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Nicola Sturgeon asks opponents to back second independence referendum - BBC News
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has challenged Scotland's Labour and Lib Dem leaders to consider backing a second vote on Scottish independence. The plea came after Kezia Dugdale and Willie Rennie said their members could campaign for independence. Ms Sturgeon said she welcomed what her opponents had said but she found it a "curious tactic". Both Labour and the Lib Dems said the first minister should concentrate on her party's record in government. SNP leader Ms Sturgeon believes there should be a further referendum on Scottish independence if there is growing support for leaving the UK or there is a "material change" in UK politics. [...] She spoke out after Ms Dugdale said there was "no denying that 30% of Labour voters voted 'Yes' in the referendum" and that she wanted to lead a party "that is comfortable with people who voted 'Yes' and 'No' backing our values of creating a fair and more equal society for everyone".
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Why the 2015 British election is the closest in decades - YouTube
Conservative were not able to broaden their appeal - not to erase legacy and toxicity (although they deleted past records and speeches of their leaders and MPS from their own homepage after the 2010 election (ConLibDem coalition)), recovery lacked wage growth and decent jobs - and focusing on austerity, lowering top tier tax rate and ignoring tax evasion and avoidance schemes as well as not putting the hammer down on financial speculation (splitting from retail banking) - did not bode well with society after bailing out the largess of Wall Street to the tunes of trillions.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Chancellor says new Scots powers could result in UK tax competition
The Tory minister was giving evidence to the Treasury select committee which is examining the Smith Commission plan. Mr Osborne said it would be up to Scotland to decide whether to vary future tax rates and therefore spark "competition". He added that Holyrood would bear the consequences of using its new powers. On Thursday the draft Scotland Bill is due to be published. That represents the next stage in a process to send more powers across the border. During the Scottish independence referendum campaign, the Tories, Labour and Liberal Democrats vowed to give greater responsibility to Holyrood if voters said "No". On 18 September, the electorate decided 55% to 45% against change.
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Nigel Farage: UKIP to be serious players at general election
Labour Party gaining ground .... but will it be enough (traction) to replace the coalition of Conservatives/LibDems? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/events/vote2014 - waiting for further detailed analysis; http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2014/05/local-elections "Most revealingly for the party’s long-term prospects, UKIP’s triumph in local elections is proof of its growing knack for campaigning on-the-ground and on domestic political issues. For years the party’s success was limited to European elections, where bluster about the EU and a strong broadcast presence was enough. Not any more. The party’s membership has shot up to more than 35,000, meaning it can now seriously compete in first-past-the-post contests." + http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2014/05/shape-britain "LOSING America is popularly considered to have been one of the things that cost King George III his sanity. David Cameron, by contrast, appears to think that losing Scotland would not even cost him his job."
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may 2014 by asterisk2a

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