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  1. News - China - BRITAIN

    Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:55am by Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng

    ... Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng There has been no official comment, but experts say the issue of self-determination is a tricky one China wary of fallout of Scots' vote Beijing is closely ... in China and who returned home to vote, said some of his Chinese friends were comparing Scotland to developments in Taiwan, Xinjiang and Tibet. They also wondered whether Chinese people would need ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Could 'sensible' home secretary Theresa May succeed Cameron?

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 08:24pm by Bloomberg

    ... at 10/1. "The idea of once again electing a woman as leader- recalling Margaret Thatcher- is appealing," said Wyn Grant, professor of politics at Warwick University. "She offers ... a financialservices trade association. A spat with Michael Gove, one of Cameron's closest political allies and then education secretary, demonstrated her ability to outmanoeuvre her opponents, a crucial ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Conservatives vow to crack down on tax-avoiding tech firms

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... of the economy as May's election nears. Corporate tax avoidance has become a hot political topic following critical media coverage and parliamentary investigations into the arrangements many big ... cross-party talks amid welfare reforms row Britain has announced that it will convene all-party talks to try and resolve a political deadlock in Northern Ireland caused by a row over welfare reforms ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... the United Kingdom intact, but the vote put the main political parties under pressure to grant more local autonomy. Opinion polls had shown a surge in support for separation over the past two weeks, ... but First Minister Alex Salmond urged them to take heart from the numbers who backed independence. "This has been a triumph for the democratic process and for participation in politics ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    David Cameron overheard describing queen's 'purr' over Scottish result

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:51pm by AP

    ... moments." The queen, prohibited from taking sides in political debates, surprised many when she said Scots should think "very carefully about the future" before voting. ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... to deliver the new powers on tax-raising and spending it had promised to Scotland as an alternative to leaving the UK. "We lost the referendum vote but Scotland can still carry the political ... shall never die." Salmond, who has fought his whole political life for independence, said he would not seek re-election as party leader at the SNP conference in November. Once his successor ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... political instability. Responding to what he called a "clear" rejection of Scottish independence yesterday, Cameron, who is up for re-election in May, promised to begin a process ... in the British parliament. Some, including in his own party, feel he promised too much. "This result presents both opportunities and challenges for Cameron," said Matthew Ashton, a politics ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... Gordon Brown, who is credited with helping push the pro-union camp to victory, said yesterday that "the eyes of the world" were now on London's political leaders. In a passionate ... campaign which left more than four out of ten in a nation of 5.2 million disappointed with the result. Politics has, unusually, been the talk of Scotland's homes, pubs and cafes in recent ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... down well, particularly in China.” ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland starts voting in too-close-to-call independence referendum

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:59am by AFP

    ... campaign, said there would be “faster, better change” for Scotland within the United Kingdom. Britain’s three main political parties have promised increased powers for the Scottish government ...




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