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Scotland Independence Vote

Secessionist Movements In America Refuse To Die

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published on Ozy. You would think that Scotland’s failed independence vote in September might discourage Americans from...

'Think Locally, Act Globally': 6 Takeaways From the Scotland Vote

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Scotland's independence vote has been cast, and its citizens chose overwhelmingly to remain part of Great Britain. But this historic vote should be studied by all those who want to affect political and economic change around the world, because there are important lessons to be learned.

Scotland: Who Won? Who Lost?

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum? ___...

Scotland's Polls Have Closed

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the...

Nick Robins-Early

Top British Historian On Why Scotland Should Vote 'No'

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

Scottish voters are heading to the ballot box Thursday to vote on of the most important issues in the history of the United Kingdom. Among those watch...

Political Read: Scot-Free? Scotland, America and the World

Howard Fineman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Scotland's story is also America's story more than we tend to realize, and the Scots' decision today will say more about the world at large than we might think.

Scotland Decides

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the...

Scotland's Leading Historian Explains Why He Changed His Mind On Independence

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

Renowned historian Sir Tom Devine has been a prominent voice for the pro-independence campaign in the lead-up to Scotland's big vote on Thursday. But ...

Scotland's Quarrel Is With Globalization, Not the U.K.

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The 20th century challenge was for Scotland to maintain its cultural identity while at the same time cooperating with the four nations of the U.K.. Now the challenge is even greater: to uphold cultural traditions and national identities in a world where there are no such things as nation-only solutions. By answering those who claim that independence can make a difference with policies that show interdependence can make the difference, Scotland can show the way forward by thinking big and not small.

Scotland, Let's Chart a New Course for Generations to Come

Rajiv Joshi | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Rajiv Joshi

As a kid, I didn't understand why we could marry, pay tax, leave school and join the armed forces -- but not vote. It's funny to think that 15 years later, with the polls too close to call, 16 to 17 year olds may hold the key to Scotland's future.

The Controversy Over Scotland's Independence Vote Has Only Just Begun

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

The campaign pushing for Scottish independence has gathered considerable momentum in recent weeks, with the result of Thursday’s referendum likely t...

ONE DAY AWAY

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matt...

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...

See Scotland Get Ready For Its Historic Vote

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

With mere days left before Scotland's historic vote on independence from the United Kingdom, supporters and opponents launched a final bid to convince...

The Queen Breaks Her Silence On Scotland's Independence

AP | By GREGORY KATZ | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully abo...

Why You Should Care About Scotland's Independence Vote

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

By Mike Peacock LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An opinion poll showing Scottish independence campaigners have a slim lead nine days befor...

Independent Scotland Would Likely Have To Reapply To The EU And NATO

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Scotland would have to reapply for membership of both the European Union and NATO if Scot...

British Pound Sinks As Scotland's Independence Race Tightens

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main political leaders scrambled Monday to offer Scotland greater autonomy in a last-minute bid to stave off independence, a...

Free Scotland, Free New England!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Until recently, few people took seriously the possibility that Scotland might actually secede from the United Kingdom. However, with a referendum scheduled for September 18, the latest polls show secession in the lead for the first time, and gaining dramatic momentum. The British government is frantically scrambling to offer the Scots a much more autonomous form of federalism, to head off the drive for full independence. Meanwhile, the specter of a diminished Britain has led to speculative attack against the British pound. What's going on here? For one thing, with the European Union allowing membership for lots of micro-states, the idea of splitting up established countries with minority regions becomes economically plausible. An independent Scotland, population 5.3 million, would be a bigger country than nine EU members -- Ireland, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta.

My Scotland, Our Britain, a Future Worth Sharing

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Could Scotland be the pacemaker for nationalist breakaways in Spain, Belgium, Italy and Eastern Europe? And could it demonstrate, as victories for anti-immigrant parties did in last month's European elections, that even the most advanced industrial nations are not immune from nationalist or protectionist movements?

Indecisive Independence: The Scottish Secession Vote

The Pulitzer Center | Henry Molski | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

By HENRY MOLSKI, for The Pulitzer Center As the July sun descends behind the Scottish hills and the temperature drops just enough to fog up a windo...

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.

Scotland To Vote On Independence In 2014

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

LONDON -- Scottish leader Alex Salmond has set Sept. 18, 2014, as the date for an independence referendum that could radically alter the shape of the ...

Scotland And UK To Set Out Independence Vote

AP | BEN McCONVILLE and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland — It's not a meeting David Cameron is likely to enjoy. The British prime minister is due to visit the leader of Scotland's ...

Scotland Independent In 2014?

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

By Michael Holden LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Scotland will hold a vote in 2014 on independence in what could result in the eventual bre...