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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. July 7, 2014

    Le Tour success prompts call for Yorkshire’s Grand Départ

    Yorkshire should push for independence – or at least more devolution – after its successful hosting of the start of the Tour...

  5. 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...

  6. June 19, 2014

    Campaign against Scottish independence takes 10-point lead

    The cross-party campaign against Scottish independence has a 10-point lead over the nationalists ahead of September’s...

  7. June 15, 2014

    Party leaders join forces for pro-union campaign

    The Scottish leaders of the three main UK political parties are to appear together to show voters they are serious about...

  8. June 15, 2014

    Towards a federal future for the UK

    In just three months time the inhabitants of Scotland will vote on whether to stay in the UK or become independent. The...

  9. June 13, 2014

    Scottish Tory leader happy to board the devolution train

    Ruth Davidson, 35-year-old leader of the Scottish Conservative party, pulled off a spectacular U-turn this month. Less than...

  10. June 12, 2014

    Scots would vote Yes if certain of David Cameron election victory

    A majority of Scots would vote to leave the UK if they were sure that David Cameron would continue as prime minister after...

  11. June 9, 2014

    Cameron sees devolution to England’s cities as ‘the future’

    David Cameron gave his strongest commitment yet to devolving power from London to England’s cities as he said local decision...

  12. June 8, 2014

    Scottish vote puts focus on future of monarchy

    The way Greg Cross sees it, a vote for independence in Scotland’s referendum could be a killer blow for the British monarchy...

  13. Off Message

    June 4, 2014

    Centrifugal Britain

    (A question from the 2011 census.) “Devolution will be and is the salvation of the UK”, Tony Blair said in 1999. Fifteen...

  14. June 4, 2014

    Bigger deficit forecast for an independent Scotland

    Falling oil supplies and spending pledges would result in an £8.6bn deficit in Scotland’s first year of independence,...

  15. June 3, 2014

    Labour kicks off campaign against Scottish independence

    Labour has kicked off its formal campaign against Scottish independence with a call from Gordon Brown, former UK prime...

  16. June 2, 2014

    Scots’ place in union is changed, whatever happens in referendum

    At one o’clock on Monday afternoon, David Cameron formally welcomed proposals by Scottish Conservatives to devolve...

  17. June 2, 2014

    A new deal for the Scots and the UK

    In 15 weeks the people of Scotland will vote on whether to stay in the UK or become independent. The outcome of that...

  18. June 2, 2014

    Conservatives set out more powers for Scotland

    The Conservatives have joined the other main UK parties in offering new powers for Scotland if it rejects independence,...

  19. June 1, 2014

    Tories set to devolve greater tax powers to Scotland

    The Conservatives will on Monday offer Scotland control of income tax in a rethink of decades of party policy that it hopes...

  20. May 29, 2014

    A split UK is not for a week but for ever

    On September 18 the Scottish referendum will decide whether the country in which I was born will continue to exist. I will...

  21. May 27, 2014

    Data on cost of Scots government ‘misleading’

    Ministers in London have misled Scottish voters over how much it would cost to set up an independent government in...

  22. May 23, 2014

    Scottish life science academics fear Yes vote threat to funding

    More than a dozen of Scotland’s leading life science academics have warned that the nation risks “sleepwalking” into the...

  23. May 22, 2014

    Church of Scotland plays conciliation role in independence vote

    In the increasingly fierce debate over Scottish independence, the Church of Scotland is casting itself in the impeccably...

  24. May 22, 2014

    Scotland No vote would open door to cross-party devolution talks

    The main political parties would be invited to discuss new devolved powers for Scotland within weeks of a No vote in...

  25. May 21, 2014

    Independent Scots would need over £750m for tax system - report

    Scotland would have to pay more than £750m to set up a tax system after independence, according to an analysis by the body...

  26. May 15, 2014

    EuroMillions couple give further donation to SNP of £1m

    A couple who won more than £160m on the lottery have made an additional donation to the Scottish National party of £1m,...

  27. May 14, 2014

    Scots will be stopped from printing sterling

    Scottish banks would be stopped from printing sterling banknotes and Scots would need to hold on to pound currency that...

  28. May 12, 2014

    Scottish special-interest groups join Yes campaign

    Stephen Noon, Yes Scotland’s chief strategist, calls it “conversion through conversation” – the process of winning over a...

  29. May 6, 2014

    UK cities need devolution of powers and links to London to succeed

    Devolution of powers and proximity to London are the two main success factors for UK cities, according to new research. A...

  30. April 28, 2014

    Cornwall and the disuniting kingdom

    Joachim von Ribbentrop, Adolf Hitler’s foreign minister, fancied retiring to Cornwall after a German invasion of Britain....

  31. April 18, 2014

    Scottish independence: Expats divided on who should vote

    The 40 or so people crammed into a small room above the Hoop and Grapes pub have gathered to discuss Scotland’s independence...

  32. April 8, 2014

    Whitehall should set UK’s cities free

    It is hard these days to find a British politician who disagrees with the idea of devolution. A steady stream of proposals...

  33. April 7, 2014

    Labour vows to spread wealth away from London

    Ed Miliband will today promise the “biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years”, as...

  34. April 4, 2014

    Eddie Izzard nails his colours to the mast in Scotland debate

    For a man known for his complicated personal identity, the comedian Eddie Izzard is unambiguous about his national stance....

  35. April 1, 2014

    Mixed messages on Scotland’s future

    In recent days the pro-unionist Better Together campaign in Scotland has suffered a significant and avoidable reverse. One...

  36. March 23, 2014

    Upbeat conference lifts Scottish Labour

    Scotland’s battered Labour party closed its most successful conference in years with a platform aimed at winning back...

  37. March 19, 2014

    Welsh Assembly gets new powers

    Welsh Assembly members will get new powers to borrow money and levy income taxes to fund infrastructure projects under...

  38. March 18, 2014

    Labour pledges to devolve more powers to Scotland

    The Labour party has pledged more powers for Scotland in an attempt to bolster pro-union support six months before...

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