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Scottish government to seek post-Brexit independence vote

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she plans to trigger another independence referendum. She said the new poll should be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, once the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union have become clear.

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Potential for building a new Ireland

THE result of the recent EU referendum presents serious challenges for Ireland, north and south and for relations between Ireland and Britain

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The Future of the Left in Scotland

the forces of the radical left in Scotland now have to think in much broader terms about where we go next, and we have to be much more ambitious about what can be achieved

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Irish Unity is better for all

There has never been a poll in the 26-counties where a clear majority have not expressed their desire for reunification

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So you think this is about Europe?

Throughout Europe populist movements (not always savoury) have found support; all of this is a function of the capitulative failure of mainstream political parties

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What Future for Gaelic Arts ?

The Scottish blog Bella Caledonia reports that Pròiseact nan Ealain / The National Gaelic Arts Agency has announced they are winding up due to the withdrawal of funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig

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Gaza war cross-examined in Scottish courts

After a gruelling fourteen day trial, a group of activists known as the Thales Ten,* received their verdict in Glasgow Sheriff Court last week. Five were convicted, and five acquitted, of the crime of breach of the peace

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Cameron and Salmond clash as Scotland count concludes 0

Speaking on the steps of Downing Street, Mr Cameron said promises of Scottish Home Rule made late in the campaign would be kept, but did not say when

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Scotland decides in historic referendum 0

Scottish voters have gone to the polls to decide whether they’ll become an independent state. A record 97 percent of residents, or 4.2 million people, are registered to vote in a referendum which could have major repercussions for Ireland

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