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Scottish referendum: After the historic, comes the very ordinary day

telegraph.co.uk — Now here they were, trudging to work through the drizzle, as if nothing had happened. For weeks, months, they'd been sucked whole into a political campaign of bug-eyed intensity, the like of which none of them will have seen before, or likely see again. Yet somehow it already felt an age ago.

Telegraph reporters barred from Alex Salmond’s resignation press conference

telegraph.co.uk — Asked why the First Minister's team was banning journalists from a "public building", the aide said "it is not a public building, it is a private residence". Journalists from the The Herald, The Daily Record, the Times, the BBC, The Courier, Channel Four News, STV, The Sun and BBC Newsnight were allowed to attend.
Sep 19, 2014

Here, in two minutes of video, why Alex Salmond is and was unfit for public office outside a banana republic telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/sc…

Sep 19, 2014

Great stuff from Chopper @christopherhope there RT @benrileysmith Telegraph refused entry to Salmond press conference bit.ly/1tyuybD

Sep 19, 2014

RT @benrileysmith: Video footage of The Telegraph being refused entry to Alex Salmond's press conference. No room at the inn. bit.ly/1tyuybD #indyref

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Alex Salmond was a giant of his age

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — And he's gone. Alex Salmond has just resigned, although not before his people had banned various newspapers they do not like from his press conference in Edinburgh. This exclusion is a stark reminder of the nature of the narrow brush with disaster that Scotland has just endured.

English votes for English taxes is a recipe for revolution

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — "We have heard the voice of Scotland - and now the millions of voices of England must not go ignored. "So, just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish Parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on [...]
Sep 19, 2014

RT @jameskirkup: English votes for English taxes is a recipe for revolution: "We have heard the voice of Scotland – and now the... bit.ly/XtEEO6

Sep 19, 2014

English votes for English taxes is a recipe for revolution: "We have heard the voice of Scotland – and now the... bit.ly/XtEEO6

Sep 19, 2014

Our @jameskirkup v strong on the potentially explosive consequences of Cameron's English devolution pledge blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirk…

Gary Neville: Ageing Manchester City are running out of time if they want to win Champions League

telegraph.co.uk — Two championships in three years marks them out as a great English side who sit alongside the title-winning teams of Arsène Wenger , Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson . But just looking at them now, and where they are in their development, I feel this team is in a dangerous position.

Andy Murray deserves appreciation not villification for expressing an opinion on Scottish Independence

telegraph.co.uk — Responses to Andy Murray 's "Yes" tweet have fallen into two main categories. Some say he has revealed himself as a cuckoo in the nest: a glorified benefit sponger who has accepted the largesse of British sport despite his loathing for England. The hardliners in this camp are busy clogging up his Twitter timeline with bile.
Sep 19, 2014

Let's have some appreciation for @andy_murray, a sportsman who hasn't let commercial logic dictate his feelings telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/a…

The slow violence done to Syria's refugees

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — There is no doubt that Isil, with its policy of troop massacres, crucifixions and beheadings has stolen all the headlines in Syria and Middle East these past few weeks. That is just an unpalatable fact which plays straight into their hands, but is impossible to avoid in the age of the internet.

Scottish referendum: The Balkanisation of this Kingdom has begun

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — The people of Scotland have resisted the SNP's allurements to leap (without a life jacket) into the torrent leading to separation. Instead they have landed themselves in the bog of greater devolution and dragged England and Wales there too. To be fair, the leaders of the three main parties also played a full part, and [...]
Sep 19, 2014

Norman Tebbit says devolution risks bringing us closer to Sharia law. Of course. It's about the Muslims. blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/normanteb…

Sep 19, 2014

Tebbit: "Balkanisation has begun. Unless we wish to go the way of the Balkans we had best work out how to reverse it" blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/normanteb…

Boris Johnson: David Cameron's pledge to Scotland is 'reckless'

telegraph.co.uk — Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has accused David Cameron and the other party leaders of making a "reckless promise" to maintain current levels of funding for Scotland. On Monday, Mr Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg committed themselves to keeping the controversial Barnett formula, which sees Scotland receive around £1,600 more per head than the rest of the Union.
Sep 19, 2014

London mayor Boris Johnson - presumed to want David Cameron's job - calls promises to Scotland "slightly reckless" telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/sc…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @aburnspolitico: Maybe the best subplot in politics right now: "Boris Johnson: David Cameron's pledge to Scotland is 'reckless'" telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/sc…

Sep 19, 2014

Maybe the best subplot in politics right now: "Boris Johnson: David Cameron's pledge to Scotland is 'reckless'" telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/sc…

Ed Miliband clearly has no idea what he thinks the United Kingdom should actually look like

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — Ed Miliband has just given his response to last night's vote. It was staggering. The leader of the One Nation Labour Party had no answer to David Cameron's announcement of English MPs for English votes. None. "Where the f--- is Ed Miilband?" one shadow minister just asked me.

Hot Fuzz, review

telegraph.co.uk — Hot Fuzz (2007) was directed by Edgar Wright and stars Bill Bailey, Jim Broadbent, Martin Freeman, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall and Timothy Dalton. Certificate 15; running time 120 minutes. Hot Fuzz reunited Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) in a comedy film that could be loosely described as The Sweeney meets the Vicar of Dibley.

Alibaba worth around $230bn

telegraph.co.uk — Alibaba's value soared by more than a third to around $230bn on Friday, surpassing corporate giants like Facebook and Coca-Cola, as the Chinese ecommerce business made its long-awaited market debut. The 15-year old company started trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $92.70 a share, under the ticker "BABA", nearly two and a half hours after its founder, Jack Ma, rang the opening bell.

10 warning signs of global financial meltdown

telegraph.co.uk — The cracks in the Chinese economy are growing wider as its property market falls. In August Chinese home prices fell in almost every city surveyed by the National Bureau of statistics (NBS), the biggest monthly decline since records began and the fourth straight decline in a row.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @JohnFicenec: Ok so I pulled together a great set of charts for investors to chew over the weekend telegraph.co.uk/finance/market…

Arsenal’s annual wage bill moves ahead of Chelsea’s for first time in more than a decade

telegraph.co.uk — Arsenal 's annual wage bill is understood to have moved ahead ofChelsea 's for the first time in more than a decade, the Daily Telegraph can disclose. Accounts for the year ending May 31, 2014 were published on Friday by Arsenal and revealed that the annual wage bill had increased to £166.4 million, while revenues exceeded £300 million for the first time in the club's history.
Sep 19, 2014

Arsenal wage-bill now projected to be (slightly) ahead of Chelsea for 1st time in more than 10yrs... telegraph.co.uk/sport/football… #afc #cfc

Pupils served up just one nugget in free school meal

telegraph.co.uk — "My concern is that we have a responsibility to check children are getting good, nutritious food. "I welcome the new free school meals policy. I want it to work, but it needs to be done properly, the level of funding might need to be increased.
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