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Why the Salmond magic is in need of a revisionist take

heraldscotland.com — It's a fine portrait, depicting Johnston in one of his characteristic double-breasted suits and bow ties. He has the modest demeanour worthy of a fine politician. It would have been in eyeshot of the First Minister as he made his elegantly crafted (and movingly delivered) resignation statement on Friday afternoon, an historic occasion I witnessed on television along with every other proscribed journalist.
Sep 22, 2014

"I can think of no other politician who behaved so badly so often," says @davidtorrance of Alex Salmond: heraldscotland.com/mobile/comment…

Sep 22, 2014

RT @Herald_Editor: 'I can think of no other politician who behaved so badly so often' @davidtorrance on Alex Salmond in Opinion today heraldscotland.com/mobile/comment…

Social media becomes the focus as the '45' vow to keep the faith

heraldscotland.com — The group, which currently badges itself as the 45%, says it speaks for the 1.6 million Yes voters who lost out on last Thursday's referendum. In the last few days, it has amassed more than 150,000 likes on Facebook with the campaign trending on Twitter.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @petermacmahon: Social media becomes the focus as the '45' vow to keep the faith | Herald Scotland heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… via @hsnewsbreak

Sep 22, 2014

Social media becomes the focus as the '45' vow to keep the faith | Herald Scotland heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… via @hsnewsbreak

Salmond: Independence can happen without referendum

heraldscotland.com — The First Minister said there were many routes to independence after Scots voted to stay in the UK in last week's referendum. He also accused older Scots, whose votes swung the referendum in favour of No, of impeding progress for younger generations.

David Cameron is 'not reneging on his commitment to Scotland'

heraldscotland.com — A senior No 10 source, responding to fears the Prime Minister had "tricked" voters by linking extra powers for Scotland to more devolution for England, made clear one was not conditional on the other. "This will happen come what may. We are absolutely clear; Mr Cameron is not reneging on his commitment to Scotland," he said.
Sep 22, 2014

David Cameron is 'not reneging on his commitment to Scotland' | Herald Scotland heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… via @hsnewsbreak

Police vow to arrest all involved in referendum violence

heraldscotland.com — Eleven people have been arrested so far following the trouble on Friday night in George Square. Officers are scouring social media and CCTV in a bid to track down anyone who may have been involved in the violence. The incident, which has been condemned by thousands of city residents and politicians, kicked off after loyalists bearing Union flags clashed with pro-independence supporters.

Labour reaches out to Yes voters in former heartlands

heraldscotland.com — TOUR: Margaret Curran will visit highest Yes-vote constituencies. The announcement will be made today by Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran, who will acknowledge the "deep disengagement" that led many traditional Labour supporters to vote to break up Britain. She will seek to reassure them that ­positive change can now come from Scotland being part of the UK.

Poll tips SNP as winners in next Scottish election

heraldscotland.com — The poll, which was carried out after last week's historic referendum, also found the majority of people believe there should not be another such ballot for at least 15 years. The debate over Scotland's future sparked a renewed interest in politics north of the border, with the referendum having the highest electoral turnout on record in the UK.
Sep 21, 2014

high SNP poll ratings; many saying to me they'll never vote Lab again after indy campaign heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… via @hsnewsbreak

Sep 21, 2014

RT @hsnewsbreak: Poll tips SNP as winners in next Scottish election: A poll published today suggests the SNP will win a third t... bit.ly/XFEJ10

GMB Union: Labour's refusal to offer EU referendum could cost election

heraldscotland.com — Paul Kenny, the general secretary of the GMB, said the public should get a say on EU membership. His comments follow warnings by Len McCluskey, the leader of the UK's largest union, Unite, who told The Herald earlier this month that Mr Miliband's refusal to offer a vote could cost Labour next year's general election.
Sep 22, 2014

One of Labour's largest union donors tells The Herald that Ed Miliband should offer an EU referendum bit.ly/1qXMY5D

Sep 21, 2014

RT @_katedevlin: GMB union leader tells The Herald that Ed Miliband should offer a referendum on EU membership bit.ly/1qXMY5D

Sep 21, 2014

RT @_katedevlin: One of Labour's largest union donors tells The Herald that Ed Miliband should offer an EU referendum..... bit.ly/1qXMY5D #lab14

Sep 21, 2014

One of Labour's largest union donors tells The Herald that Ed Miliband should offer an EU referendum..... bit.ly/1qXMY5D #lab14

Sep 21, 2014

GMB union leader tells The Herald that Ed Miliband should offer a referendum on EU membership bit.ly/1qXMY5D

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Women for Indy won't be disappearing to drink tea and eat cereal

heraldscotland.com — It's not going to happen. Already, our first post-referendum meeting on October 4 is overbooked. We're seeking a bigger venue. Despite the result, WFI has been an incredible success. We have become a national network of thousands of women and more than 40 local groups. We have breadth and depth.

