Scottish Independence

Britain to make wording of EU referendum question more neutral

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LONDON - The British government will change the wording of the question in its planned referendum on whether to stay in the European Union to make it more neutral following a recommendation by the Electoral Commission on Tuesday.

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English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM Brown 30 Aug 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has put the future of the centuries-old union between England and Scotland in mortal danger by stoking English nationalism, former premier Gordon Brown said on Sunday.

As China sneezes, bankers hope European IPO market won't catch cold 26 Aug 2015

LONDON - Bankers still hope to float scores of companies on Europe's shell-shocked stock markets in coming weeks, unless a summer selloff sparked by China's economic woes extends into September.

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Labour cannot win power as a party of protest, says former PM Brown 17 Aug 2015

LONDON - Opposition Labour Party must choose a leader who can make it electable and not just a party of protest, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Sunday, after a poll found voters believe the current frontrunner would worsen its chances of winning an election.

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Labour cannot win power as a party of protest, says former PM Brown 16 Aug 2015

LONDON - Opposition Labour Party must choose a leader who can make it electable and not just a party of protest, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Sunday, after a poll found voters believe the current frontrunner would worsen its chances of winning an election.

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George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article 

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