results are declared across the country on this historic occasion.


Independence referendum: Polls close as campaigners and onlookers across the ...
by dailyrecord
18 Sep 2014 at 4:12pm
AFTER two-and-a-half years of campaigning, people across Scotland have finally had their say, with the result is expected to go down to the wire.


Independence referendum: Lifeboats on standby in Western Isles after fog thre...
by Mike Merritt
18 Sep 2014 at 12:39pm
THICK fog in the islands was threatening to ground tonight's count because the plane may not be able to land at Stornoway - where all the isles' votes will be gathered.


Independence referendum: Over £30k an hour has been bet since polling station...
by dailyrecord
18 Sep 2014 at 11:34am
LADBROKES have reported record-breaking business levels for a non-sporting event - with the vast majority of bets placed being for a Yes vote.


Independence referendum: What happens if Scotland votes NO to independence - ...
by Jack Blanchard
18 Sep 2014 at 9:09am
POLITICAL correspondent Jack Blanchard, from our sister paper The Mirror, takes a look at what the consequences will be for Scotland whether they vote 'Yes' or 'No' today.


Independence referendum: No way back- Britain, with or without Scotland, is r...
by Kevin Maguire
18 Sep 2014 at 8:55am
KEVIN MAGUIRE, who is Assistant Editor of our sister newspaper The Mirror, looks to the future and says we should all be excited, whatever the result of the referendum.


Independence referendum: Duke of Bavaria in line to be next King of Scotland?
by Keir Mudie
18 Sep 2014 at 7:25am
HIS Royal Highness Franz Bonaventura Adalbert Maria von Bayern, Duke of Bavaria, Duke in Franconia and Swabia, and Count-Palatine of the Rhine, could inherit the Scottish throne


Independence Referendum: Councillor abused at No stall
by Julie Gilbert
18 Sep 2014 at 6:47am
Councillor Monica Lennon, pictured, was pursued by a man through the Regent Shopping Centre on Thursday, September 11.


Sir Tom Hunter's message to Scots on Referendum Day
by dailyrecord
18 Sep 2014 at 4:51am
THE Scots entrepreneur has urged the people of Scotland to think carefully before they make their decision whether it be a Yes or No vote.


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Why wait to hear the referendum results? See the Dateline Scotland Referendum...
by BBC Scotlandshire
18 Sep 2014 at 10:36am
Why wait to hear the referendum results? See the Dateline Scotland Referendum Special NOW!!


Dateline Scotland: Referendum Special

It's the eighteenth of september, twenty fourteen, the time is nine fifty eight, it's two minutes till the polls close on the most historic vote in the histo...

It's Decision Day people, and we pose the question that only you can answer.
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Sep 2014 at 6:08pm
It's Decision Day people, and we pose the question that only you can answer.


DECISION TIME
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Between 7am and 10pm Scotland is a sovereign country. It's people alone choose their future.

Our eve of poll message from our future Prime Minister.
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Sep 2014 at 12:24pm
Our eve of poll message from our future Prime Minister.


Proudscotbuts must say No to Separation
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
We must all now raise our level of offensiveness to new unexplored depths/heights.

An everyday story of an English Tory family.
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Sep 2014 at 7:23am
An everyday story of an English Tory family.


'Peter and Jane welcome Daddy home' : A modern Ladybird book for Tory children
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Mummy likes lots of gin

Dateline Scotland staff launch new career, after series is axed.
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Sep 2014 at 5:33am
Dateline Scotland staff launch new career, after series is axed.


Dateline Scotland: Episode 8

In the last episode of the series, the headlines this week: Better Together release a leaked video suggesting catastrophic weather changes if Scotland votes ...

Dateline Scotland is certain to be axed following further explosive revelatio...
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Sep 2014 at 3:28am
Dateline Scotland is certain to be axed following further explosive revelations about the anchormen of the "award winning" show.

Today's episode will be the last!


Dateline Scotland anchormen become the story
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In a final devastating blow to the nationalists, coming with only ...

Disaster looms! The oil will really run out!
by BBC Scotlandshire
16 Sep 2014 at 1:06pm
Disaster looms! The oil will really run out!


Oil will 'run out completely in less than 18 months', warns Darling
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
A Yes vote would be a disaster of biblical proportions and unthinkably bad for the economy of my Country

New Scottish satire paper hits the streets!
by BBC Scotlandshire
16 Sep 2014 at 8:04am
New Scottish satire paper hits the streets!


Daily Record rebrands as the Daily Onion
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Good satire relies on producing something ridiculous that politicians MIGHT say which, on reflection, is just silly.

Everywhere in the UK say they are delighted to have more powers, and oodles o...
by BBC Scotlandshire
16 Sep 2014 at 5:55am
Everywhere in the UK say they are delighted to have more powers, and oodles of cash, transferred to Scotland!


UK pledge: Vote no and you?ll get more than anyone else!
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Unionist proposals Grrate

In yet another devastating blow to the nationalists, a slowly rising megastar...
by BBC Scotlandshire
15 Sep 2014 at 5:00pm
In yet another devastating blow to the nationalists, a slowly rising megastar of Dateline Scotland has secretly married the NoThanks! chief spokestragedist in a top secret ceremony, at a top secret location, all paid for by a top secret Better Together donor.


