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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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November 26, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union and NATO, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint for secession from Britain. With less than a year before Scotland votes on whether to seek a divorce from England and Wales, campaigners for the "yes" side released a 670-page document outlining the practicalities and priorities of independence, addressing topics as diverse as currency arrangements and the provision of free child care for all preschoolers.
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May 7, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a historic ballot that will reshape British politics for years to come, Scotland and Wales elected local governments Thursday that will take over control of their domestic affairs from London. The election of the first Scottish parliament in nearly 300 years and of the Welsh National Assembly, which will have more limited powers, is part of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's policy to decentralize control and stave off moves for independence that could break up the United Kingdom.
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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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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
February 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scotland's first parliament in 300 years will meet for the first time May 12 and be officially inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II on July 1, the British government announced. At their first meeting in Edinburgh, the 129 members of the new parliament, to be elected May 6, will choose a presiding officer, who will act as speaker, and a deputy presiding officer.
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
February 4, 1989 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Friday rejected the concept of home rule for Scotland. In a direct challenge to nationalists who want a transfer of power from Parliament in London to Scotland's capital of Edinburgh, Thatcher said this would be "yet another layer of government." In a speech to a Scottish newspaper audience, she said her government was as committed as ever to the union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom.
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
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
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 7, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a historic ballot that will reshape British politics for years to come, Scotland and Wales elected local governments Thursday that will take over control of their domestic affairs from London. The election of the first Scottish parliament in nearly 300 years and of the Welsh National Assembly, which will have more limited powers, is part of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's policy to decentralize control and stave off moves for independence that could break up the United Kingdom.
NEWS
May 6, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When is a country a country? Scotland has its own legal and educational systems, its own national museums and soccer leagues. It has a border with England--unchanged for centuries--and today, Scotland will elect its first parliament in nearly 300 years. The Scots even call their land a country, but it is not an independent state.
NEWS
February 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scotland's first parliament in 300 years will meet for the first time May 12 and be officially inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II on July 1, the British government announced. At their first meeting in Edinburgh, the 129 members of the new parliament, to be elected May 6, will choose a presiding officer, who will act as speaker, and a deputy presiding officer.
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
December 25, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Two notices in the window of the Govan District Information Center here tell a lot about the newly volatile character of Scottish politics. One sarcastically offers "Tips for the poor" from the government's Department of Health and Social Security: "Don't go into a supermarket when you're hungry. Buy nearly stale food 'bargains' or grow your own food. Give up meat and fish and substitute soya." The other reports: "Helpful advice from Mrs.
NEWS
May 6, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When is a country a country? Scotland has its own legal and educational systems, its own national museums and soccer leagues. It has a border with England--unchanged for centuries--and today, Scotland will elect its first parliament in nearly 300 years. The Scots even call their land a country, but it is not an independent state.
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
February 4, 1989 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Friday rejected the concept of home rule for Scotland. In a direct challenge to nationalists who want a transfer of power from Parliament in London to Scotland's capital of Edinburgh, Thatcher said this would be "yet another layer of government." In a speech to a Scottish newspaper audience, she said her government was as committed as ever to the union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom.
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