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Scottish Independence One Year Out From Referendum

Backbencher September 23, 2013 0

The all-important vote for Scottish Independence will take place on the 18th of September next year. In less than a year, the electorate of Scotland will go to the polls to decide their fate.

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The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

Andrew Thorpe-Apps September 7, 2013 1

It has been said that the Conservative Party is the natural party of government. Yet the Tories have not secured a majority since the 1992 general election. A quick glance at any national campaign

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The Economic Impact of Scottish Independence

Backbencher July 29, 2013 2

By M. J. Coutts On the 18th September 2014, to paraphrase the REM song, ‘’ It could be the end of the UK as we know it’’, the UKs relationship with Scotland could change.

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What Would Scottish Independence Look Like?

What Would Scottish Independence Look Like?

Backbencher July 3, 2013 2

By David McNeilage In less than a year the people of Scotland will be voting to decide their fate. Yes  Scotland, or Better Together. Possibly the most important vote many Scots will make in

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Scots Just Wanna Have Fun

Scots Just Wanna Have Fun

Backbencher June 28, 2013 1

Why is there such  a lack of humour in the Scottish politics? ’Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ singer Cyndi Lauper may not be the name on the lips of most Scottish politicos, but her

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Scottish LGBT*: Pride In The Mainstream

Scottish LGBT*: Pride In The Mainstream

Backbencher June 21, 2013 0

 The future political direction for Scotland’s LGBT community lies in mainstream, not fringe, politics If you were fortunate enough to have been in Edinburgh last Saturday, it is entirely likely that you may have

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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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One Nation, No Currency

Michael St George April 23, 2013 1

Scotland’s currency options. There are few more significant identifiers, economically or culturally, of a newly-independent nation than the currency it chooses and the associated monetary policy it proposes to pursue along with it. So

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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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