Secret betrothal for Scotlandshire me...

We bring you an update from the sickbed of Nick Robinson.
by BBC Scotlandshire
15 Sep 2014 at 1:06pm
We bring you an update from the sickbed of Nick Robinson.


And here's to you Mr Robinson. Jesus!
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I was shocked to see how the poor man has changed so rapidly

Yes campaign buoyed by Queen's intervention.
by BBC Scotlandshire
15 Sep 2014 at 6:48am
Yes campaign buoyed by Queen's intervention.


Blow for U-KOK as Queen wades into the debate
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
The Queen is supposed to be politically neutral, which means encouraging blind acceptance of the status quo.

Cameron bids for new conquest, as he loses Scotlandshire
by BBC Scotlandshire
14 Sep 2014 at 11:04am
Cameron bids for new conquest, as he loses Scotlandshire


Cameron urges Swedes to abandon separatism and vote for his party of Cnuts
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
Recreate Cnut's North Sea Empire, and once again have total Cnuts like me ruling you.

Are your children happy? Free from anxiety? We can fix that.
by BBC Scotlandshire
13 Sep 2014 at 11:09am
Are your children happy? Free from anxiety? We can fix that.


A Referendum tale for wee folk
www.bbc.scotlandshire.co.uk
We bring you a classic tale to terrify the weans

The Balloch Examiner raises the threat level from splittism to stratospheric ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
13 Sep 2014 at 7:33am
The Balloch Examiner raises the threat level from splittism to stratospheric levels. Scotlandshire could lose its entire parasite population!


Clock Tick-ing For Salmond As Nits Say Naw To Separation
ballochexaminer.com
Several of Scotland's most common species of blood-sucking parasites have announc...


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independence - autonomy - self-determination


Today is the Day
by bellacaledonia
18 Sep 2014 at 5:07am
By Mike Small Last night I gave an interview to BBC News Live from Holyrood. It felt like a pointless affair. But after, on the way up the Canongate, an amazing thing happened. Through the haar came thousands of people. The chant... Read More ›


This is the Day
by bellacaledonia
18 Sep 2014 at 3:41am
By Clare MacGillivray To the future children of Scotland. This is the day. This is the day I have been waiting for all my life. This is the day when we the people of Scotland decide on our future. Today... Read More ›


Dear Scotland
by bellacaledonia
17 Sep 2014 at 12:18pm
By Christopher Silver When you wake up on Friday, don?t change. A lot will have changed by then, obviously. A line will have been crossed, you?ll find yourself thrown into a new space, perhaps a different mindset. Either way, in... Read More ›


One Chance, Just One Chance
by bellacaledonia
17 Sep 2014 at 10:41am
By Jonathan Rowson We have a few hours to persuade no-leaning voters who might be swayed by a pernicious promise that they can keep the apparent safety and comfort of the UK, while also getting ?further powers? for Scotland. This... Read More ›


Scotland Be Brave
by bellacaledonia
17 Sep 2014 at 6:10am
by Kevin Williamson Our day of reckoning finally arrives tomorrow.  Every hair on the back of my neck is standing on end just writing this.  This is big.  Perhaps the biggest day of our lives.  For 15 hours we?ll have the... Read More ›


Media Democracy in the #indyref
by bellacaledonia
17 Sep 2014 at 5:47am
By Mike Small Pete Wishart tweeted this morning: “It now looks likely that none of the daily Scottish press will support Yes, Welcome to press diversity in Scotland. We have been let down.” We haven’t. They have been exposed. Late... Read More ›


Scotland?s Deciding
by bellacaledonia
16 Sep 2014 at 6:04pm
By Mike Small It seems Alistair Darling has been cast aside after his disastrous tv debate performance with Salmond, and Gordon Brown has been put in charge to make the case at this late hour. Such a change from the... Read More ›


Polly Toynbee agus sgleò na mòr-chathrach
by bellacaledonia
16 Sep 2014 at 5:20pm
By Wilson Macleod Mar as trice tha na h-aithrisean agus na beachdan a tha nochdadh anns na pàipearan-naidheachd à Lunnainn air poileataigs Alba agus ceist na neo-eisimileachd ag innse dhuinn barrachd mu thuigsean Lunnainn seach thuigsean Alba fhèin. Tha sin... Read More ›


The Anarchist Vote
by bellacaledonia
16 Sep 2014 at 4:37pm
By Peter Burnett A some time theme of articles on Bella has been people?s journey from DON?T KNOW to YES. The passage from ABSTENTION to YES has just as much to offer however. The possibility of abstention has been a... Read More ›


Why anarchists should vote ?Yes?
by bellacaledonia
16 Sep 2014 at 1:23pm
This piece by Thomas Swann contributed to the debate between authors like Gordon Asher, Leigh French and Richard Gunn, and draws on arguments from Israeli anarchist Uri Gordon on anarchists supporting state formation as a strategic move in a larger struggle. It has... Read More ›


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Record Turnout for Scotland Independence Referendum Vote - NBCNews.com
18 Sep 2014 at 9:25pm

NBCNews.com

Record Turnout for Scotland Independence Referendum Vote
NBCNews.com
Britain held its breath Thursday as officials began counting a record number of votes in the Scottish independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England. Turnout in some areas was as high a...


