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    1. September 10, 2014

      Questions raised over David Cameron’s Scotland concessions

      David Cameron left Edinburgh in October 2012 delighted with the deal he had just struck. Although he had just signed the...

    2. July 2, 2014

      Tory MPs and backbenchers set for showdown over aid target

      Conservative ministers are set for a showdown with their own backbenchers by pledging to enshrine in law a government...

    1. Business Blog

      February 12, 2014

      The Lego Movie is not anti-capitalist, it's a management parable

      President Business, The Lego Movie's villain (AP) Business schools love Lego. One Wharton professor co-wrote a tribute to...

    2. November 21, 2013

      New Scotland secretary raises possibility of referendum defeat

      If UK cabinet ministers were in any doubt about the difference in style between Alistair Carmichael, Scotland secretary, and...

    3. Off Message

      October 7, 2013

      No more letting Salmond be Salmond

      Michael Moore should have brought this chart to his reshuffle meeting: It shows the average results of polls asking: “Should...

    4. October 7, 2013

      Michael Moore sacked as Scotland secretary in Lib Dem reshuffle

      Michael Moore has been sacked as Scotland secretary, less than a year before the country votes on whether to become...

    5. September 17, 2013

      Scotland’s nationalists trail in independence campaign

      A year on Wednesday, Eric Shearer plans to vote for Scottish independence but has little hope the referendum will be...

    6. September 13, 2013

      Scottish business ‘on autopilot’ over split, need to fight for UK

      Scottish business leaders are on “autopilot” and need to come out fighting for the United Kingdom with just a year to go...

    7. Westminster Blog

      May 16, 2013

      Canadian warns Brits: you've given too much to the SNP

      Last night, politicians, government officials and a smattering of journalists gathered in the ornate surrounds of the...

    8. March 20, 2013

      Budget 2013: Edinburgh dismisses ‘slow-motion’ attitude

      Scotland’s government has dismissed what it called a “delayed action Budget for slow-motion growth”, claiming that...

    9. January 11, 2013

      Fighter in a futile war

      Another year, another outstanding documentary that forces us to think about the world in a new way. It seems we can’t make...

    10. November 9, 2012

      Impassioned and provocative

      Here Comes Trouble: The Making of an American Agitator, by Michael Moore, Penguin, RRP£9.99, 427 pages When his film Bowling...

    11. November 7, 2012

      Russian Film Festival, London

      One of many comic moments in a new Russian film called Short Stories is an exchange that speaks volumes about Russia’s...

    12. October 22, 2012

      Dispute erupts over Scotland spending

      The two sides in the fight over Scottish independence are battling over how much they will be able to spend during the...

    13. October 14, 2012

      Scottish independence vote deal finalised

      David Cameron and Alex Salmond will on Monday formally launch a two-year debate on the future of the UK as the two leaders...

    14. Westminster Blog

      October 11, 2012

      Votes at 16 - a clever Lib Dem plot?

      David Cameron will meet Alex Salmond in Edinburgh on Monday morning to put the seal on a deal to transfer the power to the...

    15. Westminster Blog

      September 25, 2012

      When will the Lib Dems turn against Clegg?

      Michael Moore began his speech in storm-battered Brighton this morning with a joke: In an ever-changing world, it’s...

    16. September 4, 2012

      Salmond pledges Scottish referendum bill

      Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, has promised to press ahead with legislation to hold a referendum on independence...

    17. September 4, 2012

      Laws returns as education minister

      David Laws, the former Liberal Democrat Treasury chief secretary, is to return to the government as an education minister as...

    18. Westminster Blog

      May 16, 2012

      Cameron gives way on Scottish referendum date

      Westminster and Holyrood have been at loggerheads over various aspects of the referendum on Scottish independence. The...

    19. March 21, 2012

      SNP sees missed chance for stimulus

      The Scottish government accused the chancellor of missing an opportunity to get the economy moving and deliver greater...

    20. March 21, 2012

      Holyrood to be given new financial powers

      Holyrood will be given new income tax and borrowing powers as part of a deal struck between the Scottish and UK governments...

    21. March 8, 2012

      Edinburgh chosen to host Green Bank

      The UK’s Green Investment Bank will be located in both Edinburgh and London, a decision which has been criticised for...

    22. March 4, 2012

      Tone of Scotland debate raises concerns

      The debate over Scottish independence is in danger of being drowned out by a small but vocal minority of nationalist...

    23. February 16, 2012

      Shadowboxing expected on Scottish devolution

      The prime minister’s meeting in Edinburgh on Thursday with Alex Salmond is more likely to involve shadowboxing than a...

    24. February 13, 2012

      Scottish referendum talks make progress

      The Holyrood and Westminster governments remain at odds over whether a referendum on Scottish independence should contain a...

    25. January 15, 2012

      Cameron and Salmond meeting gains priority

      David Cameron has agreed to meet Alex Salmond for one-on-one talks about the prospect of a referendum on Scottish...

    26. January 11, 2012

      Ministers to take the fight to Scotland

      Westminster heavyweights are lining up visits to Scotland in the next few weeks as the campaign to save the Union picks up...

    27. January 10, 2012

      Salmond urged to bring Scottish vote forward

      David Cameron has challenged the Scottish National Party to call a referendum on Scottish independence sooner than its...

    28. Westminster Blog

      January 10, 2012

      What is George Osborne's grand plan for Scotland?

      Michael Moore, the Scottish secretary, will address MPs at 4.30pm today to explain why the Westminster government is...

    29. December 30, 2011

      What they said over Lunch with the FT

       Life “I have a very few possessions a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a...

    30. December 6, 2011

      Holyrood unveils £60bn infrastructure plan

      Scotland’s devolved administration has unveiled a £60bn plan for infrastructure investment, sending the clearest signal yet...

    31. December 2, 2011

      Rebels with a cause

       Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics, by Steven J Ross, OUP USA, RRP£18.99, 512 pages...

    32. October 16, 2011

      Salmond leaps on support for Scottish independence

      More people in the UK now back the idea of Scottish independence than oppose it, according to a survey that prompted Alex...

    33. Westminster Blog

      September 25, 2011

      Ministers fret over Scottish independence

      Amid the Labour-dominated headlines this morning on the first day of the party’s autumn conference in Liverpool, something...

    34. September 24, 2011

      Attitude to tips reveals more than what is eaten

      From Mr Robert Catalano. Sir, I always enjoy the “Lunch with the FT” feature in the Weekend edition, not only for whatever...

    35. September 24, 2011

      Michael Moore has insulted New York’s Chinese food scene

      From Mr David E. Bright. Sir, Michael Moore is entitled to his point of view. However, his insulting characterisation of...

    36. September 23, 2011

      Here Comes Trouble

      Even Michael Moore’s staunchest admirers would admit that modesty is not one of his virtues. In his memoir Here Comes...

    37. September 16, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Michael Moore

      “When I think Labor Day, I think Chinese, don’t you?” texts Michael Moore, suggesting I book Shun Lee, an Upper West Side...

    38. September 9, 2011

      Commission to address ‘West Lothian Question’

      Ministers are to ask a commission of independent experts to address one of the toughest questions thrown up by devolution:...

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