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I mean it's not just Scotland who are looking for a referendum: The Welsh are alienated, Northern Ireland's in deadlock, England's split down the middle. MPs (members of Parliament) are stalking out of committees because they don't like the reality of which they're staring into, and this is the time in which she has decided to invoke Article 50.feedback
NEW Mar 29 2017 Scottish independence
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Alex Salmond is associated, including Scotland, European Union, and consequence. Most recently, Alex Salmond has been quoted saying: “After nine months of this prime minister's approach to Brexit, Northern Ireland is deadlocked, the Welsh are alienated, Scotland is going for a referendum, the English are split down the middle and Brexit MPs are walking out of committees because they don't like home truths.” in the article Theresa May triggers article 50 with warning of consequences for UK.
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And I think in that context, within that two year period, then I think the Yes side this time would win it.feedback

You cannot have a situation where this country blunders into an illegal war with the appalling consequences and at the end of the day there isn't a reckoning.feedback

The sensible thing for Scotland to do would never be to leave the European Union.feedback

It would be outrageous, disgraceful, undemocratic and unacceptable to drag Scotland out of the European Union against the wishes and the will of the Scottish people.feedback

That was a clear promise laid out by Gordon Brown during the campaign. The prime minister says such a vote would be meaningless, I suspect that he can not guarantee the support of his party.feedback

For me as leader, my time is nearly over, but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream shall never die.feedback

I spoke to the prime minister today, and although he reiterated his intentions to proceed as he has now outlined, he would not commit to a second reading vote by March 27 on a new Scotland bill.feedback

Scotland has, by majority, decided not at this stage to become an independent country. I accept that verdict of the people and I call on all of Scotland to follow suit in accepting the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland.feedback

We want to see Her Majesty the Queen as Queen of the Scots, a fantastic title.feedback

Independence is not a magic wand. Are there things that go wrong for any nation? Yes, of course there are. Are there challenges to overcome? Undoubtedly. But my question is this: who better to meet these challenges for this nation than the people who live and work in this nation?feedback

Vote for the future of this country, vote for economic prosperity, certainly we can build over a period of time. Let's also have a compassionate and just society. Let's make Scotland a country worth having.feedback

We will succeed, not because we have a wealth of national resources, important though they are, we will succeed as we maintain and build on the energy and the participation and the involvement of the people we have seen this campaign.feedback

Scotland is on the cusp of making history. As a country we are re-discovering self-confidence. As a nation, we are finding our voice. We have the contrast of Mr.Cameron yesterday, telling us how much he respected and admired Scotland and the Scottish people, while behind the scenes both the Treasury and indeed his own business advisor were busy trying to galvanise leading business people to say anything they could negative about Scotland.feedback

I think the people of Scotland have moved beyond these warnings and these scaremongerings.feedback

Alistair, we'll take the pound because it belongs to Scotland as much as it belongs to England. It's our pound as well as your pound.feedback

America, through the administration, has quite rightly adopted a platform of studied neutrality.feedback

This is a black day for Glasgow and for Scotland. It is also Saint Andrew's Day and it's a day we can take pride and courage in how we respond to adversity and tragedy. And that response from our emergency services and from ordinary citizens has been exemplary.feedback

With full economic levers and access to our huge natural resources, we can not only defend the progress made with devolution but we can become a fairer, more prosperous society. And one where a new, 21st century relationship is forged between the nations of these islands and with the wider community of nations.feedback

Scotland now faces two futures – continuing with an outdated political entity that ill-serves the ­interests of the people of Scotland, a system that will continue to give us governments we didn't vote for. Or independence, where Scotland will get a parliament that is both fully empowered and fully accountable to those whose lives are affected by its actions.feedback

The reason why part of Scotland's resources, I mean Scotland has, well water, incredibly ample supplies of clean, fresh water and a highly successful company which both produces and markets these supplies. That's in contrast, not just to other countries but friends south of the border.feedback

It's quite interesting actually, the UK debt by the time of independence will be around, well be certainly over a trillion pounds. The oil and gas reserves are worth about a trillion pounds.feedback

If the parliament can run education, then why can't it run the economy? If it can be trusted to run the health service, then why can't it represent Scotland internationally? If it can be trusted to protect our old people, then why can't we protect the country, and do so without the obscenity of nuclear weapons?feedback

This is a referendum that must be built in Scotland and run for the people of Scotland. I think the prime minister had better understand that Scottish politics is about a positive vision for the future, it's about people not prestige.feedback

This is a huge decision, the most important for 300 years. And after a careful analysis we recognise that the first date that allows to conduct it properly, with all preparations properly made, with all the questions answered for the people of Scotland is the autumn of 2014.feedback

The right reason was to release a dying man on compassionate grounds and not on any other factor: international politics, trade, whatever oil deals may or may not have been – not allow any of these to affect the decision.feedback

Scottish whisky depends on integrity for its success, on provenance and reputation. And I think it is right to say to Diageo 'you are going to damage that reputation and damage the future success if you turn your back on communities like Kilmarnock.feedback

I'm sure Downing Street spin doctors are saying it's all just a cosy chat for the Prime Minister, but I think we should all stand back and just realise how unprecedented this is. This is the Prime Minister of this country interviewed in the course of a criminal investigation, helping the police with their enquiries in a situation where the only person with the ability to award peerages or knighthoods is the Prime Minister himself.feedback

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