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MPs to debate the prospect of Scottish independence
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THE topic of whether or not there should be another referendum on Scottish independence is to be debated by MPs next month.

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Wee Ginger Dug: Building the case for indy in Scotland is a DIY job, so let’s get to work
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THE core of independence is independence of thought and action. If we want an independent Scotland in which citizens are empowered, in which ordinary people have voices that are heard, we need to put those principles into action in the campaign which achieves Scottish independence.

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Independent Scotland would be ‘most welcome’ to join the EU, say MEPs
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Scotland would be “most welcome“ to join the EU if it voted for independence, according to a group of 50 politicians. The open letter, signed by 26 MEPs and members of national and regional parliaments in Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain and Belgium, declared that there was a “tremendous amount of goodwill from across the continent […]

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Think-tank research chief hits back at Tory attack on a Scottish Basic Income
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Dr Craig Dalzell says the Tories’ argument relies on basic income replacing housing benefit A CHIEF RESEARCHER at a Scottish think-tank has hit back at claims a Scottish Universal Basic Income could cost £12.3bn a year. Following a war of words between Scottish Tory MSP and Shadow Security Secretary Adam Tompkins and Social Security Secretary […]

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Spain’s prime minister just starts process to strip Catalonia of its power to self-govern
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has approved implementing Article 155, which would allow his Madrid government to take back some powers from Catalonia. The decision was taken after a special cabinet meeting, three weeks after the semi-autonomous region held a controversial independence referendum.  Mr Rajoy is seeking approval from the Spanish Senate strip powers from […]

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Environmental groups welcome world’s first floating wind farm
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the world’s first floating wind farm SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have welcomed the world’s first floating farm, which was opened today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and will produce enough power for approximately 20,000 homes. The result of over 15 years of work by Norwegian energy firm Statoil, the […]

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Catastrophic financial cost of Brexit ‘revealed’ in new study
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A ‘no deal’ hard Brexit would plunge the country into an immediate recession, according to a new report. The potential Tory plan would cost the British economy £400 billion and wipe 18% off GDP growth by 2030, investment firm Rabobank warned.

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Scottish government to pay residency fees for EU citizens in public sector
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Nicola Sturgeon has offered to pay the residency fees for EU citizens who currently work in the Scottish public sector, in an effort to reinforce her anti-Brexit credentials as her party’s conference opened in Glasgow.

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Increase in SNP Vote Share in Scotland – Survation
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In September Survation conducted a poll on behalf of the Scottish Daily Mail regarding voter intentions in Scotland. The poll questioned 1,016 Scottish adults aged 16…

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Ruth Davidson rejects poll predicting 3rd place for Tories at Holyrood
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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has dismissed the results of a poll which predicted her party will fall to third place at the next Holyrood election.

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Kevin McKenna: Be wary of hitching the wagons of Scottish nationalism to the Catalan cause
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IN Glasgow at around 11am on Monday, the second day of the SNP’s annual National Conference, three of the party’s senior politicians will get to their feet and proclaim they are “standing up for Scotland”. They will do so seemingly oblivious to the fact that the same theme will have will have figured prominently in […]

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Ex-SNP deouty leader calls on independence movement to ‘sever deadly tie’ with former party
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FORMER SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars has stated that the independence movement must break its ‘deadly tie’ to the SNP.

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