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  1. 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

    ... in The Canny Man bar in Wan Chai (canny being the Scots word for careful or thrifty) to watch history being made. The majority of the 80 or so there erupted in loud cheers and applause as the first ... jersey to the bar. “There’s something that’s gone wrong for the vote to go so crazily ‘No’.” “I’m disappointed and slightly embarrassed for Scotland,” said Archie Tsui, a first-generation Scot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596074/hong-kongs-expat-scots-agree-scotland-was-winner-after-historic-no-note
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

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

    ... for Scotland Having rejected independence and lost First Minister Alex Salmond, Scotland woke up to an unsettled future yesterday as fears grew that new powers promised by London would prove ... the independence debate is not over. Some 71 per cent of 16- to 17-year-olds, who were allowed to vote for the first time in a British election, voted "Yes", while 73 per cent of people over 65 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597137/fears-over-new-powers-promised-scotland-may-not-be-delivered
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh Alex Salmond is winner whatever happens next Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, yesterday said he would step down from his post and as leader ... was chosen, he said he would step down as first minister of the devolved government in Edinburgh, a post he has held since 2007. The new SNP leader would have to be elected by the Scottish parliament, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596395/tired-alex-salmond-steps-down-after-fight-his-life
  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

    ... 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," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596412/scotland-votes-stay-vote-will-unleash-radical-change-whole-uk
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... with a few crumbs of change," he said. "That means a proper conversation about an English Parliament, English Executive and English First Minister." Boris Johnson, the mayor of London ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595853/early-count-points-record-turnout-scotland-vote
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... of a 307-year-old union. The first to cast a ballot in Edinburgh’s Waverley Court was a businessman who gave his name as Ron. “This is a historic day for Scotland. I’ve waited all my life for this. It’s ... at what side makes the better argument.” In a letter to the people of Scotland, pro-independence First Minister Alex Salmond urged the electorate to seize its historic chance to end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594965/yes-and-no-camps-mobilise-final-bid-sway-scotlands-undecided
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... this!" wrote Murray, who no longer lives in Scotland, echoing a slogan raised by First Minister Alex Salmond in a final fiery campaign speech. "We can take our future into our own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595622/fate-britain-scots-hands-polls-open-independence-referendum
  8. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Drop in jobless rate points to rebound in Britain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... for the first time since September 2008. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1595010/drop-jobless-rate-points-rebound-britain
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Denied a vote, frustrated expat Scots watch as homeland's fate decided

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and British Prime Minister David Cameron legal opinion arguing that the terms violated Scottish expats' right to freedom of movement under European law. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594115/denied-vote-frustrated-expat-scots-watch-homelands-fate-decided
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Protest against 'biased' BBC coverage of Scottish independence referendum

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... First Minister Alex Salmond accused the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson of heckling him at a media briefing. Salmond, who is leading the "Yes" campaign, also told the Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593239/protest-against-biased-bbc-coverage-scottish-independence-referendum

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