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News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Scottish comedian Billy Connelly has called for more information on Scottish independence Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND Top EC official may snub Sturgeon The uncertainty of an independent Scotland’s future within the EU continues as speculation emerges regarding talks between the European Commission’s president and Scotland’s Deputy First Minister. Jose Manuel Barroso ... »

Let´s Remember All the Scots Who Died in Battle

Let´s Remember All the Scots Who Died in Battle

Comment by John Fitzpatrick Scottish News: Let´s Remember All the Scots Who Died in Battle Remembrance Sunday has just passed and we have seen the traditional ceremonies as people showed their respect for those who fell in the many conflicts that the UK has been involved over the last century. The event is marked strongly in Scotland since so many Scots were among the dead. While some fell in dist... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

Former Chancellor Alastair Darling has been accused of trying to influence the Electoral Commission over the wording of Scotland’s independence referendum Scottish news: News in Scotland – Monday SCOTLAND Scottish independence: Review of Scottish referendum question beginsThe UK Electoral Commission has begun proceedings into assessing the Scottish government’s question regarding the i... »

Conference: Tories’ independence dividend

Conference: Tories’ independence dividend

Without devolution would Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson have a job in politics? IMAGE: STOCKPIX.EU Scottish news: Conference: Tories’ independence dividend Analysis by Andy Mackie The party conference season is in full swing and the Conservative party took centre stage this week. The early part of the week was dominated by the Scottish Conservatives and their leader Ruth Davidson’s provocative... »

Threat of regional war as Turkish

Threat of regional war as Turkish

A rebel group claimed responsibility for the initial shelling over the Turkey’s border which has provided the pretext for Turkish retaliationPhoto: BBC by Christine Orr Tensions between Turkey and Syria escalated this week due to continued shelling on both sides of the Syrian and Turkish borders. Turkey has claimed it is ‘retaliating’ and has taken steps to increase its military presence alo... »

News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

Prime Minister David Cameron plans to have a UK-wide commemoration of the first world war prior to Scotland’s independence referendum Scottish news: News in Scotland – Friday SCOTLAND Scottish independence: Details of referendum consultation to be releasedMinisters have revealed that details of the Scottish government’s consultation on independence will be released later this month. Th... »

UK banking scandals behind economic crisis

UK banking scandals behind economic crisis

Former Barclays chief resigned amid the public outrage over the Libor-rigging scandal Scottish news: UK banking scandals behind economic crisis Analysis by Jamie Mann The credit bubbles in the UK, Europe and the US have long since burst after decades of illusory economic growth in an under-regulated and over-leveraged global economy. But with easily the largest financial sector debt to GDP ratio i... »

Scottish independence: EC chief clarifies remark on new states’ membership

Scottish independence: EC chief clarifies remark on new states’ membership

The Scottish government’s view that an independent Scotland will be an automatic member of the EU will both comfort and anger many Scots Scottish independence: EC chief clarifies remark on new states’ membership A spokesman for the European commission has clarified comments he made in which he appeared to indicate an independent Scotland would not automatically be a member of the Europ... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Former Scottish Labour MP George Galloway’s rape comments have led to the resignation of Salma Yaqoob – leader of Mr Galloway’s new party – Respect Scottish news: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND Scotland’s information commissioner hits out at royal ‘absolute secrecy’ The SNP government’s plans to keep communication between the royal famil... »

Scottish independence: Are EU in or are EU out?

Scottish independence: Are EU in or are EU out?

All Britons may soon know if they will be outside of the EU after FoI ruling Scottish independence: Are EU in or are EU out?   by Karla Healion Scotland and and the rest of the UK (rUK) may find out soon if they will remain inside the European Union if Scotland votes for independence thanks to a Freedom of Information order. The Scottish Government is being compelled, under FoI laws, to reveal whe... »

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