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    Brown calls on Scots to petition London over devolution ‘vow’

    Labour former prime minister Gordon Brown has called on Scots to sign a petition asking the main UK parties to stick to a...

  2. September 29, 2014

    Is it London’s turn for devolution?

    Politicians and business leaders in London could be forgiven for feeling frustrated. The capital is overwhelmingly the most...

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  1. September 29, 2014

    Federalism fit for a kingdom

    The outcome of the Scottish referendum has left Britain’s political establishment in a state of alarm and confusion....

  2. September 28, 2014

    Birmingham steps up efforts to attract more powers for region

    Birmingham has stepped up efforts to attract additional powers for the region by joining forces with Solihull to work on big...

  3. September 25, 2014

    Tory MPs attack David Cameron over Scots funding promise

    A new flank of dissent is opening up in the Conservative party over David Cameron’s handling of the Scottish independence...

  4. September 25, 2014

    Salmond lost battle for Scotland but England risks losing the war

    A week ago Scotland’s nationalists were trying to break up Britain. Now, it is the turn of England’s Tories. In the wake of...

  5. September 24, 2014

    Federalism is a cinch and it will make for a better realm

    Economists are rarely in a position to offer clear, unambiguous advice to politicians. But in the aftermath of the Scottish...

  6. September 24, 2014

    Nicola Sturgeon pledges to win more powers for Scotland

    Nicola Sturgeon launched her campaign to succeed her boss Alex Salmond as Scotland’s next first minister, pledging to win...

  7. September 24, 2014

    Support for Welsh independence plummets

    Hopes the Welsh nationalists might enjoy a bounce in the wake of the Scottish referendum vote have been dashed with a poll...

  8. September 23, 2014

    Salmond insists devolution deal must give job-creating powers

    In his first parliamentary debate since defeat in last week’s independence referendum, Alex Salmond, Scotland’s outgoing...

  9. September 23, 2014

    The Scottish No vote is the start not the end of the argument

    The reaction in Westminster and the City of London to the No vote in the Scottish referendum on independence has been one of...

  10. September 23, 2014

    Peer unveils tight schedule for Scottish devolution

    Political parties must show “courage and compromise” to agree new powers for Scotland, the peer charged with leading the...

  11. September 22, 2014

    Cameron pushes for ‘English votes for English laws’

    David Cameron has told his party he wants to introduce laws before the next election to prevent Scottish MPs from voting on...

  12. September 22, 2014

    Welsh first minister supports English devolution

    Carwyn Jones, the Welsh first minister, has gone further than the Labour leadership in acknowledging that England would have...

  13. September 22, 2014

    Ed Miliband will struggle to answer the English question

    To understand Ed Miliband’s predicament, conjure this scene. His Labour party wins next year’s UK general election without a...

  14. September 22, 2014

    Smaller English cities publish charter demanding more control

    The pressure for Westminster to devolve more power to England increased as 23 smaller cities published a charter demanding...

  15. September 22, 2014

    Cameron’s devolution move opens up ‘Pandora’s Box’ on tax and spending

    The people of Scotland may have rejected independence but, fearing a “yes” vote, Westminster may have opened a Pandora’s Box...

  16. September 21, 2014

    Scots to get more powers regardless of English devolution talks

    David Cameron will back further powers for Scotland whatever the outcome of talks on English devolution, Downing Street was...

  17. September 21, 2014

    Miliband open to greater role for English MPs on English matters

    Ed Miliband has signalled that he would consider giving English MPs a greater role in scrutinising legislation affecting...

  18. September 19, 2014

    Scotland’s vote demands a new settlement for UK

    The United Kingdom lives to fight another day. After a bruising referendum campaign, the people of Scotland have voted...

  19. September 19, 2014

    Cameron opens a can of worms on constitutional reform

    David Cameron emerged from the black door of Downing Street just after 7am on Friday with what looked like a simple...

  20. September 19, 2014

    UK will grapple with the unsolved problem of greater autonomy

    You can almost hear the sighs of relief, not just in London but in Washington and throughout the US, over the resounding...

  21. September 19, 2014

    Scottish vote poses awkward dilemma for Ed Miliband

    Labour leader Ed Miliband is caught in an awkward dilemma after the Scottish vote – under pressure from his Scottish MPs to...

  22. September 19, 2014

    Whisky producers voice worries about devolution

    Scotch whisky producers raised a dram to “stability” following Scotland’s vote to remain part of the UK but voiced caution...

  23. September 19, 2014

    Last-minute deals turn the spotlight on Westminster

    So the most thrilling political debate in recent British history is over, and the divisive force of nationalism has been...

  24. September 19, 2014

    Scots have revived the majesty of democracy

    An Israeli friend and I were awaiting returns of the Scottish referendum in an Amsterdam bar last night, when he remarked:...

  25. September 19, 2014

    Cameron’s constitutional pledge sparks debate in Wales

    David Cameron’s promise of a new constitutional settlement for the UK has been broadly welcomed in Wales but the Labour...

  26. September 19, 2014

    Scotland votes to preserve the union

    The United Kingdom has been saved, but this is no time for triumphalism. After a bruising referendum campaign, Scots voted...

  27. September 19, 2014

    David Cameron’s statement on the Scottish result

    Following are extracts from David Cameron’s statement on Friday morning in Downing Street on the result of the Scottish...

  28. September 19, 2014

    UK government under pressure over English devolution

    The Scottish independence referendum has placed the UK government under intensifying pressure for change to the way state...

  29. September 19, 2014

    David Cameron promises further devolution for UK after No vote

    David Cameron promised greater powers for English MPs over English laws as the prime minister on Friday sought to reassure...

  30. September 19, 2014

    Scotland referendum will leave David Cameron weaker

    The UK has just been through a near-death experience. The final result of the referendum on Scottish independence...

  31. September 19, 2014

    Fresh devolution for Scotland may be limited

    The prospect of substantial extra devolved powers was dangled in front of the Scottish electorate in the closing days of the...

  32. September 19, 2014

    The union lives on – but in its present design it may well be dead

    The UK has survived, comfortably; the UK in its present design is dead, possibly. The outcome of the referendum on Scottish...

  33. September 19, 2014

    Cameron to address ‘English question’ if Scots vote No

    David Cameron is preparing to make a significant statement on Friday on a new constitutional settlement for the UK – if...

  34. September 18, 2014

    Salmond to step down as first minister after losing independence vote

    Slideshow: Scotland Decides Alex Salmond said on Friday that he was stepping down as Scottish first minister after voters in...

  35. September 18, 2014

    Wales fears diminished voice after Scottish referendum

    Whatever the outcome of Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum, there is little optimism that it will be good news for...

  36. September 17, 2014

    The Battle for Britain

    Scotland’s opposing views tear UK apart On an Edinburgh stage last month, a proud Englishman stood before a rapt Scottish...

  37. September 17, 2014

    The time is ripe for English devolution

    The three parties’ offer of more devolved powers to Scotland may well help secure a No vote in the referendum. It also means...

  38. September 17, 2014

    Scots’ choice: independence or sterling

    If Scotland votes Yes to independence the knee-jerk response in the markets is easy to predict: sell sterling, sell UK...

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