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  1. July 21, 2014

    Scotland’s financial sector at ‘risk’

    Scotland’s financial services industry would be put at “significant risk” by the creation of a border with the rest of the...

  2. July 15, 2014

    The ‘glorious’ Anglo-Scottish union belongs to a past era

    On the old Scottish parliament’s last day, when the 1707 union with England had been agreed, the Lord High Commissioner...

  1. July 13, 2014

    A Scottish Yes vote would see the gloves come off

    One of the stranger customs in the US is that every year Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4. But July 4 1776 was...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Alex Salmond’s ‘well-oiled machine’ tests rivals in poll battle

    Why do the Scottish Nationalists dominate Scotland’s political landscape even though their main policy has not convinced...

  3. July 8, 2014

    Business should be heard on Scotland

    Over the past seven months there have been accusations of bullying aplenty in the Scottish independence debate. Many of...

  4. July 7, 2014

    Scots nationalists accused of bullying

    Business leaders have complained about aggressive tactics being used by Scottish ministers as the independence debate...

  5. Off Message

    July 3, 2014

    The myth of the unnoticed SNP surge

    In the comments to an earlier post on whether the Yes vote in the independence referendum is being exaggerated, JeanJacques...

  6. Off Message

    July 3, 2014

    Are pollsters exaggerating the Yes vote in Scotland?

    “Why do opinion polls in Scotland vary so much?” asks Peter Kellner. It is an important question. An answer would give us a...

  7. June 23, 2014

    ‘Braveheart’ screening stokes Scottish debate

    Just three months before Scotland’s independence referendum, the nation’s capital is bracing for the spectacle of a bloody...

  8. June 18, 2014

    UK interest rate rise ‘would hit Scottish recovery’

    Scotland’s economic recovery would be put at risk if the Bank of England raised interest rates to cool London property...

  9. June 16, 2014

    Scottish government unveils constitution proposals

    The Scottish government has unveiled its proposals for an interim written constitution to be used if Scotland votes for...

  10. June 15, 2014

    Party leaders join forces for pro-union campaign

    The Scottish leaders of the three main UK political parties are to appear together to show voters they are serious about...

  11. June 15, 2014

    Scottish Labour chief suggests Salmond behind online ‘bullying’

    First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish parliament is generally a heated affair but it hit an unusual level when the...

  12. June 12, 2014

    Scots would vote Yes if certain of David Cameron election victory

    A majority of Scots would vote to leave the UK if they were sure that David Cameron would continue as prime minister after...

  13. June 12, 2014

    Scotland’s Braveheart nationalism shows its dark side

    It was scarcely an accident that Alex Salmond’s Scottish Nationalist party set the 700th anniversary of the battle of...

  14. June 9, 2014

    Scotland’s voters find ‘Yes’ drive more effective

    Most voters in Scotland think the campaign for independence from the UK has been more effective than the fight to save the...

  15. June 9, 2014

    Gordon Brown warns Scotland could be lost 'by mistake’

    Gordon Brown has warned the pro-union campaign that its “patronising” arguments risk galvanising the nationalist cause and...

  16. June 9, 2014

    Both camps raise game with 100 days left to Scottish referendum

    The start of the last 100 days before the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence is being marked by both sides...

  17. June 9, 2014

    English support falls for independent Scotland

    Most English people want to preserve the union, according to a survey of attitudes published 100 days before the referendum...

  18. Westminster Blog

    June 5, 2014

    The government's latest social media triumph

    One of the most frequent criticisms of the campaign against Scottish independence is that it can come across as high-handed...

  19. May 30, 2014

    Doubts cast on Scottish economic data

    Scotland’s economic standard of living may rank 20th among rich countries rather than the 14th suggested by gross national...

  20. Off Message

    May 29, 2014

    What price on Scotland's undecided voter?

    The below is a full version of the short opinion piece that appeared in the FT on Thursday. They live in a town in the...

  21. May 26, 2014

    Ukip deals blow to Scottish nationalists

    The UK Independence party’s success in winning its first Scottish seat has dealt a blow to Scotland’s governing nationalists...

  22. May 23, 2014

    Call for cap on private land ownership in Scotland

    A report commissioned by the Scottish government has called for a legal limit to be imposed on the amount of land that can...

  23. May 22, 2014

    Scotland No vote would open door to cross-party devolution talks

    The main political parties would be invited to discuss new devolved powers for Scotland within weeks of a No vote in...

  24. May 19, 2014

    Ukip success could bolster Scotland independence campaign

    Victory for the United Kingdom Independence party in this week’s European elections could nudge Scottish voters toward...

  25. May 16, 2014

    David Cameron treads a wary line in Scotland

    Scotland is still very much part of the UK, but this week’s overnight trip north of the border by David Cameron was a study...

  26. May 16, 2014

    David Cameron tells Scots only Tories offer choice on Europe

    David Cameron has sought to boost support for his Conservative party among voters in Scotland by casting himself as the only...

  27. May 13, 2014

    Scottish Nationalists hail report of ‘disarray’ in No camp

    Scottish nationalists have seized on the latest report of strains in the campaign against independence, saying a Daily Mail...

  28. May 12, 2014

    Lottery winners pitch the case for Scottish independence

    The £161m lottery jackpot won by Ayrshire couple Chris and Colin Weir in 2011 has been a stroke of good fortune for many in...

  29. May 12, 2014

    SNP machine drives Yes Scotland’s success

    The Glasgow headquarters of the campaign for Scottish independence are located, with obvious symbolism, on Hope Street. For...

  30. May 11, 2014

    Lottery winners give millions to Scotland independence campaign

    A lottery-winning couple accounted for almost 80 per cent of the £3.15m donated to the campaign for Scottish independence in...

  31. May 4, 2014

    Sunday Herald backs campaign for Scottish independence

    The Sunday Herald has become the first Scottish newspaper to back independence ahead of September’s referendum, boosting...

  32. May 1, 2014

    Scots should recall the poverty of the Irish Free State

    Karl Marx was right about one thing. History, in the form of secessionist nationalism within the UK, repeats itself – first...

  33. April 24, 2014

    Ed Miliband aims to push back SNP’s Yes campaign

    Ed Miliband will take his shadow cabinet to Glasgow on Friday promising to deliver social justice for the whole of the UK,...

  34. April 22, 2014

    Gordon Brown warns of Scottish pensions ‘time-bomb’

    Gordon Brown, the former UK prime minister, has sought to re-energise a stuttering campaign against Scottish independence...

  35. April 15, 2014

    Defenders of union come under fire over tactics

    Philip Hammond, defence secretary, on Tuesday concluded two weeks of heavy pounding by the British military on Alex Salmond,...

  36. April 15, 2014

    Labour offers Scottish women incentives to resist independence

    Labour has promised Scottish women better childcare, higher pay and equal representation on the boards of public bodies to...

  37. April 15, 2014

    Scottish independence poll tracker

    In September, the Scottish people will vote in a referendum that could see the country break away from the rest of the UK....

  38. April 13, 2014

    SNP girds itself for the ‘last mile to independence’

    When Jim Farquharson paid two shillings and six pence to join the Scottish National party more than 50 years ago, it was a...

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