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Scotland has rejected independence

If you've just woken up, the UK has survived. After 26 of the 32 local declarations, the No side leads by 54 per cent to 46 per cent - and that's before the Unionist stronghold of Edinburgh has declared. Glasgow, the largest of the electoral areas, voted ... [Published New Statesman - 1 hour ago]
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If it's a No, what will David Cameron say in his speech tomorrow morning?

The Prime Minister is expected to make a speech first thing tomorrow morning, following the result of the Scottish independence referendum. It will be a statement on the referendum result, but also on what it means for the rest of the UK. It's being reported ... [Published New Statesman - 4 hours ago]
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Pressed for an answer: Friday's Scottish referendum front pages

Here are the newspaper's front pages. ... [Published New Statesman - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Referendum
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Magic in the Moolight: Another year, another Woody Allen mediocrity

Another year, another Woody Allen movie, another reason to marvel at the seemingly infinite gradations of mediocrity in one body of work. People used to look at films like Sleeper or Annie Hall or The Purple Rose of Cairo or Husbands and Wives and ask: ... [Published New Statesman - 12 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Scottish referendum: the results as they come in

10:00pm : Scotland's 5,579 polling stations have now closed. The most important count in the country's history has begun. The final polls may have put No ahead, but they did so by too narrow a margin for the Unionists to be certain of victory (not least ... [Published New Statesman - 8 hours ago]
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What time will we know the result of the Scottish independence referendum?

With everyone discussing the practicalities of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom, it's time to ask some practical questions about the vote itself.When will we find out the result?It's most likely to be between 6.30am and 7.30am the morning ... [Published New Statesman - 8 hours ago]
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Google flips the hamster at Rupert Murdoch over charges of "inappropriate" behaviour

This week saw Rupert Murdoch's News Corp finding itself having to put up with some of its own medicine.NC's chief executive, Robert Thomson, penned a letter to the EU's competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia about what the company perceives to be "an ... [Published New Statesman - 12 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Scotland, Wales, Cornwall... Dorking? Independence fever spreads across the UK

Apparently not one to be outdone by Scotland (population: 5.3m), the Surrey commuter town of Dorking (population: 11,185) is seeking its own independence referendum, and the local paper - the  Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser  - is leading the campaign ... [Published New Statesman - 18 hours ago]
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Steven Poole on Naomi Klein: Could climate change action rejuvenate worldwide democracy?

This Changes Everything: Capitalism v the ClimateNaomi KleinAllen Lane, 566pp, £20This book is, for Naomi Klein, an acceptable version of “the shock doctrine”. In her brilliant 2007 book of that name, she demonstrated forensically that neoliberals have ... [Published New Statesman - 17 hours ago]
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Sweden's election has uncomfortable lessons for Cameron and Miliband

Perhaps no small country enjoys a more disproportionate influence at Westminster than Sweden. Its elections and politics are studied for lessons in enlightened social policy and as reliable indicators of Europe’s ideological trajectory.Both David Cameron ... [Published New Statesman - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Will the "missing million" vote Yes or No in the Scottish referendum?

With a record turnout expected at the Scottish Independence referendum, today looks set to be the busiest day in the electoral history of Scotland. A total of 97 per cent of the Scottish adult populace have registered to vote, making this the most sizeable ... [Published New Statesman - 18 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Where should you put your money ahead of tonight’s result?

Voting is well underway in the Scottish referendum but there is plenty of time to place a bet on tonight’s results.We recently took a look at some of the characters who make their living from political betting . There are not the only ones speculating ... [Published New Statesman - 16 hours ago]

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...He said the "broad principle" is that there are some issues for Northern Irish, Welsh and English voters that "need to be decided in the way that respects the majority opinion in those parts of the United Kingdom"
...This is when they can request a recount , if they feel it's necessary. According to Pitcaithly, this would normally be "if somebody has raised an issue about the process that has been used to count the papers" . Local recounts would delay the national result
One bet seems to offer guaranteed money to the budding punter. "When will defeat be publicly conceded by Alex Salmond or Alistair Darling?" William Hill are offering 10/3 on sometime before 3am, 6/5 on 3-5am, and 11/8 on after 5
"My view is that the union can be saved once,” Adam Tomkins, the John Millar Professor of Public Law at the University of Glasgow and an advisor to the No campaign, told me. "If No win narrowly as they did in Quebec [by 51-49 in the second of two independence referendums] in 1995, the British state must reinvigorate itself – and that means more devolution. If circumstances require us to have a second referendum in a parliament or two's time, Yes will win by a country mile.""

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