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English say Scots will pay a heavy price for referendum

heraldscotland.com — Voters south of the Border want a cut to Scottish annual public spending of almost £1,400 per person if there is a No vote, and a refusal to share the pound in the event of independence. People in England overwhelmingly want Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom, with 59 per cent opposed to independence and 19 per cent in favour.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @Herald_Editor: New #indyref poll: English say Scots will pay heavy price for the referendum. No vote = budget cuts. Yes vote = no £. heraldscotland.com/mobile/politic…

Aug 20, 2014

English say Scots will pay a heavy price for referendum regardless of outcome,. heraldscotland.com/politics/refer…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @Herald_Editor: New #indyref poll: English say Scots will pay heavy price for the referendum. No vote = budget cuts. Yes vote = no £. heraldscotland.com/mobile/politic…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @nickeardley: But 69% agree that there should be no border checks between Scotland and England after a Yes. Worth a read heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… #indyref

Aug 20, 2014

But 69% agree that there should be no border checks between Scotland and England after a Yes. Worth a read heraldscotland.com/politics/refer… #indyref

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My escape to Tuscany in event of a No vote

heraldscotland.com — It has been a hallmark of the naysayers to insist that, if they don't get their way, then they may stomp off in a huff. This applies to individuals as well as captains of industry who, when all else fails, are given to threatening their employees with dire consequences if they don't reject independence.
Aug 20, 2014

My colleague Alan Taylor is threatening to quit Scotland for his Tuscan palazzo if there's a No vote. heraldscotland.com/comment/column…

Aug 20, 2014

Alan Taylor: I will go on a sabbatical to Tuscany if there is a No vote tinyurl.com/ocan89k #indyref

Snodgrass out for six months with dislocated kneecap

heraldscotland.com — Tigers manager Steve Bruce revealed the extent of the injury to Snodgrass ahead of the club's Europa League qualifier against Lokeren in Belgium on Thursday, a club spokesman confirmed. And it could get worse for Snodgrass who is due to undergo scans to investigate possible ligament damage.

Expert: Yes vote could prompt crisis for Northern Ireland unionists and spark political instability

heraldscotland.com — Generations of migration between the two countries have created close cultural and historical links. In places, the gap between the two coasts is hardly 20 miles. Loyalists fly the Scottish saltire every summer during their pro-British marching season celebrating the 1690 victory of William of Orange over Catholic King James II during the Battle of the Boyne.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @heraldscotland: Expert claims Yes vote could prompt crisis for Northern Ireland unionists and spark political instability heraldscotland.com/politics/refer…

Neat footwork: ex-rugby star Thom Evans joins Strictly fray

heraldscotland.com — Evans, a cousin of Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and former boyfriend of Kelly Brook, quit the game aged 24 after suffering a serious neck injury during a game in 2010. He said: "I'm so happy to be doing the show, I cannot wait to get started.

George Galloway quizzed by police over Israel speech

heraldscotland.com — Speaking in Leeds earlier this month, the veteran of the Left stated Israelis were not welcome in the city where he has a constituency. Once film of the speech was circulated online there was an outcry on social media, and West Yorkshire Police said it would investigate.

Lord Birt: Scotland will pay to receive BBC services after Yes vote

heraldscotland.com — Lord Birt said if voters north of the border opted to separate from the UK, the BBC would lose a slice of its funding while the new public service broadcaster in Scotland would have to live within "modest means".
Aug 20, 2014

like they do in Irish Republic? RT“@heraldscotland: Lord Birt: Scotland will pay to receive BBC services if Yes vote heraldscotland.com/politics/refer…

Agenda: Blueprint for the EU reconnecting with a citizenry that is disaffected

heraldscotland.com — I am confident that, on September 18, a majority will vote in favour of independence and that, in March 2016, Scotland will take its place in the international family of nations. Most significantly, independence will see Scotland becoming an independent member of the European Union, allowing the Scottish Government to represent Scotland's interests directly on all EU legislative and policy issues decided upon in Brussels.
Aug 20, 2014

How can EU tackle Euroscepticism, red tape and austerity? @Fionahyslop writing in today's Herald: bit.ly/1pZCuzG

SNP wants EU to reduce red tape 'burden' on citizens

heraldscotland.com — As the Yes Scotland and Better Together campaigns dispute the hypothetical terms and timescales of bloc membership for an independent Scotland, the country's External Affairs Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, has set out the devolved administration's case for EU reform.
Aug 20, 2014

Cut red tape, scale back austerity & reconnect with EU citizens, Europhile @FionaHyslop tells Brussels: heraldscotland.com/mobile/politic…

Exam bosses urged to reduce tests in schools

heraldscotland.com — An independent report into the introduction of new National qualifications this summer found there had been a "significant and unsustainable" level of over‑assessment in schools. The review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, concluded: "This increase in assessment was not intended and requires to be addressed at both national and local level."
Aug 20, 2014

Scottish exam bosses urged to reduce school testing to tackle the workload crisis facing teachers. bit.ly/1qp85Z8

Distraction of Games blamed for slump on the high street

heraldscotland.com — Overall retail sales dropped by 1.8 per cent in July 2014, compared with the previous year when they had risen by 1.4 per cent Food sales were 2.8 per cent down on July 2013, when they had increased by 5.6 per cent.