MS – Scotland Decides

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Scots to get extra powers despite ‘English votes’ row

Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting senior Conservative MPs at a meeting at Chequers to tackle the “West Lothian question”. The three main parties’ pledge to hand the Scottish Parliament far greater powers following last week’s referendum has angered English MPs. The rights of Scottish MPs to vote on issues that only affect England, known […]

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Alex Salmond resigns as Scottish first minister

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has stepped down as leader of the Scottish National Party and leader of Scotland. Salmond led the Yes campaign in the Scottish referendum on whether the country should become independent. The campaign was defeated by 55 per cent to 45 per cent in yesterday’s vote. Salmond first became SNP leader […]

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Devo-max: How will David Cameron’s shake-up affect advisers?

Prime minister David Cameron has today outlined plans for a massive programme of devolution across the UK’s four nations in response to the Scottish referendum. In the final days of campaigning the Better Together camp and three party leaders pledged to give more powers to the Scottish Parliament. Today, Cameron launched a commission, led by […]

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Party leaders in last ditch Scottish devolution pledge

The leaders of the three main political parties have signed a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland if Scots reject independence in Thursday’s referendum. The BBC reports Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband have signed a pledge promising “extensive new powers” for the Scottish Parliament. Published […]