Polls Close on Scotland's Independence Referendum - NBCNews.com
18 Sep 2014 at 5:22pm

NBCNews.com

Polls Close on Scotland's Independence Referendum
NBCNews.com
EDINBURGH, Scotland ? Polls closed in the Scottish independence referendum Thursday, with officials expecting a record turnout in the decision on whether to split from the United Kingdom after 307 years. Polling stations were ...


What Scottish independence would mean for Scotch whisky - Vox
18 Sep 2014 at 6:35am

International Business Times UK

What Scottish independence would mean for Scotch whisky
Vox
Vox's Amanda Taub has already explained why Scotland should stick with the UK. But she left out the most important reason Americans should care about the question of Scottish independence: what would it do to...


Everything you need to know about Scotland's independence vote - Washington P...
18 Sep 2014 at 3:42pm

Washington Post (blog)

Everything you need to know about Scotland's independence vote
Washington Post (blog)
Scots headed to the polls Thursday to determine whether or not to break its 300-year-old United Kindgom relationship. If Scotland decides to leave the U.K., it would be the first such breakup...


Scotland independence results give 'No' side early lead - CBC.ca
18 Sep 2014 at 10:11pm

International Business Times

Scotland independence results give 'No' side early lead
CBC.ca
WATCH LIVE: CBC News is providing live coverage of results on CBCNews.ca and on CBC News Network. Mobile users can watch live here. The first results in Scotland's independence referendum are being announced,...


12 Things to Know About Scotland's Independence Vote - Fox Business
18 Sep 2014 at 8:10am

Wall Street Journal (blog)

12 Things to Know About Scotland's Independence Vote
Fox Business
Below is a cheat sheet to use to follow what a ?yes? vote tomorrow would mean for Scotland to secede from the U.K. Sources include Wall Street houses, including Societe Generale, as well as the University of...


How the Scottish Independence Vote Works - Wall Street Journal
18 Sep 2014 at 11:57am

How the Scottish Independence Vote Works
Wall Street Journal
Officials say they are expecting the largest turnout for any Scottish vote on record. In total, 4.29 million people having registered to vote, the biggest electorate Scotland has had. Recent polls suggest more than 90% of voters plan to t...


Vote for Scotland Independence Could Usher in Economic Uncertainty - Wall Str...
17 Sep 2014 at 10:41am

Wall Street Journal

Vote for Scotland Independence Could Usher in Economic Uncertainty
Wall Street Journal
Few argue that an independent Scotland couldn't stand on its own in the long run. But a vote for independence could herald years of uncertainty for its economy that would continue long after th...


Scotland Heads to the Polls for Independence Vote - New York Times
18 Sep 2014 at 12:16pm

New York Times

Scotland Heads to the Polls for Independence Vote
New York Times
If the ?yes? campaign seeking independence for Scotland secures a majority, it will herald the most dramatic constitutional change in Britain since the two countries united in 1707. The repercussions would be momentous, ...


Scotland's Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites - New York T...
18 Sep 2014 at 10:09am

New York Times

Scotland's Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites
New York Times
Scotland's push for independence is driven by a conviction ? one not ungrounded in reality ? that the British ruling class has blundered through the last couple of decades. The same discontent applies to v...



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Scotland's independence day: UK scores first big win + live results - New Zea...
18 Sep 2014 at 10:23pm

Scotland's independence day: UK scores first big win + live results
New Zealand Herald
Orkney and the Shetland Islands also voted no, and it appears voters in Aberdeenshire, the stomping ground of Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland and head of the independence campaign, also look set to h...


Result: Midlothian says No - MidLothian Advertiser
18 Sep 2014 at 10:17pm

MidLothian Advertiser

Result: Midlothian says No
MidLothian Advertiser
But, ahead of the declaration SNP Councillor Andrew Coventry was keen to take positives from the Yes vote campaign. Around half an hour prior to the expected declaration in Midlothian, he said: ?I'm not going to admit that we hav...


Police investigate Glasgow electoral fraud cases - Times of Malta
18 Sep 2014 at 10:17pm

Police investigate Glasgow electoral fraud cases
Times of Malta
They said it related to possible cases of impersonation, where people pretend to be someone else, cast the vote, then the real person turned up to vote. Stewart Hosie, SNP Treasury spokesman at Westminster, said it was "very sad that p...


Police in electoral fraud probe - South Wales Guardian
18 Sep 2014 at 9:49pm

Police in electoral fraud probe
South Wales Guardian
They said it related to possible cases of impersonation, where people pretend to be someone else, cast the vote, then the real person turned up to vote. Stewart Hosie, SNP Treasury spokesman at Westminster, said it was "very sad that people feel ...


Are there early signs the Yes side is conceding defeat? - ITV News
18 Sep 2014 at 9:45pm

ITV News

Are there early signs the Yes side is conceding defeat?
ITV News
Are there early signs the Yes side is conceding defeat? Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire. We've just seen a emotional former SNP MSP, Andrew Wilson, appearing to concede that the Yes side has lost. Now we only have four council ...


