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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. March 16, 2014

    Scottish Conservatives unite on need for more devolution

    The Conservatives have kicked off Scotland’s spring party conference season with a gathering energised by the looming...

  8. March 13, 2014

    Westminster debates plan to devolve Scottish aviation taxes

    Ministers in Westminster are debating devolving hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of aviation taxes to Edinburgh in next...

  9. March 11, 2014

    Scotland over-optimistic about deficit, says UK Treasury

    Scottish ministers are over-optimistic about their country’s likely deficit in three years, the UK Treasury says, leaving a...

  10. March 10, 2014

    Gordon Brown calls for more powers for Scotland

    Two of Scotland’s biggest political figures have set out proposals for major new powers to be granted to Holyrood if Scots...

  11. March 6, 2014

    Scottish Labour’s infighting endangers ‘no’ campaign

    Deep divisions emerged within the Scottish Labour party over plans to be unveiled this month that propose the control of...

  12. March 3, 2014

    Devolution body proposes policing powers for Wales

    Wales should have a larger elected assembly and take responsibility for policing, according to recommendations from an...

  13. February 24, 2014

    North Sea report hailed by both sides in Scotland debate

    The recommendations of a report aimed at overhauling North Sea oil and gas production, which experts say could boost the UK...

  14. February 23, 2014

    Salmond calls independence threat to North Sea oil ‘nonsensical’

    Scotland’s first minister has dismissed as “nonsensical” the idea that Scottish independence would undermine exploitation of...

  15. February 19, 2014

    Scotland minister warns on UK cost of refusal to share pound

    British taxpayers could be landed with an annual debt service bill of up to £5.5bn if London refuses to share the pound with...

  16. February 19, 2014

    Scotland gains access to capital markets with right to sell bonds

    Scotland will be able to issue its own bonds to borrow money, Danny Alexander has announced, as the government looks to...

  17. February 18, 2014

    Cameron takes the battle against independence to the Scots

    Nearly 370 years ago, troops loyal to the English crown launched a devastating attack on Scottish parliamentary forces at...

  18. February 17, 2014

    Salmond reassures Scots over currency and EU after recent attacks

    Facing the biggest onslaught yet on his campaign for Scottish independence, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond responded...

  19. February 12, 2014

    Scottish minister Nicola Sturgeon hits back over sterling threat

    An independent Scotland would not be allowed to share the pound with the rest of the UK, George Osborne will warn on...

  20. February 7, 2014

    Scottish nationalists slam Cameron’s appeal for ‘no’ vote

    David Cameron entered the Scottish independence debate on Friday, making his first big speech on the issue in more than six...

  21. February 6, 2014

    Scots’ independence would make it harder for Labour to govern UK

    Labour would need nearly a quarter of a million extra votes to win a majority at the next election if Scotland becomes...

  22. February 6, 2014

    Independence for Scotland could destabilise Northern Ireland

    Independence for Scotland could destabilise Northern Ireland if Sinn Féin use it to canvass for a vote on Irish...

  23. February 6, 2014

    The English make the case for the break-up of Britain

    To understand why Scotland might soon vote for independence one has only to listen to the way the English talk about the...

  24. February 6, 2014

    Scottish independence: UK risks losing geopolitical pull says US

    Possible independence for Scotland and a British exit from the EU are slowly beginning to cause concerns inside Washington...

  25. February 5, 2014

    A broken union would unsettle Northern Ireland

    In his poem, “Easter, 1916”, WB Yeats wrote that in Ireland everything was “changed, changed utterly” by the Easter rising...

  26. February 4, 2014

    Independence can revive a proud capitalist tradition

    In the western world there cannot be another nation so reluctant as Scotland to acknowledge that it earns its living from...

  27. February 2, 2014

    Independence debate: Yes, Scotland?

    After 307 years as part of Great Britain, Scotland will soon decide whether it is time to once again go it alone. Opinion...

  28. January 20, 2014

    Alistair Carmichael warns Scotland against EU hopes

    An independent Scotland faces “many hurdles” before it can join the EU, the UK’s secretary of state for Scotland warned...

  29. January 13, 2014

    Alex Salmond says Treasury statement backs Scotland keeping pound

    Scotland now has a strong hand in pressing demands to keep shared use of the pound in the event of independence, says Alex...

  30. January 9, 2014

    Scotland to end supermarket tax on alcohol and tobacco

    Scotland will scrap a special levy on large shops that sell tobacco and alcohol, a move that has been welcomed by big...

  31. January 1, 2014

    Independence vote would ‘be disaster for the UK’

    The Scottish National Party last November produced a 670-page white paper on how an independent Scotland would work. Yet,...

  32. December 31, 2013

    Scottish business fearful of UK split

    Companies in Scotland are fearful of the possible risks and costs of quitting the UK, according to business lobby CBI...

  33. December 22, 2013

    Political pressure blamed for business silence on Scotland vote

    Political pressure is stopping businesses coming out against Scottish independence even though they know a vote to end the...

  34. December 16, 2013

    Scots independence threat to UK influence, says Sir John Major

    Britain could lose its permanent seat on the UN Security Council if Scotland votes to become independent next year, Sir John...

  35. December 3, 2013

    Darling under Tory fire over Scottish campaign

    Alistair Darling has been dubbed “comatose” by senior Conservatives, amid signs of growing frustration in Downing Street...

  36. November 27, 2013

    SNP independence pledges come under sustained attack

    Scottish pro-union parties have assailed the nationalist government over childcare and other pledges included in its new...

  37. November 27, 2013

    Scotland: Breaking the bonds

    Anyone looking for old-style nationalism at the launch this week of the Scottish government’s manifesto for independence...

  38. November 26, 2013

    Scotland may pay in pounds for nationalist plan

    At a Scottish National party conference last month, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s deputy first minister, assured delegates her...

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