Three SNP MSPs say: Let's fight election as 'Yes Alliance'

heraldscotland.com — Leaked emails reveal that three Nationalist MSPs, including an aide to the outgoing First Minister, would like to contest May's Westminster poll as either a "Yes Alliance" or a "Scotland Alliance". But Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said the country wanted to "move on".
Sep 22, 2014

RT @petermacmahon: Three SNP MSPs say: Let's fight election as 'Yes Alliance' | Herald Scotland heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… via @hsnewsbreak

Sep 21, 2014

Nat MSPs want to fight the next general election with the SSP and Greens as a 'Yes Alliance' @newsundayherald bit.ly/ZyKb7x

Sep 21, 2014

RT @paulhutcheon: SNP MSPs want Greens, SSP and Nationalists to fight general election as 'Yes Alliance' @newsundayherald exclusive bit.ly/ZyKb7x

Sep 21, 2014

RT @paulhutcheon: SNP MSPs want Greens, SSP and Nationalists to fight general election as 'Yes Alliance' @newsundayherald exclusive bit.ly/ZyKb7x

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It failed to win independence but Yes transformed politics in Scotland and changed the UK forever

heraldscotland.com — In April 1999, Alex Salmond was toiling in the first-ever Holyrood election and his party was taking a daily beating in the print media. In an attempt to bypass the press, the Nationalists set up their own freesheet, the ill-fated Scotland's Voice.
Sep 21, 2014

RT @paulhutcheon: The Yes campaign was electric but Yes Scotland was a failure. Final plug for my @newsundayherald piece #indyref bit.ly/1ura02B

Sep 21, 2014

RT @paulhutcheon: The Yes campaign was electric but Yes Scotland was a failure. Final plug for my @newsundayherald piece #indyref bit.ly/1ura02B

Sep 21, 2014

The Yes campaign was electric but Yes Scotland was a failure. Final plug for my @newsundayherald piece #indyref bit.ly/1ura02B

Sep 21, 2014

Yes Scotland fixer shows acute political awareness: 'Who is Kenny MacAskill?' #indyref bit.ly/1ura02B

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George Square Trouble: The night our readers became reporters

heraldscotland.com — We had three reporting staff in the square, along with two photographers. After we began posting live images of loyalists giving Nazi salutes and taunting and jeering a much smaller and more peaceful group of Yes supporters, you more or less took over.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @EFFanning: George Square Trouble: The night our readers became reporters | Herald Scotland heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… via @heraldscotland

Sep 21, 2014

George Square Trouble: The night our readers became reporters | Herald Scotland heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… via @heraldscotland @neilmackay

Dear young Scotland, thank you for daring to believe ...

heraldscotland.com — He would mourn for a day, he said, and then get back to work. He did not elaborate. There was no need. The exchanges between a father and son - between a Scottish father and son, especially - often become a kind of rough shorthand. I knew what he meant.

Ebola crisis ... A locked-down nation in the grip of disease, fear and panic

heraldscotland.com — Barely minutes after stepping off our Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi at South Sudan's Juba International Airport, all passengers were ushered towards a large white marquee tent that sat adjacent to the arrivals hall. As the tent flap was pushed back, the scene inside initially resembled something from a high-tech science-fiction film.

Darling's 'disgust' at ugly scenes

heraldscotland.com — Douglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary, also expressed his "revulsion" at the scenes on Friday evening, when hundreds of Unionist No supporters, some with banners featuring loyalist imagery and some performing Nazi salutes, taunted Yes supporters and discharged flares. Police said they made six arrests, including scuffles near Buchanan Street.
Sep 21, 2014

Darling rightly distances himself from loyalist mob after weeks of No smears blaming mainstream Yes for nat zealots. heraldscotland.com/mobile/politic…