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Scottish Referendum

What's Really Behind the SNP's Revival of the Referendum?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 09.19.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

This week, Nicola Sturgeon, and Alex Salmond launched a coordinated campaign to revive the question of Scottish independence. Salmond has decided that last year's referendum had not been, after all, a once-in-a-generation event, as he had previously claimed, and Sturgeon is already counting the final days of the Union.

SNP's Record in Government Means They Can't Be Trusted With Full Fiscal Autonomy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

One of the hot topics for the SNP these days is whether or not to demand Full Fiscal Autonomy from the UK government. If they do not ask for Full Fiscal Autonomy, if that is not the highest thing on their agenda in this post-referendum environment, then it rather calls into question the whole project of an independent Scotland -- still the SNP's long term goal.

British PM Rules Out Another Scottish Independence Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday ruled out giving Scotland another independence referendum despite spectacula...

The Future of Europe: Proudly Small

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The biggest predicament facing the European Union (EU) is visibility. Across Europe, populist parties on the right and the left end of the political spectrum point towards the European Union as the source of economic and social problems.


AP | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pi...

Paige Lavender

Obama Weighs In On Scottish Independence Vote | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama weighed in on the Scottish independence vote, praising the people of Scotland for voting to remain part of the United Kingdom. ...

PHOTOS: UK Media Breathes A Huge Sigh Of Relief Over Scotland Vote

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Media

The overwhelming majority of the British media celebrated on Friday morning when the Scottish people voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. The s...

What Voting Day Is Like for the Scottish Referendum

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Helen I. Hwang

One simple question deserves one simple answer. Should Scotland be an independent country? With a miniature sharpened pencil -- the kind you're given at a miniature golf course -- I could put a big "X" to indicate "Yes" or "No."

Scotland's Newspapers Go All Out For Referendum

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media

Today's the big day! All across Scotland, people are voting on whether or not to declare independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, and this mo...

Paige Lavender

Obama Tweets Message Against Scottish Independence Ahead Of Vote | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama reiterated his stance against Scottish independence with a tweet on Wednesday. Obama said he hopes the UK remains "strong, r...

Scotland on the Eve of Referendum

Dick Simon | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Dick Simon

During 10 days of walking the 96-mile West Highland Way in Scotland, we were inundated by a cacophony of signs from both sides of Scotland's September 18 independence/devolution referendum.

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.

What Would an Independent Scotland's Foreign Policy Look Like?

Michael Collins | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Michael Collins

On September 18, Scots will go to the polls and decide whether to remain part of the UK. The debate has mostly focused on economics, with banking, oil and debt dominating the discourse. Largely absent from the discussion has been international affairs.

Independence Movements in Europe: Scotland Is Tip of the Iceberg

Rob McNamara | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Rob McNamara

Some of these are well known like those in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Flanders. Others are much more surprising -- for example, hands up if you really knew about the Venetian and Bavarian independence movements?

Scottish Independence: The Spiritual Implications

Ben Daniel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Religion
Ben Daniel

I watched as several members of my home church left for Nicaragua. They went to build houses and schools and to see first-hand what was happening in that small and war-torn nation.

John Oliver Begs Scotland To Stay With The United Kingdom

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Comedy

In the grand tradition of British romantic comedies, John Oliver took a moment on Sunday to tell Scotland, "I'm just a boy, standing in front of a nat...

A Scottish 'Yes' Also Means Exit From The EU And NATO

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pi...

Britain's Prime Minister Heads To Scotland To Warn Against Independence

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

ABERDEEN/LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum th...

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...

Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

The Royal Bank Of Scotland Would Leave Scotland In Case Of Independence

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group sa...

The Question At The Heart Of Scottish Indepedence Debate

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — In for a penny, in for a pound. There'll be no going back if Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom on Sept. 18....

British PM Cameron Tells Scots He'd Be 'Heartbroken' If They Left

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Sept 10 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that he would be heartbroken if Scots vote in next week's refe...

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...

Scottish Independence Supporters Lead Poll For First Time

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Supporters of Scottish independence have taken their first opinion poll lead since the referendum campaign began, accor...