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September 17, 2014 1 Comment

The devout believers of the yes and no camps

Late in the campaign, they couldn’t have left it any later, the o camp has found its passion. At Maryhill Community Centre in Glasgow, Gordon Brown gave a charged almost revivalist speech to a hall of fired up supporters.

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September 16, 2014 5 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.

Salmond snaps back at ‘Black Wednesday’ scares

In Edinburgh for Alex Salmond’s press conference for international media. Judging by the applause and yes badges it’s not just media in the audience.

September 10, 2014 4 Comments

Family UK vs team Scotland: how the indyref campaigns divide

David Cameron has been up in Edinburgh to tell voters that they mustn’t vote for independence just to hurt the “effing Tories.” The “UK family” was too wonderful,

September 9, 2014 3 Comments

No camp throw the kitchen sink at it

I find some long-standing devolution supporters who, after month and month of staring at the binary choice on offer, have grown used to the risks, or “bumps” as Alex Salmond calls them,

Will ‘almost federal’ offer to Scots change votes?

You find quite a few late-surge yes supporters saying they wish that devo max had been on the ballot paper.

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