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      Poll predicts Scottish wipeout for Labour in general election

      Labour is facing a potential electoral wipeout in Scotland, with a new poll suggesting more than twice as many voters would...

    2. October 29, 2014

      Jim Murphy to stand as Labour leader in Scotland

      Jim Murphy has confirmed he will stand to be the next Labour leader in Scotland, becoming the first Westminster MP to do so....

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    1. October 29, 2014

      Scotland should have veto on UK exit from EU, says Sturgeon

      Scotland should have the right to veto a referendum vote taking the UK out of the EU, Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming Scottish...

    2. October 29, 2014

      SNP’s new leader promises to govern for ‘all of Scotland’

      Scotland’s incoming nationalist first minister is promising to focus on public services, economic issues and health when she...

    3. October 28, 2014

      Political folly of pandering to fears that are over imagined

      Control of immigration, relations with Europe and devolution of powers to Scotland are issues at the centre of British...

    4. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has a look at questions around Chinese GDP, the accounting for which is “man...

    5. 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...

    6. October 26, 2014

      Johann Lamont’s bitter exit offers Scottish Labour revival chance

      The departure of Johann Lamont, Scottish Labour leader, was a gift for the party’s nationalist opponents who have long...

    7. 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...

    8. October 24, 2014

      Ashley tightens grip on Rangers football club

      Mike Ashley tightened his grip on Rangers after the resignation of the Scottish football club’s financial consultant, one of...

    9. October 24, 2014

      Scots rush to sell homes ahead of tax rise

      Owners of high-end Scottish homes are rushing forward their sales to beat the imposition of higher property transaction...

    10. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2014

      The case for quotas in the British judiciary

      This guest post is from Jessica Learmond-Criqui, a founder and partner in specialist employment law boutique Learmond Criqui...

    11. October 24, 2014

      The deficit will kill the property bubble

      I have a friend who has been trying to sell a central London flat for eight months. Another has had a large house on the...

    12. October 22, 2014

      Parties agree ‘substantial’ Scottish devolution package

      The transfer of further powers to the Scottish parliament must maintain Scotland’s place in the UK and not cause any...

    13. October 21, 2014

      Supercity of north to rival London wins more backing

      The man who coined the term “Brics” has called for the creation of a northern supercity he tagged “ManSheffLeedsPool” as a...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      October 20, 2014

      Raisin week at St Andrews

      Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Students from St Andrews University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to...

    15. October 17, 2014

      England rugby coach wary of ruck over patriotic film

      The head coach of the England rugby union team is trying to achieve what politicians have long failed to do – fan patriotism...

    16. 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...

    17. October 15, 2014

      SNP election threat worries Labour

      Labour strategists are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of a surge in support for the Scottish National...

    18. October 15, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon confirmed as SNP leader

      Nicola Sturgeon will take over from Alex Salmond as leader of the Scottish National party next month, after she was the only...

    19. 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...

    20. October 14, 2014

      Alex Salmond warns of new Scotland independence referendum

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has warned that Scots could demand a second referendum on independence if...

    21. October 13, 2014

      MPs scramble to make a deal on transferring tax powers to Scotland

      Politicians from all the major parties on Monday embarked on a hurried search for a deal over transferring more tax-raising...

    22. October 13, 2014

      Ineos extends interest in Scottish shale with second licence

      Ineos has bought a majority stake in a second shale gas exploration licence in Scotland, extending its interests in the...

    23. October 13, 2014

      Scottish tax devolution risks uncomfortable side effects

      Britain’s politicians risk inadvertently stoking tax competition if they devolve sweeping revenue powers to Scotland, Wales...

    24. October 12, 2014

      Labour leads Tories despite criticism of Ed Miliband

      Labour is ahead of the Conservative party, according to the latest polling for the Financial Times. Populus has carried out...

    25. October 12, 2014

      Alex Salmond attacks Treasury over RBS threat to leave Scotland

      Alex Salmond has challenged the UK Treasury over the way it handled the Royal Bank of Scotland announcement that it would...

    26. 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...

    27. October 10, 2014

      Prime property rush in Scotland

      Scottish estate agents anticipate a frantic period in the prime housing market as home movers look to complete sales before...

    28. October 10, 2014

      Tory MPs eye revolt over Scottish funding

      David Cameron is facing a challenge from Tory MPs over his pledge to maintain higher public spending in Scotland even as...

    29. October 10, 2014

      Bank of England reveals Scotland plans in event of Yes vote

      The Bank of England planned to pump money into banks and arrange extra supplies of banknotes to ward off financial panic...

    30. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Five Things We Have Learned From Thursday's By-Elections

      1] Dislike of the “Westminster elite”.   The SNP are poles apart from Ukip when it comes to their actual policies: the...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Scotland tests its fiscal powers with property tax revamp

      Scotland has sharply increased taxes on expensive property purchases while cutting them on modest homes, as the nation has...

    32. October 9, 2014

      Scottish ‘mansion tax’ to hit rich buyers and investors

      Scotland’s grouse moors and castles have long been a draw for the globe-trotting wealthy. They will now face a land and...

    33. October 9, 2014

      Buyers of expensive Scottish homes face big tax rise

      Scotland’s first flexing of its new fiscal muscles has caused pain to the wealthy, with an unexpectedly steep rise in tax on...

    34. October 9, 2014

      Wales looks at devolution options

      Welsh political leaders were considering their options on Thursday after meeting to try to agree a wishlist of extra powers...

    35. October 8, 2014

      Political row erupts over ScotRail franchise award to Abellio

      The Scottish government on Wednesday defended the award of the £2.5bn ScotRail franchise to Abellio of the Netherlands...

    36. October 8, 2014

      FirstGroup loses bid to retain ScotRail franchise

      FirstGroup suffered a fresh setback on Wednesday when it lost the ScotRail franchise that it has run for a decade to...

    37. October 3, 2014

      Miller Homes pulls flotation

      Miller Homes has pulled a planned flotation less than two weeks after announcing it. The Edinburgh-based housebuilder had...

    38. October 3, 2014

      Poll tax rises from the grave to haunt Scottish politics

      Margaret Thatcher’s now-defunct “poll tax” has again taken centre stage in Scottish politics as parties battle for advantage...

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