SNP lose another Argyll & Bute councillor - For Argyll
18 Sep 2014 at 9:41pm

For Argyll

SNP lose another Argyll & Bute councillor
For Argyll
Councillor John Semple of South Kintyre resigned from the SNP just after the polls closed last night, 18th September 2014. This will mean another by election for Argyll and Bute Council. Cuncillor Semple is understood to be angry at the...


Counting under way for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen votes - Aberdeen Evening Ex...
18 Sep 2014 at 9:20pm

Aberdeen Evening Express

Counting under way for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen votes
Aberdeen Evening Express
Christian Allard, SNP MSP for North East Scotland, said: ?You are always confident but it's impossible to know. There are so many people who are voting for the first time, so many people that th...


SNP confident in Aberdeenshire - The Courier
18 Sep 2014 at 9:11pm

The Courier

SNP confident in Aberdeenshire
The Courier
Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banff and Buchan, declined to make a prediction on the outcome but said: "The answer is out there in the boxes, and we'll know in a few hours. "I'm confident we're going to do very well, but you know we have to loo...


Scottish independence: Yes Country votes No - Telegraph.co.uk
18 Sep 2014 at 9:11pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Scottish independence: Yes Country votes No
Telegraph.co.uk
With an SNP representative at Holyrood and the local council split between the nationalists and Labour, bookmakers and seasoned psephologists had predicted it would swing Yes. Nationalist campaigners here were so confident o...


Democracy at its best - The Nation
18 Sep 2014 at 8:52pm

The Nation

Democracy at its best
The Nation
Whittam Smith - And then it turned nasty. Whether because of outriders from what one newspaper dubbed the Seriously Nasty Party (SNP), or - more likely - mischief emanating from both sides, the final hours of campaigning ahead of the referendum have ...

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Record Turnout for Scotland Independence Referendum Vote - NBCNews.com
18 Sep 2014 at 9:25pm

NBCNews.com

Record Turnout for Scotland Independence Referendum Vote
NBCNews.com
Britain held its breath Thursday as officials began counting a record number of votes in the Scottish independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England. Turnout in some areas was as high a...


Live: Scotland referendum poll results announced after historic independence ...
18 Sep 2014 at 8:33pm

Scotland Now

Live: Scotland referendum poll results announced after historic independence vote
Mirror.co.uk
The polls have closed in the Scottish referendum after millions of voters took to the polls to decide the future of the United Kingdom. The results of the independence referendum. are due to s...


Scotland referendum live - The Australian
18 Sep 2014 at 8:57pm

Ottawa Citizen

Scotland referendum live
The Australian
11.28am: And if the vote does go the No way, David Cameron still has a tough political battle ahead to fulfill the promise he made of greater devolution powers for Scotland: the 'devo max' plan which, ironically, was thought up by Cameron's one-...


Scots wait on outcome of historic independence vote - Washington Post
18 Sep 2014 at 6:34am

Scots wait on outcome of historic independence vote
Washington Post
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ? With civility and passion, nearly all of Scotland's voters turned out Thursday for a historic referendum that offered residents of this ancient land the chance to create the world's newest independent nation b...


Scotland referendum: Live updates on independence vote - Toronto Star
18 Sep 2014 at 4:50pm

Toronto Star

Scotland referendum: Live updates on independence vote
Toronto Star
Scotland referendum: Live updates on independence vote. Follow our live blog as votes are cast and counted in Scotland. Share on Facebook. Tweet · Reddit this! A. A. Report an Error. Share via Email. Print. After many m...


Scotland referendum: Canadian team sees 'Yes' win amid large voter turnout - ...
18 Sep 2014 at 12:49pm

Toronto Star

Scotland referendum: Canadian team sees 'Yes' win amid large voter turnout
Toronto Star
O'Neill, whose firm has done most of its work with federal Liberals in Canada since 1997 met with Scotland's Yes team back in 2013 and was surprised with the level of technical sophistication they we...


Scotland's referendum stirs Kashmiri demands for vote on future - Reuters
18 Sep 2014 at 8:06pm

Reuters

Scotland's referendum stirs Kashmiri demands for vote on future
Reuters
Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani praised the United Kingdom for giving Scotland the vote, adding that London should now put pressure on India to grant Kashmiris a referendum. "India should learn ...


As Votes Are Tallied, Scotland Awaits Word on Independence - New York Times
18 Sep 2014 at 5:02pm

New York Times

As Votes Are Tallied, Scotland Awaits Word on Independence
New York Times
Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party, and voters sounded off after casting their ballots in a referendum that could see Scotland become an independent country. Publish Date September 18, 2014....


The Scottish referendum - The Economist (blog)
18 Sep 2014 at 4:05am

The Economist (blog)

The Scottish referendum
The Economist (blog)
JUST 48 hours to go before Scots will vote on whether to become independent and thus break-up a 300 year old entity, the United Kingdom. Those gambling their own money are betting heavily on a No vote (you can get 3-1 on a Yes vote) b...


