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  1. April 25, 2012

    Trump accuses Scots of betrayal

    Donald Trump, the New York real estate developer, has accused the Scottish government of betrayal, saying it “lured” him...

  2. March 8, 2011

    Old Firm needs a new strategy

    The historic rivalry between Glasgow’s Rangers and Celtic football clubs is in the spotlight again. Alex Salmond, first...

  1. May 29, 2010

    Critic of Labour policy to take seat in Lords

    Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, will take up a seat in the House of Lords - granted for services to business - as...

  2. May 28, 2010

    Critic of Labour policy to take Lords seat

    Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, will take up a seat in the House of Lords – granted for services to business – as...

  3. Westminster Blog

    May 28, 2010

    Britain's new peers - the full list of 56

    The official announcement has just come through. There are 56 new peers entering the House of Lords. There are 29 Labour, 16...

  4. September 3, 2009

    Scots government defeated over Libyan

    Scotland's government was defeated but defiant last night after the parliament in Edinburgh censured it for the...

  5. January 7, 2009

    Hoping for healthy Homecoming

    Scots hope the pound's weakness will help to alleviate recession by boosting tourism, which has suffered in recent years...

  6. January 6, 2009

    Hoping for healthy Homecoming

    Scots hope the pound’s weakness will help to alleviate recession by boosting tourism, which has suffered in recent years...

  7. October 6, 2008

    Revised role for McConnell averts Scottish by-election

    Gordon Brown has averted another potentially damaging by-election in Scotland by appointing Jack McConnell, former Labour...

  8. October 6, 2008

    Revised role for McConnell averts by-election

    Gordon Brown has averted another potentially damaging by-election in Scotland by appointing Jack McConnell, former Labour...

  9. September 17, 2008

    Choosing the best time to risk it

    When Labour galloped towards disaster in the Glasgow East by-election, one reason given by the party for holding the poll...

  10. September 16, 2008

    Choosing the best time to risk it

    When Labour galloped towards disaster in the Glasgow East by-election, one reason given by the party for holding the poll...

  11. July 2, 2008

    Scottish Lib Dem leader quits

    Scottish politics suffered another shock on Wednesday night with the unexpected resignation of Nicol Stephen as leader of...

  12. November 29, 2007

    Illegal donation taken for leadership bid

    Labour’s funding woes deepened when it was admitted that Wendy Alexander’s campaign for the party’s Scottish leadership had...

  13. August 23, 2007

    A labour crony

    New Labour's new look under Gordon Brown did not last long, did it? There we all were, marvelling at the prime minister,...

  14. August 22, 2007

    Notebook: A Labour crony, we presume

    New Labour’s new look under Gordon Brown did not last long did it? There we all were, marvelling at the prime minister who...

  15. August 22, 2007

    Alexander to lead Scottish Labour

    Wendy Alexander will be the next leader of the Scottish Labour party after it was confirmed yesterday that she was the sole...

  16. August 17, 2007

    Unease at McConnell's Malawi posting

    The appointment of Jack McConnell as the next high commissioner to Malawi marks the third time in two years that a senior...

  17. August 17, 2007

    Salmond jumps as Brown bounces

    Never mind the inclement summer, there is also something odd about the political climate. Gordon Brown is riding high in...

  18. August 16, 2007

    Unease at McConnell’s Malawi posting

    The appointment of Jack McConnell as the next British high commissioner to Malawi marks the third time in two years that a...

  19. August 16, 2007

    Notebook: Salmond jumps as Brown bounces

    Never mind the inclement summer, there is also something odd about the political climate. Gordon Brown is riding high in the...

  20. August 16, 2007

    Jack McConnell

    2001-2007 First minister in Labour/Liberal Democrat coalition 2004 Launched Fresh Talent initiative to attract immigrants...

  21. August 15, 2007

    McConnell quits and tells Labour to renew

    Jack McConnell, the former first minister ousted by the Scottish National party in May’s Holyrood elections, has resigned as...

  22. May 23, 2007

    Observer: Salmond in saddle

    Alex Salmond's elevation as the first nationalist to become first minister of a devolved Scotland will receive royal...

  23. May 17, 2007

    Salmond makes history as Scots first minister

    Alex Salmond has made political history by becoming the first nationalist to be elected first minister of Scotland's...

  24. May 17, 2007

    Observer: The sheep have it

    Over at the Scottish parliament Jack McConnell, Labour's ousted first minister, sought to strike a statesmanlike note by...

  25. May 16, 2007

    Salmond elected head of Scottish parliament

    Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), made history on Wednesday when he became the first Nationalist to...

  26. May 16, 2007

    Observer: Trump in rough

    Plans by Donald Trump, the US property developer, to create a world-class golf resort on seaside links in north-east...

  27. May 9, 2007

    Labour clings to hope of power in Scotland

    Jack McConnell, Scottish Labour leader, was yesterday defiantly clinging to hopes of retaining power at Holyrood as the...

  28. May 6, 2007

    SNP seek coalition deal with Greens

    The Scottish National Party on Monday began talks with the Green Party on a possible partnership in Scotland’s devolved...

  29. May 5, 2007

    SNP beats Labour by a seat to become biggest Holyrood party

    Decades of Labour dominance in Scotland came to a dramatic end when the Scottish Nationalists beat it by just one seat to...

  30. May 3, 2007

    Scots set to strike blow against Blair

    The Scottish Labour party had feared for some time that this Holyrood campaign could be difficult, given the opportunity it...

  31. May 3, 2007

    Lib Dems leader poised to be ‘kingmaker’

    On Friday, as Labour and the Scottish National party come to grips with a changed political landscape, a member of a third...

  32. May 3, 2007

    SNP lures fed-up Labour voters

    The Scottish National party's insurgent campaign is embodied by one man – Alex Salmond, the Nationalists' combative and...

  33. May 3, 2007

    Scottish vote on a knife-edge

    Voters were poised to deliver a knife-edge result in Scotland, the focal point for local elections on Thursday which also...

  34. May 2, 2007

    Polls show Labour closing in on SNP

    Scottish political parties made final election-eve pleas to undecided voters on Wednesday as the latest opinion polls...

  35. May 2, 2007

    SNP referendum plan criticised as 'bad politics'

    Tony Blair yesterday warned that the Scottish National party's plan to hold a referendum on independence was "bad politics"...

  36. April 29, 2007

    Labour ridicules Salmond over independence

    Labour yesterday ridiculed a suggestion by Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National party, that independence was “not a...

  37. April 29, 2007

    Union blues

    This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union between the parliaments of England and Scotland that created...

  38. April 24, 2007

    Labour seeks to claw back SNP lead

    Labour sought to claw back the Scottish National party’s lead ahead of next week’s Holyrood elections by attacking its plans...

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