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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

    ... decision two years ago to approve the referendum was "too imprudent and he will become a 'sinner' of the United Kingdom if Scotland gains independence". "If national ... watching and assessing the impact of Scotland's referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There has been no official comment, although the public have shown some curiosity. Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1595615/beijing-wary-scottish-votes-impact-taiwan-tibet-even-hong-kong
  2. 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 a final push by leaders of the three main national parties saw a decisive 55 per cent of voters in Scotland opt to remain in the union. Some 2,001,929 people voted to continue the 307-year union ...

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

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

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

    ... a disappointment. Violent scenes in Glasgow's main square on Friday night may not been repeated elsewhere but many Scots see their nation as divided and are looking to the next few months ... are men who have been promise makers and they will not be promise breakers," he said. This uncertainty comes as Scotland tries to unite after a passionate and sometimes fractious referendum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597137/fears-over-new-powers-promised-scotland-may-not-be-delivered
  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 ... a fairer society," the Scottish National Party leader said. British Prime Minister David Cameron has pleaded with Scots to vote in favour of keeping "our home" and has warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595622/fate-britain-scots-hands-polls-open-independence-referendum
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... will be watching from the sidelines tomorrow when the country decides whether or not to break away from the United Kingdom- including many high-profile campaigners such as James Bond actor Sean Connery, ... been a fear that Scots living outside Scotland were less likely to vote for independence," he said. He said many expats "feel extremely aggravated" that foreign nationals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594115/denied-vote-frustrated-expat-scots-watch-homelands-fate-decided
  6. 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

    ... the Westminster parties deliver on their promises, it will be good for Scotland,” Bruce said. “That’s a very big if and I don’t know if the electorate in the United Kingdom will allow it.” Others, like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596074/hong-kongs-expat-scots-agree-scotland-was-winner-after-historic-no-note
  7. 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 of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after the country voted against independence in a historic referendum. "I believe that in this new exciting situation, redolent with possibility, the party, ...

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

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

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

    ... part of the United Kingdom. After an intense final day of campaigning, voters turned up at polling stations in schools and halls as soon they opened at 7am on a day that will decide the fate ... 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 ...

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

    Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

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

    ... at a national and international level," Pitcaithly wrote in a briefing for counting officers in November. "While recognising the drama, democracy is best served by accurate careful processes, ... when all the results are in will Pitcaithly announce the national result. And that will hinge on Scotland's three most populous cities, which will be among the last to declare. Counting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594841/overnight-scottish-referendum-vote-count-exercise-complex-logistics
  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Scottish independence could boost London property market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... reached £557,792 (HK$7.03 million), more than double the British average, after rising 13 per cent over the past year. On a national level, there is a risk that Scottish independence could ... twice the national average. As rampant inflation pushed more buyers in the capital to take out larger mortgages, the Bank of England put curbs on risky lending in June to prevent a buildup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1593976/scottish-independence-could-boost-london-property-market

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