Scottish independence: Polls open across Scotland for historic referendum - A...
18 Sep 2014 at 4:04pm

Scottish independence: Polls open across Scotland for historic referendum
ABC Online
People in Scotland have begun voting in a referendum that will determine whether the country becomes independent from the United Kingdom. A record turnout is expected after an electrifying campaign triggered 97 per...



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Nothing In It Now
18 Sep 2014 at 10:01pm

We need North and South Lanarkshire and Glasgow.



Dundee Declares Udi And Appoints New President
18 Sep 2014 at 9:53pm



Spineless Parasites...
18 Sep 2014 at 9:34pm

...populate more than 50% of my country  . I'm not ashamed to call myself Scottish, but I'm embar...



Dundee - Having A Bit Of Disfunctional Alarm Issues.
18 Sep 2014 at 9:25pm

So the fire alarm in Dundee has gone off three times in one night.

 

Shall we get a fourth?



If The Worst Has Happened...
18 Sep 2014 at 8:53pm

West Lothian question... let the fuqwits have it.

 

If they want to run their own folk into the s...



Goodbye Scotland
18 Sep 2014 at 8:14pm
How can anyone live here again? Judas bastards

Why We Won
18 Sep 2014 at 7:53pm
I was very scared last week and thought Gordon brown turned it around. I think that you can chap ...

Any Other Referendum News
18 Sep 2014 at 7:33pm
Chance to discuss comments outside results.

Lowest Low Ever
18 Sep 2014 at 7:31pm
After just one result, it's effectively game over. This is the lowest I've ever fealt for my regi...

Clackmannanshire Result
18 Sep 2014 at 7:20pm
Yes: 16 350 46%
No: 19 036 54%


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Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

First Scottish referendum results bring gloom to yes camp - live coverage
by Andrew Sparrow, Claire Phipps and Paul Owen in Edinburgh
18 Sep 2014 at 10:41pm

Rolling coverage of the results of the Scottish independence referendum as they come in, with rea...



Scottish independence referendum: Alex Salmond addresses final campaign rally...
by Andrew Sparrow and Paul Owen in Edinburgh
17 Sep 2014 at 5:04pm

Rolling coverage of all the developments in the last day of campaigning before tomorrows Scottish...



Scottish independence referendum: Ed Miliband disrupted by yes campaigners - ...
by Andrew Sparrow
16 Sep 2014 at 12:50pm
Cameron/Miliband/Cleggs vow - Summary and analysisAlex Salmonds BBC Radio Scotland interview - Su...

Scotlands referendum has spurred a dash for devo but localism is no panacea ...
by Polly Toynbee
16 Sep 2014 at 12:00am

England is so grotesquely unequal that more devolution could be a disaster for deprived regions

Th...



Scottish referendum: Cameron returns to Scotland - as it happened
by Andrew Sparrow
15 Sep 2014 at 3:05pm
Salmonds press conference - Summary
Lunchtime summaryCamerons speech - My snap verdictAfternoon su...

Scottish independence: when will the referendum result be announced?
by Frances Perraudin
15 Sep 2014 at 7:43am

As the yes and no campaigns make their final push in the battle for Scotlands future, minds are t...



Scottish independence referendum: Polls vary from 8-pt yes lead to 8-pt no le...
by Andrew Sparrow
14 Sep 2014 at 11:08am
Alex Salmond & Alistair Darlings interviews on the Marr show - Summary
What Sunday papers say abou...

Scottish independence referendum: Survation poll gives no 8-point lead - live
by Andrew Sparrow
13 Sep 2014 at 11:08am
Jim Sillars Today interview - SummaryLunchtime summary
Survation poll puts no camp 8 points ahead
A...

Scottish independence referendum: ICM poll gives no camp lead of just 2 point...
by Andrew Sparrow
12 Sep 2014 at 12:22pm
Oil expert says independence best for North Sea oil industryNo side ahead by just two points, say...

Scottish independence referendum week in review: finance, flashmobs, effing T...
by Libby Brooks
12 Sep 2014 at 3:43am

Highlights from an exceptionally busy weeks reporting, as the referendum campaign enters its fina...



New poll has Scotland rejecting independence by four-point margin as it happ...
by Andrew Sparrow and Ben Quinn
11 Sep 2014 at 4:39pm
Salmonds press conference - Sparrows verdictEarly afternoon summarySalmond accuses Treasury of tr...


Rupert Murdoch's Sun swings towards yes vote for Scotland
by Roy Greenslade
10 Sep 2014 at 1:27pm
Damning of Better Together campaign and praise for Alex Salmond indicate Scots edition will urge ...

Scottish independence: poll gives no camp 6-point lead - as it happened
by Andrew Sparrow
10 Sep 2014 at 1:10pm
Daily Record poll gives no camp six-point leadLunchtime summaryDid Cameron/Miliband/Clegg make a ...

Scottish independence: UK party leaders race to Scotland - as it happened
by Ben Quinn
9 Sep 2014 at 11:48am
Cameron, Clegg and Miliband in emergency visit to ScotlandGordon Brown to spearhead Labours last-...

