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    1. March 21, 2012

      Holyrood to be given new financial powers

      Holyrood will be given new income tax and borrowing powers as part of a deal struck between the Scottish and UK governments...

    2. February 18, 2012

      No unionist has conjured a vision to rival that of Salmond

      From Mr Martin Upham. Sir, If Scottish first minister Alex Salmond were the “narrow nationalist” of your description he...

    1. February 16, 2012

      Cameron in plea to Scots on referendum

      David Cameron came to Edinburgh yesterday to praise the contribution of Scots to the United Kingdom – but to bury the idea...

    2. February 16, 2012

      Shadowboxing expected on Scottish devolution

      The prime minister’s meeting in Edinburgh on Thursday with Alex Salmond is more likely to involve shadowboxing than a...

    3. February 13, 2012

      Scottish referendum talks make progress

      The Holyrood and Westminster governments remain at odds over whether a referendum on Scottish independence should contain a...

    4. January 31, 2012

      Cameron seeks appointment of SNP peer

      David Cameron wants to nominate the first Scottish Nationalist peer to the House of Lords this year in an overture to the...

    5. January 24, 2012

      Scotland can be a ‘beacon of fairness’

      Alex Salmond, who on Wednesday publishes his proposals for a Scottish independence referendum in 2014, believes the country...

    6. January 21, 2012

      Queen will have to decide soon

      From Mr Anthony Chamier. Sir, Alex Salmond, the Scottish first minister, says that if the Scottish people vote in favour of...

    7. January 21, 2012

      Salmond should stick to dominating airwaves

      From Prof David Megginson. Sir, In your profile of Alex Salmond (“The political bruiser bidding for another Bannockburn”,...

    8. January 16, 2012

      What could wipe Salmond’s smile?

      Alex Salmond is the canniest politician in the British Isles, a more daunting opponent for David Cameron than Ed Miliband,...

    9. January 16, 2012

      Scotland needs freedom from an unequal union

      From Alyn Smith MEP. Sir, John Lloyd’s attack on the SNP risks confusing your readers with uncharacteristic prejudice...

    10. January 16, 2012

      Salmond has hijacked the debate with consummate skill

      From Mr Colin Steedman. Sir, I enjoyed reading John Lloyd’s well-balanced article. Writing as a proudly Scottish unionist, I...

    11. January 15, 2012

      Oil groups air doubts as Scots eye big prize

      Scottish nationalists have long dreamt of the day when an Edinburgh government could take control of the country’s petroleum...

    12. January 15, 2012

      Cameron and Salmond meeting gains priority

      David Cameron has agreed to meet Alex Salmond for one-on-one talks about the prospect of a referendum on Scottish...

    13. January 12, 2012

      Salmond fights off attempts to force early referendum

      Alex Salmond, first minister, dismissed fresh attempts at the Scottish parliament yesterday to force an early referendum on...

    14. January 11, 2012

      Future of Union will be decided in Scotland

      Forget all the Downing Street guff about “binding” votes and constitutional propriety.The future of the Union will be...

    15. January 11, 2012

      Scotland’s secessionists are slaves to a romantic tartan past

      Two caustic issues, immediately evident in the Scottish government’s response to the Westminster proposal for a referendum...

    16. January 9, 2012

      Cameron’s offer unlikely to settle issue

      Would the sort of one-question referendum on Scottish independence being proposed by the prime minister settle the issue,...

    17. January 9, 2012

      Act of disunion may be more complex than yes or no

      Ministers will on Tuesday offer the devolved Scottish government the chance to hold a legally binding referendum on...

    18. January 9, 2012

      Cameron throws down gauntlet to Scots

      The UK prime minister has challenged Scotland’s first minister to hold a referendum on independence, paving the way for a...

    19. January 3, 2012

      Unstoppable Salmond dominates politics in Scotland

      Scottish politics will be dominated by one question in the year ahead: can anyone check the remarkable momentum demonstrated...

    20. December 18, 2011

      New Scottish Labour leader must revive party

      Johann Lamont, who has been elected Scottish Labour leader, admitted her party looked like a “tired old political machine”...

    21. December 14, 2011

      Salmond warns of ‘disastrous’ EU fishing rules

      Scotland’s fishing industry is more vulnerable to the imposition of “disastrous” regulations by Brussels as a result of...

    22. November 21, 2011

      SNP’s £1m windfall rouses rivals fears

      Fears the Scottish National party will outspend opponents during its promised referendum campaign on independence increased...

    23. November 12, 2011

      Still the problem of the monarchy

      From Mr Andrew McCrae. Sir, Alex Salmond and his party gained an overwhelming victory in the last Scottish parliamentary...

    24. November 5, 2011

      Salmond’s ‘devo max’ option is a camouflage device

      From Sir Brian Barder. Sir, You are surely unnecessarily alarmed by the Scottish first minister’s “shrewd” decision to...

    25. November 1, 2011

      SNP revives minimum alcohol price

      A bill to set a minimum price for alcohol has been reintroduced by the Scottish government, despite warnings that the...

    26. September 21, 2011

      Scots to boost capital spending

      The Scottish government will try to boost the economy by switching resources from current expenditure to capital spending,...

    27. September 9, 2011

      EU reprieve for Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru

      Alex Salmond, Scottish first minister, has hailed the news that there will be no change to the distinctive colour of...

    28. September 7, 2011

      Salmond’s independence pledge for Scotland

      Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National party, on Wednesday promised a brighter future for the “independence...

    29. September 1, 2011

      Council set to save Edinburgh tram

      Edinburgh’s city council is today expected to vote to push ahead with building the city’s tram system into the heart of the...

    30. August 30, 2011

      Brussels poised to oppose measure

      The enthusiasm of Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, for minimum pricing pits him against a more formidable foe than...

    31. August 23, 2011

      Devolution too far

      Owen Paterson, the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, says that giving the province the right to vary its corporate...

    32. July 1, 2011

      Defeated Scots Lib Dems disown Clegg

      Nick Clegg was at odds with members of his increasingly embattled party in Scotland, after the Liberal Democrats lost their...

    33. July 1, 2011

      Labour wins Scottish by-election

      Labour has won a crucial by-election in Scotland by fending off a strong challenge from the Scottish National party in the...

    34. June 27, 2011

      Salmond waiting in the wings

      With culture vultures flocking to Edinburgh for the International Festival, Scotland’s politicians are enjoying the last of...

    35. June 19, 2011

      Scottish by-election turns into two-horse race

      Labour is facing an awkward test of its political popularity in Scotland this month – just weeks after a remarkably...

    36. June 16, 2011

      Kilt-edged securities

      From Mr Clark McGinn, Sir, Now that Alex Salmond has the right to issue Scottish government bonds, will we trade gilts south...

    37. June 14, 2011

      Respect wishes of majority of Scots

      From Ms Lucy Gilchrist. Sir, Business leaders are right to be concerned that investment in Scotland could suffer from the...

    38. June 9, 2011

      Scottish business fears calls for split

      Scottish business leaders are concerned that investment could suffer because of speculation over independence following the...

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