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    1. November 27, 2014

      Politicians pile chips high to gamble again on Scotland’s future

      Tony Blair once called devolution “a dangerous game to play”. On Thursday Westminster’s politicians piled the chips high in...

    2. November 25, 2014

      Jim Murphy backs devolution of income tax to Scotland

      Jim Murphy, the favourite to become Scottish Labour leader, is backing the devolution of income tax to Scotland, shrugging...

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    1. November 23, 2014

      Brown set for life beyond Westminster

      Over a year ago, speaking at a panel discussion in Qatar, Gordon Brown described himself as an “ex-politician”: he hastily...

    2. November 2, 2014

      Darling on Gordon Brown and Scottish Labour

      Alistair Darling famously claimed that Gordon Brown “unleashed the forces of hell” on him after he accurately predicted the...

    3. October 27, 2014

      Gordon Brown rules out bid to lead Scottish Labour

      Gordon Brown has ruled out a bid to become the new leader of Scottish Labour, dashing the hopes of supporters who believed...

    4. 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...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Gordon Brown raises the stakes in Scotland fight

      Labour tensions over whether to hand over 100 per cent of income tax powers to the Scottish parliament have widened, after...

    6. October 14, 2014

      Labour snubs talks on ‘English votes for English laws’

      Labour is to boycott cross-party talks on “English votes for English laws” amid claims from former prime minister Gordon...

    7. 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...

    8. October 3, 2014

      The Slow Lane: The curse of small-mindedness

      Along time ago, while being interviewed for a teacher-training place at Manchester University, I was asked what I considered...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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