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    1. May 24, 2015

      George Osborne considers Treasury study of EU reform and Brexit

      George Osborne is gearing up for a new Treasury study of the economics of British membership of a reformed EU, in a re-run...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Scottish National party takes stewardship of two Commons committees

      The Scottish National party has secured the stewardship of two parliamentary committees that give it unprecedented influence...

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    1. May 22, 2015

      Passion not PowerPoint will make moral case for Europe’s union

      You learn a lot about your country when you embark on a tour of 100 towns in 100 days. In the closing months of last year’s...

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      May 22, 2015

      The SNP (almost) admits it was wrong on student grants

      Earlier this month I wrote about how the Scottish National party’s policy on student financing has let down Scotland’s...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Scotland collects £11m less in stamp duty since devolution

      Stamp duty paid to the Scottish government since devolution of property tax was less than half that anticipated, as buyers...

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      May 21, 2015

      'For most people in Scotland the SNP is a normal party that they like, hate or are indifferent to'

      In trying to explain the rise of the Scottish National party, one possible explanation is that it was a growing sense of...

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      May 20, 2015

      Where should Labour go from here?

      In The Unfinished Revolution, his account of New Labour’s rise to power, Philip Gould wrote that the paradox of 20th century...

    6. May 19, 2015

      David Cameron to put EU referendum at heart of Queen’s Speech

      David Cameron told ministers on Tuesday that he would put the Conservatives’ pledge to hold a referendum on Britain’s...

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      May 18, 2015

      In Scotland, trade unionists are already leaving Labour behind

      On Saturday, Jim Murphy announced he will resign as leader of the Scottish Labour party, calling Len McCluskey, general...

    8. May 17, 2015

      Co-op link with Labour fragile despite annual meeting victory

      The Co-operative party’s historic link to the Labour party is under pressure even after it defeated an attempt to cut its...

    9. May 16, 2015

      Scottish Labour leader Murphy to resign after electoral wipeout

      Jim Murphy bowed to pressure to resign as leader of Scottish Labour after its catastrophic election defeat, but delayed his...

    10. May 16, 2015

      Scottish Labour leader Murphy to resign after electoral wipeout

      Jim Murphy bowed to pressure to resign as leader of Scottish Labour after its catastrophic election defeat, but delayed his...

    11. May 15, 2015

      David Cameron squeezed by pleas for power on both sides of border

      David Cameron faces intensifying rival pressure from London and Edinburgh, as a leading Tory backbencher insists on more...

    12. May 15, 2015

      Dual residence complicates Scottish tax status

      The government is facing obstacles to identifying Scottish taxpayers, with less than a year to go before income tax is...

    13. May 15, 2015

      Scottish government to push ahead with land reform

      The Scottish government plans to push forward with “radical” land reform and introduce legislation by the end of next month,...

    14. May 15, 2015

      Cameron agrees to consider more powers for Scotland

      David Cameron has agreed to consider more powers for Scotland at his first meeting north of the border with Nicola Sturgeon...

    15. May 15, 2015

      Bond market waits for Scotland’s ‘kilts’

      For the past month Scotland has possessed one of the most important powers of a sovereign authority: the ability to issue...

    16. May 15, 2015

      Cameron stresses commitment to union in meeting with Sturgeon

      David Cameron will underline his commitment to the United Kingdom in his first meeting in Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon...

    17. May 14, 2015

      UK rail fares on long distance routes rise 71% in 10 years

      Rail fares on long distance routes in the UK have risen by an average of 71.2 per cent in the past 10 years, or by more than...

    18. May 14, 2015

      UK gilts buffeted by global bond selling

      Post-election exuberance in the UK’s gilt market lasted barely a day. In spite of a rally in sterling this week, prices for...

    19. May 14, 2015

      SNP faces Westminster test of having a leader in Edinburgh

      The Scottish National party's emergence as the third largest force in the UK parliament has some in London wondering how it...

    20. May 14, 2015

      Draft legislation for transferring powers to Scotland ‘falls short’

      UK government draft legislation transferring new powers to Scotland “falls short” of a cross-party deal brokered last year,...

    21. May 13, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon calls for more talks on devolved powers

      The Scottish government has demanded a new round of devolution discussions, saying last week’s general election result...

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      May 13, 2015

      The impossible task facing further Scottish devolution

      In the ongoing discussions about the extra powers to be devolved to Scotland there is a complex and technical issue that it...

    23. FT Data

      May 13, 2015

      The Bank of England inflation report: seven things to watch out for

      After a month of silence from the Bank of England as a result of purdah – the constitutionally imposed pre-election quiet...

    24. FT Data

      May 12, 2015

      Britain's general election: why Labour lost

      Before Labour tear themselves apart trying to figure out how to proceed from the general election result it’s worth taking a...

    25. May 12, 2015

      Scotland’s powers to be limited to those already agreed

      Ministers will push through plans for powers to be transferred to the Scottish parliament by the end of the summer, but will...

    26. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in the...

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      May 12, 2015

      What now for the future of the union?

      Where now for this weary union? After the general election triumphs of the Scottish National party and the Conservatives,...

    28. May 11, 2015

      Eclectic SNP members arrive at Westminister

      Fifty-six jubilant MPs from the Scottish National party arrived in Westminster on Monday, led by Nicola Sturgeon and...

    29. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron’s ‘Little England’ is a myth

      When Angela Merkel won re-election in 2013, the outside world saw her success as a sign that things were going well in...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address newly...

    31. May 10, 2015

      The UK Labour party should blame Keynes for their election defeat

      Credit where credit is due. Lynton Crosby is getting the plaudits for the Conservative party’s successful election strategy,...

    32. May 10, 2015

      SNP vows to win more power over business tax and welfare

      The Scottish National party will make it a priority to win greater power over business taxes, welfare and the minimum wage...

    33. May 10, 2015

      Fears for election euphoria over Brexit challenge

      A euphoric market reaction to the Conservative party’s unexpected general election victory could soon prove fleeting as...

    34. May 10, 2015

      David Cameron promises renewal — with familiar faces

      David Cameron will on Monday put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address his 330 newly elected Conservative MPs,...

    35. May 9, 2015

      Sturgeon rallies troops with anti-austerity message for Westminster

      Nicola Sturgeon mustered her new cohort of Scottish National party MPs on Saturday, insisting they would bring her...

    36. May 8, 2015

      Prospect of separate Scottish tax regime stokes business alarm

      Directors of Standard Life are preparing to issue a coded warning next week on the dangers of Scotland’s tax regime...

    37. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron faces huge task to defuse nationalism

      David Cameron raised the possibility of a shake-up of the union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after...

    38. May 8, 2015

      Bribery, corruption and other ways to curb Celtic nationalists

      We may have been here before. Prime Minister David Cameron has pulled off a coup; but the narrowness of his majority,...

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