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Why Wales (probably) won’t demand its own referendum on independence

economist.com — AFTER months in which it looked all but certain that Scotland would vote "No" to independence, there is now real concern in London at the possibility of...
Sep 16, 2014

.@TheEconomist on why Wales (probably) won't demand its own referendum on independence. econ.st/Xbjmo2 pic.twitter.com/hjYLNEKD5D

Sep 16, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: The Economist explains why Wales (probably) won't demand its own referendum on independence econ.st/Xbjmo2 pic.twitter.com/vHHIB7ZPxv

Sep 16, 2014

RT @TheEconomist: The Economist explains why Wales (probably) won't demand its own referendum on independence econ.st/Xbjmo2 pic.twitter.com/vHHIB7ZPxv

Sep 16, 2014

Polls suggest only 5% of the Welsh would want independence (even if the Scots do leave) | The Economist econ.st/1pKCTCL

From catch-up to slip-up

economist.com — IT IS astounding how quickly expectations can change. Just 15 years ago the emerging world looked a hopeless case, economically speaking. Indeed, it wasn't the "emerging world" at all, but "less-developed countries". Once again, the growth momentum that had built in a coterie of promising looking economies had flamed out in an epic financial crisis.

Scotland on the brink

economist.com — AS SCOTLAND's referendum campaign draws to a close, the three main unionist parties are making their final entreaties. Yesterday, David Cameron put the emotional case for the union to a group of supporters in Aberdeen. "Head, heart and soul, we want you to stay," he urged voters, misty-eyed.
Sep 16, 2014

Whatever happens on Thursday, the #indyref race is much closer than unionists had expected. Who is to blame? economist.com/blogs/blighty/…

Highlighting the lot of journalists

economist.com — IRAN is not the first topic that springs to mind in relation to Jon Stewart. The American host of "The Daily Show" pokes fun at politicians four nights a week. But...
Sep 16, 2014

As Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ opens, the parallel with #Iran’s arbitrary detention of Jason Rezaian & wife is clear: economist.com/blogs/pomegran…

Serving up pre-cooked meat

economist.com — Serving up pre-cooked meat by Lexington | INDIANOLA, IOWA THE one thing about Hillary Clinton that currently excites Iowa Democrats is the idea that she might seek the presidency. For the moment, it probably does not matter that her return to Iowa on September 14th-her first visit after her shock third-place finish in the state's 2008 Democratic caucus, behind Barack Obama and John Edwards-felt a little underwhelming.
Sep 15, 2014

"Mrs Clinton gamely posed, pretending to grill a steak that had been pre-cooked for her." econ.st/1tXmti1

Sep 15, 2014

RT @toddzwillich: Life = Veep RT @jimgeraghty: "Mrs Clinton gamely posed, pretending to grill a steak that had been pre-cooked for her" natl.re/1BFWDAc

Sep 15, 2014

Life = Veep RT @jimgeraghty: "Mrs Clinton gamely posed, pretending to grill a steak that had been pre-cooked for her" natl.re/1BFWDAc

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Jihadist friends and foes

economist.com — A "mosaic chart" of Middle Eastern relationshipsTHE rise of Islamic State has upended geopolitics in the Middle East and drawn America's military back to the region....
Sep 16, 2014

RT @phil_kenny: Who goes there, friend or foe? Grid-mosaic explains mess of relationships around Islamic State economist.com/blogs/graphicd… pic.twitter.com/Ha7jQubXYo

Sep 15, 2014

Maybe don't do stupid stuff is an organizing principle? Daily chart: Jihadist friends and foes | The Economist econ.st/1uOE2Or

Rumours, terror and the border

economist.com — High anxiety by Lexington | EL PASO, TEXAS and CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO AN NBC News/ Wall Street Journal opinion poll this week revealed a collapse in American public confidence that the country is safer than before the September 11th attacks.