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  1. July 23, 2014

    Cameron hints at risk to exporters from Scottish independence

    David Cameron has suggested that exporters based in an independent Scotland would suffer as a result of losing access to the...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Glasgow set for political games

    George Osborne promised £24m of funding for Glasgow’s life sciences, business and arts sectors on Tuesday, on the eve of...

  1. July 21, 2014

    Scotland’s financial sector at ‘risk’

    Scotland’s financial services industry would be put at “significant risk” by the creation of a border with the rest of the...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Yes or No – Scotland looks set for significant fiscal change

    Britain has become so transfixed by the idea that Scotland could become an ­independent country that it has paid relatively...

  3. July 20, 2014

    Scots are warned to beware ‘Montreal effect’ on companies

    What would a No vote mean for Scottish companies? A new term is starting to pop up in conversations in the business...

  4. July 17, 2014

    Alex Salmond in appeal to English businesses

    Scotland’s first minister has urged English businesses to back independence, saying the break-up of the UK will not cause...

  5. July 17, 2014

    Alex Salmond fishes for support in Liverpool over Scotland

    He came, he saw, he did not quite conquer. Alex Salmond attempted to enlist Liverpool, England’s most contrarian city, in...

  6. July 16, 2014

    Scotland’s ‘missing million’ will decide result of referendum

    If the Scottish nationalists are going to win this year’s independence referendum, they will rely on the votes of people...

  7. July 16, 2014

    Scottish economy returns to pre-crisis size

    Scotland’s economy has recovered from all the damage it suffered during the downturn, surpassing its pre-crisis size sooner...

  8. July 15, 2014

    Scotland launches domain name .scot

    Scotland launched its own web domain on Tuesday, allowing people to choose web addresses ending with .scot instead of...

  9. July 14, 2014

    Investors overlook Scots’ bid for freedom

    Geopolitics seems to have lost its power to shock investors. Intense Israeli bombing of Gaza City is business as usual for...

  10. July 14, 2014

    ‘Scotsie 100’ undone by dire performance of banks

    Investors who put money into Scottish shares 60 years ago would have made only half as much as those who bought stock in the...

  11. July 14, 2014

    Alistair Darling urges less vitriol in Scotland debate

    The debate over Scottish independence has become so bitter that it risks damaging the country in the long term whatever the...

  12. July 13, 2014

    Thales warns on Scottish independence

    Thales has become the latest defence contractor in Scotland to warn about the risks of independence, as its UK chief...

  13. July 13, 2014

    A Scottish Yes vote would see the gloves come off

    One of the stranger customs in the US is that every year Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4. But July 4 1776 was...

  14. July 11, 2014

    Alex Salmond’s ‘well-oiled machine’ tests rivals in poll battle

    Why do the Scottish Nationalists dominate Scotland’s political landscape even though their main policy has not convinced...

  15. July 11, 2014

    Scotland, Brexit and Labour worry banks

    “Scottish independence, Brexit and a Labour government: those are the three low-probability, high-impact risks for the UK...

  16. July 10, 2014

    UK fiscal watchdog cuts North Sea oil revenue forecast

    The UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility has dealt a blow to Scottish independence campaigners, cutting its expectations...

  17. July 9, 2014

    Cash predicted to flow out of Scotland after Yes vote

    British banks face a serious risk of Scottish depositors shifting their money south of the border if there is a Yes vote in...

  18. July 9, 2014

    MPs urge ministers to devolve more powers to English regions

    MPs have urged ministers to show the same enthusiasm for devolving fiscal and spending powers in England as they have in...

  19. July 8, 2014

    Business should be heard on Scotland

    Over the past seven months there have been accusations of bullying aplenty in the Scottish independence debate. Many of...

  20. July 8, 2014

    Surge in funding for campaign against Scotland’s independence

    Billionaire bankers, property companies and Conservative party supporters have led a deluge of donations to Scotland’s...

  21. July 8, 2014

    Yes vote will end Scottish shipbuilding, union bosses say

    The shipbuilding industry in Scotland will die if the country becomes independent, according to union bosses, who say...

  22. July 7, 2014

    Scots nationalists accused of bullying

    Business leaders have complained about aggressive tactics being used by Scottish ministers as the independence debate...

  23. July 7, 2014

    Lower, simpler taxes urged for North Sea oil and gas drillers

    Companies drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea should be subject to lower, simpler and more predictable taxes,...

  24. July 6, 2014

    Scottish private sector less productive than rest of UK, says study

    Scotland suffers from a large and persistent productivity gap with the rest of the UK, according to academic research that...

  25. July 4, 2014

    Warship sails into battle for defence of the UK

    HMS Queen Elizabeth was called into action for the first time on Friday, as the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier – a...

  26. July 3, 2014

    David Cameron makes patriotic plea to Scots

    David Cameron has taken on Alex Salmond in a battle for the emotions of the Scots, declaring: “It would break my heart to...

  27. July 2, 2014

    David Cameron urges Scotland’s ‘silent majority’ to speak out

    David Cameron will on Thursday call on the “silent majority” of Scottish voters opposed to independence to speak out as the...

  28. July 2, 2014

    Naming of UK Royal Navy flagship comes as Scottish poll looms

    The naming of the Royal Navy’s new flagship, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, could not have come at a more...

  29. July 2, 2014

    City lawyers told Scots’ Yes vote would bring ‘tsunami of work’

    Scottish independence would generate a decade’s worth of work for City lawyers, according to the man representing them, as...

  30. July 1, 2014

    A British identity crisis has hobbled the No campaign

    The referendum on Scottish independence is now only two months away. Opinion polls have never shown a majority of the...

  31. July 1, 2014

    Scottish independence: FT analysis shows No vote at 49%

    Campaigners for Scottish independence are not making enough progress to win September’s referendum on leaving the UK,...

  32. June 30, 2014

    Scotland’s shale potential ‘modest’ compared with England

    Scotland’s shale gas and oil resources appear “modest” compared with those in England, according to a government survey...

  33. June 29, 2014

    Forces do battle with tradition at Stirling

    It was not quite fighter jets against medieval cavalry – Armed Forces Day organisers in Stirling timed their fly-bys...

  34. June 27, 2014

    A secessionist lust for power that tears lives asunder

    Two prominent British politicians recently asked me for advice about how to stem the rising tide of independence in...

  35. June 26, 2014

    Academic estimates cost of Scottish independence at £600m-£1.5bn

    The academic at the centre of a dispute between London and Edinburgh over the set-up costs of an independent Scotland has...

  36. June 23, 2014

    ‘Braveheart’ screening stokes Scottish debate

    Just three months before Scotland’s independence referendum, the nation’s capital is bracing for the spectacle of a bloody...

  37. June 22, 2014

    Voters offered more than one vision of future for Scotland

    As radical independence canvassers fanned out across Scotland on Sunday, they took with them bundles of leaflets with the...

  38. June 20, 2014

    Battle of the booklets as Edinburgh puts Yes case to young Scots

    The Scottish government has published a summary of its case for independence aimed at young voters, the latest round in a...

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