Scottish independence: 10 days to referendum - As it happened
by Ben Quinn
8 Sep 2014 at 12:17pm
Gordon Brown unveils proposals to devolve new powers to ScotlandSterling slumps after opinion pol...


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SCOT goes POP!
A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

A triumph of fear over hope
by James Kelly
18 Sep 2014 at 7:33pm

We clearly are now facing a No vote, and as I said in my IBTimes article this morning, that will ...



YouGov prediction leaves Yes still in the game
by James Kelly
18 Sep 2014 at 4:44pm
I can now say what I didn't dare say before the polls closed - there have been some really distur...

Want to help win a Yes vote over the next three hours?
by James Kelly
18 Sep 2014 at 1:08pm
Just thought I'd make myself useful by reposting this tweet from Ross Greer -

Still need Yes volun...

Last night's Survation poll was better for Yes on the unrounded numbers
by James Kelly
18 Sep 2014 at 8:06am
A small piece of good polling news as we all wait (or hopefully as we get on with the Get Out The...

Final Ipsos-Mori poll puts Yes just 3% from victory
by James Kelly
18 Sep 2014 at 6:07am

Ipsos-Mori's last word is -

Yes 47%
No 53%

Not quite as good as yesterday's poll from the same firm,...



One Opportunity
by James Kelly
18 Sep 2014 at 5:27am

I have a little referendum day article at the International Business Times, reflecting on the his...



The 2001 Irish Referendum and parallels to the Indyref
by James Kelly
17 Sep 2014 at 10:15pm
A guest post by Scott Hamilton

As we move into referendum day, it is instructive to look at an int...

Final YouGov poll puts Yes just 2% away from victory
by James Kelly
17 Sep 2014 at 4:04pm
YouGov's final word of the campaign is -

Yes 48% (n/c)No 52% (n/c)

Meanwhile, there's a phone poll ...

Scotland stands on the brink of independence tonight as Yes vote surges to 49...
by James Kelly
17 Sep 2014 at 11:26am

These are the extraordinary numbers that will be beamed to STV viewers across the country at 6pm....



A fourth successive poll within less than 24 hours puts Yes just 2% away from...
by James Kelly
17 Sep 2014 at 9:26am
Panelbase's final poll of the campaign :

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Yes 48% (-1)
No ...

Extraordinary : ICM still aren't weighting by country of birth, even though t...
by James Kelly
17 Sep 2014 at 7:37am
Well, the title says it all, really.  I just don't know what credibility ICM think their publishe...

Wisdom on Wednesday : Looking at ourselves in the mirror tomorrow
by James Kelly
17 Sep 2014 at 5:00am
"It's no use in thinking it's too late for changing
No use in thinking that it's not up to you
You ...

Yes vote soars to new all-time high of 48% in scintillating Survation survey
by James Kelly
16 Sep 2014 at 4:10pm
New Survation poll :

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Yes 48% (+1)
No 52% (-1)

So all thr...

Yes vote increases to 48% in awesome Opinium offering
by James Kelly
16 Sep 2014 at 3:12pm
New Opinium poll :

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Yes 48% (+1)
No 52% (-1)

Remember tha...

Yes campaign just 2% from victory in new ICM poll
by James Kelly
16 Sep 2014 at 3:02pm
ICM poll :

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Yes 48% (-6)
No 52% (+6)

The percentage changes...


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Are SNP voters conservative? Could they be voting no?
18 Sep 2014 at 10:42pm

Any thoughts? Looks like the No campaign got out the vote very well.

submitted by PraetorianGu...

GLASGOW Votes YES - YES:830,624 - NO: 548,313 - Rejects:485
18 Sep 2014 at 10:41pm
submitted by Ozziedude
[link] [17 comments]

This lefty on BBC now is typical of the SNP. Blaming the British for everything.
18 Sep 2014 at 10:40pm
submitted by germanbeer
[link] [4 comments]

It's not over yet. If the fat lady were to sing it would surely be the Scotti...
18 Sep 2014 at 10:39pm
submitted by hokeyphenokey
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It's going to be another 100 years before Scotland gets another independence ...
18 Sep 2014 at 10:39pm

Good job guys!

submitted by MrXhin
[link] [7 comments]

It could end up being a close 50/50 and Glasgow will swing it towards a Yes, ...
18 Sep 2014 at 10:37pm
submitted by howitzerrrr
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WTF IS GOING ON
18 Sep 2014 at 10:35pm

where the fuck are the yes voters

submitted by DCanon
[link] [35 comments]

Total currently at: No 56%, Yes 44% with 16/32 declared
18 Sep 2014 at 10:35pm
submitted by SweatyBadgers
[link] [8 comments]

East Dumbartonshire Goes NO - YES:30,624 - NO:48,313 - Rejects:73
18 Sep 2014 at 10:34pm
submitted by yul_brynner
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East Renfrewshire Goes NO - YES:24,287 - NO:41,690 - Rejects:44
18 Sep 2014 at 10:32pm
submitted by yul_brynner
[link] [27 comments]

Fat lady is warming up...
18 Sep 2014 at 10:32pm

Not looking good unfortunately. We need a BIG margin in Glasgow.

submitted by PraetorianGuard1...

