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Apr 23, 2014

Scottish independence to rebalance UK economy, benefit Northern England: Salmond

CARLISLE (Reuters) – An independent Scotland would rebalance the UK’s economy and bring prosperity to northern England, Scottish leader Alex Salmond said on Wednesday in a bid to dispel concerns south of the border about Scotland quitting the United Kingdom.

In a speech marking St. George’s Day, England’s national day, Salmond stressed that historic links between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom would continue if Scots voted to go it alone in a September 18 referendum.

Apr 22, 2014

Salmond says independence could benefit northern England

LONDON (Reuters) – An independent Scotland would work closely with northern England to boost its economy and job opportunities, Scottish leader Alex Salmond will say on Wednesday in a bid to allay concerns south of the border about Scotland quitting the United Kingdom.

Salmond is expected to use a speech marking St. George’s Day, England’s national day, to stress that ties and friendship between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom would continue if Scots voted to go it alone in a September 18 referendum.

Apr 22, 2014

Scottish leader says independence could benefit northern England

LONDON (Reuters) – An independent Scotland would work closely with northern England to boost its economy and job opportunities, Scottish leader Alex Salmond will say on Wednesday in a bid to allay concerns south of the border about Scotland quitting the United Kingdom.

Salmond is expected to use a speech marking St. George’s Day, England’s national day, to stress that ties and friendship between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom would continue if Scots voted to go it alone in a September 18 referendum.

Apr 22, 2014

Former Prime Minister Brown to urge Scots to stick with UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will warn Scots on Tuesday of a pensions “time bomb” in their ageing population as he joins a fight to dissuade them from voting to leave the United Kingdom.

Brown, a Scot, is making his first speech in support of the cross-party Better Together campaign, warning Scots of a possible deficit in pension funds if they opt out of the 307-year old union in a September 18 referendum.

Apr 22, 2014

Gordon Brown to urge Scots to stick with UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will warn Scots on Tuesday of a pensions “time bomb” in their ageing population as he joins a fight to dissuade them from voting to leave the United Kingdom.

Brown, a Scot, is making his first speech in support of the cross-party Better Together campaign, warning Scots of a possible deficit in pension funds if they opt out of the 307-year old union in a September 18 referendum.

Apr 21, 2014

CBI loses members as opposes Scottish independence

LONDON (Reuters) – Three of Scotland’s oldest universities have joined an exit from Britain’s leading business lobby group after it registered to campaign against Scottish independence, saying they wanted to stay neutral in the increasingly fractious debate.

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen universities withdrew from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on Monday after it recorded its aim with the Electoral Commission of campaigning for Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom ahead of a September 18 referendum.

Apr 21, 2014
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UK PM Cameron accused of fueling division by calling Britain a Christian country

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(Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the enthronement ceremony for the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at Canterbury Cathedral March 21, 2013.REUTERS/Toby Melville)

A group of scientists, academics and prominent writers accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday of stoking sectarian divisions through his repeated description of Britain as a “Christian country”.

Apr 21, 2014

Former British PM Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland in UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping up his efforts to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom as opinion polls show growing support for independence.

Brown, a Scot, will on Tuesday make his first speech in support of the cross-party Better Together campaign, warning Scots of a possible deficit in pension funds if they opt out of the 307-year old union in a September 18 referendum.

Apr 21, 2014

Gordon Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland in UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping up his efforts to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom as opinion polls show growing support for independence.

Brown, a Scot, will on Tuesday make his first speech in support of the cross-party Better Together campaign, warning Scots of a possible deficit in pension funds if they opt out of the 307-year old union in a September 18 referendum.

Apr 15, 2014

Navy chief warns Scottish independence could weaken Britain

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – Scottish independence would
weaken Britain’s maritime defences by splitting up bases,
infrastructure and staff, the country’s navy chief said, the
first serving military boss to give a view on the consequences
if Scots vote to break away in September.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph newspaper on Tuesday, Admiral
George Zambellas said the nations that remained in the United
Kingdom if Scotland left the three-centuries-old union would
cope eventually but Scotland would feel a “deeper impact”.

    • About Belinda

      "As Chief Correspondent, Britain, at Reuters I cover a wide range of stories ranging from how politics and the economy impact day-to-day life to the royal family and the BBC. During my 20 years at Reuters, I have also worked in Australia, the United States and Sweden, covering politics, companies, commodities and investment banking. I was also Global Editor of Entertainment and Lifestyle based in New York and I ran inhouse training for Reuters' 2,500 journalists."
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      1994
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