EDINBURGH, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Scotland’s future will be
debated in a final TV showdown on Monday just weeks before a
historic independence referendum with the pro-breakaway camp,
behind in the polls, looking for a game-changing performance
from its leader.
As voting day, Sept. 18, draws nearer, polls show that the
campaign to sever Scotland’s 307-year union with England and
leave the United Kingdom is trailing in the polls, as it
generally has been from the start.
EDINBURGH, Aug 21 (Reuters) – With less than a month to go
until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking
to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what
currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom.
Health care and other social issues such as justice and
equality are likely to get a bigger airing if pro-independence
First Minister Alex Salmond has his way in a second televised
debate on Aug 25.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The Edinburgh Fringe Festival may attract performers from all over the world, but in 2014, the future of the nation where it is held is on every performer’s lips.
The largest arts festival in the world has a distinctively political edge to it this year, as thousands of comedians, actors and singers descend upon Scotland’s capital in the year of its independence referendum.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A formal currency union would not be in the interests of an independent Scotland, the leader of the campaign to keep the United Kingdom together has said, stepping up pressure on nationalist plans to keep the pound.
With just over five weeks to go until the Sept. 18 independence referendum, uncertainty over what currency would be used if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom after 307 years of union with England remains a major campaign issue.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) – An independent Scotland cannot be stopped from using sterling even if London refuses a formal currency union, nationalist leader Alex Salmond said on Thursday, just two days after he failed to win a televised debate dominated by the issue.
The future currency of an independent Scotland remains one of the major issues in the campaign just six weeks before Scots decide in a Sept. 18 referendum whether to break their 307-year union with England.
EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index slipped on Thursday after insurers reported weaker than expected results, but the market was supported by strong earnings from Rio Tinto.
Financial stocks were the main drag on the index, trimming 7.7 points off the FTSE 100 .FTSE.
EDINBURGH, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
slipped on Thursday after insurers reported weaker than expected
results, but the market was supported by strong earnings from
Financial stocks were the main drag on the index, trimming
7.7 points off the FTSE 100.