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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. October 28, 2011

    Architect of Scotland’s devolution dies

    Campbell Christie, the former general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress and an architect of devolution, has...

  27. October 24, 2011

    Little England: Britain sleepwalks towards break-up

    Alex Salmond addressed the Scottish National party’s  annual conference the other day. Few beyond Scotland will have...

  28. October 23, 2011

    Focus on independence – not ‘devo max’

    Alex Salmond refuses to be drawn on details of the second question on the ballot paper in his promised referendum on...

  29. October 23, 2011

    Bard’s £900,000 legacy is poetry to SNP ears

    Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National party, could be forgiven a satisfied smile at the prospect of a windfall for...

  30. October 21, 2011

    Salmond to advance independence debate

    Alex Salmond, the first minister, will advance the debate on the Scottish government’s promised independence referendum by...

  31. October 16, 2011

    Salmond leaps on support for Scottish independence

    More people in the UK now back the idea of Scottish independence than oppose it, according to a survey that prompted Alex...

  32. October 13, 2011

    Scotland’s new parliamentary constituencies

    The Boundary Commission for Scotland has released its proposals for reducing the number of Scottish MPs in Westminster by...

  33. 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,...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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