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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... voters out of 4.3 million remained undecided with just hours to go before the polling stations opened. Electoral officials said the result of the vote is expected by breakfast time on Friday ... “I’m really optimistic that if we do have independence, we can start building a society that works for all of us,” said 24-year-old Sam Hollick, a “Yes” activist from the Green Party ...

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

    Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

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

    ... by two or three hours." The logistical battle to bring in the ballot boxes from 5,579 polling stations to 32 counting centres across Scotland once voting ends at 10pm is given added urgency ... in retrieving ballot boxes from some islands in the dark, is confident it won't hold up the result. "We've got a very experienced team working on this and the arrangements we're ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594841/overnight-scottish-referendum-vote-count-exercise-complex-logistics
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    London transport crisis could spark new riots, commissioner warns

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:58pm by GDN

    ... unrest" if they could not easily commute around the city for work. "If you can't get [London's poor] to jobs they want, your city's going to be in a bad way: it's ... accessing work impossible, you risk social unrest. You can expect trouble." Bus fares have risen by more than 50 per cent in six years under London Mayor Boris Johnson- a policy Hendy has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598163/london-transport-crisis-could-spark-new-riots-commissioner-warns
  4. 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

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Getting all canny about the independence vote Supporters of both camps, they came in kilts and wrapped in their country’s flag. Hours later they left after their countrymen and-women voted “No” to independence. They agreed Scotland was the winner. It was apt – given the eventual outcome – that Scottish expats in Hong Kong gathered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596074/hong-kongs-expat-scots-agree-scotland-was-winner-after-historic-no-note
  5. 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 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader told cheering supporters in Edinburgh. Hours later, Salmond said he would be stepping down from his post and the SNP leadership at its conference in November. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596412/scotland-votes-stay-vote-will-unleash-radical-change-whole-uk
  6. 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

    ... reports have been mostly factual, with some saying the vote could boost pro-independence movements that might cause Europe to disintegrate. Stephen Notman, a Scot who works in the whisky trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1595615/beijing-wary-scottish-votes-impact-taiwan-tibet-even-hong-kong
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

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

    ... dogmatic. Torrance said the slogan for both could be, "Whatever works". Sociable in public, Salmond is discreet about his private life. His wife Moira is 17 years older than him ...

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

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

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

    ... and it is not going to affect me," said Craig Stephen, a Glasgow native working in Hong Kong's finance sector. ...

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

    British markets spooked by Scottish referendum poll result

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:01am by Reuters

    ... Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, energy group SSE and the Weir Group. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588246/british-markets-spooked-scottish-referendum-poll-result
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    England hints at more autonomy for Scotland as poll puts pro-independence camp ahead

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... SNP Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called the poll findings "exceptionally positive" but added that the "Yes" campaign "still has a lot of work to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587287/england-hints-more-autonomy-scotland-poll-puts-pro-independence-camp

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