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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond urged to 'go negative' in TV debate …

He added that Mr Salmond was "undoubtedly wrong" to believe he won the 2011 Scottish election by fighting a positive campaign, adding: "You need to go negative." "At the moment voters are uncertain about the consequences of independence and are …

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Independent Scotland should abandon share of national debt if refused the …

Scotland's First Minister has attempted to persuade voters that Westminster is “bluffing”, warning that Scotland would walk away from its share of British public debt — estimated to be more than £100 billion — under such circumstances. Economists say …

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Police Scotland to identify 'potential terrorists'

Detective Chief Superintendent John Cuddihy, of Police Scotland's organised crime and counter terrorism team, said: “Of those British people who have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight it would be foolish to discount the fact that some may have links to …

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Van Gaal remains quiet on prospect of Di Maria talks

Steve Bruce's side – for whom Scotland internationalist Andy Robertson impressed on the left flank – had gone ahead in the first half through Nikica Jelavic. It was a goal which seemed significant since the hosts had been reduced to 10 men already …

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Defence: John Reid questions security in an independent Scotland

The priority for any national government, no matter its political colour, is the safety of its citizens. As it is for any UK Government, so too it would be for the government of a separate Scotland. The key question for the nationalists is this: would …

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Prof Paul Younger talks about the renewables vision for Scotland

Paul Younger, Rankine Professor of Energy Engineering at Glasgow University talks about renewables in Scotland's future. An attractive vision for the Scottish energy sector is set out in the independence white paper. Revenues from reinvigorated oil and …

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Final TV showdown in Scotland's independence debate looms before vote

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland's future will be debated in a final TV showdown on Monday just weeks before a historic independence referendum with the pro-breakaway camp, behind in the polls, looking for a game-changing performance from its leader.

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Scotland's Deep-Fried Culture Is an Inside Joke | MUNCHIES

Like many other places in the world, we have our own local food movement, capitalising on the cornucopia of word-class, Scottish produce (see Mike Small's Scotland's Local Food Revolution), but this lifestyle choice isn't yet …

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MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland: Episode Five | MUNCHIES

Charlet ends her Scottish food odyssey in Aberdeen, otherwise known as the “Oil Capital of Europe,” where a group of young rig workers take her for a big, jelly shot-based night out on the town before she heads to the …

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The John Updike Society · Scottish Review of Books on the …

One of the events at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival paired two biographers: Adam Begley and William Burroughs biographer Barry Miles. Nick Major posted “EBIF2014: Adam Begley on Updike and Barry …

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Scottish Independence 'Yes' Vote Is A "High Risk" Event, Citi …

A "Yes" vote for Scottish independence represents a "high risk" event according to Citi's Michael Saunders. With the so-called 'neverendum' now less than a month away, Citi continues to highlight three particular concerns if …

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Angry Scottish woman voices the thoughts of a nation and …

The angry Scottish woman voices the nation's disgust at the proposed rail fare increases in the best way possible.

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Surge in officers quitting Police Scotland

THE number of police officers who hand in their notice has risen by 43 per cent each year since the inception of Police Scotland. Almost as many officers have resigned in the first 15 months of Police Scotland than during the previous two years when …

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'Yes' Vote In Scotland Could Force Cameron Out

A 'Yes' vote in Scotland on September 18 would trigger a political earthquake at Westminster and could even force David Cameron out of office. The Prime Minister has insisted he won't resign if Scotland votes for independence. But if it does, there …

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Britain near to naming Foley's jihadi murderer

Detective Chief Superintendent John Cuddihy, of Police Scotland's Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism team, said: "There have been significant efforts here in Scotland to put in place strong security arrangements. "We are also working tirelessly to …

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Spain and Belgium 'would veto an independent Scotland's EU membership'

In a statement released yesterday, Mr Quinn said all EU members would have to vote on Scotland's membership in their national parliaments, adding: "In my opinion, it is highly probable that at least two member states, maybe more, will vote no." Mr …

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Bestseller samples Jura, jazz and a shot of whisky

He said of the purpose of his visit to Jura: "I like whisky. That is the reason. "I have been to Islay once and I like Bowmore and Laphroaig, they are very good." The author also praised the quality of the edible seaweed to be found on Islay. Murakami …

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Transition your wardrobe

Each summer brings new styles that we enjoy wearing for the few months of warmth we get before it becomes too cold to wear them. This summer saw the revival of the kimono, a traditional Japanese robe, which was slightly altered, embellished, and …

