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£20,000 to the good: Young Fathers. Dominic Lipinski

Young Fathers: must we label the Mercury winners as Scottish?

I’m not going to start this article by referring to Young Fathers as an “Edinburgh-based hip-hop group”. It’s not clear whether they are currently based in Edinburgh, consider themselves to be based in…
Divided we fall: a Catalonian independence rally. Ivan McClellan via Wikimedia Commons

As anti-globalisation politics fail, nationalism sweeps the world

After decades of deepening globalisation and interconnection, movements championing national identity and power are sweeping the globe. Breakaway regions, independence referendums, and campaigns for stronger…
Martin McGuinness believes it’s time for a border poll. Sinn Fein

A Northern Ireland ‘border poll’ could help pave path of peace

In the wake of the Scottish referendum, Martin McGuinness, the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, renewed his party Sinn Féin’s call for a “border poll” to decide if Northern Ireland should leave…
Now, naw means no. Liz Smith

Scotland Decided: experts react to No vote

In its independence referendum, Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom by 55-45%. Our panel looks at what happened, and where it leaves the UK and Scotland. Neil Blain, Professor of Communications…
Jubilation: No supporters celebrate. Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The UK survives as Scotland votes No to independence

In the end, Scots pulled back from the brink. After a referendum that saw support for independence start well behind in the polls, it grew over the long campaign. Dennis Canavan, former Labour MP who chaired…
Look who’s back… Stefan Rousseau/PA

Gordon Brown’s political resurrection

In the last three weeks of the Scottish referendum campaign, Gordon Brown had already emerged as the galvanising force on the No side. This reached new heights on Wednesday in Glasgow when he made what…
Not the bleedin’ Geordies ‘n’ all?! Ian Livesey

Could Newcastle ditch England for an independent Scotland?

While the Scottish independence referendum debate has revived democracy north of the border, it has also led to increased stirrings in the north of England. One recent proposal has even launched a petition…

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