28 August 2014

Independent Scotland Will Be Rudely Awakened From Its Euro Dreams

For years, questions were asked about Scotland's EU status if a Yes vote transpired. The European Commission repeatedly refused to answer the 'accession versus succession' issue, not wanting to deal in 'what if' situations or influence anyone's democratic decision. So succession was always a possibility because everything is technically a possible if there is no definite confirmation of its impossibility. Confirmation or not, there were still warnings about the hurdles and potential EU-related costs accompanying Scotland's separation from the UK.

SCOTLAND
 

Cabinet Minister Says He Will Quit If Scotland Votes For Independence

Alistair Carmichael
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ELITISM
Top Jobs Dominated By Oxbridge And Private Schools

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MIDDLE EAST
Britain's Muslims And Jews Issue Unprecedented Joint Call

Gaza
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ROTHERHAM
It's Probably Time For Wright To Admit He's Got To Go

Rotherham
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ISIS

Beheaded By ISIS, Bombed By Assad

Isis Syria
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UKIP

'I'll Quit If Ukip Fails To Win Any MPs'

Nigel Farage
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CRIME
TV Crew Member Gunned Down By Police During Robbery

Cops

GAZA
Incredible Pictures Capture Palestinians Celebrating 'Victory'

Palestine
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ROTHERHAM

Council Tried To Spin Claims It Failed To Prevent Abuse

Rotherham Abuse Website
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

CRIME
Imran Farooq Murder Detectives Arrest Second Man

Farooq
PA

SERIOUSLY?
Zara Forced To Pull 'Holocaust Design' Kid's Shirt

Concentration Camp
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NOTTING HILL
Girl Punched In Face After Telling Man Not To Grope Her

Mary Brandon
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CRIME
'Calling A Partner Fat Can Lead To Domestic Abuse'

Seema Malhotra
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GUNS
Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing An Uzi

Shooting
YouTube

IMF
Chief Lagarde Charged In Corruption Probe

Christine Lagarde
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OOH LA LA?
Meet France's Ridiculously Good Looking Economy Minister

Emmanuel Macron
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INNOVATION
Students Create Nail Varnish To Detect Date Rape Drugs

Undercover Colors
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EBOLA
British Patient Given Experimental Drug ZMapp

Ebola
PA

GAZA
Why Are Palestinians Pouring Rubble On Their Heads?

Rubble Bucket Challenge
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ENGLAND
Chambers, Rose, Colback And Delph Get The Nod From Roy

Calum Chambers Jack Colback
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SCANDAL
This Panda Is Apparently A Benefit Cheat

Ai Hin
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GBBO

TV REVIEW: Great British Baker Storms Off!

DYNAMO
Latest Magic Trick Has Sparks Very Bizarre Argument...

Dynamo
Barcroft

STRICTLY VS X FACTOR
Which One Will You Be Watching?

Simon Cheryl
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HEALTH
Why Are English Kids Some Of The Unhappiest In The World?

Sad Girl
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WEDDINGS
The Day Romance Died

Wedding
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EASTENDERS
Uh-oh! Denise Discovers Ian's Sordid Secret

Eastenders
BBC Pictures

CBB
Look Who's Left The House...

David Macintosh
Rex

X FACTOR
'X Factor' Judges Reveal Thoughts On Tulisa's Return

Simon Cowell
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'Strictly'
Guess Who's Just REALLY Dropped Caroline Flack In It

Caroline Flack
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FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL
Arsenal Make It 17 Champions League Seasons In A Row

Arsenal Besiktas
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#ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE
Possibly The Biggest Fail Yet

Lcb
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HANDBAGS
Why Has Kelly Branded Chanelle 'Sloppy Giuseppe'?

Chanelle Hayes
Jim Spellman/Eamon M. McCormack/Getty

'Everybody Who Meets Me Is Disappointed'

Jon Hamm
Disney

HURRICANE MARIE
Stunning Conditions For Surfers

Surfing
AP

It's Official. We've Not Seen A Craze As Big As This Since The Harlem Shake...

Ice Bucket Challenge
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KATE BUSH
 

'Most Ambitious Piece Of Theatrical Pop Seen On A British Stage'

Kate Bush
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There Are Some People Who Found The 'Doctor Who' 'Lizbian' Kiss Offensive. Yes, Really.

Doctor Who
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