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Salmond names Scottish independence referendum date

18 September 2014. That’s the date that Scotland will vote on whether it should “become an independent country”. Alex Salmond made the announcement in the Scottish Parliament, where it was greeted with applause from SNP MSPs. Only 547 days to go… The most recent Ipsos MORI poll, published last month, showed 34 per cent of Scots in […]

Thousands of Scottish servicemen denied vote in independence referendum

Thousands of Scottish servicemen will be barred from taking part in the referendum on breaking up Britain next year despite special provision being made to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote. Nicola Sturgeon, the Deputy First Minister, yesterday published legislation to draw up a separate and confidential electoral register for minors who will turn 16 […]

Falkland Islands to decide on political status in Referendum

Over the next few days, around 1,600 inhabitants of the Falkland Islands will be asked whether they wish to “retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom”. Never before in British history has the outcome of a referendum been so predictable, its purpose so provocative. The referendum, to be held on Sunday […]

Scotland’s independence referendum question is set, but who does it favour?

As though it had passed through the hands of a newspaper headline writer, the Scottish question has become very short. “Should Scotland be an independent country?” are the six words that Scottish voters will say yes or no to in autumn next year, which, in referendums, may set a record for brevity. In 1980, the people of […]