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  1. 7 hours ago

    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...

  2. 10 hours ago

    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...

  1. 11 hours ago

    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...

  2. 12 hours ago

    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...

  3. 13 hours ago

    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...

  4. 14 hours ago

    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:...

  5. 14 hours ago

    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...

  6. 16 hours ago

    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...

  7. 17 hours ago

    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...

  8. 17 hours ago

    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...

  9. 17 hours ago

    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...

  10. 18 hours ago

    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...

  11. 19 hours ago

    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...

  12. 19 hours ago

    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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. September 16, 2014

    Barnett formula pledges risk provoking English backlash

    News that Scottish voters have been pledged a continuation of the Barnett formula – a funding mechanism already widely...

  20. September 15, 2014

    Vibrant nationalism fights shy unionism in Scotland

    They are hiding. It is a strange political campaign when one side is obliged to admit that many of its supporters are too...

  21. September 15, 2014

    Call to devolve powers to English cities

    English cities – starting with Greater Manchester – must enjoy the same powers as Scotland and other devolved regions,...

  22. September 11, 2014

    The world is saying No to Scottish separation

    The great thing about democracy is that you can change your mind. It makes space for spasms of anger as well as cool...

  23. September 10, 2014

    Tory MPs to demand more powers for England

    Conservative politicians are mobilising to demand a proper settlement for English voters after the three main political...

  24. September 9, 2014

    Scottish independence: Conservative MPs take issue with proposed Holyrood powers

    Recriminations were beginning to fly in Westminster on Tuesday as MPs took issue with a pledge by the three main political...

  25. September 9, 2014

    Property buyers add Scottish exit clause

    “Exit clauses” are being inserted into commercial property contracts in Scotland to allow buyers to scrap deals or...

  26. September 9, 2014

    Scottish independence: Brown pledges ‘Burns Night declaration’

    Scots were promised “modern home rule within the United Kingdom” on a breakneck timetable on Monday if they rejected...

  27. September 8, 2014

    Trade union split proves awkward for Ed Miliband

    Britain’s trade union movement is split over the Scottish referendum, with the two biggest unions refusing to campaign...

  28. September 8, 2014

    Cameron urged to give new powers to English city-regions

    With the Scottish referendum only days away, David Cameron, UK prime minister, is now facing calls to give new tax-raising...

  29. September 4, 2014

    Northeast England businesses fear indecisive Scotland vote

    Businesses in the northeast of England are increasingly worried that the result of the Scottish independence referendum will...

  30. September 2, 2014

    A quick guide to the Scottish referendum

    Scotland will vote on September 18 on whether to become independent from the rest of the UK and end a 307-year-old union...

  31. August 28, 2014

    Scotland’s patriots can vote for the union

    Three weeks before the referendum and Alex Salmond’s campaign for an independent Scotland has still to answer the simple...

  32. Westminster Blog

    August 25, 2014

    Vox Scots: Salmond did better on rhetoric this time

    Alex Salmond’s impassioned plea for Scottish independence may have won over unsure voters, say our Scottish reader panel. As...

  33. August 25, 2014

    The messy UK may get even messier

    Is an English backlash on its way after Scotland’s independence referendum? Whatever happens on September 18, the United...

  34. August 7, 2014

    Scotland opens issue of autonomy across UK

    With its independence referendum only six weeks away, Scotland is on the brink of key changes in its relationship with the...

  35. August 5, 2014

    UK political parties make joint pledge on Scottish devolution

    Just hours before the biggest set-piece debate so far of the Scottish independence campaign, the leaders of the UK’s three...

  36. July 24, 2014

    England may pay dearly for staying united with Scotland

    Without a radical shift in public opinion, Scotland will reject independence on September 18. But this will not end the UK’s...

  37. 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...

  38. July 18, 2014

    Wales grows in confidence as politicians seek more powers

    During four years of austerity under the Conservative-led coalition, it has been easy for the Labour government in Wales to...

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