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Meet Tartan our Kawaii Lifestyle contributor | CYTEN

Hello every one, so this is my first post with Cyten, quite exciting right?! I guess its an idea to introduce myself…but why not grab yourself a mug of tea, some pocky and get comfortable. First off, I am Tartan, with that you can …

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egl_comm_sales: !ds / !dt Old School BTSSB/AP JSK and …

Location: Japan !ds / !dt Old School BTSSB/AP JSK and SK + Meringue Tartan 3 Stage Frill JSK. Terms of sale: International buyers welcome; I ship from Japan; Prices marked in USD; I accept reasonable offers; I accept …

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Recipe: Haggis Carbonara | The Life & Loves of …

When Sykes Cottages asked me to come up with an interesting Haggis recipe I was embarrassingly excited; I love haggis but have never cooked it myself. I was actually quite shocked at their statistics; nearly two-thirds of …

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Alex Salmond to focus on NHS in second Scottish independence debate

Alex Salmond is expected to launch a sustained attack on Monday evening on the Conservative-led coalition's NHS record as he brings one of the key ideological battles of the Scottish referendum to the fore in the second televised debate of the campaign.

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'Round one was billed as Real Madrid v Wigan Athletic'. Photograph: PA

Round one was billed as Real Madrid v Wigan Athletic: the self-assured former economist Salmond, with two Scottish election trophies in the cabinet, versus former lawyer Darling, a man opponents believed had been an early beneficiary of charisma bypass …

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UK 'has head in sand' over Yes vote

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "It is for the UK Government to comment on their own contingency plans post referendum however we have repeatedly stated that Scotland can complete the negotiations required following a vote for independence …

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Plans to cut drink-drive limit by Christmas under threat

A pint or a glass of wine could push motorists over the legal limit under the change, which will bring Scotland into line with Germany, France and Spain. It is predicted to save up to 17 lives a year. Although Holyrood has the power to set drink-drive …

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Trading places – who's changing jobs in corporate Scotland

Mr Lauder will focus on commerce, industry and the public sector in the west of Scotland, while Ms Edgar will focus on commerce, industry and financial services in the east. Mark Lewis of Rutherford Cross said: "We regard the appointments of Derek and …

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Britain near to naming Foley's jihadi murderer

Detective Chief Superintendent John Cuddihy, of Police Scotland's Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism team, said: "There have been significant efforts here in Scotland to put in place strong security arrangements. "We are also working tirelessly to …

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Independent Scotland 'could be blocked from EU'

He added: “If, however unlikely, Scotland was accepted, as a full member it would have to agree that once its economy met the economic criteria of Economic and Monetary Union, as politically agreed in Dublin in December 1996, it would be legally …

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Unity Leads The Polls In Scotland Independence Vote | KCUR

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Should Scotland be an independent country? That's the question that will face Scottish voters next month when they decide whether or not to split from the …

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Scotland should say 'Yes' to ousting Trident — New …

The debate was framed around the Scottish government's long-standing commitment to end Scotland's hosting of the British nuclear arsenal at Faslane and how its removal can, and I believe will, take place were Scotland to …

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Aangirfan: SCOTLAND YET

If you do not fix this then you can blow your trumpet and bang the drum about an 'Independent' Scotland but it will be merely a sham with a controlled leader and parliament just like the rest of the UK.. ReplyDelete.

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Celtic's Callum McGregor gets Scotland call-up

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has scored three times in his club's Champions League qualifying campaign so far, has caught the attention of Scotland manager Gordon Strachan as he prepares to name his squad for the match against the world champions …

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Daily question: How much does Scotland pay in tax and how much does it spend?

As the people of Scotland weigh up how to vote in the independence referendum, they are asking questions on a range of topics. In this series, we are looking at those major questions and by using statistics, analysis and expert views shining a light on …

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Independent Scotland 'Would Have To Join Euro'

Alex Salmond's "only realistic plan B" for the currency of an independent Scotland is the euro, according to shadow chancellor Ed Balls. Mr Balls reiterated his warning that the Scottish National Party's preference for keeping the pound in a formal …

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Acquisition is only first step to Diageo-USL integration, says Diageo chief …

We also face an extremely high Basic Customs Duty (BCD) of 150% on imported alcohol, which makes Scotch Whisky and other imported spirits unaffordable to most Indian consumers. We think they should have the same choices as their counterparts …

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