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Three Cheers for Us!

By Derek Bateman  Can I drag you away from the sight of Gordon and Alistair acting like old mates to ...

Commentary | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Comments

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Is Alex Salmond’s heir apparent?

By George Kerevan ALEX Salmond returned to ebullient form on Monday night, “winning” the second televised debate with Alistair Darling hands ...

Commentary | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Comments

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The Freemasonry of the Media

By Derek Bateman  For 45 years I have been a 'Member of Her Majesty's Press' and have now become a ...

Commentary | Sunday, 24 August 2014 | Comments

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Independence childcare plans will save families £5000

  By Martin Kelly  Revolutionary childcare plans that will be implemented in an independent Scotland will save families almost £5,000 a year, First Minister Alex Salmond will say today.During a visit to a soft-play centre in Edinburgh, the First Minister will say that only the full powers a Yes vote, will enable us to transform ... Read More

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Boost for Yes as Orkney Islands Council Convenor pledges support

The backing of the Convener of Orkney Islands Council Steven Heddle has been welcomed as a significant boost to the ... Read More

Green's Alison Johnston says energy bill scare is "hot air"

Green Yes, the Scottish Green Party's campaign for a Yes vote in the independence referendum, is dismissing the latest scare ... Read More

NHS for Yes call on Darling to answer key questions on NHS if No vote

Healthcare professionals teamed up with Health Secretary Alex Neil yesterday to jointly declare support for a Yes vote as the ... Read More

Orkney health chief backs Yes to protect NHS

Nicola Sturgeon’s island tour continued as she welcomed support for a Yes Vote from the Chairman of NHS Orkney today. John ... Read More

Lochhead spells out five key Yes gains for Scotland's farmers

The SNP’s Richard Lochhead will today (Tuesday) set out the opportunities offered by independence for Scotland’s farmers – and contrast ... Read More

New Report shows Independence opportunity for oil and gas

A newly published report, by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, comparing Scotland and Norways experience since the discovery of North Sea ... Read More

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By Derek Bateman

Are you panicking? Getting desperate yet? There seems to be a line from the No fantasists that it’s in the bag and the whole of Yes is frantically searching for a game-changer. Or is that itself just an example of desperation from a campaign which is hated by its own people and which has brought British politics lower than ever before?

By George Kerevan

It is a rite of passage that aspirant British prime ministers seek an audience with the incumbent of the White House. The aim is twofold: to show British voters they are “important” enough to be received by the leader of the free world. And secondly, to reaffirm the so-called “special relationship” that is supposed to exist between the UK and the United States.

  It's one of the most inspiring stories of the whole independence campaign and has resulted in over four thousand pounds being raised by Yes supporters for a Glasgow Foodbank.
 
The brainchild of Yes Cyclist Mark Coburn, an appeal initially set up to pay for offices for some local Yes groups soon surpassed its total.

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
Jean-Claude Juncker is a name that few in Scotland will have heard of prior to the start of this week.  Previously, any mention of 'Jean-Claude' would have elicited the response 'Van Damme?' from most people... well some.

This week though that changed when BBC Scotland got tangled up in a web of its own making as it sought to make a cheap bit of political capital from an innocuous speech from the man who replaced Jose Manuel Barroso.

  The Yes campaign should be commended for maintaining a strong sense of positivity and vision in its quest to persuade Scots to vote Yes in September.
 
Activists have helped engage the undecided voters with thousands of events the length and breadth of Scotland, they field questions and provide answers.

By Paul Kavanagh

We’re told the independence campaign is a battle between head and heart, at least a lot of folk in the papers and on telly seem to think so.

Usually, it has to be said, it’s those of a Nawish persuasion who see themselves on a self appointed mission to blind the bravehearts with a facsimile of logic.

By John Finnie MSP

Regardless of location, whether our densely populated urban areas or the ultimate ‘low density’ housing of the Highlands and Islands, it’s vital we maximise participation in our historic constitutional debate.  Whilst the message ‘vote Yes - build a socially just Scotland’ will be the same across the country, there’s no doubt that the delivery techniques will vary.

  By David Torrance
 
The era of televised debates began back in 1960 when more than 60 million voters in the United States tuned in to watch the first-ever ‘Great Debate’ between the two candidates vying for the White House, Republican vice-president Richard Nixon and Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy.
 
Appearing at a television studio in Chicago, Illinois, the first of four debates centred on domestic issues.

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