Scottish independence party names new leader

Nov 15, 2014

Scottish independence party names new leader

Scotland’s ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) on Friday crowned a new leader who vowed to continue the fight for independence, despite defeat in September’s referendum. First Minister Alex Salmond quit after the September ballot, in which 55 percent of voters said “No” to leaving ...

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

Sep 20, 2014

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

Scotland’s “no” to independence may have saved British Prime Minister David Cameron his job, but sweeping pledges of a constitutional shake-up could undermine his re-election drive and trigger more political instability. Responding to what he called a “clear” rejection of Scottish independence on Friday, ...

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Sep 20, 2014

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Scotland’s decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. The No campaign won 55.3 percent of the votes cast in Thursday’s referendum against 44.7 ...