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  1. 3 hours ago

    Scotland’s patriots can vote for the union

    Three weeks before the referendum and Alex Salmond’s campaign for an independent Scotland has still to answer the simple...

  2. 7 hours ago

    Cameron to warn of economic threat from Scotland Yes vote

    David Cameron will re-enter the Scottish independence campaign on Thursday warning that much of the nation’s industry could...

  1. 15 hours ago

    City warns Scots against walking away from national debt

    The City has warned that an independent Scotland would find funding itself harder if the state carried out an “irresponsible...

  2. August 26, 2014

    The reality behind Salmond’s rhetoric

    Winning televised debates is not the same thing as changing minds, as the pro-unionist Better Together campaign knows all...

  3. August 26, 2014

    Business leaders say case for Scottish independence ‘not made’

    More than 130 business people in sectors ranging from finance to whisky have signed an open letter arguing that the business...

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    August 25, 2014

    A win for Salmond, Scotland's enigmatic chancer

    In his opening remarks, Alistair Darling tried to ensure the second televised debate on Scottish independence would be all...

  5. August 25, 2014

    Scottish independence: Yes camp can take hope from debate

    Alex Salmond may have lost the first televised debate, but in the central hall of Glasgow’s lavishly refurbished Kelvingrove...

  6. August 25, 2014

    Scottish independence: Salmond seen as winner in TV debate

    Alex Salmond gave the campaign for Scottish independence a morale boost with a strong performance in a crucial televised...

  7. August 25, 2014

    Three big questions for Scotland

    As Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling meet for their second TV debate on Scottish independence, the Financial Times evaluates...

  8. August 25, 2014

    Alex Salmond faces pressure on currency and Scottish prospects

    Alex Salmond will face renewed pressure on currency and economic prospects for an independent Scotland on Monday in his...

  9. August 24, 2014

    Salmond falls far short on certainty

    Political campaigns are often defined by whether they try to convince voters on the merits of change or continuity. However,...

  10. August 17, 2014

    Salmond and Darling to go head-to-head again in Scottish debate

    After Alex Salmond’s underwhelming performance in this month’s televised debate with pro-UK campaign leader Alistair...

  11. August 10, 2014

    Alex Salmond digs in over independent Scotland keeping pound

    Alex Salmond has dug in over the question of what currency an independent Scotland would use, insisting that it would...

  12. August 7, 2014

    Scotland is warned of emergency lending perils in crisis

    An independent Scotland would have little scope to offer emergency lending facilities to its banks, raising questions about...

  13. August 7, 2014

    The truth and lies of Scottish and EU secessionists

    This week’s television debate between Alex Salmond, the pro-independence Scottish first minister, and Alistair Darling,...

  14. August 6, 2014

    Scottish independence campaigners try to soften TV debate blow

    Scotland’s independence movement is looking to a big grassroots campaign to help win over undecided voters, after suffering...

  15. August 6, 2014

    Hard truths about Scotland’s future

    Throughout the Scottish independence campaign, the pro-separation Yes side has breathed a confidence and expectation that...

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    August 5, 2014

    Just what the No side wanted - a nil-nil debate

    I watched as much of the televised/streamed debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling as possible given the STV...

  17. August 5, 2014

    Salmond labours as Darling gets best lines

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, struggled to lay out his case for independence in a fierce first debate on Tuesday...

  18. August 5, 2014

    Darling wins debate – but consolation may be Salmond’s

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, can be frustratingly pat. Alistair Darling, who leads the unionist...

  19. August 5, 2014

    Salmond on defensive over keeping sterling

    Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond was forced on the defensive over the question of what currency an independent Scotland...

  20. August 5, 2014

    Poll shows Scottish nationalists narrow gap with pro-unionists

    Scotland’s independence movement drew comfort from an opinion poll showing it narrowed the “No” camp’s commanding lead ahead...

  21. August 5, 2014

    Westminster relaxed over Scottish independence debate

    Broadcasters might be forgiven for not having shown Tuesday night’s Scottish independence debate live on television south of...

  22. August 5, 2014

    Live TV Scotland debate to be online only for rest of UK

    Viewers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will not be able to watch the TV debate on Scottish independence live on...

  23. August 5, 2014

    UK political parties make joint pledge on Scottish devolution

    Just hours before the biggest set-piece debate so far of the Scottish independence campaign, the leaders of the UK’s three...

  24. August 4, 2014

    Salmond needs TV win as he gets ready to rumble in Glasgow

    The Commonwealth Games are over but the big contest of Scotland’s independence referendum is still to come. As athletes move...

  25. August 4, 2014

    Brits and Germans let old clichés fade

    One hundred years after Britain entered the first world war, its tricky relationship with Germany is going through a...

  26. August 3, 2014

    Ex-RBS chairman George Mathewson plays down Scottish bank fears

    An independent Scotland would be able to use tax and other policy to expand its financial sector, Sir George Mathewson,...

  27. July 24, 2014

    Why tax systems are trickier than Martian algebra

    Tax is a divisive subject but everyone seems to agree on one point: taxes are too complicated and should be simpler....

  28. July 20, 2014

    Unite leader urges return of Labour’s ‘big beasts’

    Len McCluskey, head of Britain’s biggest union Unite, has urged Ed Miliband to bring more “big beasts” back into the Labour...

  29. July 18, 2014

    Britain versus the banks

    Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain, by Ian Fraser, Birlinn, RRP£25, 480 pages Inside the Banking Crisis: The...

  30. July 14, 2014

    Alistair Darling urges less vitriol in Scotland debate

    The debate over Scottish independence has become so bitter that it risks damaging the country in the long term whatever the...

  31. July 13, 2014

    STV strikes broadcast and pension deals to secure momentous year

    STV struck two deals last week that will mark a high point in an already momentous year for the independent broadcaster. On...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. May 7, 2014

    Former chancellors warn of housing bubble danger

    Three former chancellors of the exchequer have urged George Osborne to rethink his Help to Buy programme, with the OECD also...

  35. April 20, 2014

    Gordon Brown to join Scotland unionist campaign as polls narrow

    Gordon Brown will on Tuesday make his first speech on behalf of the cross-party campaign to keep Scotland in the UK as a new...

  36. 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,...

  37. April 4, 2014

    The Diary: Rory Bremner

    I had no idea when I agreed to do a stand-up show about the Scottish independence referendum at the Glasgow Comedy Festival...

  38. April 1, 2014

    The welfare cap replaces political judgment with spin

    I was sitting last week in the Royal Courts of Justice, a gloomy Victorian monument from the English Gothic revival. At the...

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