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Ban Scots From Voting In 2015 Election If They Choose Independence, Says Veteran Tory

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 8 September 2014 | UK Politics
Scots should be banned from voting in the 2015 general election if they choose independence in the referendum in ten days time, a former Conservative cabinet minister has said. On 18 September Scotland will vote on whether to stay in the United Kingdom or for separation. If the...

Royal Babies Are 'Above Politics' In Scottish Independence Vote, Says Alistair Darling

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 8 September 2014 | UK Politics
Alistair Darling has insisted the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her second child will have no impact on whether Scots choose to vote for independence in ten days time. Amid the frenzy caused by Clarence House on Monday morning...

Voters Will Reject Scottish Independence Insists Alistair Darling, Despite Shock Poll

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | 8 September 2014 | UK Politics
Alistair Darling has insisted he is "very confident" that voters will reject independence, despite a shock poll suggesting the United Kingdom could be consigned to history in 10 days' time. The leader of the Better Together campaign said the gap between support for the Yes and No campaigns had always...

Scottish Independence: No Campaign And Westminster Scramble To Keep The UK Together With 10 Days To Go

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | 8 September 2014 | UK Politics
UPDATE: Royal Babies Are 'Above Politics,' Says Alistair Darling As Duchess Of Cambridge's Second Pregnancy Is Confirmed Supporters of the union are mounting a frantic fightback after a shock poll suggested the United Kingdom could be consigned to history in 10 days' time. David Cameron, who spent the...

Barack Obama Insists 'We're Going To Defeat Islamic State'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | 7 September 2014 | UK Politics
Barack Obama has insisted "we're going to defeat" Islamic State (IS) and said he will sketch out a plan to do in a speech later this week. Without revealing details of any planned US action, he said America would engaged in something "similar to the kinds of counter-terrorism campaigns that...

Scottish Independence No Campaign 'Engulfed In Panic,' Nicola Sturgeon Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 7 September 2014 | UK Politics
The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK has become "engulfed in panic" after the latest poll showed the independence campaign has a narrow lead for the first time, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The Scottish Deputy First Minister said that "although it will take really hard work", she...

Labour MP Jim Dobbin Dies Aged 73, Ed Miliband Leads Tributes

PA | Jack Sommers | 7 September 2014 | UK Politics
Ed Miliband has paid tribute to Labour backbencher Jim Dobbin, who has died suddenly aged 73. The Heywood and Middleton MP is believed to have been on a trip to Poland with a parliamentary committee. Dobbin was a microbiologist for three decades before securing the seat in 1997, and had...

Scottish Independence Poll Is A 'Wake Up Call' For No Campaign

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 7 September 2014 | UK Politics
A shock Scottish independence poll that put the Yes campaign in the lead is a "wake up call" to those fighting to keep the UK together, its leader has said. YouGov research for the Sunday Times put the pro-independence campaign ahead by 51% to 49%, after weeks of momentum and...

Ukip's Douglas Carswell Tells Clacton: ‘Don't Get Angry, Get Change'

Asa Bennett | 6 September 2014 | UK Politics
Welcome to Clacton-on-Sea, a sleepy town on the Essex coast and the unlikely battleground for Ukip’s newest parliamentary candidate. Across the road from the brick train station is the headquarters of Douglas Carswell, a defector from the Tories and sure-fire bet to become the Eurosceptic...

Gordon Brown Blames 'Yes' Surge On Tories As Independence Camp Takes Shock Lead In Poll

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 6 September 2014 | UK
A shock poll has given the Yes camp the lead in the Scottish referendum battle for the first time, amid signs of infighting among senior figures backing the union. The YouGov research for the Sunday Times found 51% supported independence, compared to 49% who wanted to remain in the UK....

Hillary Clinton Attacks Climate Change Deniers For 'Pretending We Don't Have A Crisis'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 6 September 2014 | UK
NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nomination for the 2016 Presidential election, has attacked climate change deniers, calling global warming the most "consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world." Speaking at a Clean Energy summit in Las Vegas on Thursday,...

Ukip's Nigel Farage And Rupert Murdoch Meet Up For 'Lengthy' Talks

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 6 September 2014 | UK
The world's biggest media mogul and the UK's most Eurosceptic political party have apparently been getting cosy. Ukip leader Nigel Farage met with Rupert Murdoch whilst filming a series of interviews in the US, it has been reported. Farage has been busy in the States telling Fox News...

Scottish Footballers Form Team 'No' In Call For Voters To Reject Independence

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 6 September 2014 | UK
Scottish footballers have united to declare their support for a No vote in the independence referendum. Sixteen of Scotland's greatest players from all eras of the game have signed up to a joint statement calling on "every patriotic Scot to help maintain Scotland's place in the United Kingdom which has...

France Told To 'Get Its Act Together' Over Calais Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 6 September 2014 | UK
France needs to "get its act together" and deal with growing numbers of asylum seekers in Calais rather than blaming Britain, a former home secretary has insisted. There is rising anger at the rising number of migrants flocking to Calais which has long been used as a staging post to...

Nato Allies Unite In 'Core Coalition' To 'Degrade And Ultimately Destroy' ISIS

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 6 September 2014 | UK
The UK has pledged to stand beside America in global efforts to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq, in a struggle that could last up to three years. Nato has launched a a "core coalition" of 10 countries – led by the United States...

President Obama Visits Ancient Historical Site Of Stonehenge

Paul Vale | 5 September 2014 | UK
Having concluded the Nato summit in Wales, President Obama visited the historical site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire on Friday, touring the prehistoric monument with English Heritage curator Heather Sebire. Addressing reporters, Obama quipped, "How cool is this?... Knocked it off the bucket list." Having run against John...

Britain To Spearhead Nato Rapid-Reaction Force To Deter Russia

Paul Vale | 5 September 2014 | UK
Britain is to a head up a new rapid-reaction Nato "spearhead" force designed to deter Russian further aggression against former Soviet bloc states in eastern Europe, David Cameron has said. On the final day of the alliance summit in South Wales, the Prime Minister said the UK would be the...

George Osborne's Big British Land Sale Has Been A Seriously Awkward Flop

Asa Bennett | 5 September 2014 | UK Politics
George Osborne's plan to sell redundant government property at a "fair price" has been branded a "damp squib" after the Huffington Post UK found that nothing has been sold yet. In response to a Freedom of Information request from HuffPost UK, the Cabinet Office admitted that only nine...

Scotland's Ukip MEP Tears Into Alex Salmond In Spectacular Tirade

Asa Bennett | 5 September 2014 | UK Politics
Alex Salmond is a "racist" who wants to fill up Scotland with "anyone except the English," Ukip's first and only MEP in Scotland has claimed. David Coburn, who gave this colourful assessment of the first minister in an impassioned plea during a debate in central London, also accused...

The Week In Funny Pictures

Andrea Mann | 5 September 2014 | UK Comedy
From the Nato summit to the latest red carpet shenanigans - or should that be Nato shenanigans and the latest red carpet summits? - we bring you this week's silliest snaps... SEE ALSO: The Week In 50 Funny Tweets
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