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Neil Winton sur Twitter : "And this is after they won. Scotland's shame is Unionism. #the45 #scot... Unlucky For Some: 13 Westminster Failures. The Independence referendum is a vote on Scotland’s potential and the benefits of controlling our own affairs. It is also a vote on Westminster’s record. When we examine that record, we find that Westminster isn’t working. It isn’t working economically. It isn’t working to build a fair society. The Positive Case for the Union « The Thin Red Line (Battle of Balaclava) The Russian cavalry force of 2,500 was on the road to Balaklava.

The Thin Red Line (Battle of Balaclava)

About 400 of them were involved in the incident.[2] It was early morning, and the sole force that lay between the oncoming cavalry and the disorganised and vulnerable British camp was the 93rd Regiment.[3] Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde is said to have told his men, "There is no retreat from here, men. You must die where you stand. History made as Parliament votes for independence. Commenting after the Scottish Parliament debate on Scotland's Future, in which MSPs voted for Scotland becoming an independent country, SNP MSP Humza Yousaf said: "This is a genuinely historic moment for the Scottish Parliament.

History made as Parliament votes for independence

English literature, a Scot’s invention. Just over a century ago, neither Oxford nor Cambridge offered degrees in English literature, but Scotland has been studying the subject since the 18th century, largely thanks to one man, Hugh Blair When I was growing up we had that kitsch patriotic tea-towel, “The average Englishman in the home he calls his castle…” that detailed the entrepreneurial innovation of the Scots from breech-loading rifles and chloroform to Mackintoshes and the television.

English literature, a Scot’s invention

I didn’t realise it at the time but the subject which I would go on to study at university – English literature – could well have been added to the list. Ironic though it might seem, the idea of English literature was a valid field of academic enquiry was a Scottish invention. The first person to hold the chair was the Rev Hugh Blair. The son of a merchant, Blair was born in Edinburgh on 7 April, 1718. David Hume described him in his letters as a “vain, timid, fussy, kind-hearted man that everybody liked”. Chancellor George Osborne to 'scrap public sector national pay rates' 17 March 2012Last updated at 19:49 ET Mr Osborne is set to outline his Budget plans Unions have reacted angrily to plans to scrap national pay rates for some public sector workers in the UK.

Chancellor George Osborne to 'scrap public sector national pay rates'

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to say civil servants, such as Jobcentre and DVLA staff, should have pay brought into line with private sector salaries in their regions. The Public and Commercial Services union says it would cut regional wages. The Treasury says public sector pay in some parts of England and Wales is up to 18% higher than the private sector. Did the LibDems just vote me towards independence? A record-breaking 172,475 people have signed Dr Kailash Chand’s e-petition to drop the NHS Reforms bill.

Did the LibDems just vote me towards independence?

David Cameron promised once upon a time that any e-petition that got more than 100,000 signatures would get a debate in the House of Commons, but he evidently meant “any e-petition that Tories can support without going against the interests of our donors“. English 'would bomb our airports' Text size Group Political Editor GLASGOW and Edinburgh airports, in an independent Scotland, could be bombed by an English government if it was threatened by an unfriendly country, a former deputy leader of the UK Conservative Party has warned.

English 'would bomb our airports'

Sorry, you must sign in before you can print full articles. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie also warned that SNP policies removing nuclear forces from Scottish bases and reducing Scotland's navy "essentially" to fishery protection vessels could make Scotland a war zone. Who is, and is not, invited to Cameron's emergency NHSbill summit? A data vis. Everything Is Connected – to London. The Crown Estates report, “East Coast Transmission Network: Technical Feasibility Study” confirmed the practicality of an offshore transmission system to move energy from as far north as Shetland to London, from where it could be sold on to European states.

With peak oil having arrived and global economies under strain under of diminishing resources, we can increasingly expect more items to switch from fossil fuel to electricity as their base energy unit. Salmond calls for independence referendum in 2014. 10 January 2012Last updated at 21:14 Alex Salmond: "Let the view of the Scottish people prevail" Alex Salmond has said he wants to hold an independence referendum in Scotland in the autumn of 2014.

Salmond calls for independence referendum in 2014

The Scottish first minister said this date would allow people to make a "considered" decision on the country's future within the United Kingdom. The news came as the UK government said its Scottish counterpart could not legally go ahead without its authority. My contribution to the debate on Scottish independence « Alan Bissett. Vote Britain Alan Bissett People of Scotland, vote with your heart.

My contribution to the debate on Scottish independence « Alan Bissett

Vote with your love for the Queen who nurtured you, cradle to grave, Who protects you and cares, her most darling subjects, to whom you gave the glens she adores to roam freely through, the stags her children so dearly enjoy killing. First into battle, loyal and true.