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September 12, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With prideful nationalism, Scots on Thursday voted for self-rule and the creation of their first Parliament in three centuries. Official results today from a national referendum echoed the universal predictions of polls and pundits: a landslide "Yes" for the Parliament. There was also strong support for a second "Yes"--to give the Parliament tax-making powers.
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May 28, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After dreaming of their own government for nearly three centuries, it was probably inevitable that Scots would find the nuts-and-bolts reality of the new Scottish Parliament something less than a dream come true. And known, as they are, for refusing to suffer fools, Scots were not likely to give rave reviews to a corps of 129 politicians, most of whom are first-time legislators.
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July 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Queen Elizabeth II opened Scotland's first Parliament in nearly 300 years in what nationalists declared a warm-up for full independence. Britain's Labor Party government hopes its diluting of power from London will preserve Scotland's long union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland and head off nationalist demands. But the opening in Edinburgh also underlined the risk that the United Kingdom will break apart.
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July 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Queen Elizabeth II opened Scotland's first Parliament in nearly 300 years in what nationalists declared a warm-up for full independence. Britain's Labor Party government hopes its diluting of power from London will preserve Scotland's long union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland and head off nationalist demands. But the opening in Edinburgh also underlined the risk that the United Kingdom will break apart.
NEWS
May 28, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After dreaming of their own government for nearly three centuries, it was probably inevitable that Scots would find the nuts-and-bolts reality of the new Scottish Parliament something less than a dream come true. And known, as they are, for refusing to suffer fools, Scots were not likely to give rave reviews to a corps of 129 politicians, most of whom are first-time legislators.
NEWS
July 25, 1997 | From Reuters
Scotland would get its first parliament in nearly 300 years under sweeping decentralization plans unveiled by the British government Thursday. But government ministers insisted that the tax-raising parliament in Edinburgh would not be a step on the road to independence.
NEWS
September 13, 1997 | From Reuters
Edinburgh brimmed with joy and confidence Friday after Scots voted resoundingly to form a Parliament in their capital after 290 years without one. Jubilation was clear as patriotic flags appeared in windows overnight and a huge Scottish St. Andrews flag with a diagonal white cross on a dark blue background was draped around the headquarters of the Scottish National Party.
NEWS
January 22, 1998 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a blow to the fragile peace process in Northern Ireland, the outlawed Irish Republican Army on Wednesday rejected an Anglo-Irish outline for settlement terms, saying it was skewed in favor of pro-British Protestant parties. But the IRA statement did not appear to immediately threaten a tenuous cease-fire or signal withdrawal from peace talks by Sinn Fein, the IRA's political wing.
NEWS
September 13, 1997 | From Reuters
Edinburgh brimmed with joy and confidence Friday after Scots voted resoundingly to form a Parliament in their capital after 290 years without one. Jubilation was clear as patriotic flags appeared in windows overnight and a huge Scottish St. Andrews flag with a diagonal white cross on a dark blue background was draped around the headquarters of the Scottish National Party.
NEWS
September 12, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With prideful nationalism, Scots on Thursday voted for self-rule and the creation of their first Parliament in three centuries. Official results today from a national referendum echoed the universal predictions of polls and pundits: a landslide "Yes" for the Parliament. There was also strong support for a second "Yes"--to give the Parliament tax-making powers.
NEWS
July 25, 1997 | From Reuters
Scotland would get its first parliament in nearly 300 years under sweeping decentralization plans unveiled by the British government Thursday. But government ministers insisted that the tax-raising parliament in Edinburgh would not be a step on the road to independence.
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