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Women are more sceptical about Scottish independence because they favour "head-over-heart" arguments and are better at spotting "bluff", it has been claimed. The comments came from Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael and ex-Labour MP Brian Wilson.
Share In the entire global history of the political campaign, has any been more misconceived, wretchedly executed and potentially self-defeating than the one designed to keep Scotland within the United Kingdom? Until categorical proof is found of a
Philip Hammond's comments appeared to undermine claims of other ministers that there is no chance of a currency union between Scotland and the rest of the UK or that Trident will remain in Scotland. Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Barcroft Media The
As the vote in September nears, the argument about Scottish independence is naturally becoming more tense. And so, as the stakes get higher, is the argument about what the Scottish independence opinion polls are currently saying. To read some
But there has been conspicuous silence from one major player with a lot to lose if Scotland secedes: the United States. A vote for independence would dismember Washington's closest and most important ally, leaving behind a not-so-great Britain at a
A Scottish saltire and the union flag fly side by side outside the Scottish Parliament. Photograph: Ken Jack/ Demotix/Corbis In Eamonn's Bar off East 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan last week, the talk turned to Scottish independence . The young
Britons outside of Scotland believe the country has no viable alternative to Sterling. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA As currency continues to dominate the independence debate, polls are increasingly showing a divide between Scottish opinion on monetary
Alex Salmond initially played down the prospect of independence. His reward was 'not only an unprecedented majority, but a referendum'. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Earlier this week the Parti Quebecois, which is to Canadian politics what the
George Robertson has said that Scottish independence "would be cataclysmic for the West in an era of international turmoil." Cards in a store in Edinburgh with -yes, no and maybe- for the upcoming vote on Scotland's independence (Beta/AP) A "
We are being asked to give up intangible benefits such as shared values, mutual respect, common responsibilities and family ties.' Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty It is the love that rarely speaks its name. For it is now unfashionable to talk of