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"Working together, not walking away is the progressive response to the challenges facing Scotland today." - Douglas Alexander on the positive case for keeping the strength and solidarity of the United Kingdom, in today's Scotsman. 
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Sounds like a tory slogan.
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The Guardian assesses the impact of breaking up the UK on the personal finances of hard working Scots.

In the article a small business owner from just over the border in Northumberland and with staff from Scotland gives his assessment - "Most think it's absurd. It would be absolute nonsense to run two systems and if we change the currency it will become totally unworkable."

As part of the UK we can have the best of both worlds - a strong Scottish Parliament, with the guarantee of more powers, backed up by the strength, security and stability of being part of the larger UK. The only thing putting this at risk is Alex Salmond's obsession with separation.
Around 100,000 people live on one side of the Scotland-England border and earn on the other. We look at what a yes vote may mean for tax and pensions
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+Roger Hyam Yes this is what is technically referred to as "complete and utter bollocks" or a "fabrication" in layman's terms. BT have the likes of the CBI and the Ons at their disposal yet sources for their utterings are pretty thin on the ground, it's quite stunning really that they get away with it. As for the businessman's story the "complex payroll" system must be some futuristic wonder that will be a wonder to behold........I worry that if we vote no we will deny the world a stunning innovation, we owe it to progress to vote Yes! ;)
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Senior trade unionist John Paul McHugh of Community Union says that the legacy he wants this generation of Scots to pass on to the next is that when it came to the crunch we backed co-operation and partnership over division and grievance.

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Legacy to leave ... That I've let them down voting No ...or....Yes...end day ..all the same "SIGH"
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Head of the energy sector's trade body makes clear that being part of the UK helps keep energy bills in Scotland down.  

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Scottish independence could be a "bit of a nightmare" for the energy industry that could see companies forced to pass on the costs of the extra regulation needed to the consumer, the head of the energy sector's trade body has warned. In an interview with the Huffington Post UK, Energy UK chief executive Angela Knight said that a "single market called Great Britain is actually important" for energy companies due its coherent system of regulation.
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Nobody believes you. Give up. 
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The campaign for Scotland to remain in the UK has increased its lead, a new poll published today has revealed.
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A poll by the bias gutter press Daily Record, have no idea how they ran their poll because like most yes voters I don't read newspapers that repeatedly print what Westminster tells them to.  Says it all when at the time it's all over media that Yes is increasing, they print the opposite!     
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Being part of the UK protects the pensions of over one million Scots. That is the positive case former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown set out last night in a speech for Better Together in Glasgow.

"The choice is between two Scottish visions of Scotland’s future – the nationalist vision of a Scottish Parliament that breaks all political links with Britain; and the patriotic vision I share of a Scottish Parliament that is part of a system of pooling and sharing risks and resources across the UK,"

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Former Prime Minister outlines a 'bigger' idea than independence as he reflects calls for more optimistic tone from pro-UK campaign
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Ah ha it came to me cycling home. The thing that bothers me is that Gordon Brown is talking about the fact that Scotland has more old, poor and sick people and needs supporting by England that has fewer old, poor, sick people - but he never says WHY!

The fact is that the North and West of the UK have more dependent people because all the power and money is concentrated in the South and East of the UK.

He offers no solution to this. His vision of the future is that Scotland (and the North in general) will forever be bailed out by SE England. That is just how it is.

This is precisely the thing that makes me want to vote YES - it appears to be the only way of ending this dependency. Not for the today's old, poor, sick people but for future generations of young people.

Will someone in the NO camp please say how we rectify the imbalance whilst remaining within the London-centric UK? If you can come up with a good explanation I will vote No. I am totally mercenary on this. No misty eyed tartan fluff from me. I want my kids to live in a pragmatic successful country.
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Writing for today's Sunday Express, Jim Murphy MP sets out why patriotism should overcome nationalism in the referendum debate and why, despite its faults, we should celebrate the open and tolerant, fair and diverse, successful and inventive United Kingdom, probably the most successful union of democratic nations the world has ever known.

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HAHA the Express!  Do you seriously expect anyone in Scotland to believe what that rag prints after todays headlines on it?  
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http://www.express.co.uk/news/retirement/471728/New-report-warns-that-millions-of-pensioners-face-living-on-less-than-minimum-wage *Scotland's edition*
http://www.express.co.uk/news/retirement/471709/Scottish-pensions-are-safer-within-the-UK

Blatant scaremongery at work. :-D  
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Being part of the UK keeps energy bills down and sustains thousands of green jobs in Scotland. That is the conclusion of industry experts who said that consumers would face much higher energy bills if we leave the UK.

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Roger. Your assuming Scotland's energy will be more expensive than the nuclear type which will no longer be here Look for factual info try theconversation.com see actual named experts in the field.through Lesley riddoch twitter 
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New poll published today revealed strong opposition to a currency union from people living elsewhere in the UK. Better Together said that Alex Salmond needs to tell the people of Scotland what would replace the Pound if we left the UK.

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+Lee Henderson-Thynne have you not understood what it clearly states in 'Scotland's Future' regarding currency?  Or have you just not bothered to read it & instead decided to make up your own facts?   For the last time iScotland WILL BE KEEPING THE POUND.  As for your latest claim -http://www.businessforscotland.co.uk/revealed-the-accounting-trick-that-hides-scotlands-wealth/
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A new expert report has confirmed the being part of the UK better protects the money we have to spend on schools and hospitals in Scotland. The report by the impartial National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said a separate Scotland would face a debt bill of £23 billion in the first year of separation alone.

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Better Together is the cross party and non-party campaign that promotes the view held by millions of Scots: that Scotland is a better and stronger country as part of the United Kingdom.

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