Thursday, September 08, 2005

The people of Livingston can speak up for the people of Scotland and the people of the world

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The bad-guys will be trying to make sure that the good-guys do not win the election in Livingston in Scotland.

Expect the bad-guys in the media to attack or ignore the Scottish National Party. Expect the bad-guys in the media to help the Labour Party and even the Liberals.

A defeat for the Scottish National Party would be seen as a victory for Blair and Bush.

A victory for the Scottish National Party would be seen as a victory for the people of Scotland and the people of the world.

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http://news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=1904492005

THE race to succeed Robin Cook as MP for Livingston stepped up a gear today as the Scottish Nationalists formally launched their campaign.

SNP leader Alex Salmond claimed the party's candidate, Angela Constance, who came second to Mr Cook in May's General Election, had "a great chance" of overturning Labour's majority of 13,097 in the by-election on September 29.

Mr Salmond said: "SNP by-election victories always move Scotland forward. That's what happened in Hamilton and in Govan. An SNP win in Livingston will have just as big an impact."

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1904922005

The SNP has launched its campaign to win the Commons seat left vacant by the death of Robin Cook.

Candidate Angela Constance, who came second to Mr Cook in May's General Election, said a vote for Jim Devine in Livingston would represent an endorsement of Tony Blair.

SNP leader Alex Salmond criticised Mr Devine for calling the war in Iraq a relatively "minor" issue on the doorstep.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4222854.stm

The SNP have challenged Labour to speak out against a foreign takeover of Scottish Power.

The German utility E.On, which owns the Powergen brand in the UK, has confirmed that it is considering a takeover bid for Scoittish Power.

Scottish National Party Holyrood leader Nicola Sturgeon said a takeover bid for Scottish Power should be resisted as "strongly and vocally" as the attempted takeover of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the 1990s.

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http://www.snp.org/homepagelatest/campaign/powerofscotland

The Scottish National Party has launched a campaign calling for Scotland to have control of its own energy.

It will highlight the case for Scotland having control over oil and gas, making the most of renewable energy, blocking any plans for new nuclear power stations or waste dumps. and moves to combat fuel poverty.

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http://www.snp.org/elections/cathcart/snp_press_release.2005-09-07.7193134408


Labour plans for the Glasgow Cathcart by-election (for the Edinburgh Parliament) have been left "in tatters" after a prospective candidate was barred from the nomination contest, the SNP said today.

Millionaire restaurant entrepreneur Charan Gill had hoped to be Labour's candidate in the Glasgow Cathcart by-election sparked by the fire-raising conviction and resignation from Holyrood of shamed peer Mike Watson. Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) in London ruled yesterday that he could not be their candidate for the September 29th contest, having only joined the party in the last few days.

SNP leader Alex Salmond has already claimed Labour "pressured" Holyrood Presiding Officer George Reid into holding the contest on the same day as the by-election in Livingston. He suggested Labour was "terrified" that an SNP win in Livingston would strengthen its position in Cathcart if that contest was held at a later date.

Mr Salmond said: "Labour's whole by-election plan is in tatters. Clearly this exceptional rush for the by-election is a piece of Labour chicanery. The fact that it is now all collapsing in a heap for Labour is going to cause a lot of amusement. It serves them right, they shouldn't try to short-circuit democracy."



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