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September 19, 2014 3 Comments

Salmond resignation makes no camp’s win all the sweeter

Alex Salmond’s resignation at first minister and as SNP leader will make the no camp’s victory all the sweeter. He said he would’ve stayed on if it had been a yes. They will feel they have toppled him, their most potent opponent and the man who brought Scotland the brink of secession.

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David Cameron’s English offer

David Cameron risks jeopardising a Scottish devolution project which he promised as recently as last week in a desperate bid to turn round a referendum here that was slipping away from him.

#indyref: Cameron – ‘It’s time for the English to be heard’

David Cameron in a statement at No. 10 promised to honour the pledges made to the Scottish people at the last moment in the referendum campaign. But he also said the millions in England must now

#indyref: it looks like a no

Early indications are a no win is emerging from the mists. When even the Western Isles is voting no, a bastion of nationalist support, it suggests this isn’t happening for the independence

September 17, 2014 4 Comments

The devout believers of the yes and no camps

Ask supporters in either camp how they’ll feel if the other lot win and the word you hear most often is “devastated”. A yes supporter said she would want to slit her wrists.

September 16, 2014 6 Comments

The devolution offer – what’s it worth?

We are again dealing with the consequences of the no camp coming late to the alternative offer they thought they could put off until after the referendum.

September 15, 2014 8 Comments

Gordon Brown tries to bump David Cameron off the news

If it’s a no vote on Thursday, Gordon Brown will feel he played a central role in helping to save the union. Quite a few others will agree.

Tories ponder what next if it’s a ‘no’

David Cameron’s future is very shaky if there’s a yes vote on Thursday. But he could survive a no vote – and it might even enhance his position.

September 12, 2014 3 Comments

Paisley’s death revives memories of sectarian Scotland

Ian Paisley’s death comes the day before an Orange Order march in Edinburgh. Coupled with Nigel Farage’s visit to Scotland tonight, it’s not the grid the Better Together campaign

September 11, 2014 4 Comments

Nearly all Scots registered to vote – a boost for the yes vote?

Registration of voters in Scotland ahead of the referendum has reached an all-time high with 97 per cent of the population registered in potential boost for Yes campaign.

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