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2014/09/01 23:09
2014/09/01 23:09
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Speaking in Greenock, Mr Darling said: “This poll is not a test of our Scottishness – it is a test of common sense. If you vote Yes on September 18 and Yes wins – you won't be any more Scottish on...
2014/09/01 23:09
2014/09/01 23:09
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2014/08/31 02:09
2014/08/31 02:09
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Allyson Pollock, professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary University of London, warned reforms in the NHS south of the Border could result in "serious" consequences for Scotland by...
2014/08/28 03:09
2014/08/28 03:09
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You might have thought these business types condemning austerity and public spending cuts, and calling for worker participation in an independent Scotland, was a rather better story than a predictable...
2014/08/27 21:45
2014/08/27 21:45
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The pro-independence campaign is seeking a mandate far beyond self-rule – and it looks expensive, writes Bill Jamieson On the ballot paper it all seems so straightforward: “Should Scotland be an...
2014/08/25 11:45
2014/08/25 11:45
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BETTER Together leader Alistair Darling’s economic “predictions of doom” for an independent Scotland should be dismissed following his “total failure as Chancellor”, according to former SNP deputy...
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2014/08/23 23:37
2014/08/23 23:37
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The figure is the level of slack in the economy, also known as the "output gap", or "spare capacity". Presented as a percentage of GDP, it represents the gap between the level of output and the...
2014/08/23 20:09
2014/08/23 20:09
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Small states "have been amongst the economic success stories of the past 20 years", a report by Credit Suisse to inform the Scottish independence referendum said. Scotland would rank higher than the...
2014/08/22 08:45
2014/08/22 08:45
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THE Scottish independence referendum campaign enters its final stage today with just four weeks to go until the fate of the nation is revealed. MSPs met at Holyrood for the last time before the...
2014/08/20 21:46
2014/08/20 21:46
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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Scotland faces difficult choices over what public services it would like and what it can actually afford, writes Bill Jamieson Scare stories have run through the independence...
2014/08/20 17:09
2014/08/20 17:09
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Sir Ian, whose personal fortune is estimated at more than £1 billion, retired in 2012 after 48 years at Aberdeen-based Wood Group, building up the oil company into a global venture operating in 50...
2014/08/19 11:43
2014/08/19 11:43
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For people at the sharp end, the poorest and those most dependent on public services, it sometimes feels as if the Coalition has spent the last four years steadily unpicking the very fabric of our...
2014/08/19 06:09
2014/08/19 06:09
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But never mind that inconvenient truth. Last year George Osborne (2:1 in Modern History from Magdalen College, Oxford) announced that an extra 30,000 university places had been found for this year’s...
2014/08/18 21:09
2014/08/18 21:09
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But he predicted the supposed threat to Scotland’s health service would be the defining issue of the remaining month of the campaign and said he would focus on it in next Monday’s TV debate with...
2014/08/16 16:09
2014/08/16 16:09
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But ask any of the hundreds of people charged with collecting the inflation data each month, and they'll tell you a very different story. Brenda Cleaver is one of them. She's worked for TNS, the...
2014/08/16 06:12
2014/08/16 06:12
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Lord Reid said the reality of a Yes vote next month would be billions of pounds of cuts to public spending. He went on to warn that if an independent Scotland was forced to use the pound without a...
2014/08/14 15:23
2014/08/14 15:23
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People would be able to earn at least £12,500 before paying income tax under proposals included in the Liberal Democrats manifesto. The move would mean those on the minimum wage of £6.50 an hour...
2014/08/12 23:51
2014/08/12 23:51
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Hard up students face testing times ahead of university HUNDREDS of thousands of students will discover if they have won a place at their chosen university when the A-Level results for England and...
2014/08/12 12:45
2014/08/12 12:45
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Each side has produced figures to support its claims about Scotland’s future, but neither side can definitively say what is going to happen, writes Alex Massie If there is one thing everyone agrees...
2014/08/10 09:53
2014/08/10 09:53
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The terrible irony of the last three decades, under Labour, the Conservatives and the coalition, is that the effort to minimalize regulation, weaken trade unions and liberalize the financial markets...
2014/08/09 23:45
2014/08/09 23:45
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AFTER a blistering week for First Minister Alex Salmond, let’s see if we have this right. An independent Scotland would keep the pound because it’s our currency and it would be in the interests of...
2014/09/01 23:09
2014/09/01 23:09
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