Browsing All posts tagged under »referendum«

Are we more progressive or politically blind?

October 25, 2014 by

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Broughton High School student Ross Cowper-Fraser says it’s now time that sixteen and seventeen year olds get to vote in all elections: The referendum may be over, but the question of whether 16 and 17 year olds are to gain the vote in the UK general and Scottish elections continues to loom over the politicians […]

Westminster WILL deliver, says Carmichael

October 14, 2014 by

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    The UK Government will deliver on its pledge to bring significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament as part of further devolution within the UK, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said yesterday. It coincided with the publication of a UK Government Command Paper, a summary of the proposals set out by the 3 main […]

Lazarowicz: transfer of powers ‘without delay’

September 22, 2014 by

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Mark Lazarowicz MP has pledged to work for the transfer of powers promised to the Scottish Parliament without delay as Ed Miliband and the other UK party leaders confirmed their commitment to the process.  The North & Leith MP sets out his views on the way ahead for Scotland and the rest of the UK […]

Referendum Day North Edinburgh

September 19, 2014 by

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Some local images capturing a momentous day. If you’d like to add some more to the collection please send them to northedinnews@gmail.com 

Salmond to step down

September 19, 2014 by

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First Minister Alex Salmond is to step down following defeat for the Yes Scotland campaign in the independence referendum.  Mr Salmond told party members: “I have has announced my intention to stand down as SNP Leader at the Party’s Annual Conference in November and then as First Minister when the SNP have elected the next […]

Leaders comment on referendum result

September 19, 2014 by

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Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron have commented on this morning’s referendum result. HM Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain’s head of state, has also issued a message of support and Edinburgh’s council leader Andrew Burns gave the city’s perspective. In a statement from Balmoral, HM The Queen said: “After many months […]

The morning after the night before …

September 19, 2014 by

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Grey, dreich morning and this YES Scotland supporter is having a real struggle to wash off yesterday’s acrylic paint job. Ach, it never rain’s but it pours … Lucky white heather, anyone?

Scotland says No Thanks

September 19, 2014 by

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The people of Scotland have voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. Voters came out in unprecedented numbers to have their say on independence – and an emphatic majority decided that separation is a step too far. By 6.15am, with 31 of 32 counts declared, Better Together has 1,914,187 votes while Yes Scotland has […]

Capital all set for historic referendum

September 17, 2014 by

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We’re nearly there. After months of debate and discussion, claim and counterclaim, after tens of thousands of leaflets, millions of words in the press and on social media sites, it’s almost time. The talking’s just about over, the politicians have had their say – tomorrow it’s down to you and me. Decision day … The […]

Westminster pledges more powers if Scotland says NO

September 16, 2014 by

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Unionists are ‘Desperate’, says Yes Scotland The leaders of the three main Westminster parties have signed a “vow” for more powers for Scotland if it rejects independence. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have signed the letter which appears on the front page of today’s Daily Record. However Yes Scotland leaders have dismissed the […]