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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Catalan leader calls independence referendum, defying Madrid

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 07:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Barcelona

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona The Spanish region of Catalonia has voted to call a referendum on its proposed independence from Madrid in a widely predicted move following the recent poll in Scotland Catalonia’s president on Saturday formally called a referendum to decide whether Spain’s richest region should be independent, defying Madrid which has vowed to block the move. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should learn from Scottish referendum, say legal experts

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com HK 'should learn from Scottish referendum' Hongkongers caught up in the heated political reform debate can draw lessons from the Scottish independence referendum by having more dialogue and less confrontation, two local legal academics say. "The Scottish referendum was very well structured, civilised and based on the rule ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... extraordinary ambitious promises of a new constitutional settlement." In the closing phase of the referendum campaign, Cameron and other party leaders made detailed promises to Scotland, about ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How would Adam Smith and David Hume have voted in Scottish referendum?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How would Smith and Hume have voted? What would Jesus have done? Or, now that the independence referendum has taken place, I wonder as a matter of curiosity how some of the greatest Scotsmen might have voted. The Acts of Union of 1707, which united Scotland and England, greatly influenced the political and economic thinking of two of Scotland's ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After Scotland, who will be next to hold a referendum on independence?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:49pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty says the governance problems that led the Scots to this day can be found elsewhere One referendum on independence down, how many more to come? Where Scotland leads, who will be brave enough to follow? The hullabaloo of the referendum on independence is over. But tough questions remain: in a globalising world, what is the best and most efficient form ...

  6. 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

    ... Agencies in Edinburgh and Glasgow Referendum on whether Scotland goes free or UK lives on too close to call Fate of nations in Scots voters' hands Scots held Britain's fate in their hands yesterday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state. Some 97 per cent of eligible voters- nearly 4.3 million people- had registered to vote, underscoring the passions ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... Reuters in Edinburgh Camps in last-ditch bid to sway undecided Scots People in Scotland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay ... for Scottish referendum Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:59pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Whether by air, sea or road, organisers of Scotland's go-it-alone referendum will collect ballots from islands to get a result by breakfast Vote count leaves ... to participate in today's independence referendum. Officials aim to have a result available as people wake tomorrow and are determined the weather shouldn't intervene. "The forecast ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SPORT AND POLITICS

    Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Vote for independence is affecting everybody- even the loyalties of diehard football fans Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide Patrons of Glasgow's Brazen Head Irish pub, united in support of the city's Celtic football club, are split over an independence referendum that has cut across class, religion and even football loyalties. ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Protest against 'biased' BBC coverage of Scottish independence referendum

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Two thousand demonstrators took to the streets of Glasgow to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum ... Opinion polls have showed the "Yes" camp narrowing the gap in the referendum campaign in recent days and now indicate the result could go either way. In the event of Scotland voting ...




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