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Scottish independence still on the cards, but not for some time - historian


EDINBURGH Scotland's leading academic sees Scottish independence from Britain as inevitable, but believes it will be a slow process and not even a vote in June for Britain to leave the European Union would trigger immediate moves to secede.

UK regulator fines ScottishPower 18 million pounds over customer services 26 Apr 2016

ScottishPower has agreed to pay a fine of 18 million pounds for customer service failings, Britain's energy market regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday, sending a strong message to energy firms about the importance of treating consumers well.


'In' camp bolsters lead ahead of EU referendum 21 Apr 2016

LONDON British support for staying in the European Union now enjoys an 11-point lead over the rival "Out" campaign, according to an opinion poll that adds to a run showing rising support for the "In" side ahead of June's referendum.


Britain's 'In' campaign gains steam ahead of EU referendum, polls show 20 Apr 2016

LONDON British support for staying in the European Union has risen slightly, according to two opinion polls on Wednesday that add to signs the "Remain" campaign has gained momentum ahead of a referendum in June.


Sturgeon rules out new Scottish independence vote until most Scots persuaded 20 Apr 2016

EDINBURGH Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday her pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) would not press for a second independence referendum until it was clear most Scots wanted to leave the United Kingdom.


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