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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. September 19, 2014

      Chill of reality sets in for Clacks’ Yes contingent

      Less than 24 hours earlier, the ‘Yes Clacks’ hub in the centre of Alloa had filled with volunteers, their eyes afire with...

    17. September 19, 2014

      Scottish referendum: How complacency nearly lost a united kingdom

      When scholars come to write the history of Scotland’s 2014 independence campaign they may conclude the UK was saved by an...

    18. September 19, 2014

      The way back for Labour in Scotland

      In the end, despite the wobbles, Scotland voted No by a very big margin. The late rally to the United Kingdom had many...

    19. September 19, 2014

      David Cameron promises further devolution for UK after No vote

      David Cameron promised greater powers for English MPs over English laws as the prime minister on Friday sought to reassure...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Alex Salmond unbowed and confident even in defeat

      The referendum result was a clear defeat for the campaign for Scottish independence – but when Alex Salmond, first minister...

    21. September 19, 2014

      Business relieved at Scottish result but concerns remain

      By 6am on Friday businesses across the UK were exhaling a collective sigh of relief at the outcome of the Scottish...

    22. September 19, 2014

      Gloom gathers among Scotland independence campaigners

      As results poured in there was gathering gloom among Scottish independence campaigners, many of whom who already sensed that...

    23. September 18, 2014

      Trauma of Scotland referendum creates EU poll headache

      After two years fighting to preserve the union between Scotland and the rest of the UK, an exhausted No campaigner said: “If...

    24. September 17, 2014

      Salmond rallies supporters for ‘exciting day’ on eve of poll

      Thursday will be the “most exciting day in Scottish democracy”, Alex Salmond has told supporters as Scots prepare to go to...

    25. September 17, 2014

      Scotland ‘City of Yes’ is no pushover

      A day before Scotland votes on whether to become independent, Dundee looks like it is already holding a victory parade for...

    26. September 17, 2014

      The Battle for Britain

      Scotland’s opposing views tear UK apart On an Edinburgh stage last month, a proud Englishman stood before a rapt Scottish...

    27. September 17, 2014

      Scotland has to be braver to build strong banks

      On Thursday, Scotland may set out on the bumpy path to independence from the rest of the UK. Its banking system is likely to...

    28. September 17, 2014

      Eckxit could trigger Brexit and disaster for City

      British business has always given opportunities to ambitious Scots and been strengthened by their efforts. Lombard’s...

    29. September 16, 2014

      Salmond urges Scots to seize the day

      One day before the independence vote, Alex Salmond has appealed to Scots to “trust each other” and seize the “greatest, most...

    30. September 16, 2014

      Brown asks Scots to back new powers, not ‘chaos’ of separation

      Gordon Brown has made a final appeal to Scots to support the transfer of “extensive new powers” to a Scottish parliament...

    31. September 16, 2014

      Working-class Scots seen as key to Yes camp’s victory

      “We figured out 18 months ago we could we win this thing on the housing estates,” says a Yes Scotland volunteer, as he...

    32. September 16, 2014

      Vox Scots - Will the losing side accept a narrow Yes or No victory?

      With only days to go until the vote, our panelists have all made up their minds. Of our three undecided voters two have gone...

    33. September 15, 2014

      Scottish independence: Cameron begs Scots to avoid ‘painful divorce’

      David Cameron has made a last-ditch plea to Scots to vote against independence in this week’s referendum, begging them: “Do...

    34. September 15, 2014

      What Aristotle might have said about the Scottish vote

      What lessons can the business communicator learn from the campaigns around the referendum on Scottish independence? I think...

    35. Off Message

      September 15, 2014

      How did we get here?

      On Thursday, Scots will vote on whether Scotland should be an independent state. Such a referendum seemed unlikely 10 years...

    36. September 14, 2014

      Scotland faces running gauntlet to join EU

      After he was named the next president of the European Commission, one of the first things Jean-Claude Juncker did was to...

    37. September 14, 2014

      Scottish independence: Alex Salmond seeks to reassure voters

      Alex Salmond has sought to reassure Scottish voters about the aftermath of a Yes vote in Thursday’s independence referendum,...

    38. September 12, 2014

      Scottish nationalist warns of day of reckoning

      With the latest opinion polls in Scotland suggesting a Yes surge has stalled, the No campaign sought to maintain momentum by...

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