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    1. November 21, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon balances genders in Scottish cabinet reshuffle

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s new first minister, has unveiled a cabinet reshuffle intended to stamp her mark on the...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Economists raise doubts on tax levers for Holyrood

      The majority of a panel of economists does not believe the benefits of devolving control over income tax to Scotland would...

    1. November 19, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon elected first minister of Scotland

      Nicola Sturgeon was elected as Scotland’s first female first minister on Wednesday, vowing to govern for the whole nation...

    2. November 16, 2014

      SNP rides crest of wave but choppy waters lie ahead

      With its triumphal leadership transition and capacity crowds, the Scottish National party’s conference in Perth offered a...

    3. November 16, 2014

      The overflowing in-tray of Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon

      A minor earthquake shook Dumfries in southern Scotland on Friday. No one appears to have been hurt. But since September’s...

    4. November 15, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon sets out SNP’s price for supporting Labour

      The Scottish National party would demand substantial devolution and policy rethinks on austerity and nuclear weapons as the...

    5. November 14, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon urges SNP to win Scottish seats in general election

      The Scottish National party’s new leader has set her sights on winning a majority of Scotland’s seats in the UK parliament...

    6. November 13, 2014

      Salmond signals preference for Labour minority rule

      The Scottish National party would favour a Labour minority government over a new coalition, Scotland’s outgoing first...

    7. November 13, 2014

      Scottish Labour faces ‘death’ if Murphy wins, union head says

      The head of Labour’s biggest donor, Unite the Union, has warned that if Jim Murphy becomes leader of the party in Scotland...

    8. November 13, 2014

      Alex Salmond mocks UK on EU stance

      Alex Salmond relishes few things more than tweaking the Westminster establishment – even if that requires the unlikely...

    9. November 13, 2014

      Buoyant Alex Salmond eyes Westminster prize

      Seldom has a vanquished political leader left office in such good cheer as Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister. Despite...

    10. November 13, 2014

      Ukip seeks funds as donations slow

      The former treasurer of the UK Independence party has appealed for donors to give his party more cash, after figures were...

    11. November 9, 2014

      Jim Murphy appeals to ‘scunnered’ Scottish Labour voters

      The word of the moment, on a wet autumn afternoon in the East Renfrewshire constituency of Jim Murphy, the top contender to...

    12. November 5, 2014

      Lower oil price ‘would cost independent Scotland £8.7bn’

      Plunging global oil prices would cost an independent Scottish government £8.7bn in lost budget revenues over a three-year...

    13. November 2, 2014

      Alistair Darling to stand down as Labour MP

      Alistair Darling, the former chancellor, is to stand down as an MP at the next election, in a further blow to a Scottish...

    14. November 2, 2014

      Alistair Darling prepares to leave the political arena

      Alistair Darling knows the timing is not exactly propitious. The Labour party in Scotland is in crisis and facing possible...

    15. October 30, 2014

      Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour in general election

      Labour is facing a potential electoral wipeout in Scotland, with a new poll suggesting more than twice as many voters would...

    16. October 29, 2014

      Jim Murphy to stand as Labour leader in Scotland

      Jim Murphy has confirmed he will stand to be the next Labour leader in Scotland, becoming the first Westminster MP to do so....

    17. October 29, 2014

      Scotland should have veto on UK exit from EU, says Sturgeon

      Scotland should have the right to veto a referendum vote taking the UK out of the EU, Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming Scottish...

    18. October 29, 2014

      SNP’s new leader promises to govern for ‘all of Scotland’

      Scotland’s incoming nationalist first minister is promising to focus on public services, economic issues and health when she...

    19. October 26, 2014

      Johann Lamont’s bitter exit offers Scottish Labour revival chance

      The departure of Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour leader, was a gift for the party’s nationalist opponents who have long...

    20. October 24, 2014

      Johann Lamont quits as Scottish Labour leader

      Johann Lamont, Labour’s leader in Scotland, has resigned in acrimony as Ed Miliband attempts to revive his party’s fortunes...

    21. October 24, 2014

      Flight tax revenues reach new heights

      Twenty years after its introduction, the UK’s tax on flying is landing record amounts for the Exchequer, raising over £330m...

    22. October 15, 2014

      SNP election threat worries Labour

      Labour strategists are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of a surge in support for the Scottish National...

    23. October 15, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon confirmed as SNP leader

      Nicola Sturgeon will take over from Alex Salmond as leader of the Scottish National party next month, after she was the only...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Edinburgh demands ‘full fiscal responsibility’ for Scotland

      Scotland’s nationalist government has called for “full fiscal responsibility” to be transferred to Edinburgh. The demand...

    25. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Five Things We Have Learned From Thursday's By-Elections

      1] Dislike of the “Westminster elite”.   The SNP are poles apart from Ukip when it comes to their actual policies: the...

    26. October 8, 2014

      Political row erupts over ScotRail franchise award to Abellio

      The Scottish government on Wednesday defended the award of the £2.5bn ScotRail franchise to Abellio of the Netherlands...

    27. October 3, 2014

      Poll tax rises from the grave to haunt Scottish politics

      Margaret Thatcher’s now-defunct “poll tax” has again taken centre stage in Scottish politics as parties battle for advantage...

    28. October 2, 2014

      Vox Scots: the No voters want to forget, the Yes voters plan to fight on

      The dust has settled on the Scottish independence referendum. Where does the 55 per cent No vote leave our panel? Are they...

    29. September 30, 2014

      Brown calls on Scots to petition London over devolution ‘vow’

      Labour former prime minister Gordon Brown has called on Scots to sign a petition asking the main UK parties to stick to a...

    30. September 26, 2014

      Pressure grows to give 16-year-olds the vote in general elections

      Pressure is mounting to give 16-year-olds the vote in general elections after two more party leaders backed the move...

    31. September 24, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon pledges to win more powers for Scotland

      Nicola Sturgeon launched her campaign to succeed her boss Alex Salmond as Scotland’s next first minister, pledging to win...

    32. September 24, 2014

      Scotland deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon in leadership bid

      Announcing her bid to become Scotland’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon presented a very different image from her departing boss...

    33. September 23, 2014

      Salmond insists devolution deal must give job-creating powers

      In his first parliamentary debate since defeat in last week’s independence referendum, Alex Salmond, Scotland’s outgoing...

    34. September 23, 2014

      Peer unveils tight schedule for Scottish devolution

      Political parties must show “courage and compromise” to agree new powers for Scotland, the peer charged with leading the...

    35. September 21, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon looks set to become first female Scottish leader

      Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, appears increasingly assured of becoming the first female Scottish...

    36. September 21, 2014

      Pro-independence parties see membership surge

      Membership of the Scottish National party and other pro-independence parties has surged since Thursday’s referendum, as...

    37. September 21, 2014

      Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

      The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

    38. September 19, 2014

      Unbowed even in defeat, Salmond leaves formidable nationalist legacy

      When Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, announced he would step down as leader of the Scottish National party, he...

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