Were the hell is the YES strongholds?
18 Sep 2014 at 10:31pm
submitted by ExoUK
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Dumfries & Galloway Goes NO - YES:36,614 - NO:70,039
18 Sep 2014 at 10:30pm
submitted by yul_brynner
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Aberdeen City Goes NO - YES:59,390 - NO:84,??? - REJECTS:180
18 Sep 2014 at 10:29pm
submitted by yul_brynner
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I don't know what to say.
18 Sep 2014 at 10:28pm

Only thing I can think of is to say good game for both camps, a well done to Better Together and ...




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First Scottish referendum results bring gloom to yes camp - live coverage
by Andrew Sparrow, Claire Phipps and Paul Owen in Edinburgh
18 Sep 2014 at 10:36pm

Rolling coverage of the results of the Scottish independence referendum as they come in, with reaction and analysis of the vote that could lead to Scotland leaving the United Kingdom

No campaign on ...

Every single country that has left the United Kingdom's rule mapped
by George Arnett
18 Sep 2014 at 8:20pm

Since coming together as a union in 1707, the United Kingdom has ruled vast swathes of land across the world. However, a lot of countries have also left the UKs rule since then.

Given that Scotland...




Scottish independence: no campaigners buoyed by first referendum results
by Severin Carrell, Ben Quinn, Rowena Mason and Jill Treanor
18 Sep 2014 at 8:10pm
Better Together sees overwhelming win in Orkney, and Eilean Siar votes no despite expectations it would back independence

Scottish referendum results live coverage

Pro-UK campaigners were cheered b...




Scottish referendum: David Cameron and the Queen seek to ease tensions
by Nicholas Watt, Patrick Wintour and Rowena Mason
18 Sep 2014 at 7:52pm
Prime minister likely to promise to devolve greater powers, over taxation and welfare, to the Scottish parliament in early address

Follow the coverage of the Scotland referendum results live

David C...



The Guardian view on Scotlands day of decision | Editorial
by Editorial
18 Sep 2014 at 7:41pm
Tomorrow Scotland could give yet another gift to Britain: the chance to forge our union anew

In the coming hours, a hush will descend on Scotland. After these final weeks of loud, full-throated argu...




Scottish referendum on TV: graphs and talky-talk can't hide a sense of occasi...
by Lucy Mangan
18 Sep 2014 at 7:09pm
For all the holographic hogwash, there are still quiet moments when you are struck anew by the importance of the night

Scottish independence referendum results - live coverage

Three hundred years in...




Scottish referendum: all over bar the smiling
by John Crace
18 Sep 2014 at 6:38pm
Scottish Labour party members show they are confident the no campaign squeezed its way over the line


Scottish independence referendum results and reactions live

Shortly before 10pm a posse of senior...




Alex Salmond stays away from Scottish referendum count
by Ben Quinn
18 Sep 2014 at 6:15pm
Media had gathered at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre expecting appearance by Scotland's first minister

Scottish independence referendum results and reaction

Scotland's first minister Alex...



Scottish independence referendum: voting day as seen by our readers
by James Walsh and Guardian readers
18 Sep 2014 at 5:44pm

Sixteen year olds voting for the first time, Catalans in Scotland to offer their solidarity, and an undecided dog. Our readers take on voting day - and you can still add your images

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Scotland decides: millions of voters pour into polling stations
by Libby Brooks, Severin Carrell, Steven Morris, Ben Quinn, Helen Pidd, Ewen MacAskill and Caroline Davies
18 Sep 2014 at 5:22pm
From the very old to the very young, voters make the most important and far-reaching political decision of their lifetimes

It was decision day and from the northernmost Shetland isle of Unst to the ...




Labour warned not to ignore demands for more English political power
by Patrick Wintour, political editor
18 Sep 2014 at 5:12pm
Party's leader of local government says Westminster could find England 'blows up in their faces' over subsidies to Scotland
Scottish referendum results - live coverage

The Labour leadership, and the ...



What are your hopes for the future of Scotland?
by Carmen Fishwick
18 Sep 2014 at 4:53pm

Scotland has voted. What are your hopes for its future either as part of the union, or if it goes it alone? Share your thoughts with us and well publish a selection on the site

4.2 million people re...



Ten ways the Scotland referendum is like the American revolution and three wa...
by Tom McCarthy
18 Sep 2014 at 4:32pm

Tax, debt, English arrogance, the oeuvre of Mel Gibson the independence vote bears striking similarities to Americas breaking away

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Scottish referendum: with no exit poll, isnt there a democratic deficit? | Ja...
by James Ball
18 Sep 2014 at 4:23pm

The absence of an exit poll means well be robbed of a post-vote analysis of how this momentous referendum was decided

Follow our live blog for results from Scotlands independence referendum

Anyone wh...



Scottish independence referendum: latest results in full
by Guardian Staff
18 Sep 2014 at 4:00pm

Live results as they come in from across Scotland, reporting voters response to the referendum question: Should Scotland be an independent country? Initial declarations are expected from 2am Edinbu...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

Jangling nerves and bitten nails
by weegingerdug
18 Sep 2014 at 6:41pm
Oh God. I wasn’t going to post anything, but watch the results come in instead. Only I’m so nervous I can’t watch the results. I’ve decided Twitter is evil. I already knew Facebook was evil. But Tw...

