Tag Archives: Scotland

Taiwanese Animators On Scotland’s Vote

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54% Of LGBT Scots Favor Secession

According to an online poll conducted by Pink News, 54% of LGBT Scots plan on voting for independence from Great Britain. 2,163 Scottish readers took part in the poll conducted on the Pink News website on Friday and Saturday. 54% said that they intended to vote yes, 44% said that they would be voting no while 2% said that they …

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BRITAIN: Leaders Sign “Historic Pledge” To Scotland If They Vote No On Secession

Via the Scotland Daily Record: Westiminster main party leaders today set aside their differences to promise that a No vote will mean a stronger Scottish Parliament and total protection for the NHS. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have signed up to a historic joint statement that was demanded by the Daily Record on behalf of the people of …

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Annie Lennox On Her Coming Album

Via Digital Spy: Annie Lennox has unveiled the trailer for her new album Nostalgia. The seven-minute video features Lennox talking about her new record, which features interpretations of some of her favorite songs from the 20th century. The 12-track album features covers of ‘Memphis in June’, ‘Strange Fruit’, ‘I Can Dream, Can’t I?’ and ‘God Bless the Child’. Lennox has …

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JMG Worldwide Exclusive Premiere:
Jimmy Somerville’s New Single Travesty

Via press release: The euphoric joy of disco has been one consistent thread, which has run through the diverse, illustrious thirty-year career of pop legend Jimmy Somerville. Famous for re-making disco classics as his own, “Travesty”, Jimmy’s first original disco-styled single will make its debut on JoeMyGod on Sept. 15th and will be serviced promotionally (single version and extended mix) …

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Yes Scotland Protests The BBC

“Pro-independence Scots rallied outside the BBC’s Glasgow headquarters on Sunday to protest the public broadcaster’s pro-union ‘bias’ and demand the resignation of political editor Nick Robinson.”

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John Oliver On Scotland

Raw Story recaps: “So Scotland and England have been involved in something of a 300-year-old arranged marriage,” he explained, “And look, I will be the first one to acknowledge, England has been a little bit of a dick since the honeymoon. In 1746, we actually banned the kilt, just because we knew they liked it. And then, we chose ‘God …

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SCOTLAND: Polls Split On Final Weekend

Via the Telegraph: Polling experts said the Scottish independence referendum was “too close to call” on Saturday night as a clutch of surveys gave contradictory pictures of the state of the campaign. A survey of 705 Scots by ICM for The Telegraph suggested that the Yes vote had opened up an eight-point lead over the No campaign. Results of the …

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Groundskeeper Willie For Yes Scotland

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New From Yes Scotland

The pro-independence Yes Scotland appears to have adopted Dougie McClean’s 1977 classic Caledonia as their theme song. Caledonia has been covered by countless artists and is often described as Scotland’s unofficial national anthem. Kylie Minogue and Lulu performed the song with McLean at last month’s closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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New From Scotland Better Together

“With just one week to go, now’s the time to get out there and make the positive case for a No vote on 18 September – more powers for Scotland guaranteed, without taking on all the risks of separation. It’s the best of both worlds for Scotland.”

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Alan Cumming For Yes Scotland

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British PM David Cameron Pleads With Scots Not Rip Apart “Family Of Nations”

Via Reuters: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom’s “family of nations”, flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum. Cameron appealed to Scots to use their heads and their hearts when they voted on Sept. 18. He reminded them …

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UK: Feds Offer More Perks To Scotland As Polls Swing To Secession Side

The British government is “scrambling” to offer more perks to Scotland after a recent poll shows a slim majority are now in favor of independence. British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that plans would be set out in the coming days to give Scotland more autonomy on tax, spending and welfare if Scots vote against independence in a …

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Another Royal Baby Is Coming

Via the Telegraph: Forget tea time, beefeaters or those derelict red phone boxes – nothing makes you feel more proud to be British that the world’s most photogenic royal couple announcing that they’re expecting a second child. And with ten days until Scotland votes on whether to remain part of the – proudly royal – British union, could the excitement …

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SCOTLAND: Pro-Independence Group Aims To Place LGBT Rights In New Constitution

Next week a subgroup of the Yes Scotland secession movement will hold a meeting to discuss enshrining LGBT rights in a new national constitution. YES LGBT and MSP Patrick Harvie will host the conference on Monday in Glasgow, and will address issues such as the written constitution, equality law, gender recognition, asylum policy and foreign policy. An introduction to the …

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SCOTLAND: Secession Drive May Fail

Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom is just weeks away and it appears that concerns about the economic impact of secession may have doomed the cause. Many businesses in Scotland have reservations about independence. Standard Life, a pensions and investments company based in Edinburgh, in May said it had drawn up plans to move operations to England if …

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Kylie At The Commonwealth Games

This weekend Kylie Minogue closed out the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where openly gay divers Tom Daley and Matthew Mitcham both won gold medals. (Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Legislature Rejects Marriage Bill By Vote Of 51-43

Via the Guardian: Amnesty International has warned that a legal challenge is likely to the Northern Ireland assembly’s decision to block a gay marriage equality bill. A Sinn Féin motion to bring in gay marriage to Northern Ireland was defeated by 51 votes to 43. It was the third time in the past 18 months that Stormont has rejected same-sex …

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SCOTLAND: Queen Elizabeth Gives Royal Assent For Gay Marriage Law

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has signed same-sex marriage into law in Scotland today (13 March). By the end of the year, Scottish gay couples will be able to unite in matrimony. It is the last step in the long battle to get the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill through Parliament, making it an Act. Alex Neil, …

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