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From Brexit To Breakup: A Scottish View On The EU Referendum

David Miles | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
David Miles

Something we in Scotland learned the hard way in 2014 is that referendum questions are dangerous because they make both choices on the ballot paper seem equally plausible. By giving the people a choice we somehow assume that either option is a safe one.

Immigration Concerns Continue To Dominate Brexit Debate As Referendum Approaches

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.20.2016 | World

Campaigning around Britain's upcoming EU referendum resumed late Sunday after a brief suspension out of respect for Labour MP Jo Cox, who was tragical...

The Hay Festival: What's It All About?

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.01.2016 | Books
Trisha de Borchgrave

The sun was shining, for the first time in six years, on the Hay Festival's final weekend, and Wales was spectacularly beautiful.

Scots Say No

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

By Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a...

Pictures: Scots Take To The Polls

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Polling stations have opened across Scotland today in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England. ...

On September 18, the Silent Majority in Scotland Should Say No With Pride

David Miles | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
David Miles

For those of us who consider British-ness and Scottish-ness to be important elements of who we are as individuals, there is a horrible sense of foreboding about the current debate and the likely consequences of separation.

5 Reasons Why Many Scots Will Vote For Independence

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence could mark the end of the United Kingdom, a 307-year-old sovereign state made up of England, Scotland...

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

Scotland Is Stronger Within the United Kingdom

Michael K. Moore | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Michael K. Moore

America too is made up of states and people with diverse identities and origins, bound together in a Union. Each of those states is immeasurably stronger and more prosperous in the Union than it would be in its own.

The Bully and the Business Man

Monika Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

How much human misery and suffering will it take before we finally come together as citizens and incorporate a higher moral ethic into the pursuit of profit once and for all?

Do Scottish Teenagers Really Care About Independence?

Tallia Storm | Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen
Tallia Storm

When I discovered that the Scottish government was pushing for 16 and 17-year-olds to have the vote, I was horrified. Why do we want teens to decide on our government without knowledge?

Plan Unveiled To Turn Scotland Into 'World's First Hydro-Economy'

The Guardian | Severin Carrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The state-owned utility Scottish Water is to be given new powers to build windfarms, hydro schemes and "green" power stations in partnership and compe...