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Young, Bright, Scottish, and er, Unionist

Backbencher June 7, 2013 0

First-time young voters in Scotland’s independence referendum will repay First Minister Alex Salmond by voting to keep the Union When the ink dried on the Edinburgh Agreement, both sides of the debate on Scottish

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UKIP’s unpopularity in Scotland

UKIP’s unpopularity in Scotland

Backbencher May 27, 2013 2

By Matthew Stinchcombe Last week UKIP’s Nigel Farage was harassed by angry Scottish protesters on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile; the incident has had damaging consequences for the UKIP leader’s public image and has further damaged

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Alex Salmond should think twice about Scotland’s future

Alex Salmond should think twice about Scotland’s future

Backbencher April 6, 2013 1

Andy Findon urges all UK politicians to think hard about Scottish separatism.  It is inconceivable to think that colonial officials of 90 years ago would have believed that Britain’s Empire would collapse, receding to leave

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The New Independent Scotland: A look into the future

The New Independent Scotland: A look into the future

James Snell March 18, 2013 1

 James Snell looks into the Backbencher’s very own crystal ball to see what future awaits an independent Scotland. Much as I supported the right of the Falkland Islanders to choose their own fates, regardless

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Scottish Independence, International Law and State Practice

Backbencher February 21, 2013 3

Scotland leaving the UK poses major legal headaches for Scotland, Westminster and the EU. On the 15th October 2012, the Scottish Government and the UK Government signed the “Agreement between the United Kingdom Government

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YES Scotland! #indyref

YES Scotland! #indyref

Olly Neville February 19, 2013 6

Alex Salmond disgusts me. The man oozes smugness. I would happily cross the road to avoid him, even if an 18 tonne lorry was careering out of control down the middle of it, driven

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An Independent Scotland? No Thanks!

An Independent Scotland? No Thanks!

Andrew Thorpe-Apps February 16, 2013 5

As issues around Scottish independence dominate the political landscape, polling has found that independence is only the 8th most important issue for Scots. The Olympics showed that many remain comfortable with the dual identity of being

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The Weekly Report 11/01/13

The Weekly Report 11/01/13

Backbencher January 11, 2013 0

Andrew Thorpe-Apps reviews the week’s top stories. The coalition government has set out initiatives to mark its midway point. David Cameron promised more help on childcare costs, help towards care costs for the elderly

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Brussels is not worth the mass

Brussels is not worth the mass

Jon Stanley December 11, 2012 4

Jon Stanley,   The recent confirmation by Jose Manuel Barroso that an independent Scotland would have to apply to join the EU left me thinking there are now two leaders in British politics who

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Scottish Independence – For Whom?

Scottish Independence – For Whom?

Backbencher October 22, 2012 5

Alexander Richardson, @marketanarch Might I be in favour of Scottish Independence by reason or virtue of being a Libertarian? As a Jeffersonian Libertarian, it follows that I favour less government – indeed, to the

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