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Scottish independence: Scots could lose EU citizenship by voting no

Scottish independence: Scots could lose EU citizenship by voting no

President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has indicated that Scotland would have to negotiate with the EU after a yes vote on independence   Scottish independence: Scots could lose EU citizenship by voting no Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is seeking talks with the European Commission after its president, Jose Manuel Barroso, appeared to insist that an inde... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote to the European Commission requesting “early talks” on Scottish independence. Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.   Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday SCOTLAND Scottish independence: Government urges EC to hold “early talks”It is reported that the Scottis... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde has called for an easing of austerity to halt the “terrifying” and “unacceptable” jobs crisis Scottish news: News in Scotland – Thursday SCOTLAND No conflict between oil and renewable policies, says Alex Salmond Scotland’s First Minister and former oil economist, Alex Salmond, has stated that there is no contradiction between promotin... »

SNP hierarchy accused of a “totalitarian” tendency by former deputy leader

SNP hierarchy accused of a “totalitarian” tendency by former deputy leader

Scottish political legend and SNP hero Jim Sillars has criticised his own party for being too controlling SNP hierarchy accused of a “totalitarian” tendency by former deputy leader by Jamie Mann Scottish political legend and former SNP deputy leader, Jim Sillars, has described the SNP leadership’s control over its own backbenchers as “totalitarian”. Writing in the Holyrood magazi... »

Independence march expects 1 million people

Independence march expects 1 million people

After years of economic mismanagement in Madrid, Catalans are increasingly in favour of independence Independence march expects 1 million people by Emily Badiozzaman As many as one million Catalans are expected to rally in support of Catalan independence this evening in Barcelona under the
 slogan “Catalunya: a new European state.” What began as a minority push has become a majority political move... »

Andy Murray – first scot to win tennis grand slam

Andy Murray – first scot to win tennis grand slam

Scottish tennis star Andy Murray has become the first Scot in history to win a tennis grand slam Scottish news: Andy Murray – first scot to win tennis grand slam by Alexander McLeman Deep into the early hours of Monday morning, Andy Murray became the first Scottish man to win a tennis grand slam championship since the end of the c19th as well as the first Briton to win a grand slam singles t... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

Scottish political legend and SNP hero Jim Sillars has criticised hisown party for being too controlling Scottish news: News in Scotland – Tuesday SCOTLAND SNP leadership exerts “totalitarian” control over MSPs, says Sillars Scottish political legend and former SNP deputy leader, Jim Sillars, has described the SNP leadership’s control over its own backbenchers as “tot... »

Scottish independence: Lack of economic powers linked to social problems

Scottish independence: Lack of economic powers linked to social problems

Scottish independence: Devo Plus chief Jeremy Purvis believes that social problems such as alcohol, crime and homelessness are related to constitutional issues Scottish independence: Lack of economic powers linked to social problems by Emily Badiozzaman Devo Plus, a campaign group calling for more tax powers for Holyrood, have argued that fuel poverty, drug addiction and homelessness have either d... »

Scottish independence: Attempt to ‘hijack’ referendum process rejected

Scottish independence: Attempt to ‘hijack’ referendum process rejected

 The Electoral Commission will only consider the question of Scotland’s  referendum if it is submitted by the Scottish Government IMAGE: STOCKPIX.EU Scottish independence: Scottish independence: Attempt to ‘hijack’ referendum process rejected Only a day after an expert committee was established by Scotland’s anti-independence parties to draft the referendum question, the El... »

Westminster_City bank scandal threat to Scottish jobs

Westminster_City bank scandal threat to Scottish jobs

With Westminster and regulators caught up in the Libor scandal, Scottish jobs could go Scottish news: Westminster-City bank scandal threat to Scottish jobs The Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) scandal is set to have a major negative impact on the economy according to press reports. The scandal which has brought allegations of collusion between UK Governments, banks and regulators carries pote... »

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