Scotland be brave
by weegingerdug
17 Sep 2014 at 5:33pm
I look to my past. Afraid and scared. Pushing gingerly at the closet door, fearful of doom and rejection. Fearful of myself. But I came out into the light, and discovered I already had the tools to...

Tino rangatiratanga ? a letter from an old friend in NZ
by weegingerdug
17 Sep 2014 at 9:42am
A guest post by Tina McCafferty I am wondering how you are? How the days are and where you find yourself? I was very glad that my mum and sister could come to the Andy’s funeral and represent my fa...

Making a vow
by weegingerdug
16 Sep 2014 at 5:02pm
There was a vow on the front page of the Record yesterday. Britain isn’t just great, it’s superduper and comes with fruit preserves. Davie, Ed and Nick have promised Scotland jam, and marmalade, an...

A personal plea to the undecideds
by weegingerdug
16 Sep 2014 at 10:46am
A guest post by Sinclair of Indie Authors for Scotland This is an unashamedly emotional post. On Tuesday 9th October 2007 our son, Calum, went to bed, tired but happy. He awoke at around three o?cl...

The shlock of naw
by weegingerdug
15 Sep 2014 at 7:19am
A few random thoughts at the start of a new week and a new life.  Queen Betty has spoken, she wants people to “think very carefully” before exercising their vote on Thursday. The No campaign has, p...

Wales supporting YES ? Cymru?n cefnogi IE
by weegingerdug
14 Sep 2014 at 5:19pm
Well that’s annoying – the video won’t embed. This is a video of a rally in support of Scottish independence which took place in Cardiff on Saturday. You’ll have to click the link http://new.livest...

Be brave, be bold, believe
by weegingerdug
13 Sep 2014 at 3:26pm
Why I’m voting Yes.  A video by Louise Rutherford

In memory of Andy
by weegingerdug
12 Sep 2014 at 7:27pm
Andy Kavanagh-Mosson was born in 1936 into a different world, the son of an unmarried Irish mother who fled to London to ensure that she could keep her child.  She was a strong and determined woman...

Arresting Ronnie Kray
by weegingerdug
11 Sep 2014 at 8:33pm
I wasn’t going to post anything today, but for the past couple of days Scotland has been subject to the most intense napalming of fear and scares since the referendum campaign began. We are warned ...


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A natural majority for Yes
by James
17 Sep 2014 at 7:02am
It’s a phrase I believe Nicola coined last year, and I admit I was sceptical about it. There’s rarely a natural majority for anything, even a binary choice like independence. But I’ve come to agree...

In the music of yes, a very distinctive Green chord has been struck
by Guest Blog
15 Sep 2014 at 10:40am
Another wee guestie from Shonagh McEwan, a bit more partisan this time. Thanks Shonagh!  Back in the day, I was cynical. At the beginning of the referendum campaign, I simply thought us wee Greens ...

Sweden enters a brave new world
by Dom
15 Sep 2014 at 7:41am
Today Stefan Löfven, a former industrial welder from northern Sweden, expects to begin moves to assemble a Social Democrat-led government. As the latest in a long line of Social Democrat prime mini...

Scotland?s public sphere, not the BBC, is the real problem
by Dom
14 Sep 2014 at 11:21am
Today, thousands of pro-independence activists gathered outside of the BBC in Glasgow in order to protest against bias in the state-run broadcaster. How right or wrong they are is debatable ? bias ...

No shock, no awe
by James
13 Sep 2014 at 5:55am
The establishment’s campaign to undermine a Yes vote got properly underway last week: every day a new banker or corporate boss was wheeled out to say we’d all be impoverished by a Yes. The media as...

As the referendum dawns, what new conversations will break?
by Guest Blog
8 Sep 2014 at 7:20am
A guest post today, looking beyond the indyref, from Shonagh McEwan, former head of research for the Green MSPs. Thanks Shonagh! Scotland is nearly there. The polls are suggesting a narrow result, ...

Strange times
by Aidan
3 Sep 2014 at 2:00am
There’s a lot I find odd about the referendum. I hate giving up Saturday mornings for it. And the Saturday afternoons. And Sunday mornings. And Sunday afternoons. And Wednesday evenings. And Tuesda...

Could the ?Missing Million? Swing It to Yes?
by Aidan
2 Sep 2014 at 2:58am
Apologies to What Scotland Thinks for ripping off borrowing their title for this This post is not about the ‘missing million’ voters, who are largely Labour No voters who we spend a lot of our time...

From the inside, the referendum is almost too close to call
by Dom
21 Aug 2014 at 1:22pm
Working at a university I count the year from September to September. The last few days of August have the same timeless quality as the lull between Christmas and January. As the Scottish Parliamen...

Some thoughts on nationalism and the messages of No
by James
16 Aug 2014 at 10:53am
Maybe blogging less is a symptom of tweeting more. I don’t know. But I wrote a few things on “popular microblogging site twitter dot com” yesterday evening and was very kindly encouraged to gather ...


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