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Liam Beattie
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Monday's announcement of a legally binding referendum on Scottish independence wasn't simply a historic moment for those calling for the end to the United Kingdom as we know it - it was also a historic moment for democracy in Scotland.

A historic moment for democracy

Monday's announcement of a legally binding referendum on Scottish independence wasn't simply a historic moment for those calling for the end to the United Kingdom as we know it - it was also a historic moment for democracy in Scotland.

The 2012 British Social Attitude's Survey makes for very worrying reading for anyone who believes in the continuation of the welfare state in Britain.

Benefit 'scroungers' - the New Labour legacy

The 2012 British Social Attitude's Survey makes for very worrying reading for anyone who believes in the continuation of the welfare state in Britain.

When it comes to student bank accounts, freshers need to look into all options and not be seduced by freebies - and banks need to think twice about what they offer.

Don't get stung by student finance

When it comes to student bank accounts, freshers need to look into all options and not be seduced by freebies - and banks need to think twice about what they offer.

Yesterday's news that the coalition government was to drop its plans to reform the House of Lords should not come as any great surprise to anyone, even those who thought that it was about time to drag our dated democracy into the 21st century.

A loss for Clegg but shame on you Ed

Yesterday's news that the coalition government was to drop its plans to reform the House of Lords should not come as any great surprise to anyone, even those who thought that it was about time to drag our dated democracy into the 21st century.

Who would you rather have ensure your protection: a private firm only accountable to shareholders or the police, who are accountable to millions across the UK?

The danger of letting our policing fall into private hands

Who would you rather have ensure your protection: a private firm only accountable to shareholders or the police, who are accountable to millions across the UK?

After the shambles surrounding the AV referendum it is easy to understand why the majority of the public are simply not interested in changing the status-quo when it comes to politics in this country.

Lords reform may not be sexy politics but it is important

After the shambles surrounding the AV referendum it is easy to understand why the majority of the public are simply not interested in changing the status-quo when it comes to politics in this country.

The Greens have left, so what's next for the Yes campaign?

Trouble ahead for the Yes Campaign?

The Greens have left, so what's next for the Yes campaign?

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