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  1. 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...

  2. September 20, 2014

    Brown sets out timetable for new Scottish powers

    Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, on Saturday vowed to ensure that promises made by politicians to deliver more powers...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. September 19, 2014

    Devolution fear for financial services

    Scotland has elected to preserve the United Kingdom after more than three centuries of union, but the impact of the...

  4. Westminster Blog

    September 19, 2014

    Eight things we have learned from the Scottish referendum

    1] Don’t put too much faith in a single poll. It was the Sunday Times YouGov poll – putting Yes at 51 per cent – which...

  5. September 19, 2014

    Pull of union proves stronger than Scottish nationalist passion

    In the end, it was the Union Flag brandished by Better Together that proved a stronger pull than the passionate nationalism...

  6. September 18, 2014

    Scots tee off with a historic Yes vote for women

    A historic vote was held in Scotland on Thursday. Following a resounding Yes result, things have changed for ever. After 260...

  7. September 18, 2014

    Alex Salmond: tireless campaigner who divides Scotland

    The Scottish independence campaign has lasted a gruelling two years but Alex Salmond showed no sign of fatigue on its final...

  8. September 18, 2014

    Scots vote to decide future of their union with UK

    Scotland decides Scots are voting to decide whether their country should remain part of the UK or end the 307-year-old union...

  9. 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...

  10. September 17, 2014

    A reborn Gordon Brown could be the man who saved the union

    Scotland these past few weeks has been watching a politician reborn. Gordon Brown had become Britain’s forgotten prime...

  11. September 17, 2014

    Campaign leaves Scotland deeply divided

    Alex Salmond has called the Scottish referendum “a joyous, empowering campaign” but it ended with a country deeply divided...

  12. September 17, 2014

    Gordon Brown returns to centrestage to fire up the No campaign

    Gordon Brown was shaking with intensity. “Hold your head high,” growled the former prime minister as the No campaign – and...

  13. September 17, 2014

    Gordon Brown makes final push in No campaign

    Gordon Brown delivered an impassioned defence of the UK on Wednesday as the former prime minister called on Scots to reject...

  14. 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...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    September 16, 2014

    Yes or No?

    Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister...

  16. 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...

  17. September 12, 2014

    Scottish independence: Chaotic fightback stalls Yes bandwagon

    Last weekend in Downing Street, David Cameron looked over the edge. The intelligence reaching Number 10 from the front line...

  18. September 12, 2014

    No country for old statesmen

    Almost 30 years ago Harold Macmillan, the former Conservative prime minister, stood up at a dinner in London and made a now...

  19. September 12, 2014

    Second Scots poll gives No campaign narrow lead

    A second poll has backed claims by the No camp that it has halted Alex Salmond’s charge towards a Yes vote in Scotland’s...

  20. September 12, 2014

    Mixed memories of a Scottish childhood

    We mocked the English where I grew up: East Fife was as unionist as any part of this still United Kingdom. After she left my...

  21. September 11, 2014

    Special Ayr Service parachutes in to Scottish vote debate

    Scottish banks are readying plans to become English following a Yes vote, which Gordon Brown hopes to forestall with a...

  22. September 9, 2014

    Brown close to tears as he embarks on one-man mission to turn tide

    Gordon Brown is frequently derided by David Cameron as “the man who crashed the economy”. But with alarm bells ringing in...

  23. September 9, 2014

    Pro-Union parties back swift deal on ‘modern home rule’ for Scots

    An accelerated timetable to give more tax and spending powers to the Scottish parliament was backed by Labour, Tory and...

  24. September 9, 2014

    Scottish independence: Brown pledges ‘Burns Night declaration’

    Scots were promised “modern home rule within the United Kingdom” on a breakneck timetable on Monday if they rejected...

  25. September 8, 2014

    Future of the Union: Confidence rises and complacency fades

    Yes: Strategy was always to build support for late surge The weekend’s YouGov survey that found Scotland’s independence...

  26. September 7, 2014

    Scots who dally with separatists invite a bitter divorce

    My taxi driver in Glasgow last week told me he had switched from No to Yes. I asked why. He listed the reasons and I...

  27. August 28, 2014

    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...

  28. August 22, 2014

    David Cameron caught in holiday dilemma

    On vacation with the prime minister After David Cameron returned from his second summer holiday to deal with the aftermath...

  29. August 5, 2014

    Political spouses are safest kept out of the spotlight

    My husband, my hero.” Sarah Brown’s emetic speech to the Labour party conference in 2009 must rank as one of the most...

  30. July 29, 2014

    UK policy not to blame for housing shortage, says economist Barker

    The economist who conducted a review of housing policy for the Labour government in 2004 believes public hostility to...

  31. July 25, 2014

    CTF ‘lifestyling’ set to be scrapped

    The process of reducing investment risk for more than four million child trust fund accounts has been put off pending a...

  32. July 21, 2014

    Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

    Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

  33. July 17, 2014

    Downing Street is more effective than you think

    Reshuffles entrance political junkies. But for Number 10 they are sheer agony. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown sweated for hours...

  34. July 4, 2014

    Warship sails into battle for defence of the UK

    HMS Queen Elizabeth was called into action for the first time on Friday, as the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier – a...

  35. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: End of an era in Fleet Street

    As editor of the Sun newspaper and later chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks was once the most powerful...

  36. June 20, 2014

    Should Scotland go its own way?

    Independence: An Argument for Home Rule, by Alasdair Gray, Canongate, RRP£9.99, 144 page My Scotland, Our Britain: A Future...

  37. FT Data

    June 17, 2014

    In charts: Scottish attitudes and independence

    The 2013 British Social Attitude survey, released today, mainly focuses on questions of national identity and alongside...

  38. June 13, 2014

    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this what?

    Freedom, tolerance, the rule of law, personal liberty, respect for institutions: these are the “British values” that David...

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