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 ...

Poor politics led to Scot vote

Sep 16, 2014

Poor politics led to Scot vote

by Kevin Rafferty

The very fact that a referendum is being held at all on Scottish independence is an indictment of the quality of British politicians going back particularly to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who triggered Scots' simmering resentment against Westminster with her infamous poll tax.