Daily Political Newspaper Summary: 18 September 2014
All newspaper references refer to Scottish editions. Where there is a link to a newspaper’s website, the relevant page reference is highlighted and underlined. In addition to the newspaper stories outlined below, further news coverage can be found online at BBC News Scotland, STV News and Sky News.
Referendum: Comment, coverage and analysis on today’s independence referendum. (Scotsman page 1, Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling in the Scotsman, Bill Jamieson in the Scotsman, Tom Peterkin in the Scotsman, Record page 1, Archie Macpherson in the Record, Joan Burnie in the Record, Dennis Canavan in the Record, Times page 1, Niall Ferguson in the Times, Ben Macintyre & Kate Muir in the Times, David Aaronovitch in the Times, Jenni Russel in the Times, Tim Montgomerie in the Times, Express page 1, Kerry Gill in the Express, Sun page 1, Dennis Canavan in the Sun, Alistair Darling in the Sun, Sir Tom Hunter in the Sun, Bill Leckie in the Sun, Andrew Nicoll in the Sun, Herald page 1, Iain MacWhirter in the Herald, Ian Kerr in the Herald, Catherine MacLeod in the Herald, FT page 1, George Parker, Mure Dickie in the FT, John Gapper in the FT, Telegraph page 1, Alan Cochrane in the Telegraph, Niall Ferguson in the Telegraph, Peter Oborne in the Telegraph, Douglas Alexander in the Telegraph, Neil Oliver in the Telegraph, Mail page 1, Emma Cowing in the Mail, Ewen Stuart in the Mail, Alan Roden in the Mail, Guardian page 1,Ewan MacAskill in the Guardian, Libby Brooks in the Guardian, Steve Richards in the Guardian, Martin Kettle in the Guardian, Courier page 1 ,Jennifer Dempsie in the Courier, P&J page 1)
Police action: Lord McConnell has accused the police of “inaction” in dealing with referendum related vandalism and intimidation. Police Scotland has dismissed the claims. (Scotsman page 5, Express page 4, Mail page 8, P&J page 11)
English devolution: John Redwood in the FT comments on the need for English devolution.
Employment: Employment in Scotland rose by 45,000 between May and July to reach 2,623,000. (Sun page 7, Herald page 8, Courier page 21)