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    1. March 30, 2015

      Scottish nationalists take delight in Westminster’s discomfort

      Not since Bonnie Prince Charlie led a Highland army south in 1745 has Westminster been as exercised about invasion by...

    2. March 30, 2015

      Battle for Glasgow at heart of Labour-SNP election tussle

      The last time Labour lost a seat in Glasgow at a general election was in 1983. At this election, bookmakers forecast they...

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    1. March 29, 2015

      SNP targets left-leaning voters with 50p tax and anti-Tory pact

      The Scottish National party used its largest-ever conference to tighten the political vice on Scottish Labour, offering a...

    2. March 28, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon calls on Labour to form anti-Conservative pact

      Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National party leader, has called on Labour to join her in a pledge to keep the Conservatives...

    3. March 27, 2015

      Scottish National party prepares to storm UK House of Commons

      The Scottish National party will demand millions of pounds in public money and a central role in the UK’s parliament if, as...

    4. March 27, 2015

      Business fears SNP-Labour ‘nightmare’

      UK business leaders are increasingly concerned that May’s general election will result in a Labour-led government backed by...

    5. March 25, 2015

      MPs question Sports Direct over collapse of USC chain

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire has been branded “a backstreet outfit” that withheld payments to suppliers and landlords...

    6. March 25, 2015

      Salmond vows to torpedo Tory minority government

      Alex Salmond, the former Scottish National party leader, has vowed to stop David Cameron forming a minority Conservative...

    7. March 24, 2015

      Peers express ‘deep concern’ over wider Scottish powers

      Plans to give fresh powers to Scotland drawn up in the heat of the independence referendum were undemocratic, a committee of...

    8. March 23, 2015

      Miliband distances Labour from SNP claim it will dictate budget

      Ed Miliband has again been forced to distance himself from speculation that the Labour party could need the help of the SNP...

    9. March 23, 2015

      Danny Alexander in monster battle for Scottish Lib Dems’ survival

      If the Loch Ness Monster had a vote in May’s general election, it would surely back Danny Alexander, its local Liberal...

    10. March 22, 2015

      Miliband moves to quash speculation about SNP deal

      The Scottish National party would not co-write Labour’s Budget “in a million years”, Ed Miliband said on Monday as he tried...

    11. March 20, 2015

      Pension savers unable to book guidance as reform deadline nears

      Hundreds of thousands of pension savers affected by pensions reform remain unable to arrange free government guidance on...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      March 19, 2015

      'Drawn'

      ‘Drawn’ taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs...

    13. March 19, 2015

      Plaid Cymru names its price for post-election power deal

      If David Cameron and Ed Miliband are weighing up possible coalition deals after the general election, they may want to carry...

    14. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: SNP attacks ‘unnecessary’ spending cuts

      The Scottish National party accused George Osborne of pushing ahead with “unfair and unnecessary” spending cuts in his final...

    15. March 18, 2015

      Welsh more Stone Age than other Britons, DNA study finds

      The genetic make-up of Britain closely reflects its ethnic composition of more than 1,000 years ago, according to a DNA...

    16. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne’s Agincourt jibe risks raising Scottish hackles

      In his first Budget since Scotland’s independence referendum, George Osborne hailed UK unity and offered support for the...

    17. March 17, 2015

      Ineos seeks to convince Scots over shale gas fracking

      A charm offensive has been launched to convince Scots of the benefits of shale gas “fracking”, with chemicals group Ineos...

    18. March 17, 2015

      Alliance Trust shareholders face hedge fund charm offensive

      In the next few weeks, thousands of Scottish pensioners and other UK investors will receive some unusual correspondence: a...

    19. March 16, 2015

      North Sea oil groups set for tax breaks in Budget

      North Sea oil producers are set to benefit from UK Budget tax cuts, Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, has...

    20. March 16, 2015

      Miliband rules out coalition between Labour and SNP

      Ed Miliband has categorically ruled out a formal coalition between Labour and the Scottish National Party in an attempt to...

    21. March 16, 2015

      Scotland tipped to leave the union, survey shows

      Most people in the UK’s four nations believe Scotland will eventually leave the union, despite its rejection of independence...

    22. March 16, 2015

      SNP set to shake up Westminster, says Alex Salmond

      The Scottish National party will "shake Westminster to its foundations, " says Alex Salmond, its former leader. He said...

    23. March 16, 2015

      Tech salaries rise strongly outside London

      Salaries for IT workers have been rising much more strongly outside than within London, with Scotland and northeast England...

    24. March 15, 2015

      Conviviality does battle for convenience market

      At Bargain Booze in Archway, north London, posters for cut-price wine, beer and chocolate, stuck across the windows with...

    25. March 13, 2015

      Ed Miliband close to ruling out Labour deal with SNP

      Ed Miliband is edging closer to ruling out any form of post-election deal with the Scottish National party, with members of...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2015

      Uncertainty and the UK election

      With 54 days to go until the UK vote no-one can say with confidence, let alone certainty, what will happen afterwards. For...

    27. March 12, 2015

      Drop of Scotch gives producers a headache

      Scotch whisky was named a “huge British success story” by the UK chancellor George Osborne a year ago, but it is now on a...

    28. March 12, 2015

      TSB’s resurrection as a standalone bank could be shortlived

      Its roots are firmly planted in Scotland. But the future growth of TSB could have a Spanish influence after Banco Sabadell...

    29. March 11, 2015

      A new deal to keep North Sea oil flowing

      The UK government’s ferocious battle to prevent Mikhail Fridman, the Russian oligarch, buying up assets in the North Sea...

    30. Off Message

      March 11, 2015

      The economic case for independence is weakening

      Given the Scottish National party’s imperious poll ratings it’s easy to conclude that, despite the Yes side’s defeat in last...

    31. March 11, 2015

      Scottish deficit data reveal risk of fiscal autonomy

      The Scottish National party insists it still wants much greater fiscal autonomy for Scotland despite data showing the...

    32. Off Message

      March 11, 2015

      The myth of Scottish exceptionalism?

      The idea that a staunchly leftwing Scotland is ideologically different – and diverging – from England is among the arguments...

    33. March 11, 2015

      Deprived bear brunt of austerity, charity warns

      The most deprived areas of England have borne the brunt of council spending cuts, according to new research. Local...

    34. March 10, 2015

      Ineos to embark on ‘fracking’ in northwest England

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals group, is to embark on an ambitious “fracking” campaign in northwest England, with plans to...

    35. March 10, 2015

      Scottish powers plan raises danger of conflict, warn MPs

      The package of new powers promised to Scotland contains “enormous potential” to create grievance between London and...

    36. March 9, 2015

      The only future for the UK is a federal one

      There is something Apple-flavoured about the Scottish National party. The world’s biggest company by market capitalisation,...

    37. March 9, 2015

      Pension guidance plan set out for Scotland

      Pension savers in Scotland will be able to claim free face-to-face guidance on their new options at retirement from 90...

    38. March 7, 2015

      Miliband tells Scots: only Labour can defeat the Conservatives

      Ed Miliband, Labour leader, has told Scottish members they face the fight of their lives ahead of a general election that...

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