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A different type of Independence Day

A different type of Independence Day

Papua New Guinea is independent but West Papua is a ‘region’ of Indonesia   A different type of Independence Day A good reason why Scots should value the right to decide on the political future of their nation   by Alex Porter A land with dramatic wilderness and rich in natural resources and which was once an independent state but then coerced into constitutional arrangement its people... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

First Minister Alex Salmond has made £32bn in uncosted independence promises, claims Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND Set up oil fund for Scots immediately after independence, advise experts A group of economic experts has advised the Scottish government to set up a short-term stabilisation fund in order to manage fluctuations in oil and... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

Chancellor Osborne who will claim that independence will cost Scots families£2,000 has a £4mn share in a family firm which received orders from civil servants to the tune of £1,298.95 in June Scottish News: News in Scotland – Monday Scottish independence: Yes overtakes No in latest referendum poll With just over a year to go, Scots voters intend to vote ‘yes’ in next year’s... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that Trident will remain on the Clyde in the immediate years after independence and not go immediately as previously promised. Critics expect another revision in the coming months Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday SCOTLAND SNP unveil plans to build patrol ships on the Clyde – Trident could take ‘a couple of years’ to scrap The SNP ... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Finance Secretary John Swinney has promised a Scottish economic watchdog after concerns the OBR was manipulating Scottish data for political ends Scottish News: News in Scotland – Thursday  SCOTLAND Swinney plans Scottish economic watchdogFinance Secretary John Swinney has announced plans to create a Scottish economic watchdog after concerns that the UK Office of Budgetary Responsibility (OB... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

In December Scottish Secretary Michael Moore told a US audience Scots would be “shedding influence over their own destiny” if they voted for independence   Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday SCOTLAND Attacks on Salmond’s us trip agenda appear hypocritical First Minister Alex Salmond’s US trip agenda has been heavily criticised as being about drumming up support... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

First Minister Alex Salmond’s used his new year speech to ask Scots what powers they would give up in 2014 if Scotland was already independent Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday SCOTLAND 400 Scots households a week face bankruptcy Scots are set to face 2013 in financial misery with an estimated 400 households a week facing bankruptcy. The number of Scots facing sequestration, ... »