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    A Historic Referendum

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    an independent country? Yes/No.’(The Scottish Government, 2013) This referendum was agreed to on the 15th of October in 2012 by SNP’s (Scottish National Party) leader, Alex Salmond, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron. This ensured that the referendum had a clear legal base, be legislated for by the Scottish Parliament, it determined the date of the referendum, and more. The SNP was formed in 1934 and never was a mainstream political party until the late 1990’s, and in 2009 it

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    There is no real single entity that can be identified as a singular “Scottish separatist movement”, but rather, there are smaller groups which could be put together under that banner of separatism. In fact, those groups could be on the verge of victory this year, as Scotland prepares for its most important referendum in its history - asking the simple, yet loaded question: “should Scotland be an independent country?” But, before that day comes, we should look at the means for why Scotland should

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    Since the early 20th century, the Scottish penal system has gone through numerous transformations as the society changes and grows, including the important period where Scotland struggled to create it’s own identity, separate from the rest of the UK. These developments have been pivotal in regards to the modernization of the Scottish Criminal Justice system, which is often described as being made up of a complex set of processes and involves many different bodies . Over the past decade, the main

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    throne of England united the crowns of England and Scotland. However, the union was only a personal one and Scotland retained its own political and legal system and its own church. In this essay I will explain the distinctive features of the Scottish political system, describe the voting behaviour in Scotland and the future constitutional relationship between Scotland and Westminster. The establishment of a common Parliament occurred as a result of the Treaty of Union of union of 1707,

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    independent nation. While at first glance this peaceful secession seems like it would be a great opportunity for Scotland, but in truth this would be a catastrophic mistake. In 2014 the people of Scotland, through a referendum created by the Scottish National Party (SNP), will have the choice to become its own nation. Scotland is not ready for independence from the United Kingdom. This paper will prove that secession from the United Kingdom would be harmful to Scotland. Scotland is better off being a

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    whether a political party that held office for approximately 13 years only possessed the goal of winning elections, or promoted policies which it wished to pursue. If a party that held no substance was governing for 13 years, it would be unfair to the people. New Labour was designed to win elections, but still contained policies which it wished to pursue. To adequately defend this thesis, one must look at the re-branding steps taken by New Labour and the new policies the party was going to pursue

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    Public opinion influences social policy because political parties need to show they are addressing issues which the public find important in order to win votes. Public opinions are noticed by things such as media, new issues and perceptions of general well being which if it creates such an issue politicians may

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    essay I am going to discuss, and evaluate the Scottish devolved political system. Devolution is the transfer of powers and since 1999 the UK has changed due to the devolution. This was introduced to try and give more power to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which along with England make up the UK. The votes for devolution took place in Scotland and Wales in 1997 and 1998 in Ireland . This is why the the Scottish Parliament along with the National Assembly of Wales and the Northern Ireland

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    warmth, In political terms Scotland isn't really on the map, however next year marks a huge event for Scotland as the people of Scotland are going to be put to the polls to decide if Scotland will become an independent country or stay within the UK. Scottish independence has been a topic for many years however now it may be a reality which would appease many people but also anger others. Scotland joined in a Union with England in 1707 after it essentially went bankrupt by attempting to colonize a part

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    government proposed an ambitious program of devolution for Scotland and Wales. It was a luckless policy, not least because of Labour’s divisions. Now it is all different. The case for Scottish devolution is being argued with renewed vigour. Its consideration is linked with proportional representation for a Scottish assembly. (Rt. Hon. Lord Biffen) With Britain being so against constitutional reform in the past, the impact of such reform could be perpetuated by such reform coming at the same time

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