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      Alex Salmond warns UK ministers against renewing Trident

      Alex Salmond has given warning that it would be a “fatal mistake” for the UK government to proceed with its plan to renew...

    2. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: Triumphant Scots challenge convention

      A casual observer of the state opening of parliament might have imagined that it was the Scottish National party rather than...

    1. May 27, 2015

      SNP dissatisfied with Cameron’s Scottish devolution plans

      The Conservative government has begun to deliver on its promise to give Scotland one of the world’s most powerful devolved...

    2. May 27, 2015

      Crowdfunding drive to challenge Alistair Carmichael’s election

      Campaigners for Scottish independence raised more than £25,000 in less than a day for a proposed legal effort to void the...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Sturgeon vows to fight UK government spending cuts

      Scotland’s first minister has vowed to fight UK government spending cuts, saying the experience of recent years showed...

    4. May 26, 2015

      Scottish Nationalists must do better on education standards

      Scotland’s first minister has promised to make improving the country’s education system an SNP priority, amid growing...

    5. May 22, 2015

      Scottish National party takes stewardship of two Commons committees

      The Scottish National party has secured the stewardship of two parliamentary committees that give it unprecedented influence...

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      May 22, 2015

      The SNP (almost) admits it was wrong on student grants

      Earlier this month I wrote about how the Scottish National party’s policy on student financing has let down Scotland’s...

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      May 21, 2015

      'For most people in Scotland the SNP is a normal party that they like, hate or are indifferent to'

      In trying to explain the rise of the Scottish National party, one possible explanation is that it was a growing sense of...

    8. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a “giant”...

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      May 18, 2015

      In Scotland, trade unionists are already leaving Labour behind

      On Saturday, Jim Murphy announced he will resign as leader of the Scottish Labour party, calling Len McCluskey, general...

    10. May 15, 2015

      David Cameron squeezed by pleas for power on both sides of border

      David Cameron faces intensifying rival pressure from London and Edinburgh, as a leading Tory backbencher insists on more...

    11. May 15, 2015

      Dual residence complicates Scottish tax status

      The government is facing obstacles to identifying Scottish taxpayers, with less than a year to go before income tax is...

    12. May 15, 2015

      Cameron agrees to consider more powers for Scotland

      David Cameron has agreed to consider more powers for Scotland at his first meeting north of the border with Nicola Sturgeon...

    13. May 15, 2015

      Cameron stresses commitment to union in meeting with Sturgeon

      David Cameron will underline his commitment to the United Kingdom in his first meeting in Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon...

    14. May 14, 2015

      SNP faces Westminster test of having a leader in Edinburgh

      The Scottish National party's emergence as the third largest force in the UK parliament has some in London wondering how it...

    15. May 14, 2015

      Draft legislation for transferring powers to Scotland ‘falls short’

      UK government draft legislation transferring new powers to Scotland “falls short” of a cross-party deal brokered last year,...

    16. May 13, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon calls for more talks on devolved powers

      The Scottish government has demanded a new round of devolution discussions, saying last week’s general election result...

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      May 12, 2015

      Britain's general election: why Labour lost

      Before Labour tear themselves apart trying to figure out how to proceed from the general election result it’s worth taking a...

    18. May 12, 2015

      Scotland’s powers to be limited to those already agreed

      Ministers will push through plans for powers to be transferred to the Scottish parliament by the end of the summer, but will...

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      May 12, 2015

      What now for the future of the union?

      Where now for this weary union? After the general election triumphs of the Scottish National party and the Conservatives,...

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      May 12, 2015

      Shy Tories don’t tweet

      If on Friday morning, you found yourself tweeting this: I still don’t understand how Conservatives won the vote? Everyone...

    21. May 11, 2015

      Eclectic SNP members arrive at Westminister

      Fifty-six jubilant MPs from the Scottish National party arrived in Westminster on Monday, led by Nicola Sturgeon and...

    22. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron’s ‘Little England’ is a myth

      When Angela Merkel won re-election in 2013, the outside world saw her success as a sign that things were going well in...

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      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address newly...

    24. May 10, 2015

      Fear of Labour’s policies and SNP trump hope in UK election

      Fear of losing what one has is a stronger motivation than the hope of future gains. Voters turn to the Conservatives when...

    25. May 10, 2015

      SNP vows to win more power over business tax and welfare

      The Scottish National party will make it a priority to win greater power over business taxes, welfare and the minimum wage...

    26. May 9, 2015

      Sturgeon rallies troops with anti-austerity message for Westminster

      Nicola Sturgeon mustered her new cohort of Scottish National party MPs on Saturday, insisting they would bring her...

    27. May 8, 2015

      Prospect of separate Scottish tax regime stokes business alarm

      Directors of Standard Life are preparing to issue a coded warning next week on the dangers of Scotland’s tax regime...

    28. May 8, 2015

      Europe and union to dominate Cameron’s second term

      David Cameron was last night back in Downing Street after a remarkable election victory and immediately began to address the...

    29. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron faces huge task to defuse nationalism

      David Cameron raised the possibility of a shake-up of the union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after...

    30. May 8, 2015

      Bribery, corruption and other ways to curb Celtic nationalists

      We may have been here before. Prime Minister David Cameron has pulled off a coup; but the narrowness of his majority,...

    31. May 8, 2015

      Sturgeon dismisses SNP landslide a mandate for independence vote

      The Scottish National party’s unprecedented election victory on Thursday raised a pressing question: would SNP leader Nicola...

    32. May 8, 2015

      Cameron will mourn the coalition

      My successor, Sir Jeremy Heywood, has a much less difficult job today than many expected: it will not be a coalition of...

    33. May 8, 2015

      Signs of radical settlement for Scotland emerge after poll results

      The Conservative majority alongside a nationalist landslide in Scotland reopened the question of powers for the Scottish...

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      May 8, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon celebrates

      Leader of the Scottish National party, Nicola Sturgeon reacts to results at the Glasgow election count at the Emirates Arena...

    35. May 8, 2015

      Conservative win provides executive relief for the City

      Guess which company failed to benefit from the stock market’s opening relief rally? It was pollster YouGov. A recent survey...

    36. May 8, 2015

      The UK general election in five charts

      The Conservative party looks set to form the next government with its seat total rapidly approaching the 326 needed for a...

    37. May 8, 2015

      General election: A Labour defeat the Tories cannot celebrate

      Imagine a general election in which the Conservative party has been wiped out by Labour in Surrey and across its other home...

    38. May 8, 2015

      Pollsters and pundits make the wrong call on UK election

      With the notable exception of Scotland and the Scottish National party landslide, the pollsters were wrong about the 2015 UK...

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