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    1. January 28, 2016

      European Commission to examine Google’s UK tax deal

      Brussels is set to examine the UK’s £130m tax deal with Google, after the Scottish National party called on the EU’s...

    2. January 13, 2016

      Moray challenges SNP council tax freeze

      A northern Scottish local authority has challenged the country’s council tax freeze, saying spending cuts imposed by...

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    1. The Business of Whisky

      After a decade of strong growth - in which producers invested in new distilleries or e...
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      Just as digital technology has disrupted business, Jeremy Corbyn and his far-left supp...
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    1. January 13, 2016

      Oil price fall leaves Scottish economy trailing

      Scotland’s Nationalists like the idea of divergence from the rest of the UK — but not of the sort displayed by data...

    2. January 13, 2016

      UK parliament passes first English-only law

      Constitutional history was made in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening when the Housing and Planning bill was...

    3. January 13, 2016

      SNP will not sign Scotland Bill without concessions on finances

      Nicola Sturgeon will not sign a bill to devolve power to Scotland unless the Treasury agrees to account for...

    4. January 6, 2016

      Sturgeon vows to raise education standards in Scotland

      Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to raise the attainment of Scotland’s poorest pupils, as the first minister tried to rebut...

    5. January 5, 2016

      SNP hit by another MP investigation

      An independent watchdog for standards in Westminster is investigating a Scottish National party MP, in the latest...

    6. January 3, 2016

      Dream of multiparty politics fails to materialise

      There were several clear winners in the political world of 2015, including David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy...

    7. December 22, 2015

      Forth Road Bridge to reopen ahead of schedule

      The Forth Road Bridge will reopen to most traffic on Wednesday, but heavy goods vehicles will continue to be barred...

    8. December 21, 2015

      SNP comes under attack for centralising power

      Since the Scottish parliament reopened in 1999, 292 years after the Act of Union, more attention has been paid to the...

    9. December 20, 2015

      Scotland and the missing alternative to austerity

      The Scottish National party has long sought to appeal to voters north of the border with two keystone messages. It is...

    10. December 19, 2015

      Minimum alcohol pricing proposal prompts spirited defence

      The taxman has tried to have his share of whisky revenues since at least 1644, when the Scots Parliament passed an...

    11. December 17, 2015

      Scotland budget criticised as too austere

      With its cautious use of new powers and emulation of UK Conservative policies, Scotland’s 2016-17 budget offered more...

    12. December 16, 2015

      Scottish budget follows George Osborne’s example

      Scotland will follow the Conservative government at Westminster by raising tax on the purchase of some properties and...

    13. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Trump attacks Salmond for 'overinflated ego'

      Donald Trump and Scotland’s former first minster, Alex Salmond, are engaged in a rather entertaining war of words after...

    14. December 15, 2015

      Oil price slump leaves SNP with dilemma

      Facing a weakening economy, cuts to his main source of funding and a looming election, it is no wonder Scotland’s...

    15. December 14, 2015

      SNP promises tax reform details ahead of election

      The Scottish National party has promised to set out detailed plans for reforming local taxation ahead of parliamentary...

    16. December 13, 2015

      Scottish National party under fire over Forth Road Bridge closure

      The Scottish National party is under growing pressure over its record in government as a vital transport link stays...

    17. December 11, 2015

      Women of 2015: Mhairi Black, parliamentarian

      Only one person received a louder welcome than Nicola Sturgeon in October at the Scottish National party conference....

    18. December 6, 2015

      From ‘Yes we can’ to #JezWeCan victory

      Is Jeremy Corbyn Britain’s first digital party leader? The bearded 66-year-old Labour leader is more likely to be...

    19. December 6, 2015

      Energy group hails Scotland’s renewables policy

      The head of Spanish energy group Iberdrola has called Scotland an “example to the world” of how high carbon prices and...

    20. Westminster Blog

      December 2, 2015

      UK votes to back Syria air strikes - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 23:07 on 2 Dec 2015. The House of Commons has voted to extend air strikes against Isis...

    21. November 27, 2015

      Scottish university reform ‘recipe for conflict’

      Scottish government plans for university reform are a recipe for conflict and could erode the autonomy that has been...

    22. November 24, 2015

      Natalie McGarry resigns SNP whip amid allegations of missing funds

      Natalie McGarry has become the second Scottish National party MP since the general election to resign the party whip,...

    23. November 24, 2015

      Nuclear consensus comes under pressure in Commons vote

      The fragility of Britain’s cross-party consensus on nuclear weapons was revealed on Tuesday in a sour debate on the...

    24. November 23, 2015

      Labour MPs to dodge SNP Trident trap with visit to Oldham

      Oldham West will be flooded with Labour MPs on Tuesday as they are encouraged to leave London to avoid having to take...

    25. November 10, 2015

      SNP joins Labour to threaten Sunday trading proposals

      George Osborne’s plans to extend Sunday trading laws could come unstuck after the SNP said it would join Labour in...

    26. November 4, 2015

      Scottish National party vows to make up tax credit cuts shortfall

      The Scottish National party has committed to trying to make up losses that would be suffered by low-income people under...

    27. November 2, 2015

      Government to propose extra welfare powers for Scotland

      David Mundell is to propose changes to the Scotland Bill this week, as the Scottish secretary attempts to rebut...

    28. October 31, 2015

      Dugdale casts Scottish Labour as credible but radical alternative

      Scottish Labour’s new leader has rallied her battered party against looming electoral disaster with new policies...

    29. October 31, 2015

      Kezia Dugdale pledges to restore Scottish tax credits

      Labour has thrown down a policy gauntlet to the Scottish National party, saying new powers being devolved to Scotland...

    30. October 27, 2015

      SNP attacks private equity’s ‘Mayfair millionaire tax loophole’

      The Scottish National party in Westminster has ruffled the feathers of British private equity executives by attacking...

    31. October 27, 2015

      UK buyers wary over property in Scotland

      UK investment in Scottish commercial property has fallen sharply this year from 2014's record levels amid worries among...

    32. October 22, 2015

      Audit Scotland points to ‘decline’ in NHS

      Scotland has suffered a “general decline” in NHS performance in the face of rising demand and a shrinking budget since...

    33. October 20, 2015

      Scots resist Green Investment Bank sell-off

      Scotland could block UK government plans for the privatisation of its flagship Green Investment Bank, the Scottish...

    34. October 18, 2015

      Conference highlights SNP’s momentum ahead of election

      Just seven months before parliamentary elections in Scotland that could have far-reaching implications for the UK, the...

    35. October 17, 2015

      Sturgeon puts emphasis on welfare

      Nicola Sturgeon closed her Scottish National party's biggest ever-conference with a call to its members to stay united...

    36. October 16, 2015

      SNP land reform proposal rejected by grassroots members

      Members of the Scottish National party issued a rare rebuke to their leaders when delegates to its autumn conference...

    37. October 16, 2015

      Lobbyists lured to slick SNP conference

      “I preferred it when conferences were smaller,” says one kilted Nationalist, a member of the party for half a century....

    38. October 16, 2015

      Scotland to give councils power over business rates

      The Scottish government will give councils the power to cut business rates to boost their local economies, matching a...

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