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    1. April 23, 2015

      SNP conspicuously absent from list of new political donations

      As the electoral commission itemised nearly £1.7m of new political donations on Thursday, one of the UK’s big parties was...

    2. April 23, 2015

      SNP and Labour clash over cyber bullying claims

      The Scottish National party and Labour have clashed over online abuse in a dispute that has highlighted an unpleasant side...

    3. April 23, 2015

      SNP spending plans imply same cuts as Labour, says IFS

      The Scottish National party’s spending plans imply the same cuts, if not more, than Labour’s plans over the next five years,...

    4. April 22, 2015

      What are the new SNP candidates like?

      The backgrounds of the 59 Scottish National party candidates for the House of Commons in next month’s UK general election...

    5. April 22, 2015

      Wave of SNP wins to bring culture shock to Westminster

      For a flavour of the political culture shock expected to hit Westminster after next month’s general election, consider Chris...

    6. April 22, 2015

      SNP corporate tax proposal could lower rates across UK

      A Scottish National party push to control business taxes would potentially cut corporation tax revenues in Scotland and the...

    7. Westminster Blog

      April 22, 2015

      Chart: the Lab/Tory marginals are still the ones to watch

      The chart below shows the 2010 general election result for every seat in Great Britain with the colour showing the party...

    8. April 22, 2015

      Marathon man Murphy races for his political survival

      Jim Murphy likes to run marathons: now the Scottish Labour leader is locked in a political race that could cost him his seat...

    9. April 22, 2015

      BrewDog launches record £25m crowdfunding appeal

      With an invitation to “join the craft beer revolution and help us change the world forever”, the independent brewery BrewDog...

    10. April 21, 2015

      Scotland warned of substantial tax rises

      Scotland would need to make “substantial” tax rises or spending cuts if it won full control over taxation and spending, a...

    11. April 21, 2015

      David Cameron steps up attacks on Labour-SNP alliance

      David Cameron stepped up his attacks on a possible Labour-SNP alliance after the general election, ignoring a chorus of...

    12. April 21, 2015

      UK general election: Goldman enters campaign with Labour warning

      Goldman Sachs has warned that a Labour-led government is likely to spark a sell-off by investors, adding its voice to City...

    13. April 21, 2015

      Why the Scottish nationalists cannot call the shots

      Britain is set to wake up on May 8 as a helpless hostage in the custody of a few dozen Scottish Nationalists. So say David...

    14. Off Message

      April 21, 2015

      Scotland's fiscal cliff

      Beyond the immediate political battles being fought by the Labour party against the Scottish National party, and the...

    15. April 21, 2015

      Sir John rides in to rescue UK from rebellious north

      Suddenly, into a campaign that is turning nasty without ever having got passionate, stepped Britain’s best-loved living...

    16. April 20, 2015

      Tory grandees at odds over tactics on SNP

      Conservative tactics of talking up the Scottish National party have been denounced as “short-term and dangerous” by Michael...

    17. April 20, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon presents her wish list to Labour

      In politics, there are two sorts of election manifesto. There is the wish list written by a party that has no realistic...

    18. April 20, 2015

      Rise of SNP has echoes of Irish nationalism

      John Redmond may be the least celebrated man in the iconography of Irish nationalism. Names such as Patrick Pearse and Éamon...

    19. April 20, 2015

      Ed Miliband makes plea for votes of Scottish trade unionists

      Ed Miliband has pleaded for the vote of Scottish trade unionists in a tacit admission that unions are shedding thousands of...

    20. April 20, 2015

      Sturgeon tries to woo voters across the UK

      Launching the Scottish National party’s manifesto, Nicola Sturgeon spent almost as much time appealing to people who cannot...

    21. Westminster Blog

      April 20, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events April 20 On Monday the Scottish National party – now the leading party north of the border –...

    22. Off Message

      April 20, 2015

      The meaning of the SNP manifesto

      One of the smartest moves Alex Salmond ever made was to swiftly pass on the leadership of the Scottish National party to...

    23. April 20, 2015

      General election: Nicola Sturgeon’s manifesto pledges

      The key points of the Scottish National Party manifesto, launched on Monday by Nicola Sturgeon with the title “Stronger for...

    24. April 20, 2015

      SNP says it will work to benefit all UK

      The Scottish National party has launched an election manifesto promising to fight for Scotland’s interests and also push for...

    25. April 20, 2015

      General election: Labour ahead by 2 points in latest Populus poll

      Labour are two points ahead of the Conservatives, according to the latest poll by Populus, which shows the past week of...

    26. April 19, 2015

      Cameron warns Labour-SNP government would be ‘very frightening’

      David Cameron has stepped up his rhetoric against the Scottish National party, warning that a Labour government propped up...

    27. April 17, 2015

      Scots Labour leader Jim Murphy faces losing seat, suggests poll

      The Scottish National party is on course to inflict the final indignity on Labour by unseating Jim Murphy, its Scottish...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      April 16, 2015

      Flying Salmond

      SNP candidate for Perthshire South and Ochil, Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh, is joined by Alex Salmond, the SNP candidate for the...

    29. April 16, 2015

      Long live the United Kingdom — but not at any price

      How long can the union between Scotland and the rest of the UK survive? Last year’s referendum was supposed to have settled...

    30. April 16, 2015

      General election: SNP confronts Labour big beast in his den

      By some accounts Gordon Brown helped save the global financial system and by others he saved the unity of the UK — but he...

    31. April 16, 2015

      800,000 voters disappear from electoral roll

      More than 800,000 voters disappeared from the electoral roll in 2014 after a new registration method came into effect,...

    32. April 16, 2015

      Scottish Tory leader refuses to rule out helping SNP at Holyrood

      The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has refused to rule out propping up the SNP in Holyrood, even as David Cameron...

    33. Off Message

      April 15, 2015

      A reading list on Scottish politics

      I was asked if I had any suggestions for reading in Scottish politics. I thought I’d share the following non-exhaustive list...

    34. April 13, 2015

      Scotland should be shielded from low oil price, says Salmond

      Scotland could be shielded by the rest of the UK from the impact of low North Sea oil revenues even if it gains the “full...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2015

      No to nukes!

      Anti-nuclear activists block one of the entrances to Faslane naval base on the Clyde in Faslane, Scotland. The Scrap Trident...

    36. April 13, 2015

      SNP pushes for Westminster funding pledges at business launch

      Nicola Sturgeon has launched her party’s business platform ahead of May’s UK general election, demanding a series of funding...

    37. April 12, 2015

      Tactical voting group works to prevent SNP landslide

      Victor Clements is a proud Liberal Democrat who stood for the party in the 2011 Scottish parliament election — but he makes...

    38. April 12, 2015

      Douglas Alexander fights to hold Paisley seat

      A month from now, Douglas Alexander may well be offered the grandest, if not most consequential, job at the prime minister’s...

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