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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... Alice Woodhouse and Niall Fraser While several establishments in city will mark independence referendum with themed breakfasts, mission will be business as usual HK consulate won't join Scots' toast As Scots living in Hong Kong mark this week's referendum on independence for Scotland with a dram of whisky or two, staff of the British consulate ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By-election 'referendum' would allow Hongkongers to decide on Chinese-style democracy

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by Joseph Wong

    ... 'referendum' Yes or no? Han Han, the post-80s bestselling mainland writer, once said: "There are two kinds of logic in the world: one is logic, the other is China's logic." The recent ... framework for universal suffrage. The most peaceful and democratic way to decide who is right is to put the matter to a popular vote. The Basic Law does not provide for a referendum. In 2010, five ...




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