Referendum round-up: Celebrity videos | EU row

CATCH up on the latest news, opinion, video and analysis on Scottish independence from Scotland and beyond in this daily round-up from our dedicated referendum website.

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Snappy viral videos packed with celebrity endorsements have been the main theme of the referendum campaign today.

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Pro-union celebrities have put their names a new video calling for Scots to vote ‘No’ to independence. The video, which features Queen’s 1975 hit ‘You’re My Best Friend’, follows a similar video released by Yes Scotland last week. You can watch both videos on our Scottish independence microsite.


Our Scottish independence site showcases some of the best comment, analysis and opinion from across the web; here are some of our favourite articles from the last 24 hours.

• Polling expert Professor John Curtice looks at the differences between the major polling companies in their predictions for the Scottish independence referendum.

• Oxford University’s Sionaidh Douglas-Scott presents her view on the debate over EU membership for an independent Scotland.

Douglas-Scott, a Professor of European and Human Rights Law, looks at the issue in light of the election of new European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker.

• Alex Salmond should change the terms of the Scottish independence debate now and focus on radical plans to make Scotland better, writes George Kerevan.

• STV’s Carole Erskine looks at the information available in the independence debate, and suggest that Scots may not find themselves in possession of all the facts until after September’s vote.

• Former Irish government minister Martin Mansergh presents his view on the Scottish independence debate in this piece for the Irish Times.

• Labour peer Clive Soley hits out against both Alex Salmond’s calls for Scottish independence and Nigel Farage’s aim of removing the UK from the European Union in this column for the New Statesman.

• Pro-independence business group Business for Scotland highlight the island of Eigg, and look at the practices and decisions of the community-owned island that could prove instructive for an independent Scotland.

• The Scottish Greens’ Patrick Harvie reflects on recent developments in digital rights and privacy in this week’s Scotsman indyref essay.

• Gerry Hassan takes on the suggestion that Scotland has been divided by the independence debate, in this piece for Scottish Review.

• Ed Jacobs of the Left Foot Forward blog writes that Prime Minister David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle may have played into the hands of the ‘Yes’ campaign in the Scottish independence referendum.