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Soccer referee seeks to send off senior Scottish nationalist in UK election

EDINBURGH A lawmaker from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party who works as a soccer referee is seeking to send off one of the leading lights of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) in the United Kingdom's June 8 election.

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Scots don't want another independence vote - Kantar poll 25 Apr 2017

EDINBURGH Most Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom and support for secession itself appears to have weakened, according to a Kantar survey.

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May's Conservatives on course for sweeping election victory 23 Apr 2017

LONDON Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 percent, double that of the opposition Labour party.

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May wins parliament's backing for June 8 snap election 19 Apr 2017

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. | Video

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Scotland's Sturgeon says attempt to block independence vote will 'crumble to dust' 19 Apr 2017

LONDON/EDINBURGH Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday that success for her Scottish National Party in a snap election on June 8 would make it impossible for British Prime Minister Theresa May to stop a new referendum on Scottish independence.

Opinion

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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